Higher education is facing some very interesting time - challenging and disruptive times. Although virtually all colleges and universities engage in strategic planning, the way they approach strategic planning is ill-suited to the when markets, stakeholders, students, technology, and regulations are changing as rapidly and predictably as they are now. In effect, there's too much … Continue reading HLC 2014 – Effective Strategic Planning for Disruptive and Challenging Times
There are plenty of reasons why higher education in the US needs to change. There are plenty of good reasons why community colleges in particular deserve greater investment. But the idea of a "skills shortage" is not one of them. It's a zombie idea that's wrong, wrong, wrong.
Last night was the cutoff for signing up for health insurance on the new Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare") healthcare exchanges. Despite a very rocky start and despite an incredible blitz of lies and propaganda against it by opponents, the program has met its first year target. Charles Gaba at ACASignups tracks the numbers so we … Continue reading Healthcare Comes to America – The ACA Is Working