Two Years After Promising a ‘Transformational’ Partnership, the U. of Arizona and Zovio Part Ways

The University of Arizona Global Campus announced on Monday it would take over management of its online education programs from Zovio Inc. — the same company that two years earlier transferred its for-profit college holdings to the University of Arizona in what was touted then as a “transformational” agreement. Read more

N.Y. Shuts Down Operations of Beleaguered Bible College With Ties to ‘Newsweek’

New York’s deputy commissioner for higher education dealt a new blow to Olivet University late last month by forcing it to stop academic operations in the state, citing the college’s “pattern of mismanagement of the institution’s finances” and “a well-established pattern of noncompliance with laws, rules, and regulations,” according to a letter to the college from the state’s Education Department. Read more

Work in Public Education and Hate Chegg? You Might Be an Investor

Think you can sell Juan B. Gutiérrez on Chegg? Probably not. The University of Texas at San Antonio math professor and department chair is a critic of the ed-tech platform. He says he’s witnessed firsthand how the site’s services can be co-opted by bad actors, and he believes the company owes much of its success and profitability to academic misconduct. Read more