Studying the Long-Term Effects of Online Education

Ms. Allison Morris Contributing Writer OnlineEducation.net Online learning has grown into an integral element of higher education.  No longer an  experimental novelty practiced by a handful of tech-loving pioneers, digital classrooms have enjoyed a steady surge in popularity for their low cost and ease of access.  But you can’t change the way people approach learning without permanently impacting a few things along the way.  Recent studies offer plenty of insight when it comes to better understanding how online and blended courses influence the students enrolled in them.  And current trends and undertakings might reveal some of the possible hamstrings students […]

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The Cruelest Month in College Admission

Dr. Scott D. Miller President Bethany College Marylouise Fennell, RSM Principal Hyatt-Fennell To paraphrase T.S. Eliot, May is often the cruelest month for college admissions offices.  That’s when shortfalls in projected enrollment become evident.  On small campuses, even a slight decrease in yield can translate into layoffs and cutbacks. For many years, we have written on the vital role of boards of trustees in hiring transformational, exceptional leaders for college presidencies; it is those individuals who set the leadership tone for the institution.  Extraordinary times require extraordinary leaders, and this is such a time in higher education. In addition, it […]

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Encourage Students to Seek Repayment Options

Andrew Jackson Financial Counselor Oak View Law Group Some of the students who are drowning in the student loan debt mire are the ones who have treated the loans as monopoly money. No loan can ever act like a grant and hence if treated as a grant, students could be trapped in an impending disaster.  If you are working with students who have taken out one or more student loans and they’re not able to make the monthly payments, let them know there are debt consolidation options. Your students should consider securing debt consolidation loans from the US Department of […]

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Ten Reasons Why You Must Implement a Data-Driven Enrollment Management Model

John W. Dysart President The Dysart Group, Inc. The higher education landscape is rapidly changing. Despite the general acceptance of the concept of enrollment management as an effective vehicle for understanding admissions, financial aid and retention, many private colleges and universities have still not adopted the model. Administrators should seriously consider implementing the approach to deal with myriad challenges facing institutions. Consider the following: Discount Rates Continue to Rise The average discount rate reached 45% in 2011 which means many schools are dealing with rates in excess of 50%. Enrollment management tactics can enable institutions to control and even reduce […]

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