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Smart higher education institutions are constantly retooling their academic portfolios to capture evolving student interests, meet future workforce needs, and get a jump on the next big degree program. As a research partner to many of them, new and unique programs that pop up close to home are bound to catch our attention.read more
The annual migration of ed-tech venture capitalists, start-up executives, innovators, and educators descended on San Diego last week for the ASU-GSV conference–now in its 10th year addressing the most pressing challenges facing education. As the Varsity Blues admissions scandal and NCAA basketball tournament scrolled by on every TV, there was a particularly palpable sense that the pace of change in higher education needs to accelerate.read more
In this digital age, the last minute cascade of deposits that arrive on May 1st can lull institutions into believing that they have a chance right up until the bitter end. This, of course, is not true.read more
The role of technology in teaching and learning is a hot topic. Every week, there’s a new batch of articles and blogs highlighting initiatives that leverage solutions to support personalized learning, learning spaces, and student-centered learning.read more
What makes a great online course? How much of a course should be devoted to student engagement with content versus time with faculty, other students, and support staff? Our latest CHLOE report, published today, offers some insights.read more
When it comes to college basketball—or athletics in general—it’s all fun and games, unless your students aren’t successful. The intense focus on admissions and athletics in the news cycle over the last few weeks has raised serious questions about equity and fairness in college admissions.read more
Once again, income-sharing agreements (ISA) are in the wind. They’ve become the darling of many software coding bootcamps such as Lambda School, which recently attracted $150,000,000 of venture capital from a raft of Silicon Valley investors and even Ashton Kutcher.read more
Rarely a day goes by when a client doesn’t ask us: “What is the next big degree?” Sometimes, popular culture holds the answer.read more
What do Massachusetts Maritime Academy, University of South Florida, and Mount Saint Mary’s University have in common?read more
In an environment where college tuition continues to march ahead of inflation and the student debt balloon grows bigger every year, can online learning come to the rescue?read more
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How do your admitted students view your institution’s net college cost? How does this compare to other institutions like yours? And, why do you need to know?Not knowing leaves you in the wilderness, guessing about how undergraduate students think about price and...read more
California Assemblyman Kevin McCarty has a long record of advocating for improvements in public education, criminal justice reform, and improved access to health care. He has also become an important actor in a new drama designed to introduce new regulations for OPMs...read more
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