The big news is the release this week of 945 pages of rule-making for Gainful Employment. The reviews are kind of mixed as there is something for most everyone to hate.
An estimated 1,400 programs would fail under the gainful employment regime, 99 percent of them at for-profits. In... [More]
How does academic fraud of the type that occurred at UNC Chapel Hill go on so long? InsideHigherEd and the Chronicle of Higher Education have both covered it. My first thought was to wonder what we can see in our data. In the E20 Report we have published the number of registrations... [More]
In Footfall, by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, aliens resembling miniature multi-trunk elephants invade Earth. It's a fun story of aliens who operate with a herd mentality in conflict with humans and struggling to understand how an individual can exist without the herd. It is a fascinating... [More]
I hope everyone has had a good week. There were a number of articles that I think you should be aware of, in the event you missed them.
Lumina's released its update to the Degree Qualifications Profile (InsideHigherEd story) and Chronicle story.
"Today, at an event here in its hom... [More]
Christopher Newfield, a professor in the English Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has written a fairly stunning review of both Academically Adrift and Aspiring Adults Adrift. Rather than challenge the data or findings, he challenges their facile interpretation.... [More]
On September 25, 2014, InsideHigherEd (and others) reported that cohort default rates had dipped slightly from 14.7% to 13.7% representing 650,000+ defaulting individuals who entered repayment between October 1, 2010 and September 30, 2011. On the surface, this is good news. Howe... [More]