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  • StraighterLine Names Lesley Phelps VP of Strategic Initiatives

    Beth Dumbauld

    Former Regent Education SVP of Sales, Marketing, and Product Management joins StraighterLine management team StraighterLine, the innovative, low-cost online college course provider, today announced it has appointed Lesley Phelps to the executive team as Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, a role responsible for several key functions including customer implementations, customer support, and new account acquisition. “Lesley’s background coupled with the reputation she has developed in the higher education industry make her uniquely qualified for this role,” said Burck Smith, StraighterLine founder and CEO. Phelps’ career spans a variety of leadership roles in the higher education sector. Prior to joining StraighterLine, Phelps se ...

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  • StraighterLine and Dallas County Community College District/DCCCD Selected for U.S. Department of Education’s Educational Quality through Innovative Partnerships (EQUIP)

    Beth Dumbauld

    StraighterLine, the fastest-growing provider of alternative academic credit, and Dallas County Community College District/DCCCD, one of the largest community college systems in Texas, are pleased to announce they are offering one of just a handful of programs to be picked for the U.S. Department of Education’s EQUIP experiment. Through EQUIP, StraighterLine and DCCCD will offer two associate degree programs where StraighterLine delivers up to 75% of the coursework. These programs will primarily serve students that have attended some college, but have not yet obtained a credential. Tuition will be $99 per credit which includes all materials. Students enrolled in these programs will have access to federal financial aid. CHEA will serve as a ...

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  • StraighterLine Names Glenn Maughan New VP of Technology

    Beth Dumbauld

    StraighterLine, the innovative low-cost online college course provider, today announced Glenn Maughan to the executive team, as VP of Technology. Maughan had been at PowerReviews during the past year as Chief Technology Officer and will now take on the senior technology role at StraighterLine effective May 23. Through its partner college network of over 100 accredited partner colleges and universities, StraighterLine offers an affordable and convenient way for students to earn college credit. To date, StraighterLine’s low-cost online courses have already saved students and taxpayers over $110,400,000.* “Glenn is a proven leader who is able to combine technical vision with execution,” said Burck Smith, StraighterLine founder and CEO. ...

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  • StraighterLine Adds Two New Online College Courses

    Beth Dumbauld

    StraighterLine now offers 60 low-cost general education courses StraighterLine today announced the launch of two new online college courses, bringing the total number of offerings to sixty. Like all StraighterLine courses, these have received credit recommendation from the American Council on Education (ACE). The new courses are IT Fundamentals and Survey of World History. These new 3-credit courses expand the Technology and Humanities offerings available through the low-cost online college course provider. With the addition of these two new courses, StraighterLine now provides sixty self-paced courses available immediately to students looking to complete their general education credits online. Each course is available for purchase with a $ ...

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  • StraighterLine CEO Burck Smith: One of Higher Education's Top 10 'Influencers' Of 2015

    Beth Dumbauld

    StraighterLine CEO Burck Smith makes "Higher Education's Top 10 Influencers of 2015" list Forbes - January 10, 2016 Higher Education's Top 10 'Influencers' Of 2015 "Under his leadership, StraighterLine has positioned itself as a for-profit provider of low cost instruction that works with traditional higher education rather than being in competition with it." Learn why "Smith and StraighterLine have played a significant role in getting the Department of Education to consider Title IV support for non-traditional sources of learning through its “multiple pathways initiative.” Read Original Article ...

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