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House Members Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Eliminate Burdensome Higher Education Regulations

Higher Education and Workforce TrainingWASHINGTON, D.C. | July 10, 2013 –

Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC), House Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN), and Rep. Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) today introduced the Supporting Academic Freedom through Regulatory Relief Act (H.R. 2637).

Building on bipartisan legislation that passed the House last year, H.R. 2637 will repeal three unnecessary federal regulations that restrict choice and opportunity in higher education: the gainful employment regulation, the state authorization regulation, and the federal credit hour regulation.

Rep. Foxx said, “These regulations are stifling pioneering institutions at a time when forward-thinking solutions are desperately needed. The Supporting Academic Freedom through Regulatory Relief Act will remove the threat gainful employment, state authorization, and federal credit hour regulations pose to student choice, innovative schools, and an American economy that stands to benefit from responsive higher learning institutions. Republicans and Democrats should toss these bad ideas aside and work together to strengthen higher education for students and taxpayers while maintaining the flexibility and choice that set American colleges and universities apart.”

“Members on both sides of the aisle have repeatedly expressed concerns these so-called ‘program integrity’ regulations could limit education and job training opportunities for millions of students,” Chairman Kline said. “Even federal courts have weighed in, striking down portions of the state authorization and gainful employment regulations – yet the administration continues to press forward with these ill-conceived regulations. Enough is enough. The Supporting Academic Freedom through Regulatory Relief Act will eliminate the onerous gainful employment, state authorization, and credit hour regulations once and for all, and prevent the Department of Education from piling more burdensome regulations on higher education institutions.”

“We need a highly-skilled workforce capable of competing in a global economy.  As I have said many times before, the Department of Education’s suggested approach on gainful employment will disproportionally harm nontraditional and lower-income students.  To me, it is misguided and would cut-off the ability of millions of student to afford school and job-training based on a formula of projected future earnings,” said Rep. Hastings.  “The Supporting Academic Freedom through Regulatory Relief Act will take the necessary legislative action to eliminate these burdensome regulations.”

The Supporting Academic Freedom through Regulatory Relief Act will:

  • Permanently repeal the gainful employment regulation, which would levy reporting burdens on community colleges and proprietary schools and force administrators to seek federal approval before creating new programs.
  • Permanently repeal the state authorization regulation, which forces states to follow federal requirements when deciding whether to grant an institution – including those offering online education programs – permission to operate within the state.
  • Permanently repeal the credit hour regulation, which establishes a federal definition of a credit hour, providing the government increased control over institutions’ academic affairs.
  • Amend the incentive compensation regulation to ensure third party service providers are allowed to enter into tuition sharing agreements with nonprofit colleges and universities to aid in the development of distance education platforms.
  • Prohibit the Department of Education from issuing additional higher education regulations in several of these areas until after Congress reauthorizes the Higher Education Act.

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California Bill Seeks Campus Credit for Online Study


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Legislation will be introduced in the California Senate on Wednesday that could reshape higher education by requiring the state’s public colleges and universities to give credit for faculty-approved online courses taken by students unable to register for oversubscribed classes on campus.

If it passes, as seems likely, it would be the first time that state legislators have instructed public universities to grant credit for courses that were not their own — including those taught by a private vendor, not by a college or university.

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A call with an industry short fund


Last week we spent some time on the phone with a well-known industry short fund.  We discussed the industry as a whole, as well as specific issues facing the industry which were behind their premise that shorting the industry was a good play for the next few years. Topics such as gainful employment, new compensation rules, default rates and the power of non-profit brands extending into the online education were the main points.  Gainful employment in conjunction with 90/10 is in our opinion a biased illogical political move to hinder the growth of one industry segment for profit schools to the benefit of another nonprofit schools.  If the rule is sound & logical, why wouldn’t it

be industry wide, the answer is clear, it’s not a well thought out rule.  If the traditional colleges had to live within gainful employment you would see far fewer lawyers, doctors, economists, political scientists (maybe that’s a good thing) philosophers, literary scholars, teachers, artists, theorists etc.  Who’s going to fill the entry level positions?  Aren’t they stepping stones?  We guess they will be filled by graduates of traditional colleges with English, Liberal Arts & Art history degrees whose $200,000+ education clearly provided them with such a solid and relevant foundation.  Default rates, well they need to be managed, schools need to ensure that the engagement & value their student receive from the education provided them is compelling.  We need to utilize assessment to make sure students enter program they have real interest and a likelihood of success in.  And we need to screen for and provide the remedial assistance necessary for students to be able to be successful in their education.  Will the industry be able to manage them successfully, YES.  As for the value of brands, this is a topic which has been discussed for many years.



We all know a brand is valuable.  We all know having a brand is a huge advantage and can significantly reduce the marketing costs of student recruitment.  But the big caveat is “can”.  Most traditional colleges significantly lack the admissions infrastructure and wiliness to adapt as necessary to be competitive to succeed in the fast paced world of online  education.  The partnerships between traditional colleges and for profit enterprises have proven that they can work and achieve fast growth, but those are still few in number.  The real questions is when will we see an influx of these partnerships, and how much of an effect will they have on the for-profit EDU industry>


EducationDynamics 2011 Schools Choice Award winner

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Congratulations EducationDynamics!

