Financial Aid/Student Loan Issues
Sen. Paul offering bill to combat student loan debt – WKYT
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul wants to combat the rising debt load for college students by allowing them to dip into retirement accounts to help pay for school or pay back loans.
Black Borrowers Default at Higher Rates – Inside Higher Ed
Analysis of federal data shows that African Americans continue to struggle more than other borrowers with repaying student loans — despite heavy use of income-driven repayment programs.
5 tools to create an engaging online course – eCampus News
I love teaching—online, hybrid, in person—and I find that actually I use many of the same tools for each. Here is my list of go-to edtech tools, which are especially useful in the online/hybrid environment.
Veterans for Career Education (VCE)
(Video) U.S. Airforce Veteran, Shonda (Tori) Robinson, speaks about the support and camaraderie that career and trade schools are able to offer, assisting in the transition particularly for servicemembers.
Click here to watch the interview.
Southeastern College & Southeastern Institute join growing list of schools offering mental wellness programs for students
Southeastern College and Southeastern Institute have become the latest institutions of higher learning to offer mental wellness programming to students. Southeastern recently signed a partnership with META, a teletherapy organization that offers a mobile counseling tool designed to help college students gain easy access to mental wellness providers.
Pima Medical Institute Welcomes Texas Legislators to El Paso Campus
Texas Representative Evelina “Lina” Ortega and Speaker Pro Tem Joseph Moody toured the Pima Medical Institute El Paso Campus on November 22.
Why colleges are looking online for mental health care – Education Dive
Visits to campus counseling centers climbed 30% to 40% between the fall of 2009 and the spring of 2015, according to the Center for Collegiate Mental Health. Enrollment, meanwhile, grew just 5% during that time.
Looking Back at My 2019 Higher Education Predictions: Right, Half-Right, Delayed – Encoura
Every year I make three predictions for higher education in the year ahead (look out for my 2020 predictions in early January). In this Wake-Up Call, we review whether my 2019 higher education predictions proved accurate or missed the mark.
Despite closure fears, enrollment holds steady at private nonprofit colleges – Education Dive
Concerns abound as private nonprofit colleges close their doors, but enrollment in this segment of higher education is holding steady, suggests a new analysis from ListedTech.
The Year’s Best Books About Higher Education – Forbes
In 2019, we had a bevy of excellent books about American higher education, covering its history, controversies, and contributions. Here’s my list of the year’s best titles.
Career Education Convention
hosted by CECU & FAPSC
June 7-10 | Orlando, FL | www.career.org/convention
This year CECU will be partnering with FAPSC, the Florida state association. The CECU Annual Convention and FAPSC Annual Conference have joined forces to maximize the conference experience for all attendees!
Dec 9 - Allied Member booth registration opens, (reg. link will be emailed 9am EST)
Dec 16 - Booth registration open to the public (reg. link will be posted here)
Feb 3 - Attendee registration opens
Feb 3 - Call for Sessions opens