5 Questions to Ask About Student Services in Online Programs

Susan Aldridge in USNEWS on comparing Online, On-Campus Graduate Programs

From career advising to library resources, student services are an essential component of higher education both in person and online, experts say. “Online students are learning at a distance,” says Susan Aldridge, president of Drexel University Online. “Student services make a difference in whether these students can be successful or not.” Drexel offers its online [...]

Video: How to Know if Your Online Program Is Legit

Susan Aldridge in USNEWS on comparing Online, On-Campus Graduate Programs

Online students know that earning a degree is an investment, and one they want to be worthwhile. But with many online options available, it can be hard to find a program that will be legitimate in the eyes of employers and graduate schools. Hosted by Devon Haynie of U.S.News, Dr. Susan and peers discuss accreditation, [...]

Online programs navigate learning curves

Online programs navigate learning curves

The CMU online experts say universities have been, overall, slow to embrace online education. The likely reason: They realize it isn’t easy to do right. Students, meanwhile — especially adults in the workplace — are champing at the bit for it, statistics indicate. They want it because it fits their increasing need for higher education [...]

Reinventing Online Higher Ed

Susan Aldridge Appointed Senior Vice President of Drexel University for Online Learning

A recent study by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) reported that about 95 percent of students enrolled in their free, online courses (EdX) dropped them before earning a certificate of completion. Increasingly, colleges and universities, both not-for-profit institutions like the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) and especially for-profit institutions such [...]

Dr. Susan Aldridge joins Drexel University

Susan Aldridge Appointed Senior Vice President of Drexel University for Online Learning

Dr. Susan Aldridge has joined Drexel University. Dr. Susan serves as senior vice president for Online Learning and president of Drexel University Online. Aldridge is responsible for building an administrative division that provides comprehensive services focused on the unique needs of online students and pursues new approaches to online curricula, teaching and student tracking that [...]

Harnessing the power of continuous innovation

Policy paper by Susan Aldridge - "Harnessing the power of continuous innovation" at 10th Anniversary Annual Meeting at the President's Forum

Policy paper by Dr. Susan Aldridge – “Harnessing the power of continuous innovation” – to be discussed in the 10th Anniversary Annual Meeting at the President’s Forum in Washington on October 7th- 8th. The Presidents’ Forum, established in 2004, is a collaboration of accredited, national, adult-serving institutions and programs which have embraced the power and [...]

Susan Aldridge Appointed Senior Vice President of Drexel University for Online Learning

Susan Aldridge Appointed Senior Vice President of Drexel University for Online Learning

Susan Aldridge has been appointed Senior Vice President for Online Learning. In a letter going out the Drexel Community, the President of Drexel University said ….. Susan brings 17 years of higher education leadership experience and has built an international reputation as one of the premier innovators in online and distance education. She is the [...]

Veterans find out-of-state military service can cost big when starting college

Veterans find out-of-state military service can cost big when starting college Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/2013/07/16/2864633/veterans-find-out-of-state-military.html#storylink=cpy

Groups such as the American Association of State Colleges and Universities worry that the bill represents an overreach by the federal government, since determining tuition rates is something states handle. The association also thinks the present language of the bill could have some unintended adverse results, such as slashing current benefits to veterans. “This bill [...]

Susan Aldridge in USNEWS on comparing Online, On-Campus Graduate Programs

Susan Aldridge in USNEWS on comparing Online, On-Campus Graduate Programs

While many online programs are ramping up their support services for students, experts say many others have a long way to go before they rival the offerings of their on-campus counterparts. Students considering an online graduate degree should explore whether the program offers tutoring, advising, library services and career counseling, says Susan Aldridge, a senior [...]