This summer, Dave McFadden, President at Manchester University, presented at our Connect Higher Education Summit about how to effectively tell the story of your institution to prospective students, alumni, board members and the local community. Todd Zipper, President and CEO of Learning House, sat down with Dave as he shared how he was able to help his institution develop its story in a way that felt authentic and garnered buy-in from key stakeholders.
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I’ve been focusing on higher education in my career for almost 20 years, and the themes of increasing access and affordability are omnipresent. Until recently, higher education has not really…
Higher education is abuzz with the news of the Kaplan-Purdue deal. In today’s UncompromisingEDU, Learning House CEO Todd Zipper talks about what the acquisition means for higher education, how it benefits both institutions and how it might affect the landscape of higher ed.
As the knowledge base expands, alumni are looking for ways to continue their education from an institution they already trust. Here are five options colleges and universities can consider to help alumni acquire the skills they need while increasing student lifetime value and increasing revenue potential.
Enrolling students in your college is only half the battle; you have to help them succeed and, eventually, graduate. In today’s UncompromisingEDU, Learning House CEO Todd Zipper discusses appreciative advising: what it is, how it helps students and how it can help improve your college’s retention rates.
Coding bootcamps have demonstrated their value by publishing statistics on graduation rates, job placement and other success metrics. But what do these statistics mean? In today’s UncompromisingEDU, Learning House CEO Todd Zipper discusses the CIRR Initiative and what it can do to improve transparency and accountability among coding bootcamps. By verifying success metrics and holding them all to the same standard, we can ensure they remain meaningful.
What are outcomes? We use the term in higher ed frequently, and we all agree that measuring student outcomes and making sure we provide good outcomes are important. But the term “outcomes” can be notoriously hard to define. In today’s UncompromisingEDU, Learning House CEO Todd Zipper drills down on the specifics of what we mean when we say “outcomes,” and discusses why each kind of student outcome is important to higher education and society at large.
The crisis of rising student debt presents an enormous problem for our society. Is higher education providing value to justify the debt, especially given the chances of that debt being passed on to taxpayers? In today’s UncompromisingEDU, Todd Zipper discusses one possible solution: income share agreements. These contracts between students and corporations can provide an alternative or supplement to federal or private student loans that has the potential to impose less burden on students — and more accountability on colleges.
Reflection is an essential part of learning, and the end of a year provides an excellent opportunity to reflect upon that year. Last year, Learning House CEO Todd Zipper made some predictions about trends in higher education during 2016. This year, he examines those predictions, talks about which ones came true and which didn’t, and makes some more forecasts, this time into 2017. How accurate was he?
Credentials and diplomas are an important tool for both job-seekers and employers. Currently, though, few standards exist and most credentials are paper-based; this makes them difficult for job-seekers to distribute to potential employers, and it makes it difficult for employers to determine their value. In today’s UncompromisingEDU, Learning House CEO Todd Zipper talks with Matthew Pittinsky, CEO of Parchment, about alternatives to the current credentialing paradigm.