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Programme Delivery: Learning from the UK

Oct 7, 2011
In a prior newsletter, we situated higher education at the base of an arduous and inexorable climb up the mountain of ROI - return on investment. Unprecedented reductions in state funding of university and community college systems have already started many institutions on...
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Gainful Employment and Innovation

Oct 7, 2011
The enactment of the Gainful Employment Regulations ("GER") was heralded by the U.S. Department of Education ("DOE") as a landmark accomplishment in the effort to protect students from predatory practices of for-profit institutions of higher education. Re-interpreting...
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UV Letter - Managing the Transition from Public Good to Private Good

Oct 7, 2011
If you've read anything about public higher education in the past month or two, chances are it was about budget cuts.
While those of us in higher education are well aware of this fact, it bears repeating: fully 70% of the 18 million students...
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The Mu (μ) Factor: Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education

Oct 7, 2011
Clay Christensen's attention to disruptive innovations has recently focused on higher education. He identified disruptive influences that are already perched on the doorstep of the academy. The conclusion of his analysis is consistent with his landmark study: industry participants will...
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Postsecondary education, "job jugglers", and economic growth

Oct 7, 2011
An article from the Sunday New York Times at the end of June provides support for the proposition that the crisis in higher education is just as acute as the more publicized crisis in K-12, and may prove to be more pertinent to the question being asked throughout America...
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