Posts Tagged ‘western governors’

March 6th, 2014 - 4:45 am § in Misc.

For-Profit College Chain Accused Of Creating Fake Jobs; WGU “Non Profit” Washington State School Does Not Disclose These Numbers

Why does Western Governors University NOT have to disclose  its profits or job rates? I do not understand the obsession with the words “non profit.”  Huff Post reports that  Corinthian Colleges Inc., has been inflating the numbers on how many of its grads get jobs.  Meanwhile, West[...]

January 27th, 2014 - 4:30 am § in Politics, Schools & Colleges

UPDATE: A Response to OpEds on GWU

Public-University Group Offers Alternative to Obama’s College-Rating Plan                                          This article in The Chronicle raises the very important issue of standards.  Sadly, while this debate is being focused n universities tha[...]

November 20th, 2013 - 1:21 am § in China, Politics

BREAKING NEWS: Gary Locke Resigns

Washington State’s Former Governor, The US ambassador to China, resigns The U.S. ambassador to China, Gary Locke, whose term began in August 2011, said on Wednesday he will step down from his role early next year for personal reasons. He was the first Chinese-American to take the role. Mr. Lo[...]

September 16th, 2013 - 2:39 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Gates Foundations Spends 5 billion on redesign of higher education

The low-cost, self-paced education lacks courses and traditional professors. Instead, students progress by showing mastery of 120 “competencies,” such as “can use logic, reasoning, and analysis to address a business problem.”[...]

January 29th, 2013 - 12:26 pm § in Schools & Colleges

AVE CHALLENGE: What is the best major?

Last year,  The AVE reposted a statement by a State Senator and UW Professor arguing we need to push more slots for computational and engineering education.   SURPRISE … here is some data .. can you rank the following majors by the % unemployment? (data from Wall Street Journal!) (CLICKME f[...]

January 22nd, 2013 - 7:13 pm § in Misc.

More from WGU

E-mail : deleted! a real person responded OK … another WGU post.  This time I posted the email too.  Who knows this coud be a real person who beoievees that WGU’s accreditation (actually it is fairly easy to get accredited .. mostly am a lot of paperwork) overcomes the fact that it giv[...]

January 15th, 2013 - 12:06 pm § in Misc.

More mail from the Western Governors University

This one if from [email protected] Comment Is it just me or does this whole article come across as completely biased so that the current 4 year universities can keep their stranglehold on higher education? To me it appears that people tend to be harsh about alternatives that threaten “the way[...]

December 18th, 2012 - 1:02 pm § in Misc., Science

Need a Christmas Present? For $500 You Can Buy A Cloning Lab!

The quest for the $500 home molecular biology laboratory By John Brunstein, PhD ………. I recently set out on a quest to see whether a non-specialist, $500 complete molecular biology laboratory was possible. …….. The challenge I set for myself had a number of criteria: Tha[...]

November 12th, 2012 - 3:15 pm § in Misc.

What is an “Information Technology Mentor” at Western Governors UNiversity?

From WGU’s own blog … what are the qualifications for someone who mentors in information technology?  Would you hire an IT person who was “mentored” by someone with NO IT credential;s of her own? WGU Mentor Interview Series – Meet Ann Jacobsen 10/28/2010 12:15 pm What [...]

November 12th, 2012 - 7:38 am § in Misc.

Another WGU “Student” Chimes In

I currently am a student at WGU in the post bacc teaching cert program. I have a bachelors and masters from a bricks and mortar university. All the courses I needed for the program transferred to WGU. I did have to take 2 history and English courses that I did not have in my bs […][...]