Helping Career Education Become a First Choice

Posted on July 25, 2017

California’s migration of focus in community colleges from more general studies to those focused on career and technical education and development is a model that should be tracked closely. Whether community colleges are “free” – or continue to be priced, as compared to four year institutions, at a nominal rate – is not the issue here. Rather, their attention to outcomes and economic benefits for individuals, institutions and the state itself is worthy of consideration across the remaining 49 states.

Taking Chances When You Have No Choice

Posted on July 24, 2017

There are thousands of college, university, professional, trade and certificate programs that are staring at the precipice of demise because of falling enrollment and revenue. And yet, all too often, those responsible for these programs refuse – or are not able – to change what and how they do things in order to turn things around.

Anyone remember the dike, hole and boy’s finger? It didn’t end well. Continue reading