Capella addresses higher education issues at national level

February 13, 2012

There is a lot of discussion surrounding learner success and innovation in higher education right now. Increasingly, Capella is being asked to address these issues in national forums. For instance, Capella has recently participated in three important national conversations regarding higher education.

CHEA conference

Deb Bushway, Capella’s vice president of Academic Innovation, represented Capella on a discussion panel for the 2012 Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) conference. Deb discussed the future of accreditation, specifically as it relates to learner success and innovation at for-profit schools.

Discussion on technology and higher education

Alex Danzberger, Capella’s vice president of Corporate Development, recently spoke at “Improving Performance: Infusing Technology into Higher Education,” a discussion hosted by the Center for American Progress and EDUCAUSE. Topics of discussion included “Disruptive Innovation and Higher Education” and “Near-Term Policy Implications Given the Current State of Technology in Higher Education.”

College completion symposium Department of Education

Jim Wold, director of Capella’s Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence (CTLE), represented Capella at Evidence—Action—Innovation: A College Completion Symposium, hosted by the Department of Education. This event, by invitation only, included institutions such as Harvard and Stanford. Capella is one of two for-profit institutions invited to participate in the symposium.

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