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GRAHAM HOLDINGS CO filed this Form 8-K on 04/27/2017
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performance of New University.  The Parties shall conduct such ongoing evaluation of this Agreement through the work of the Advisory Committee, subject to the Evaluation Process and to Section 1(e) (Changes in Costs) of Exhibit F, if and as applicable, all as described below.

2.            Control of New University; Responsibilities of the Parties.

2.1        New University Board of Trustees.

The operation and control of New University shall at all times be subject to the oversight and exclusive control of the New University Board of Trustees, the members of which shall be appointed by Purdue.  The New University Board of Trustees shall have ultimate approval (including veto power) and decision-making authority with respect to all functions of New University, all pursuant to New University’s organizational authority.

2.2        New University Obligations.

Without limiting the powers of the New University Board of Trustees to oversee the institution’s academic policies and practices and ensure it meets its legal and fiduciary responsibilities, New University shall have sole responsibility for, and oversight and control over, its operations, including development and delivery of its Academic Programs and performance of Academic Functions in alignment with academic and financial policies approved by the New University Board of Trustees from time-to-time.  The term “Academic Functions” means the functions, responsibilities and duties performed in the ordinary course of business in support of the academic operations of New University, including:

(a)            Student Admissions.  Establishment of standards for:  (i) the selection and admission of students to New University and (ii) oversight of student admission process and enrollment services.  Oversight and ultimate authority with respect to review of application material and admissions determinations.

(b)            Academic Standards.  Establishment for each Academic Program of:  (i) applicable standards, prerequisites, requirements, and measures of student performance; (ii) standards for the evaluation of the performance of students enrolled in each Academic Program; and (iii) processes for the evaluation of each such student’s performance.

(c)            Curriculum.  Creation and maintenance of course materials for approximately 1,000 online and blended courses (including competency-based material), and systems and processes to manage learning outcomes at the course and program level, including general education literacies and professional competencies.  Management, design, development and quality control of all curriculum resources.  Adoption and determination of the quality of each Academic Program and the curricula and course materials therefor, including approval of the courses to be offered, the nature and level of the credit ascribed thereto and establishing the modalities by which to deliver the courses.

(d)            Student Records.  Student records management through an office of the registrar, including setting appropriate standards for processing and maintaining all academic and administrative records of students who are enrolled, have graduated or are seeking enrollment in Academic Programs; prior learning assessment and transcript evaluation; degree planning and audit; and competency reporting.

(e)            Academic Reporting and Analysis  Management reporting to meet regulatory and accreditation requirements, to support academic quality control, and to understand and help improve student success, persistence and completion.  Assessment management, internal and external surveying of students, faculty and alumni, and the research pipeline (the systemic use of learning engineering to conduct 20 to 50 controlled trials annually exploring all aspects of learning and student support).
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