Student loan debt now amounts to approximately $1.4 trillion among 44 million borrowers, who face an average debt of $35,000, according to various federal government sources. Due in part to…
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John Katzman has talked about a “spending war” in higher education, referencing how much colleges spend in advertising to recruit students. For-profit providers like the University of Phoenix have been…
Marie Cini, Provost Emeritus at University of Maryland University College, presented at our Connect Higher Education Summit this summer about how the institution effectively implemented open educational resources (OERs) to ensure quality and decrease costs for students. I sat down with her as she shared why the institution decided to implement OERs, what the benefits were and what changes she anticipates in the future.
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.