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Admissions at the University of Mississippi recently began incorporating language about landscaping services’ many accomplishments in mailers to prospective students. For example, they now mention various awards that the department […]
The growth of a 194-acre tropical rainforest sometimes forces the 48-member University of Hawai’i at Mānoa’s grounds crew to cut down branches and vines overrunning the institution’s Harold L. Lyon […]
Where do campuses fall short on groundskeeping and landscaping, and what misconceptions do administrators outside of facilities departments have about groundskeeping? “An important piece in efficient management of groundskeeping and […]
NASHVILLE, Tennessee—When Glenda Baskin Glover applied to college, her decision wasn’t whether to enroll in a historically black university, she says, but which one she chose to attend. “There were […]
When Susan Stuebner became president of Colby-Sawyer College in New Hampshire in 2016, she faced a $4 million operating loss and a projected $2.6 million deficit for the following year. […]
What began as a push to increase the number and diversity of students studying STEM has evolved into a full-scale effort to improve teaching and learning at The University of […]
What do you see as the biggest barrier to community colleges enrolling more international students? “Community colleges need to focus not just on recruiting international students but retaining the ones […]
Impact of STEM at The University of Arizona Involvement in the Association of American Universities Undergraduate STEM Education Initiative grew into the UA Learning Initiative. The initiative includes: Link to […]
Better academic performance. Increased student retention and graduation rates. Improved sense of campus community. Online exclusive: Edtech providers on student/faculty ties These are just three benefits that closer ties among faculty […]
International students coming to the United States can mean a financial boon for community colleges as well as the towns and cities where they reside. Nearly 100,000 international students attending […]
In its report “Navigating The New Normal: Financial Imperatives For MSI Effectiveness and Avoiding Financial Exigency,” the Southern Education Foundation suggests that trustees could better understand their institutions’ financial health […]
What is the biggest challenge administrators have fostering trusting relationships between students and faculty? What’s the most innovative way you’ve seen a college tackle this challenge? “Engaging in communication is […]
What are the biggest technology barriers for students in rural areas who want to pursue postsecondary education but can’t get to a campus? How can colleges break through those barriers? […]
Academics The mantra of “if you build it, they will come” has a bit of truth when recruiting international students to community colleges. “The most fundamental thing that we do […]
Before an international student can receive an F-1 visa to study in the United States, the student must apply to the U.S. consulate in their home country with an I-20 […]
Train both students and faculty The University of North Carolina at Pembroke uses WebEx to allow students—even those in very remote areas with no broadband internet access—to provide access to […]
While providing access to courses is essential to educating students in remote areas, helping them feel they are a part of the campus community is another key piece for retention […]
Hire the construction team early to allow students to learn during both the planning and building phases. Choose partners who embrace hands-on learning for students, and welcome faculty collaboration and student […]
Colleges and universities are getting students involved in on-campus construction projects, using sites as learning labs. LINK BACK TO MAIN ARTICLE: Campus construction instruction Theresa Sullivan Barger is a Connecticut-based writer.
Hampshire College students used math, microbiology and hydrology classes to test the quality of the water going in and out of the wetlands constructed as a part of a building […]
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