3 steps to reduce your Title IV false claims risk
Federal grants and loans provided under Title IV programs are especially susceptible to FCA violations because of the extensive requirements that attach to these funds. You can reduce your institution’s Title IV FCA risk by adhering to simple guidelines.
UB op-ed: How to move from digital literacy to digital fluency
If you work in higher education, you have likely heard the term “digital literacy.” But are basic literacy skills enough to equip students to thrive in today’s world?Jennifer Sparrow, associate vice president of Teaching and Learning with Technology at The Pennsylvania State University, believes we need to help students move beyond digital literacy to achieve digital fluency.
UB op-ed: The changing role of the public research university
As vice president for Research & Innovation at Texas Tech University, I work with faculty, staff and students to advance the research mission of the university, including all areas of research, from the arts to engineering. We foster a rich and dynamic academic environment fully engaged in research, scholarly inquiry, and creative activity.
UB op-ed: Higher ed technology boot camps
The non-degree granting, for-profit sector of higher education has been experiencing success with coding and other technology boot camps since 2012. Encouraged by that success, both public and private degree-granting institutions have jumped on the bandwagon in recent years.
UB op-ed: Westminster College, celebrating the fall of the Berlin Wall
As 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, James E. Samels, of The Education Alliance and the law firm Samels Associates, discusses how the life of Winston Churchill reminds us that vision and courage can triumph over seemingly impossible odds. He recently visited Westminster College in Missouri, the home of the National Churchill Museum.
UB op-ed: Colleges can help the formerly incarcerated transcend past mistakes—and I’m an example
My first job out of prison was as a warehouse laborer earning minimum wage. The job was mind numbing and backbreaking, and didn't offer benefits. Then, I received a call from the local university for a clerical position; it was the opportunity I desperately needed, and it changed the trajectory of my life.
UB op-ed: Developing policies that prevent relationships from crossing the line
In light of the #MeToo movement, many universities are confronting an issue that has presented challenges for many years: relationships between faculty and students. Institutions often encourage close relationships between […]
UB op-ed: Where #MeToo meets leadership education
Over the past two years the #MeToo movement has revealed longstanding and widespread mistreatment of many women in the workplace. Nichols College President Susan West Engelkemeyer says teaching leadership skills to a new generation of male and female students may offer the best hope for a workplace makeover sooner than later.
UB op-ed: What’s the key force changing the landscape of higher ed?
Although the news media has focused on a number of serious issues in higher ed, including the admissions scandal and the devastating impact of student debt that now exceeds credit card debt, not much has been said about demographics, a key force changing both the structure and the size of higher ed in America.