Each month, Civitas Learning, Inc. asks a university leader to share insights on their student success initiatives by answering three questions. The most recent interview is with Dr. Phil Ice, vice president of research and development at American Public University System. Phil answered questions about institutional data sources, data analysis, and analytics in higher education.
Pew Research Center has just published a compelling report, “The Rising Cost of Not Going to College.” Based on a nationwide study of 2,000+ adults supplemented by recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Pew found that on almost every measure of economic and career attainment, Millenials (adults between the ages of 25 to 32) with a college degree outperform their counterparts with less education.
For example, young college graduates earn on average $17,500 per year more than individuals with only a high school diploma.… Read the rest
by Sarah Canfield-Fuller, Acquisitions Editor, APUS ePress
Digital publishing is transforming the landscape of academic scholarship. In the 20th century, academic publishing relied on a time-, labor-, and cost-intensive print process that could take a year or more to bring articles from submission to publication. The process could take even longer for books. Today, academic publishers like the APUS ePress benefit greatly from digital tools.
The online editing workflow and digital publication process makes journals and e-books available more quickly and in a variety of convenient formats.… Read the rest
By: Melissa Layne, Ed.D., Director of Research Methodology and Editor-in-Chief Internet Learning, American Public University System
Have you ever created audio clips of yourself narrating a piece of your work? A video to supplement or illustrate your research? Do you have a blog to share your thoughts, your research, or to allow readers to comment or write guest postings? Answers to these questions will likely depend on your view on digital scholarship, how that view applies to your personal and professional life, and skill level using these mediums.… Read the rest
By Patricia Campbell, Vice President, Dean of Graduate Studies
American Public University System (APUS) and the Sloan Consortium recently co-sponsored a workshop on online graduate teaching and learning as part of the annual Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning. Sloan-C is an association of institutions and organizations of higher education with the mission to advance online education and make it more accessible to “individuals, institutions, professional societies and the corporate community.”
This past Saturday, hundreds of students, staff, and faculty from American Military University and American Public University honored American veterans by laying wreaths at grave sites in cemeteries nationwide as part of the Wreath Across America program.
Students, including the group pictured here at Arlington National Cemetery, gathered nationwide to participate in Wreaths Across America, a nonprofit organization that honors veterans every year by laying wreaths at grave sites.
Many AMU and APU students volunteered at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.… Read the rest
The Metropolitan Revolution: How Cities and Metros Are Fixing Our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy
It may have been the subtitle that drew my attention to Bruce Katz’ and Jennifer Bradley’s book or it may have been a reference to the text in an article that I read. Regardless, the book opened my eyes to the increasingly important role of metros and cities in our national economic recovery. According to the authors, the nation’s top 100 metropolitan areas occupy 12 percent of the U.S. land area, but generate 75 percent of our GDP with two-thirds of our population primarily because of the concentration of networks of workers, entrepreneurs, supportive institutions, and innovative firms.… Read the rest
By: Sebastián R. Díaz, Ph.D., J.D., AVP Marketing Analytics, American Public University System
A great concern I have regarding the education of my young daughters is that my wife and I are trying to prepare them for careers and social contexts that might not yet exist—that we can’t fully anticipate. This concern extends well beyond typical finger-pointing at public schools.
As homeschooling parents, we are the educational system. And as we try to prepare our girls for an uncertain future, there is one aspect we both can reasonably anticipate.… Read the rest
Yesterday, the world recognized the death of Nelson Mandela with tributes from leaders of the world, leaders in his homeland of South Africa, and citizens everywhere. It would be hard to imagine anyone over the age of 18 who does not know who Mr. Mandela was. Imprisoned for treason during the apartheid era in South Africa, Mr. Mandela spent 27 years behind bars until his release in 1990. Four years later, he was elected as the first black president during South Africa’s first multi-racial elections in April 1994.… Read the rest
Yesterday morning, American Public University System (APUS) hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the City of Charles Town and Ranson, WV Community Revitalization Project. The event featured a public reception at our administrative/finance center and remarks by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito, Ranson Mayor David Hamill, and Charles Town Mayor Peggy Smith. Representatives of the US Department of Transportation, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the WV Department of Transportation also participated in this event.… Read the rest
- Three Big Questions – Episode 3 with Dr. Phil Ice March 5, 2014
- “The Rising Cost of Not Going to College” – Food for Thought February 25, 2014
- Emerging Trends in Digital Scholarship: Publishing February 12, 2014
- Emerging Trends in Digital Scholarship – Authorship: Part I January 24, 2014
- Social Discourse is Valuable to Online Grad-Student Experience January 6, 2014
- Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns August 6, 2008
- The “Myths” About Online Education May 4, 2010
- Charlene Li’s Groundswell May 27, 2008
- Higher Ed’s Economic Challenges May 25, 2010
- My Vote is For Apple September 29, 2008
- WallyBoston.com | Education Innovation: Fad or Burgeoning Industry?: [...] the disrupters by utilizing the technology a...
- WallyBoston.com | Earth Day: [...] is Earth Day and it seems fitting to share a...
- Disruption in Higher Education | Wallace Boston: [...] written about MOOCs in the past (see “What...
- Juan Rosado: All, Dr. Delbanco is giving a webinar/class on th...
- Juan Rosado: I heard Dr. Koller and other panelists on the Dian...
Blogs I Read
- Access with Success (Larry Penley)
- All Things Digital (Walt Mossberg)
- Center for College Affordability & Productivity
- Changing Higher Education
- Chronicle of Higher Education
- Durham in Wonderland
- Josh Bernoff
- New Realities in Higher Education
- Solutions for Our Future
- Southwest Airlines
- The College Puzzle