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Addressing the Student Debt Crisis: We Can Do More to Encourage Responsible Borrowing

Dr. Robert Mendenhall | Posted 12.23.2014 | Education
Dr. Robert Mendenhall

Colleges and universities need to take the lead on this, and while there are some government restrictions on what we can do, there are some relatively simple things we can do that can make a real difference. The Responsible Borrowing Initiative at WGU is a case in point.

Making College a Better Bargain

Dr. Robert Mendenhall | Posted 11.06.2013 | College
Dr. Robert Mendenhall

A helpful first step in the acceptance of competency-based education is to recognize and acknowledge that administering financial aid based on time is a fantasy.

It's Time to Go Beyond the Credit Hour

Impatient Optimists | Posted 06.26.2013 | Impact
Impatient Optimists

At a time when students and families are seeking value in higher education, programs cost too much and too often fail to deliver on their promise of a...

Quality Higher Education Doesn't Need to Cost So Much

Dr. Robert Mendenhall | Posted 07.02.2012 | College
Dr. Robert Mendenhall

Technology offers us many opportunities to improve our output by customizing learning to individual needs, increasing productivity, expanding access, and most importantly, improving quality and affordability.

Riots or Innovation?

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Tom Vander Ark

It is no longer possible to justify a generation of double digit education inflation -- it can be avoided and dampens returns on education to society and individuals.

The World Changed, Colleges Missed It

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Tom Vander Ark

A bunch of colleges are going out of business, only they don't know it. They pretend that trimming costs and jacking tuition is a solution. They haven't come to terms with a world where anyone can learn anything almost anywhere for free or cheap.