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Scott Campbell

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The Huge Costs of the PROSPER Act for Students, Institutions

Posted by Scott Campbell on Dec 13, 2017 12:47:05 PM

Topics: Trends in Higher Education, Adult Learning Success, Tuition

“Results are what you expect, and consequences are what you get.” While the author of that quote is unknown, he or she might well have been looking at the proposed rewrite of the Higher Education Act. The Promoting Real Opportunity, Success and Prosperity Through Education Reform or PROSPER Act has advanced from the House education committee to the full chamber. In the tumult of Tweets, elections, tax reform and resignations, this 500-page plus act has received very little public review. There are positive elements but there are also actions that could have dire consequences for higher education institutions and the students who attend them.

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Entering the Ring as Higher Education and Employers Face Off

Posted by Scott Campbell on Dec 5, 2017 11:50:56 AM

Topics: Workforce Development, Knowledge Transfer, Adult Learning

The crowd files into the classroom. As they take their seats, the contenders emerge and go to their respective corners. In this corner, the Association of Governing Boards (AGB) of Universities and Colleges. Their opponent, hiring managers and employers. The stakes are high for the audience of adult learners who have returned to college, balancing financial and family obligations with the potential benefits of degree completion.

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How the Right Approach Can Help Institutions Prosper in a Tumultuous Higher Ed Landscape

Posted by Scott Campbell on Nov 10, 2017 1:50:54 PM

Topics: Adult Student Success

At the end of October, Capella Education Co. and Strayer Education Co announced that they are merging into a new entity to be called Strategic Education.

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Enrollment Down, Debt Up; How Increasing the Focus on Adult Students Will Reverse the Trend

Posted by Scott Campbell on Oct 16, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Topics: Trends in Higher Education, Adult Learning Success, Adult Learner 360

Inside Higher Ed, in collaboration with Gallup, recently released the 2017 Survey of College and University Admission Directors. The news was not good since only about one third of senior admissions officers indicated that they had meet their enrollment goals by the traditional May 1 deadline. The survey looks at enrollment from multiple perspectives including international student recruitment, the effect of social media activity by potential students and the viability of tuition-free college programs.

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Data Analysis Holds Key to Predictive Modeling

Posted by Scott Campbell on Sep 7, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Topics: Adult Student Success

For years, predictive modeling has been used by a wide range of companies and organizations to determine the statistical probability that an event will occur. Historically, the process has been embraced primarily by businesses, insurance agencies, and health professionals.

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Why PLA is Significant for Improving Graduation Rates

Posted by Scott Campbell on Aug 24, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Topics: Adult Learning

Non-traditional students are enrolling in ever-increasing numbers. These adult learners are older than 25, often hold a full-time job, and may be married or have children. The challenge facing higher education — and the nation — is that many students, both traditional and non-traditional, are failing to complete degrees.

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What’s on the Learning Horizon?

Posted by Scott Campbell on Aug 17, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Topics: Trends in Higher Education

New and exciting developments are on the horizon for the adult-learning agenda in the next two decades. Technology and innovative programs are turning learning into an adventure that can create competent, confident workers in all sectors of the economy.
Change is all around us. There has been an onslaught of innovations and technological upheavals that have taken shape in just the last decade. For those of us in highereducation, the winds of change are blowing faster and heavier than ever.

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The Growth of Adaptive Learning

Posted by Scott Campbell on Aug 3, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Topics: The Growth of Adaptive Learning

The basic principles involved in adaptive learning are as old as education itself. Think of a student solving a math problem on the chalkboard while the teacher encourages him to consider the next step or find his error.

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The New Mosaic

Posted by Scott Campbell on Jul 28, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Topics: Trends in Higher Education

By 2042, the U.S. Census Bureau projects that those groups now considered as racial minorities will comprise the majority of the population.

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Enrollment Is Down, And It Hurts!

Posted by Scott Campbell on May 6, 2016 2:35:12 PM

Topics: Trends in Higher Education

Colleges and universities are losing adult students in troubling numbers. Learning institutions must take action to create harmony between workplace obligations and the demands of pursuing a degree.

Have today’s corporations and institutions taken for granted that educated, competent workers will continue to be available to fill positions?

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