Gainful Employment: Hearing All Sides

We invited four higher education thought leaders to provide their insights and particular perspectives on the Department of Education’s proposed rule on Gainful Employment, its likely impact on higher education institutions and students, their ideas for how the proposed rule could be improved and their thoughts on the broader policy implications of the rule for higher education.

Individual Questions:
Bergeron provides background, context and mechanics of the proposed Gainful Employment Rule (6:52)
Gunderson and Baime comment on the coverage and impact of the proposed rule on career and community colleges (7:07)
Lovell discusses the unintended consequences for graduate medical education in the private career sector (3:14)
Gunderson discusses potential collateral damage of the proposed rule (4:26)
Guests offer suggestions for changing the proposed rule (8:38)
Gainful employment as landmark federal higher education policy making (2:13)
Challenges of the current policy environment for higher education (3:03)
The dangers of one-size-fits-all approaches to higher education regulation(3:39)
Innovation the key to lessening the impact of gainful employment (5:41)
Thoughts on an accountability framework for higher education (14:35)

Podcast Intro and Exit music by Won (FLT RSK) / CC BY-NC 3.0 Produced in conjunction with the Average Guy Podcast Network

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