APC’s ICYMI “Special Innovation Summit Edition” for the Week of June 15, 2017

ICYMI: Welcome to the “Summit” edition of APC’s In Case You Missed It! Here are a few conference highlights you might have missed.

Conference Opening Keynote Speaker, Dr. Randal Pinkett, brought great energy to the room as he spoke on how to help students achieve success. Dr. Pinkett held a book signing immediately following his address.

Speaker Michele Deck brought props to help describe what motivates each generation (Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Gen X and Millennials).

Panelists Leslie Templeman, Chad Callahan, Jeff Tredo, and Moderator Janet Silver discussed how to best assist students during college closures.

Joe Kuhl and Tom Calandrillo, Five Towns College, presented on how to bring excitement into the classroom using experimental technologies.

Dr. Daphne Galkin (pictured) and Dr. Daishia Howard, The College of Westchester, began their discussion with some humor. The presentation detailed how CW has addressed challenges and improved outcomes in its Medical Assistant Management Program

Opening Reception of the 2017 Innovation Summit.


* Trump administration will suspend borrower defense and renegotiate gainful employment. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2s5anYB

* What DeVos’s ‘Reset’ on gainful-employment and borrower “defense to repayment” rules mean for colleges. The Chronicle of Higher Education outlines the specific changes in these regulations and what they mean: http://bit.ly/2seRNvG

* A fast start? NY’s free public college tuition program received an overwhelming 21,000 applicants and could potentially lead to an unpredictable period for the state, its budget, and its public colleges and universities. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2stkozz

* Is online ed missing the mark? A new study shows that students who are the least prepared for traditional college also fare the worst in online courses, as they were associated with higher dropout rates and lower grades for lower-performing students based on a recent study. Inside Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2rRiZSs

* Help for home buyers burdened by student debt. Fannie Mae strives to alleviate burden of student-loan debt to help young people buy homes. The Wall Street Journal reports: http://on.wsj.com/2sDiKf8

* The high price of not completing college in four years. College and universities aim to improve their on-time graduation rates to eliminate costs for students – only about 40 percent of full-time students graduate on time at four-year schools. The Wall Street Journal reports: http://on.wsj.com/2s4y83m

* The telltale data that can identify college students at risk. A new program connects students who are less likely to graduate on time with one another as a support system to deter them from not graduating and/or dropping out. The New York Times reports: http://nyti.ms/2rkA2d9

* With innovation, colleges fill the skills gap. Colleges seeking to provide students opportunity to acquire more skill sets (through additional minor requirements and certificate programs, for example) to prepare them for life after graduation. The New York Times reports: http://nyti.ms/2r1MiDg

*In case you missed it (ICYMI) is a weekly e-newsletter designed to bring you the big higher education news you might have missed. Look for it every Wednesday!*