Many Nonprofit College Programs Would Fail Gainful Test
Only about 60 percent of programs at private nonprofit institutions, and 70 percent of those at public colleges and universities, would pass the Obama administration’s gainful-employment test, if it were in place and applied to them, according to an online tool developed by a conservative Texas policy group.
The Gloves Are Off: What a Deal Between a Mega-University and a Community-College System Says About the Fight for Students – The Chronicle of Higher Education
Transfer agreements don’t usually signal a sea change. The one that Pennsylvania’s community-college system just announced with Southern New Hampshire University may be one that does.
Berkeley’s $5M Glitch – Inside Higher Ed
The University of California, Berkeley, must pay $5 million to teaching assistants it improperly denied tuition remission and other benefits, an arbitrator said this week after reviewing a union grievance.
Education Politics and Policy
Durbin Calls On Senate Colleagues To Stand Up For Veterans & Students Defrauded By For-Profit Colleges
U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) today, in a speech on the Senate floor, slammed Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ rewritten borrower defense rule that guts essential protections for student borrowers and taxpayers.
Financial Aid/Student Loan Issues
IRS Issues Tax Guidance On Discharged Student Loan – Forbes
The guidance offers relief for students whose loans have been discharged by the Department of Education and who meet specific criteria.
Respiratory Therapy Program at San Joaquin Valley College Named a Top Online Program for Overall Value
San Joaquin Valley College (SJVC), a family-owned college, is proud to announce that its online Bachelor of Science Respiratory Therapy degree completion (BSRT) program was ranked one of the top online respiratory programs by Intelligent.com.
Master of Science in Nursing Education and RN-to-BSN Announcement
Unitek Learning launches nursing scholarship programs for employees. As a way to celebrate the work of nurses and show appreciation to our nursing faculty, Unitek Learning will offer degree-advancement opportunities to further their education in the health care sector.
Two Tsunamis are About to Hit Higher Education – RealClearEducation
One tsunami is enhanced accountability for the hundreds of billions of dollars federal, state, and local governments provide to colleges each year — funds that have historically flowed regardless of graduates’ labor market outcomes.
Blockchain Most In-Demand Hard Skill for 2020 – Campus Technology
Blockchain is the hard skill employers most want in potential hires this year, according to an analysis from LinkedIn, while creativity is the most-needed soft skill.
Missed connection: closing the college-employer communications gap – WorkingNation
JPMorgan Chase’s decision to end on-campus recruiting has sounded alarm bells in higher education. But not for the reasons you may think. The bank joins a slate of employers — from IBM to Apple — that are loosening degree requirements for certain jobs.