July 25, 2016 – August 1, 2016

Industry Related Reports

 National News

  • Next Act for Corinthian Campuses
    “Zenith Education gets a new CEO and $250 million from its guaranty agency owner, to continue effort to reinvent career education and recover from shedding 29 campuses and 23,000 students since buying the remains of failed for-profit….”
  • ITT to Reduce Enrollment by Nearly 60%
    “The potential collapse of ITT from new federal regulations could signal the collapse of the entire for-profit industry, given the school’s dominance in the higher ed marketplace. In tandem with the collapse of Corinthian Colleges, the closure of other institutions, and mounting pressure against its accreditor, the for-profit industry at large is facing a very real threat of dismantling….”
  • Report Details How Innovation Can Increase Campus Revenue Options
    “Federal education officials are already endorsing ideas about colleges sharing financial risk with students and graduates, but colleges can be even more strategic about the risk by engaging corporate partners on the front end of alternative revenue planning….”
  • Five Steps to Building an Academic Innovation Engine
    “Institutional transformation and innovation needs to be a priority for everyone at every level of the institution—it cannot be the sole responsibility of senior leadership. That said, senior leadership must create an environment in which innovation thrives….”
  • Balancing Risk and Innovation in Higher Education
    “Without an appropriate balance of risk taking and caution, no organization can succeed….”
  • The Future of Continuing Education
    “There are significant opportunities for continuing education to serve adults looking to invest in their own personal and professional development as the labor market becomes increasingly competitive and knowledge-based….”
  • Strategic Planning and Shared Direction: More Important Than Ever in Higher Ed
    “Given the perfect storm of challenges and changes occurring in the higher education space today, it’s critical that college and university leaders work collaboratively with their communities to create strategic plans that help them to map their institutions’ path forward….”

 Local News

Arkansas

  • Bentonville College Says Springdale Campus Will Fuel Growth
    “Northwest Arkansas Community College officials said at a retreat Saturday that having a large, centrally located facility in Washington County will better serve students and help increase enrollment… Currently the college leases roughly 25,000 square feet of space across four buildings in parts of Washington County….”

California

  • Los Angeles Unified Will Open First Single-Gender School in 20 Years
    “The Girls Academic Leadership Academy, to be known as GALA, represents the first single-gender school Los Angeles Unified has created in almost two decades — a move that is only questionably legal… EdSource reports state law prohibits single-sex schools while federal law allows it, providing an opening for the STEM-focused GALA and an all-boys school that is expected to open its doors in 2017….”

Indiana

  • College Students, Tech Jobs Are Drivers of Niche Apartment Construction
    “A sudden building spree of more than $100 million of student-focused projects is occurring downtown near IUPUI. With more than 1,000 units currently under construction or in the works, these new deliveries signal a real change for IUPUI from a commuter orientation to that of a residential campus….”

Vermont

  • Vermont’s Merger Map
    “Experts praise a proposed arrangement — which system officials avoid calling the “M-word” — but faculty members on the affected campuses worry about local identity….”

Washington

  • Collaboration, Not Competition
    “Nine institutions in Pierce County, Wash., are working together to foster a college-going culture among local K-12 students….”

World News

  • Progress in Myanmar
    ““Now that the first nonmilitary president of Myanmar since 1962, Htin Kyaw, has been elected and Suu Kyi has taken on the new role of state counselor (roughly equivalent to prime minister), MacKenzie reported that “rectors are more accessible” and “the new government is open for business and has a better idea of what university autonomy is’….”
  • Turkey’s Fraying International Ties
    “A crackdown on Turkey’s higher education sector after a failed coup has far-reaching effects for fraying academic collaboration and exchange….”
  • Survey Reveals Study abroad Trends of International Students
    “A recently-released Global Citizen Index survey indicates the economic impact and study abroad habits of global citizens, especially groups of students from Asian nations who value travel experiences for learning and profession….”