Career Education Colleges and Universities Sends Open Letter to Members of Congress in Response to Recent Announcement Regarding ITT Tech
Washington, DC – August 26, 2016 – CECU President and CEO Steve Gunderson sent an open letter to members of Congress in response to the U.S. Department of Education’s recent announcement that ITT Tech will longer be permitted to enroll students using Title IV funds.
In the letter, Gunderson writes:
By Sarah Horn, Vice President of Retention, Helix Education
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, nearly half of students who begin college do not continue to complete their degree. In the United States:
This is a devastating reality in higher education today—one that comes at an extremely high cost to students, institutions, and society at large. Many institutions spend a lot of effort and money getting students into their programs only to shift the onus largely onto the student to persist through to graduation. To ensure students both enroll and graduate, institutions must employ strategies that address retention from the very first inquiry, and through the entire student lifecycle. By basing student interactions on both data and coaching during both the enrollment and retention stages of the student lifecycle, institutions can ultimately improve outcomes and grow enrollment.
By Mitch Talenfeld, CEO, MDT Marketing
An Urgent Call for Leaders to Put the American People Ahead of Ideological Differences
School was never easy for me. To this day, I still find reading extremely difficult, having to reread passages over and over to understand. However, I was fortunate to have had a mother and father who really cared and did everything they could to encourage me in all of my efforts. Despite their efforts to help me, I am one of four children including a sister who is developmentally disabled, so my parents were unable to keep up with the many things happening in my life and likely distracted them from helping me in school as much as they wanted. It was only in the 11th grade that a light bulb finally went on in my head and I started thinking seriously about school. But by then, I was so far behind, and my grades were so bad, that university was out. My only educational path forward was community college. However, that did not go so well either as life and typical teenage distractions got in my way. I eventually dropped out and since then, have tried numerous times to go back. Unfortunately, juggling real-world responsibilities with the rigors of classroom activities can be extremely challenging, even for a person as self-motivated as me.
By John Danaher, MD, President, Elsevier Education
Sixty may well be the new forty, but that doesn’t change the fact that as we age we face more health challenges.
Thanks to modern medicine, hips and knees can be readily replaced. As Americans live longer though, many will have to cope with long-term health issues that dramatically affect quality of life and the need for medical services.
Washington, DC – August 5, 2016 – This month the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 7.8 million Americans are unemployed, while at the same time 5.5 million jobs remain unfilled in America. This crisis exists because employers demand "job-ready" employees and prospective employees are simply not able to bridge the skills gap without appropriate career education and training.
Career Education Colleges and Universities Submits Comments on Proposed Defense to Repayment Regulation
Washington, DC – August 1, 2016 – Today, Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU), the voice of the nation’s postsecondary career education schools, called upon the U.S. Department of Education to withdraw its proposed Defense to Repayment regulation and instead work collaboratively with all stakeholders to create a more clear and fair process.