Archive for the ‘Governance’ Category


California’s New Playbook For Online Education

Among the dismal track records for statewide online higher education initiatives, California’s is unquestionably the worst. It started in 1997 when California Virtual University was established by UC, CSU, the California Community College system, and independent colleges as a clearinghouse for existing online course offerings. Following a lack of funding, planning and leadership, CVU was […]


Innovative Cooperation, at Scale: An Interview with Michael M. Crow

The Arizona State University president talks about student success, technology changes in recent years, institutional transformation at scale, cooperation within higher education, personalized learning, and analytics. EDUCAUSE Review


Ohio Community Colleges Announce Partnership with Western Governors University

Agreement extends online, competency-based learning opportunities to all community college graduates, offers a tuition discount to community college graduates and employees, and establishes a 3+1 transfer program in Nursing Western Governors University 


[Massachusetts] State government explores partnership with online education company

Massachusetts state government announced a new partnership with an online education company on Thursday to help public employees and the state’s public universities take advantage of online classes. MassLive


New York Approves Regulations – Moving Ahead with SARA

At the September 13, 2016 meeting of the NYS Board of Regents, New York State’s participation in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) was approved.  This action has New York institutions and students one step closer to enjoying the benefits of SARA participation such as providing set quality standards and safeguards, improving consumer protection, creating […]


Perceived Service Quality and Student Loyalty in an Online University

This paper examines the influence that student perceived quality of service (PSQ) has on continuance intention and willingness to recommend a course in a fully online university. A holistic view of the service provided by the university is taken. It is not only the effect of the teaching which is examined, but also that of […]


National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements welcomes Utah as it’s newest SARA state

Submitted by jshanika on Fri, 09/02/2016 – 11:22 Boulder, CO – On August 26th, 2016, the state of Utah was approved by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) to join as the latest SARA state bringing the national total to 42 states plus the District of Columbia. This newest addition attests to the success of the […]


introducing AU’s [Athabasca University] president designate: Dr. Neil Fassina

Dr. Neil Fassina will become Athabasca University’s eighth president on October 11, 2016. The announcement was made Wednesday morning at the university’s main campus in Athabasca by Margaret Mrazek, the interim chair of the university’s Board of Governors. Athabasca University 

Open Learning

Promoting Open, Flexible and Distance Learning in Increasingly Challenging Times

Although the potential to increase equitable access to education is threatened by economic and technical developments, the Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning is working to address these threats. This editorial describes actions over the lifetime of one leader in the field and the lifetime of this journal. Our move to align with and take advantage […]


Peter Horrocks: it’s time for the OU to reinvent itself again

The Open University’s vice-chancellor says now is the moment to turn around decline in part-time study Times Higher Education