EducationDynamics was’s 2011 Education Advertising and Marketing Industry survey “Schools Choice” award winner for Best Lead Provider recently completed its annual survey of over 200+ industry professionals and for the first time included a ranking of lead providers.  This year there will be 2 award categories for lead providers:

Schools Choice: The lead provider who achieved the highest overall rankings exclusively from schools.

Industry Choice: The lead Provider(s) who achieved the highest overall rankings cumulatively from schools & advertising firms. Lead Generation Survey Shows Marketing Budgets on the Rise in Education

2010 Benchmarking Report provides key statistics and insights for marketers in the education sector

survey-graphCloster, New Jersey, and Toronto, Canada, February 4, 2010 – Despite continuing challenges to the overall economic environment, marketing budgets in the education sector – specifically for lead generation – are on the rise, according to results from the 2010 Lead Generation Benchmarking survey by and sponsored by Sparkroom. According to the survey, schools are overwhelmingly keeping their resources focused on lead generation activities for 2010. Virtually all respondents indicated that they are planning to increase or maintain their spending on lead generation next year (69% and 17% respectively). Just 7% plan to decrease spending.

“Marketing, recruitment and admissions departments have faced a number of challenges over the past few years as the market has undergone a series of rapid changes, many as a direct result of online marketing and lead gen technologies,” said Tom Ferrara, CEO of “This report offers a quick and concise way for them to gage their performance against other peer schools and to better understand where they should be making changes.”

The survey of 102 professionals directly involved with marketing in the education sector was conducted by iTracks Research on behalf of between December 1 and December 16, 2009. It aimed to establish some benchmarks and identify current trends and best practices in the highly competitive for-profit education sector.

“There’s more and more pressure on higher education marketers to do more with less as the market becomes increasingly competitive,” said Jamie McDonald, President and CEO of Sparkroom. “This report confirmed what we’ve been seeing – just a small percentage of schools are optimizing their lead management when measured by CPE. The majority need to find ways to improve their enrollment marketing automation in order to compete with the leading marketers in the space.”

Among other findings from the survey:

  • There is a strong correlation between 3rd party call center use and short lead response times with, 82% of schools using a third-party call centers reporting lead response time under ten minutes, compared to just 40% using an internal call center, and 45% of those who rely on admissions reps to call.
  • The vast majority (90%) of respondents from large schools (those with a total enrolment over 20,000 students) reported that they are using in-house lead management solutions, rather than relying on an agency.
  • The effectiveness of social media for lead generation remains unproven, with just 35% of respondents reporting that it is an effective tool for lead gen. By comparison, over 93% of respondents reported that search advertising is very effective.
  • When asked about the most significant concerns affecting their organization, the large majority of schools (89%) noted that poor lead quality ranks as a concern, while the majority (58%) also identified the high cost of agency fees as a concern for their organization.

The survey also attracted lead provider respondents who were invited to answer a secondary questionnaire to track trends among lead aggregators, including the number of leads being generated in the education sector, bounceback rates and revenue per lead. These reports have been compiled in a separate report, titled 2010 Lead Generation Benchmarking for Vendors.

For a more detailed interpretation or additional information on either survey, please email or visit To request a copy of the 2010 Lead Generation Benchmarking Report, visit

About is a leading website resource for all those who work within, around or are interested in the For-Profit EDU industry. The site offers research, consulting, networking, news updates and commentary from members of the For-Profit EDU community. Contributors include those from the school side, as well as those that work at related services firms including the investment community (investors, analysts, venture firms & PE firms), marketing & advertising professionals, educators & curriculum development, career services & other related service providers. ForProfitEDU also provides research and consulting services to schools & other service firms within the industry. Areas of expertise include Advertising, Lead generation, Marketing Strategy & Execution, Admissions, M&A, Raising capital, Market research and Partnering to create & grow online schools.

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Sparkroom delivers innovative solutions to direct marketers, including its comprehensive Lead Performance Management software and services. Sparkroom Lead Deliver, Lead IQ, and Lead Market Analytics deliver a hosted business intelligence platform to give direct response marketers the tools and expertise needed to measure, manage, and optimize their lead acquisition spending across every direct response channel. Sparkroom’s software, which it hosts and delivers to its customers on demand, enables customers to capture, store, and analyze information generated by their lead buying activities and to gain critical business insights into the performance and efficiency of marketing and sales initiatives and other business processes. For more information, visit

Leadscon 2010 in Las Vegas features a panel on The Future of Education Lead Generation

The Future of Education Lead Generation For those generating or wishing to generate leads, almost all will turn their attention to the online education lead generation space at some point in time. It is a sector that has public companies worth tens of billions of dollars in market cap combined, spends upwards of a billion dollars annually buying leads, and has seen incredible growth for almost a decade. Online education has bolstered the fortunes of so many in lead generation and the broader advertising world. Despite the rapid success or perhaps because of it, the future contains some uncertainty. Is this a gravy train that might soon end or one whose next ten years can look as promising as the past.Moderator: Tom Ferrara, Chief Executive Officer, FFVentures & Owner,
Panelists: Joe Charlson, SVP Strategic Operations, Education Management, LLC
Brian Eberman, Chief Executive Officer, Avenue100 Media Solutions
Terrence Thomas, Executive Vice President, Marketing, Education Dynamics

LeadsCon Las Vegas 2010 takes place February 23rd and February 24, 2010. Join for two full days of unforgettable learning and unparalleled networking.