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Fighting for our Students? Arthur Keiser Ph.D CCA/APSCU New York, New York August 12, 2010.

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1 Fighting for our Students? Arthur Keiser Ph.D CCA/APSCU New York, New York August 12, 2010

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3 A Study of Birds! Ornithology (from the Greek ornis = bird and logos = word/science) is the branch of zoology concerned with the scientific study of birds....

4 The Ostrich

5 The Gooney Bird?

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7 The Chicken Little Approach to Higher Education Preservation!

8 The Washington Mess! Sector Under Attack The Attack is Coordinated The Attack is a one-two punch – Bad Public Relations – Active Anti-Career School Lobbying

9 Harris Miller after a day at the office

10 Political Unrest Executive Branch Department of Education-Negotiated Rule making Increased Program Reviews Increased IG activity Slower Turnaround on Approvals Rejection of Innovation Pressure on Accrediting Commissions

11 Political Unrest Legislative Branch Congressional Hearings Congressional Studies Increased threat of negative legislation No relief on 90/10 or Default rate pressures

12 I’ve got a feeling!

13 What To Do! Be Careful and Be Compliant Organize Politically through CCA or within your own organization Be Prepared – Expect Program Reviews – Tighten up quality control – Tighten your admissions procedures and processes – Protect yourself from legal issues

14 What to Do? Document, Document, Document Watch your 90/10 Watch your Default Rates

15 WAR!! Prepare for Battle by Investing in the Process! a. Raise Money for the political leaders b. Invite members of Congress and their staffs into your school

16 WAR!! Host Political Fundraisers at your school. Get involved in your Associations Organize your students and employees Together we can protect our students

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18 Don’t put your head in the sand.


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