Today Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Education and Labor Committee Chairman Bobby Scott, Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Investment Chairwoman Susan Davis, and Committee on Veterans' Affairs Chairman Mark Takano, introduced a higher education bill, known as the “College Affordability Act.” Following its release, Steve Gunderson, President and CEO of Career Education Colleges and Universities, released the following statement:
In October of 2013, Career Education Colleges & Universities (CECU) created a series of “Best Practice Recommendations” as part of their effort to assist members to lift the performance and reputation of sector schools. One of those documents was entitled “Best Practices in Recruitment and Admissions,” which provided guidance and support in two critical areas of institutional operations – marketing and admissions. At the request of some within our sector, CECU has agreed to convene and lead a taskforce that addresses new developments in the regulatory side of your work as a result of a legal order signed by the FTC and Career Education Corporation this past August. This order has implications for all schools who use lead generation. The goal of the newly created Student Inquiry Compliance Taskforce* is to update the current document and add a level of detail far beyond the original publication, which will assist institutions in controlling their digital messaging, communications processes and efforts across the Internet and beyond in ways that comply with this new order/consent decree.
Following Chairman Lamar Alexander’s release of eight bipartisan bills to rewrite parts of the Higher Education Act, Steve Gunderson, President and CEO of Career Education Colleges and Universities, released the following statement:
“Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act is one of the most important items this Congress can accomplish. While everything in higher education has changed since the last reauthorization, the law underpinning higher education remains stuck in the past.”
Following the U.S. Department of Education’s release of the FY2016 national cohort default rate. Steve Gunderson, president and CEO of Career Education Colleges and Universities, released the following statement:
“Our sector is fully committed to ensuring our students’ success. We have spent the better part of a decade focused on improving access and outcomes at our colleges and universities. This is exhibited in lower overall default rates and higher graduation rates. As part of the larger higher education ecosystem, we also want to see every student in every sector of higher education succeed.”