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.
Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett faces a tough battle in taking on ingrained, multigenerational issues involving homelessness, poverty, education and crime. But in his State of the City address, he vowed to try.
Alumni say they knew little about the college’s dire financial standing before the board of trustees decided Feb. 3 to close for at least the 2017-18 school year.
The Catholic institution in Rensselaer had been operating on an annual deficit of $4 million to $5 million year after year and has exhausted all its credit.
The school’s program already has recommended $11 million in savings for more than 75 companies since 2011.
The Fishers-based not-for-profit announced Wednesday that it will transfer ownership of two affiliates—United Student Aid Funds and Northwest Education Loan Association—to Madison, Wisconsin-based Great Lakes Higher Education Corp. on Jan. 1.
Marian University hopes to attract high-achieving students to its education program by sweetening the pot for those who earn a new state scholarship aimed at retaining teachers in Indiana.
Marian University is facing a lawsuit alleging the school acted with deliberate indifference while one of its professors sexually harassed a male student.