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City Journals

WGU Firmly Includes Proactive Efforts For Women

Western Governors University expresses robust commitment to workforce-diversity practices, a philosophy beneficial for those who work for the nonprofit organization, as well as those who pursue their education there.

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National Conference of State Legislatures Blog (Online) Nashville, TN

College Presidents Focus on Serving Students, Meeting Workforce Needs

Featuring WGU President Scott Pulsipher

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Philanthropy Magazine

The Online Evolution

College over the Internet has surprised in many ways.

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Why Mega Universities Should Lead the Way on Quality Assurance

Mega-universities are on the rise. Institutions like Southern New Hampshire University, Western Governors University, Liberty University, Grand Canyon University and Arizona State University are aiming to reshape higher education through massive investments in technology, new approaches to teaching and credentialing, and an appetite for growth.

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EdCrunch Island

Universities on the Threshold of the Fourth Technological Revolution

Article about WGU President Scott Pulsipher’s speaking engagement at the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology.

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#EdCrunch and "Island 10-22": on the Way to Digital Educational Environment

Scott Pulsipher, President of Western Governors University, will present a model of the university with competency-based learning. He will talk about the difference between educational approaches in the process of training specialists for the economics of action and the economics of data.

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Harvard Business School

Expanding access and conveying competencies: How Western Governors University is rethinking higher education

Western Governors University was founded in 1997 to expand access to affordable higher education and to offer instruction grounded in the requirements of the job market. WGU President and HBS alum Scott Pulsipher tells Bill about the school’s innovative online model, which delivers a proficiency-based curriculum to working adults and members of underserved groups. With over 115,000 full-time students, WGU plans to reach an even wider audience. Is this a model for the future?

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Education Dive

With skills mapping, colleges create a 'universal language' to explain value

Traditional colleges looking to fortify the liberal arts are adopting a practice from workforce-oriented institutions that aligns curriculum and job requirements.

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Western Governors Association

WGA Annual Meeting Day 3: Revisiting the creation of Western Governors University, new governors share their stories, a conversation with HUD Secretary Carson

Western Governors concluded the 2019 Annual Meeting by revisiting their role in the creation of online education pioneer Western Governors University, engaging Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson about the work of the agency, and electing North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum as Chair of the association.

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