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The President and Congress

by Emily Kipp

For those who didn't hear, President Docking was invited to speak at a U.S. Congressional Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training. In case you missed it, here are a few of the things Docking was able to share.

Photo Credit: Jay Mallin

Photo Credit: Jay Mallin

Starting by sharing his plan of overlapping a business model with education, Docking was able to explain how Adrian College was able to jump from less than 900 students in 2005 to 1700 current students.

Docking also spoke about how AC aims to eliminate the "talent gap," difference between what employers expect and what employees can do, by allowing so many students to really dive in and work with local businesses, asking CEO's what they want to see in new employees, and essentially allowing students to do rather than just learn. In many ways this is part of what makes AC different; it is a small liberal arts school that can really focus on each student. 

AdrianPlus, AC's new loan repayment plan for new students starting in Fall 2014, was also commended as a way to help students make college more affordable.

To view the entire hearing, please visit http://edworkforcehouse.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=2&clip_id=193