Purdue University President Mitch Daniels plans to make his pitch to Indiana college students Friday afternoon to try to keep them in the state after graduation.
A day away from the end of the state legislative session, the Indiana Manufacturers Association is urging lawmakers to scuttle a workforce development proposal that it contends could put federal funding in jeopardy.
EmployIndy’s goal is to reach 6,000 young people with job-training and education programs during the next two years.
Michigan State University’s athletic director tendered his resignation on Friday, and U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said her agency is investigating and will hold MSU accountable for any violations of federal law.
In his State of the State address, the governor offered specific targets for returning college dropouts to school, helping inmates earn work certificates and pushing more companies to offer training programs.
Faced with a shortage of skilled workers to fill some available jobs, legislators have proposed myriad bills this session aimed at tackling the issue and improving the effectiveness of the state’s system.
Butler University’s College of Education plans to move into the main Christian Theological Seminary building in the 2018-2019 academic year.
Purdue University is rolling out a grant program to help lower- and middle-class Indiana students afford college.
Gov. Eric Holcomb said there would be “no more stove-pipe approach,” referring to criticisms by some legislative leaders that the workforce development system is convoluted and divided into isolated silos.
Indiana officials are also trying to advance “reverse transfer” policies statewide as a tool to increase Indiana’s college attainment rate.
The program is “not for the faint of heart,” a Purdue dean said. It will require the students to be in school year-round and complete summer courses.
Reverse transfer allows students to combine credits they earned from both the community college where they started attending classes and the four-year college they transferred to—even if they hadn’t completed enough credits at either institution individually to earn a degree.
The trustee charges that Sam Odle and fellow outside directors should have ousted CEO Kevin Modany—a move that likely would have been well-received by the U.S. Department of Education and ITT’s accrediting agency.
Officials want to boost Indiana’s college attainment rate from 41 percent to 60 percent by 2025 and think targeting people who have shown an interest in school but never finished may be the fastest way to get there.
The agreement would allow Christian Theological Seminary to receive a 100-year lease to remain on its 40-acre campus.
A shortage of available talent to fill the thousands of jobs that tech companies like Infosys plan to offer has local leaders powwowing about ways to flood the tech pipeline.
Observers say the deal is unprecedented for a public research university and leaves unanswered questions about how others in the sector will respond.
Purdue’s acquisition of Kaplan includes 15 campuses, 32,000 students and 3,000 employees. All Kaplan University students and faculty will transition to the new university, which will use the Purdue name.
An education advocacy group has sued the state and a controversial charter school, seeking to block funding because the group argues that it is unconstitutional for private religious institutions to approve charter schools, which are funded by tax dollars.