Veterans for Career Education (VCE)
(Video) U.S. Army Veteran Pamela Larry talks about her experience of being able to go to the school of her choice. After realizing community college was not a good fit for her, she has found her place at Western Tech.
Click here to watch Pamela's interview.
Coursera’s Next Move – Inside Higher Ed
The company’s new program, called Coursera for Campus, grants subscribing colleges access to Coursera courses for their students and, potentially, faculty and staff members and alumni.
College-Crime Reports Are Breaking Records This Year. Blame Years-Ago Abuses by Campus Doctors. – The Chronicle of Higher Education
Higher education’s annual federally mandated disclosure of campus crimes has been an especially grim task this year for officials at three universities dealing with the aftermath of sexual-abuse accusations against campus physicians.
Education Politics and Policy
Bill would require accreditors to flag failing colleges sooner – Education Dive
A bipartisan bill announced Thursday in the U.S. House of Representatives would raise the bar for accreditors in an attempt to prevent college closures and lessen the blow to students when they do occur.
Washington Watch: Movement on HEA – Community College Daily
However, Senate Democrats, led by Sen. Patty Murray (D-Washington), the ranking member on the HELP committee, have indicated that they will not support the bill, fairly dooming its Senate prospects.
Donna Shalala Wants to Help Students Impacted When For-Profit Colleges Shut Down
On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Donna Shalala, D-Fla., who led the University of Miami and Hunter College as president and was chancellor of the University of Wisconsin, teamed up with U.S. Rep. Peter King, R-NY, and U.S. Rep. Sean Casten, D-Ill., on the “Stop College Closures Act”
Financial Aid and Student Loan Issues
Federal Student Aid Posts New Reports to FSA Data Center – IFAP
While not exhaustive, the information below provides a snapshot of key findings in our most recent reporting. Student loans are highly cyclical in nature so figures should be compared year over year whenever possible.