Archive for the ‘Governance’ Category

EdX

[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

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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 […]

Design

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 

McGraw_Hill

Download Report: Only 40 Percent of College Seniors Feel Their College Experience Has Been Very Helpful in Preparing for a Career

Men are more likely than women to feel “very prepared” for their careers; Arts & Humanities majors are three times as likely as other students to feel “not at all prepared” for careers, according to McGraw-Hill Education’s 2016 Workforce Readiness Survey Community College students generally feel just as prepared for careers and satisfied with their […]

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The Rise of the Online Degree at Public and Nonprofit Universities

Like meeting your spouse on the Internet, earning a degree online went from unthinkable to mainstream in a few short decades. Despite their well-documented scandals, we have for-profit universities to thank for popularizing online learning. They pioneered online degree options, and while enrollment in online degree programs at for-profit universities has dipped, overall online enrollments […]

SHEEO

SHEEO Names Executive Committee for 2016-2017 Fiscal Year

Date: July 29, 2016 Contact: George Pernsteiner, President, State Higher Education Executive Officers Association  (303) 541-1600   gpernsteiner@sheeo.org The State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) has elected its officers for 2016-2017. Robert Donley, Executive Director for the Iowa Board of Regents, was elected to be chair of the organization’s executive committee effective October 1, 2016. […]