MAY 1, 2015 – MAY 8, 2015

Industry Related Reports

National News

  • Higher Education 2.0 and the Next Few Hundred Years
    “If these game changers come to fruition (and they are already taking shape today), we will see an exciting new ecosystem take hold in higher education. Together, these developments are poised to end the monopoly that traditional higher education holds on postsecondary education and to erode the sole authority it has over what counts for quality and relevancy….”
  • Profit and Competency
    “Kaplan University will now offer personalized “competency reports” to its 45,000 students. The announcement is the for-profit institution’s biggest move into competency-based education so far, adding momentum and, perhaps, risks for the emerging form of higher education….”
  • Between the Extremes: The Fundamentals of an Innovative School
    “The call for innovative solutions that will disrupt an antiquated school model have grown to a din. Yet even with more education innovation groups emerging–incubators, graduate programs, funds, and companies–two stifling trends remain frustratingly prevalent….”
  • Apollo Education, U. of Phoenix, EMC to Address IT Talent Shortage
    “EMC Corporation, Apollo Education Group, Inc., and U of Phoenix are teaming up to develop a pipeline of talent from the armed services to address one of the most significant challenges in the information technology industry – a lack of professionals trained in data storage concepts and related technologies….”
  • Corinthian Bankruptcy Caps Biggest U.S. Education Meltdown
    “Corinthian Colleges Inc. filed for bankruptcy, a week after closing its remaining 28 for-profit career schools in the biggest collapse in U.S. higher education….”
  • Career Education Corporation Announces Strategy to Focus Resources on Its University Group
    “Career Education Corporation CECO, announced today that it has made the strategic decision to focus its resources and attention on its universities – Colorado Technical University (CTU) and American InterContinental University (AIU) – where the company has significant opportunities to continue to provide quality higher education to the adult student market….”
  • Changes for DeVry University
    “DeVry Education Group, a major publicly traded for-profit, on Thursday announced consolidations and a rebranding for its DeVry University. The company announced that it would close 14 campus locations, converting academic programs at those locations to online-only offerings….”
  • Vanishing Profit, and Campuses
    “On Wednesday two of the largest for-profit chains announced substantial cuts. Education Management Corporation (EDMC) said it would gradually phase out 15 of 52 campus locations of the Art Institutes, which is one of the better known brands among for-profits. Roughly 5,400 students attend the closing campuses.….”
  • Navigating the Campus Underground
    “Addressing need-to-know and curious-about questions related to pedestrian passageways and maintenance tunnels below campus….”
  • Coursera CEO: Colleges Will Survive the Online Education Revolution
    “Rick Levin says that true disruption to higher education will take many years and largely affect commuter colleges not known for deep engagement between students and faculty….”
  • Losses Narrow at Bridgepoint Education
    “Bridgepoint Education, the US for-profit higher education provider, has posted a smaller than expected loss for the first quarter of 2015….”

Local News

California

Florida

  • University of Tampa Begins Construction on New Fitness Center
    “The University of Tampa has announced plans to begin construction immediately on a new campus fitness center. The facility will be built in two phases and will eventually provide 60,000 square feet of space for health and fitness activities….”

Indiana

  • State OKs $62.5M for BSU Project
    “The state Legislature has approved Ball State University’s request for $62.5 million for construction to house a new college of health sciences and professions….”

Nebraska

World News