Leadership

Editor Kevin Kuzma interviews Dennis Trinkle, Provost & Chief Academic Officer of Harrison College, as part of the 2014 APSCU Conference Rewind video interview series filmed live at the APSCU conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Career College Central Summary:

  • A top fiscal officer hired by Education Management Corp. a year ago has resigned as the beleaguered operator of for-profit colleges continues to fight a swell of financial and legal problems that threaten its business.
  • EDMC disclosed late Monday that Robert Hrivnak, controller and chief accounting officer, will step down Friday. He is the first executive to depart since EDMC reached a deal with creditors to convert $1.1 billion in...
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Career College Central Summary:

  • Usually, when a school closes, the Education Department tries to find other programs to accept the students and the credits they’ve earned.
  • But the size of Corinthian’s student body means it’s hard if not impossible to find enough places at other for-profit or community colleges.
  • That creates a problem for the government, which must forgive loans for students who don’t transfer to other...
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Career College Central Summary:

  • Students learn as well online as they do in the classroom, according to a study from MIT researchers.
  • It focused on MOOCs (massive open online courses), the online courses offered by for-profit companies like Udacity and colleges like MIT, Harvard and Caltech.
  • They became a hot topic in 2011 when 160,000 people signed up for a course on artificial intelligence taught by a Stanford professor.
  • That enthusiasm...

Career College Central Summary:

  • An investor has filed a class-action lawsuit against Pittsburgh-based Education Management Corp. seeking to recoup losses resulting from the for-profit college company's run-ins with federal regulators.
  • The lawsuit contends the investor and others have lost money since August 2012 because the company has come under Justice Department scrutiny for the way it recruited students, and alleged violations of new federal regulations...