Podcast – Elephant In The Room – How To Promote When On Gainful Employment Probation

Gainful Employment Rules have been adopted by the Department of Education as of this summer. Some experts are stating that as a result of this ruling up to one third of all programs presently being offered will have to go “on probation.”  Subject to a successful legal appeal by APSCU, some schools will start to see “probation deficiency letters” at the end of this year.

A deficiency letter simply states that a given program(s) that you offer does not meet Gainful Employment Guidelines. A deficiency is loosely described as when student loan payments exceed 12% of first year’s gross income. If this happens two out of three years, a school cannot use federal student loan funding. If grad payments float between eight and twelve percent four out of five years, the school loses its funding.  Read more


Podcast #27: Should Your School Become a B Corp?

We have all read the reams of bad press about proprietary schools. If you are a school leader in this area, you know most of it is off-base or just plain incorrect.

One way to instantly prove to the world that your proprietary school is ethical and community-minded is to become B Corp Certified. B Corporations are certified that they treat their employees well and are net benefactors for the community and environment; otherwise known as a Triple Bottom Line Organization.

Becoming B Corp Certified helps businesses to stand-out, to differentiate themselves as organizations with high social and environmental performance. In this podcast, Gregg Meiklejohn interview Dan Osusky, special envoy with B Lab; the for-profit EDU administrator of the B Corp Certification.

Fun Fact: Enrollment Resources Inc. was the first marketing company in North America to be Certified as a B Corp.