Policy Issues


EdX Launching MOOCs with Free Certificates for Teacher Training and AP Prep

MOOC nonprofit edX has signed on for ConnectED, the White House's program to connect "99 percent" of America's students to broadband and high-speed wireless in schools and libraries and improve the skills of teachers through the use of technology.

USC Marshall IT

Take Your IT Off Campus and Thrive

It's been a long time since the various teams making up the IT organization at USC's Marshall School of Business have shared offices. Now that they're coming back under one roof off campus, innovation is at the top of the to-do list.

small ideas, big results

Remember the Little Things

Small-scale IT efforts can make a big difference on campus.

Michael Abbiatti Joins WCET as Executive Director

E-learning leader Michael Abbiatti is stepping into a leadership role at the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET).

Gainful Employment final regulation 2014

Federal Rulemaking: The Challenges of Gainful Employment

The newly released Gainful Employment regulations will cost colleges and universities an average of $51.55 per student per year to implement and could place a substantial burden on campus IT departments.

Final Gainful Employment Rule Formally Released, Met with Hostility

The White House has formally published new regulations that require institutions to prove their graduates earn incomes that justify the size of their career-oriented school loans.

18 Projects Aim To Advance Sustainability Through Technology

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has granted Cyber-Innovation for Sustainability Science and Engineering (CyberSEES) awards totalling $12.5 million to 18 university research projects that seek to advance the science of environmental sustainability while also advancing computing and communication technologies.

$121 Million in Federal Grants Bolster Programs for Individuals with Disabilities

The federal government is awarding $121 million in grants with the aim of improving academic and career outcomes for those with disabilities

24 Institutions Awarded $75 Million To Improve Enrollment & Completion Rates

Twenty-four colleges and universities have received grants totaling $75 million to support efforts to improve post-secondary access and completion.

Building on Competency-Based Education

CT talked with Argosy University System's vice chancellor for academic affairs to learn how that institution tackled competency-based education — creating the first WASC-accredited MBA in its region based on a direct assessment, competency model. Now, Argosy is developing hybrid approaches that combine direct assessment with traditional seat time-based courses.