Georgia Tech’s “Suprise” Draw for Online CS Degree

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Rick Reis, over at Tomorrow’s Teaching and Learning Blog, has an interesting posts about Georgia Tech’s innovative online master’s degree in Computer Science.  They thought some mid-career people might be interested, but they totally underestimated the draw from this  population of potential students.  The post is from Beryl Lieff Benderly and is from the March – April 2017 issue of Prism, which is the magazine of the American Society for Engineering Education.

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Education Department Confirms Initial Approval of Kaplan, EDMC Deals

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Paul Fain at Inside Higher Ed is reporting that the U.S. Department of Education has confirmed it will approve the purchase of Kaplan University by Purdue University.  This confirms reports by BuzzFeed that the approval was in the works a couple of days ago.

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BuzzFeed: The Education Department Will Allow Two Large For-Profit Colleges To Become Nonprofits

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Molly Hensley-Clancy at BuzzFeed has posted an article that says the U.S. Department of Education will approved two deals between nonprofits and for profit entities.  The largest of the deals is between Purdue University and owner of Kaplan University.  In the spring Purdue president Mitch Daniels purchased Kaplan for $1.00.  The for-profit owner will still have some business dealing with Kaplan after the sale.  This approval, if true, was one of the last roadblocks to completion of the deal.

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Purdue-Kaplan Deal Approved by State

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Inside Higher Ed is reporting that the Indiana Commission for Higher Education has approved Purdue University’s planned acquisition of Kaplan University. This is the first of three required approvals.  Next up, the United States Department of Education and the Higher Learning Commission, the regional accreditation body for both universities.

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Inside Higher Ed: Fine Print and Tough Questions for the Purdue-Kaplan Deal

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This is an interesting look by Paul Fain at Inside Higher Ed at the Purdue-Kaplan deal in a little more detail.

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Purdue University Acquiring Kaplan University

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Purdue President Mitch Daniels announced that Purdue would acquire Kaplan University.  That announcement has drawn the ire of Purdue faculty, who found out about the acquisition when the announcement was made.  Obviously the negotiations to buy Kaplan had to be done in private as Kaplan’s owner is a publicly traded company.  However, this has raised shared governance issues that could draw scrutiny from Purdue’s accrediting body, the Higher Learning Commission.

That story is here: https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/05/05/purdue-faculty-votes-against-kaplan-process

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