Thursday, 21 Feb 2019

ITT and Ed Dept credentialing: The week’s most-read education news

This week, took a look at the impact of ITT Tech’s closure on the for-profit higher ed sector.

Additionally, a new study from Ambient Insight suggests e-learning will decline in the next five years, though adult education is still expected to play a significant role in higher education’s future. And as the need to raise tuition in the face of funding concerns continues to present a struggle for colleges and universities, one economist suggests credentialing provided by the U.S. Department of Education could present a solution.

Meanwhile, faculty at Northwestern are split following the banning of a political science professor from campus over alleged erratic and threatening behavior.

Be sure to check out the first piece in our new series focused exclusively on higher ed CIOs and more in this week’s most-read Education Dive posts!

  • ITT Tech’s closure leaves for-profit community ‘in despair’: Industry insiders say the process could have been dragged out to allow for ‘orderly transition’ of students and employees, while those close to the Obama Administration maintain the institution had plenty of warning.
  • Study: E-learning to decline in next 5 years: Modules for self-paced, online learning projected to drop by more than 5% domestically and abroad.
  • Adult education: The future of higher ed?: Continuing learning modules could be the next wave of revenue-bearing, innovation producing entities of higher education.
  • Northwestern professor banned from campus, faculty split on reaction: A professor’s activism, interpersonal engagement are called into question after faculty members express concerns about safety.
  • Economist suggests Ed Dept credentialing as college cost cure: Carlo Salerno argues that the department has the capacity to set rules on how many courses and which types qualify students for a professional credential.
  • For higher ed CIOs navigating tight budgets, relationships matter most: Presenting the business case for expenses is critical in getting constituent support from fellow administrators, faculty and/or students.