Saylor Academy Partners with Bexar County, Texas and BiblioTech

Saylor Academy is very proud to announce its first county/library partnership with Bexar County and BiblioTech Digital Library! Bexar County is participating in Saylor Academy’s Corporate/Employer Degree Completion program, providing county employees with access to Saylor’s free courses toward college credit. In turn, county employees will have free proctoring services (for Direct Credit exams) available to … Read More …

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Saylor Academy has joined the OERu

We are pleased to announce that Saylor Academy has joined the OERu as a member of its partner network. Coordinated by the not-for-profit OER Foundation, the OERu (www.oeru.org) is a network of institutions offering free, openly-licensed online courses and affordable academic credit to students worldwide. Member institutions span multiple continents and include Athabasca University in … Read More …

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Jeff Davidson named Saylor Academy Executive Director

We are pleased to announce Jeff Davidson as the new Executive Director of Saylor Academy. In his long-standing role as Director of Strategic Relationships, Jeff led the initial push to receive college credit recommendations for Saylor courses and has connected Saylor Academy to key partner institutions and organizations. During his tenure, Jeff has become a … Read More …

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Saylor Partners with Wilmington University to Increase College Degree Access

Program Also Open to Students Around the World via Distance Learning! Wilmington University, an open-access university serving over 20,000 students, and Saylor Academy have established a credit transfer agreement allowing tuition-free Saylor Academy courses, recommended for college credit, to transfer into degree programs at Wilmington. The University serves students at several physical locations in  Delaware, … Read More …

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Mary Ellen Wiltrout, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

We are excited to have Dr. Mary Ellen Wiltrout speak on a panel addressing “Perspectives in Competency-Based Education” during the Saylor Higher Education Summit taking place this June 21/22 in Washington, D.C. Mary Ellen completed her Ph.D.in biology studying translesion synthesis at MIT. From 2009 to 2013, she co-taught the molecular biology course at Harvard … Read More …

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Speaker Profile: Dr. Marie Cini

We are honored to have Dr. Marie Cini, Provost and Senior Academic Innovation Fellow at University of Maryland-University College, join us for the Saylor Higher Education Summit on June 21-22, 2017. Dr. Cini will discuss how creating and adopting open educational resources (“OER”) at higher education institutions is an important step toward increasing access, improving … Read More …

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Panelist Profile: Paul Fain, Inside Higher Ed

We’re very pleased to have Paul Fain moderate our panel “Perspectives on Competency-Based Education” at the Saylor Higher Education Summit. To learn from Paul and other great speakers, please request an invitation today. Paul Fain is news editor at Inside Higher Ed, where he has worked since 2011. He writes about low-income students, college completion … Read More …

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Speaker Profiles: Robert Clougherty and Viktoria Popova , MindAppster, Inc.

Ms. Popova and Dr. Clougherty will discuss their integrative learning model and viewing higher education as a learning system during the Saylor Higher Education Summit taking place this June 21/22 here in Washington D.C. We hope you can join us and all the details can be obtained by clicking the banner at the bottom of … Read More …

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Panelist Profile: Kara Gwaltney, American Council on Education

We are pleased to have Kara Gwaltney lend her expertise as a reviewer of alternative credit to our panel: “Employers as Higher Education Partners, a New View into Degree Completion” during the Saylor Higher Education Summit. Kara Gwaltney is the Director of CREDIT® at the American Council on Education. For over 40 years, colleges and … Read More …

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Speaker Profile: Kate Kazin, Volta Learning Group

Dr. Kazin will join us for a panel on Competency Based Education (CBE) as well as for a separate breakout session. Cathrael Kazin, JD, PhD, known as Kate, is Managing Partner of Volta Learning Group, which specializes in the design, development, and delivery of educational innovation aligned with workforce needs. She served as the founding … Read More …

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Panelist Profile: Stephanie Krauss

We are pleased to have Stephanie Malia Krauss join us for the Saylor Higher Education Summit.  Ms. Krauss will lend her expertise to our panel on alternative credentials. Stephanie Malia Krauss is director of special projects at Jobs for the Future. She develops, shapes, funds, and manages cross-team and cross-strategy projects that further Jobs for … Read More …

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Panelist Profile: Mike Adams, MissionU

Mike Adams is the Chief Product Officer and co-founder of MissionU, where he is responsible for curricular, pedagogical and technological development. Mike will be part of a lively panel on “alternative credentials” and how they complement or compete with degrees. MissionU bills itself as “Education for the 21st Century” and its mission is to offer … Read More …

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Speaker Profile: Dr. Stella Porto, Inter-American Development Bank

Stella Porto is a Learning and Knowledge Management specialist at the Institute for Economic and Social Development (INDES) in the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in Washington, DC. Dr. Porto will focus her breakout session on leveraging “ePortfolios Based on Competency Models” to connect academia to the workplace and how such an approach presents both benefits … Read More …

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Speaker Profile: DeShawn Preston, PhD, Southern Education Foundation

We are very pleased to have Dr. Preston presenting some of his findings from his report Untold Barriers for Black Students in Higher Education at the Saylor Higher Education Summit. DeShawn Preston serves as the Southern Education Foundation’s (SEF) Higher Education Research Fellow. He recently received his Ph.D. in Higher Educational Leadership from Clemson University, and his research … Read More …

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