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Tag: Western Governors University
Soon, an Ad Campaign Will Highlight Alternatives to a Bachelor’s Degree
The private, non-profit Ad Council will soon launch a national campaign that will tout alternatives to a traditional bachelor’s degree. The Ad Council declined to give details on the upcoming campaign or provide images, but stated in an email that the campaign “will shine a light on how young and working adults can develop the […]
March 9, 2020
Online Western Governors U to Offer $125,000 in Scholarships to Displaced Concordia U-Portland Students
The online institution Western Governors University (WGU) announced it will offer $125,000 in scholarship funds to students who will be displaced by the closure of Concordia University-Portland this coming spring. WGU will launch the WGU Finish Strong Scholarship, a new initiative specifically for Concordia-Portland students. The program will award as many as 50 scholarships, valued up […]
February 26, 2020
Guardian Ninjas of Integrity (And How We Got There)
We teach at Western Governors University (WGU) which has over 110,000 students from every state in the country. Recently, we were part of a student conduct board hearing with a student who allegedly plagiarized four papers. Ava (we’ll call her to protect her identity), was an English Language Learner who was born outside of the U.S.
January 9, 2020
DeVos Headlines CED Conference
During her keynote address at the Committee for Economic Development of the Conference Board’s (CED) Fall Policy Conference Nov. 13, United States Secretary of Education Betsy Devos said that “America’s antiquated approach to education fails too many students.”
November 13, 2019
WGU Launches Scholarship Fund for Working Adults
To help adults pursue a college degree on a flexible schedule, Western Governors University (WGU) announced an $800,000 scholarship fund. The Back to School Scholarship will provide up to $2,000 per student to pursue a bachelor’s or master’s degree through any of WGU’s programs. It is renewable for up to four terms at the rate […]
August 23, 2019
Gallup Study: WGU Alum Exceed Average in Positive Metrics
Employers are increasingly demanding employees who are competently trained to meet workplace needs, and a new Gallup study indicates that graduates of online-based Western Governors University are more satisfied than others in a range of school-work-life areas.
April 30, 2019
WGU Establishes Scholarship Opportunities for Argosy Transfer Students
Scott Pulsipher, president of the entirely online, non-profit institution Western Governors University (WGU), has announced the creation of transfer pathways and scholarship opportunities for Argosy University students seeking to complete their bachelor’s and master’s degrees after Argosy administrators announced the school will close at the end of the semester. “Don’t give up,” Pulsipher said to the […]
March 26, 2019
Western Governors University Grows Into Its Role
Western Governors University has gone from pioneering to normalizing competency-based education.
October 12, 2017
Are Archaic Premises Fueling Feds’ Pursuit of WGU?
A recent report from the U.S. Department of Education grabbed headlines by proffering the opinion that Western Governors University should repay more than $700 million in Title IV aid received by the university via attending students.
October 3, 2017
Audit Calls on WGU to Return $713 Million to Department of Education
An audit from the Department of Education’s Office of Inspector General concluded that Western Governors University (WGU) should return nearly $713 million to the department.
September 24, 2017
Increasing Equity and Access Through Competency-based Education: What Do We Know?
Gaining access to a fast, flexible path to a degree and a more cost-effective way to learn are attractive propositions.
September 14, 2016
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