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Fixing higher ed: ACE's Molly Corbett Broad

In an article published last week in The Washington Post Magazine, I offered eight suggestions to "fix" higher education. After reading the article, you can rank the ideas in a poll, which you will find farther down on this blog....

By Daniel de Vise  | February 28, 2011; 9:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Accreditation, Administration  | Tags:  ACE Broad, Fixing higher education, fixing higher ed washington post, washington post magazine higher education  
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O'Connell's celebrated, controversial run at Catholic

In an article published Wednesday, I survey the 12-year tenure of Bishop David O'Connell as president of Catholic University of America. O'Connell is widely credited with helping Catholic rediscover its identity as the ideal expression of Catholicism in higher education,...

By Daniel de Vise  | July 7, 2010; 12:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Accreditation, Students  | Tags:  CUA O'Connell, Catholic University of America, Catholic University president, Catholic colleges universities, David O'Connell  
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Coffee with Excelsior president Ebersole

I had coffee yesterday with John F. Ebersole of Excelsior College, America's First Virtual University. Excelsior specializes in helping mid-career adults finish their studies. The school's army of advisers work with college credits the way a debt relief service works...

By Daniel de Vise  | March 16, 2010; 5:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Accreditation, Administration, Attainment, Finance, Online, Pedagogy  | Tags:  Excelsior College, Online education, StraighterLine  
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GS to merge with shuttered Southeastern

The Graduate School, a private not-for-profit in the District that specializes in training government workers, has acquired most of the assets and liabilities of Southeastern University, the venerable campus that closed last year amid accreditation problems. The acquisition, to be...

By Daniel de Vise  | March 5, 2010; 10:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Accreditation, Administration, Finance, Online  | Tags:  GS Graduate School, Southeastern University, accreditation  
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College for $99 a month

I hope you will read my story in today's paper about StraighterLine, an Alexandria company that aims to disrupt the college pricing structure by offering general education courses for rock-bottom rates: $99 a month plus $39 per course. Company founder...

By Daniel de Vise  | February 26, 2010; 1:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Accreditation, Finance, Marketing, Online, Pedagogy  | Tags:  Burck Smith, Harvard University, Online education, StraighterLine, Williams College  
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GWU medical school is off probation

The medical school at George Washington University has earned its way off probation, school officials announced Wednesday. The GWU School of Medicine and Health Sciences was put on probation in fall 2008 by its accrediting organization for being out of...

By Daniel de Vise  | February 3, 2010; 3:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Accreditation  | Tags:  GWU, accreditation, medical school  
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