The last couple of weeks have seen the unveiling of two massive but interesting strategic gambles taken by a couple of US public universities. The kind of strategy moves that universities in other countries can only dream about. I am speaking, of course, about the Purdue’s buy-out of Kaplan University and the University of Arizona’s attempt to create a global set of “microcampuses”.
Let’s start with the Kaplan/Purdue merger/buy-out/service agreement – what is it, exactly? Well, it isn’t easy to explain. Basically, … [ Read More ]