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In San Antonio, Texas, men’s basketball teams from two higher ed institutions will soon play for a national title to conclude the “March Madness” tournament. The NCAA Division I championship […]
When adjunct faculty assembled in November 2017 at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, it wasn’t for curricula conversation. Instead, after voting to form a union earlier in the year, […]
Q: What can higher ed institutions do to best protect themselves from technical vulnerabilities that most people would not expect are vulnerabilities (for example, wireless printers)? “The most important thing […]
At the Internet of Things Village of the DEF CON security conference in 2016, hacking contests revealed nearly 50 vulnerabilities in 23 devices from 21 manufacturers. Security flaws were exposed […]
In what ways do you see colleges falling short in utilizing data to make better admissions recruitment and acceptance decisions? What kinds of data should they be using more of […]
College admissions teams now go beyond zip codes and SAT scores to micromatch students who are most likely to apply to, enroll in and succeed at their institutions. In this […]
Higher ed museums continue to evolve, but tried-and-true practices drive current trends such as galleries with moveable walls, event spaces and AV technology. “Colleges are seizing on tradition,” says Matt […]
The vast majority of community college athletic programs operate in relative obscurity, known mostly at the local level, if at all. The obvious exception is the football team at East […]
Leading the charge: 12 representatives from all departments at Baldwin Wallace University in Ohio Phase 1 (three years ago) The team began with an “amnesty period” in which members showed each […]
As textbook sales have declined, campus stores are relying on promotions to attract students who might not otherwise have a reason to visit. The wave of special events continues year-round in an attempt to drive business beyond the pre-semester rush.
If there’s one thing small college purchasing managers know for sure, it’s that they have to be smart about a lot of things. “At larger schools, people in purchasing have […]
When it comes to space utilization, what is one aspect that higher ed institutions may not necessarily be thinking about but should consider? “Current trends in wellness combined with the […]
From 2007 to 2016, higher ed campuses grew by more than 10 percent in building space, outpacing the 8 percent growth in enrollment during the same period, according to the […]
In your experience, what is the biggest challenge for college dining halls in operating separate locations or kitchen areas dedicated to serving students with special diets? “Kitchen space presents the […]
Classrooms, libraries and residence halls may appear to be the key points of interest on campus tours—but dining halls can generate even bigger buzz. Students scrutinize menus, looking for labels such […]
Are data silos a big problem in higher ed, and what are the most important reasons for taking them down? “It’s common to see a divide between interests in graduation […]
Leading the charge: Office of Institutional Research at Shawnee State University in Ohio Phase 1 (recently completed) The three-person office built relationships with the finance office, registrar and admissions office […]
While many regional consortia use the collective power of members to negotiate purchasing contracts with volume discounts, it can pay to think beyond neighboring colleges when looking at this cost-saving […]
Rogue spending—buying outside a purchasing contract—can be an issue at colleges large and small. Here’s how the small college pros rein it in. • Help spenders put a face to […]
What is the biggest key to success with campus store promotions, and what is the biggest challenge in executing them? “Communication with regional managers and store managers is key. The […]
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