Westchester County Business Journal: “Incenting education”

Daniel Baugher, associate dean and director of graduate programs at Pace University Lubin School of Business in New York City and White Plains, was quoted in the Westchester County Business Journal pointing out an “upswing in program enrollment” due to new encouragement for adult education such as online courses and employer incentives.

Daniel Baugher, associate dean and director of graduate programs at Pace University Lubin School of Business in New York City and White Plains, was quoted in the Westchester County Business Journal pointing out an “upswing in program enrollment” due to new encouragement for adult education such as online courses and employer incentives.

Pace is actively searching for beneficial employer partnerships to recruit future Pace students.

“The Lubin School of Business is running a program incentive for employees who apply to Pace University by July 1. There’s an attractive perk: they receive one free, three-credit course worth $2,500. “It’s not easy, because in White Plains, the volume market size seems to have shrunk,” Baugher said. “A lot of (companies) are smaller businesses and they ask, ‘What’s in it for me? If they are trained, will the person leave me?’ But it can mean that someone in-house can do something that a consultant would have done.”’

Finally, Pace has recently launched “iPace”, and online degree completion program. Prospective students who apply by July 1 will only have to pay $500 per credit.

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Westchester Business Journal: “Bottom-up or top-down government”

Lubin professor John James argues in his most recent column for the Westchester Business Journal in an informed public discussion of social welfare.

Lubin professor John James argues in his most recent column for the Westchester Business Journal for an informed public discussion of social welfare.

From the article:

We Americans face major choices. Do we want to create a government program providing cradle-to-grave security for all our citizens? Are we willing to give up our bottom-up approach to government in favor of top-down centralized planning and decision-making? Both Obama Care and Dodd-Frank require such a system. The current deliberations in Congress and at numerous statehouses are wrestling with these questions. It is clear the Democratic Party has moved and continues to move toward a more centralized top-down form of government. The decisions will be political, and, as the French say, “a votre choix!”

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