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Arkansas Community Colleges Arkansas Career Pathways Initiative, 2005 Funding: Pathways is funded by the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. Implementation: Each campus hired case managers to work with […]
College classrooms of yore were often fortresses reinforced with concrete floors and walls. Listening to a lecture in such hard-surfaced rooms was like trying to decipher sound in an echo […]
How are higher ed institutions doing in recognizing the importance of acoustics and noise control in new and existing learning spaces? What’s one thing you wish campus administrators understood better […]
Take this quiz to find out if your campus has acoustic problems in its classrooms. If so, the facilities department should assess the acoustics to determine if there are problems with reverberation […]
Students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing can struggle even in rooms with the best acoustics. Institutions receiving federal funding, including all public colleges and universities, are required by law to […]
In your experience, how are higher ed institutions doing in their efforts to teach students to be responsible about their finances while in school and in future stages of life? […]
Outside of online and in-person financial literacy sessions, colleges and universities are finding innovative strategies to guide students toward being more financially responsible in both their college and adult lives. […]
As financial aid administrators know, there’s no shortage of free and fee-based programs designed to help students get a handle on personal finance and keep up loan payments when the […]
Aside from offering a variety of high-quality food, what is the most important thing colleges can do to encourage students to eat on campus? “It is important to offer meal […]
Appetizer Stakeholders’ input During the planning stages for the Brodhead Center dining hall, Duke University invited input from students, faculty and the local community on the design and dining offerings—and […]
Managing change may be part of the job description for any higher ed administrator, but it’s seldom easy. And nowhere is this more evident than with the core of any […]
Vendor question: What is the most important thing for higher ed institutions to consider when implementing AI into their student services? “An institution should have clear objectives and goals. No […]
From admissions, financial aid and residence life to registration, student activities and food service, here’s how student service areas can use chatbots to keep students informed. (Click to enlarge infographic.) LINK TO MAIN […]
How students are engaging with chatbots at: Winston-Salem State University (N.C.) “One of the odd things about an AI chatbot is that students will be very honest with it,” says […]
The challenge: Reduce summer melt for incoming freshmen at Georgia State University. The method: Use an artificially intelligent chatbot to help students complete pre-enrollment tasks, such as submitting transcripts and […]
Schools around the nation get creative to drive students to spend more of their time—and money—in campus eateries.
Here are guidelines from Boston University. LINK TO MAIN ARTICLE: 5 keys to navigating change in higher ed programs Source: Guidelines for Academic Program Review at Boston University, UBmag.me/bu Mark Rowh, a […]
Higher ed institution administrators interested in blockchain transcripts should consider these five common steps to making the transition. LINK TO MAIN ARTICLE: College transcripts transformed Nancy Mann Jackson is an Alabama-based writer who […]
Besides exploring new ways to speed up the process and validity of providing transcripts, the registrar’s office has another movement afoot—including documented behavioral issues on those official academic documents. Where […]
Changes in academic programs are often precipitated by budget crises. But when faced with a 16 percent reduction in state appropriations in 2015, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire took a different […]
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