Author Archives: Tony Bieda

Many Nonprofit College Programs Would Fail Gainful Test

“Data in a new online tool raise questions about how well public and nonprofit colleges and universities are doing in helping students earn enough to repay their debt… “…We’ve only really applied the accountability metrics once,” said Andrew Gillen, senior … Continue reading

Save The Date!

Friday, April 24th, Louisville, KY. “The 2020 KACCS Spring Symposium”

Roster: Board of Directors

How to disrupt higher ed (in a good way!)

SEI executive Karl McDonnell notes that college students aged 25 to 34 increased enrollment by 35% between 2001 and 2015, and are expected to grow by another 11% by 2026. He recommends operational focus on 1) economic mobility/employability, 2) flexibility/affordability, … Continue reading

2.25.2020: Join KACCS at the State Capitol

Come join us in Frankfort on Tuesday, Feb 25th for meetings with your state Representatives and Senators! A structured, scheduled opportunity for proprietary colleges and schools to put their best foot forward with key policy makers and their staffs. To … Continue reading

2020 Key Dates for KACCS

The calendar of meetings, conferences, regulatory and legislative milestones is available for review and consideration.

New on-line course available in KACCS Online Training Center

El118 – Using Various “Realities” in Online Courses will provide you with an overview of Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Mixed Reality (MR). With the advancements that have been made in providing reality-based instruction, this course will help … Continue reading

New study explains gaps in higher ed filled by career colleges and schools

Research published by Laura Beamer and Marshall Steinbaum describes the “drastic inequality along lines of race, gender, class and geography” that in many cases is remedies only by the presence of a proprietary college or school. The authors note the … Continue reading

90/10 Accountability for all…

… and the endorsement of Sen. Mike Enzi’s legislative proposal to apply measures of institutional effectiveness to all institutions of higher education, not just proprietary colleges and schools. Read the letter sent to Capitol Hill by the leadership of KACCS.

KACCS endorses UofL Health developing biomedical campus in Louisville

KACCS has sent a letter to the Courier Journal endorsing the need to integrate Jewish Hospital & KentuckyOne operations into UofL Health, resulting in greater biomedical economic development for the Kentuckiana region. Read the full text below.

The Industry Partners of KACCS

Visit the websites of the vendors, exhibitors, consultants and professionals who support the enterprise of the Association with presentations, sponsorships, participation and resources. They make KACCS stronger and more valuable to member institutions!

House version of HEA restricts choice for Veterans

Veterans for Career Education (VCE) provided details today of provisions in the House version of the reauthorized Higher Education Act that would restrict access to proprietary career colleges by veterans and their family members. “If this bill passes in its … Continue reading

New Online Course Available! Go to KACCS Online Training Center

While no instructor can possibly identify with every aspect of a veteran’s experience, it is possible to become more aware of some of the challenges facing veterans as they reintegrate into civilian life: ED142- Military Veterans: Integrating Veterans into Post-Secondary … Continue reading

Read “Career Education Focus”

The Fall 2019 Edition of the Newsletter of KACCS

How The Higher Education Monopoly Shuts Down For-Profit Competitors

By Terry Schilling, American Principles Project, September 30, 2019 The higher education establishment often promotes the idea that their effort to corner markets, maximize revenue from consumers, and destroy competition is all done in good faith out of compassion for … Continue reading

KACCS sets priorities for HEA reauthorization

In a letter to Rep. Brett Guthrie (Kentucky’s 2nd Congressional District), the organization lists its priorities for Congressional reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, which guides the regulation of all colleges and universities in the U.S. whose students receive federal … Continue reading

Board of Directors nominations

KACCS defends the best interests of the career education sector through effective government relations and community networking. KACCS occasionally needs to fill vacant positions on the Board of Directors.  If you or someone you know who is affiliated with a … Continue reading

Career Education Focus

Summer 2019 Newsletter of the Kentucky Association of Career Colleges & Schools

Koenig recognized for service to career education

LOUISVILLE – Kentucky State Rep. Adam Koenig, R-Erlanger, has been named the Kentucky Association of Career Colleges and Schools (KACCS) 2019 Legislator of the Year. Rep. Koenig serves as chairman of the Kentucky House of Representatives Licensing, Occupations and Administrative … Continue reading

Ernst named KACCS President

LOUISVILLE – Chris Ernst, Senior Vice President for Administration at Sullivan University, has been elected president of the Kentucky Association of Career Colleges and Schools (KACCS). Ernst, a Louisville native and Sullivan University graduate, officially began his tenure as president … Continue reading