Deliberating College Affordability

476469307Few topics dominate the discussion about higher education more than affordability. This is a global issue that deserves continual examination as to the relationship between the cost and outcomes of earning a degree. Central to this debate are a few publications that are capturing unique views that I’d like to share. First, I keep up with the British perspective by reading Times Higher Education, which covers research and policy articles addressing the cost benefits of college along with many other relevant topics.… Read the rest

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Long-Term Planning Necessary for Financial Stability

stableStories about the financial challenges faced by higher education institutions are common and point to the need for boards and administration to adopt an approach to financial planning that ensures long-term stability. In the March 24 edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education, Mark Keierleber writes about a number of smaller colleges that are adjusting to lower enrollments and the lagging economic recovery in “Financially Strapped Colleges Grow More Vulnerable.”

The article features a story about Ashland University, which borrowed money to build a recreation center, an education building, and an addition to its science center.… Read the rest

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The Internet and Life in 2025

wally-blg-marThe Pew Research Center is commemorating the 25th anniversary of the creation of the World Wide Web by Sir Tim Berners-Lee by sponsoring a number of reports this year. One of these, 15 Theses About the Digital Future resulted from a 2013 survey in which 12,000 people and 2,558 technology experts were posed the question, … Read the rest

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Three Big Questions – Episode 3 with Dr. Phil Ice

Each month, 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.

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“The Rising Cost of Not Going to College” – Food for Thought

153758162Pew Research Center has just published a compelling report, … Read the rest

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Emerging Trends in Digital Scholarship: Publishing

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 sick – primers who here messed in with – average for every.

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

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Emerging Trends in Digital Scholarship – Authorship: Part I

By: Melissa Layne, Ed.D., Director of Research Methodology and Editor-in-Chief Internet Learning, American Public University System

458905969Have 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

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Social Discourse is Valuable to Online Grad-Student Experience

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 … Read the rest

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American Public University System Participates in Wreaths Across America

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.

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that honors veterans every year by laying wreaths at grave sites.

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Many AMU and APU students volunteered at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.… Read the rest

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The Metropolitan Revolution: How Cities and Metros Are Fixing Our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy

The Metropolitan RevolutionIt may have been the subtitle that drew my attention to Bruce Katz… Read the rest

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