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A recent study of 515 award letters from different institutions finds missing information and wording problems. Source: “Decoding the Cost of College: The Case for Transparent Financial Aid Award Letters”; New […]
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 […]
When we think of “media,” images of the press spring to mind. Instances of “fake news” wreaked havoc throughout the 2016 presidential election, and subsequent accusations of the same levied […]
There are times when we could all use a fresh start. Scott Cowen was given that opportunity in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, as the then-president of Tulane […]
How does Dominican University engage students? This year, we streamlined the student experience to bring information about their progress toward a degree, such as their GPA, advisor and credits earned. […]
In a higher education landscape marked by a shrinking student population and increasing uncertainty, institutional longevity—if not short term survival—is top of mind for most. What many at-risk institutions fail […]
Many have spoken positively about the next generation of learning technologies, but there is reason for apprehension. While the enthusiasm of those joining the move to digital assets is encouraging, […]
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 […]
Cloud security is better, or worse. “I can’t just say ‘quit being concerned about it’ because we have to stay concerned about it,’’ says Jill Albin-Hill, vice president for technology […]
Changing legislation is accompanied by growing interest in the convenience of voting on campus. In 2013, when Illinois law called for four-year public universities to host early voting centers, staff […]
Campuses are often hotbeds of political opinion, but students aren’t always easily able to express their views in the polls. A greater understanding of this is reflected in a recent […]
NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising, a 12,000-member association based at Kansas State University, has many resources on intrusive advising and related topics. Its website’s “Proactive Advising” section (UBmag.me/nacada) […]
Colleges and universities have long been the place for examining the most complicated societal issues of the day. But the ability of these institutions to play host to civil dialogue […]
In the July 2018 issue of UB, Richard L. Riccardi, senior associate provost and dean of libraries at Rider University in New Jersey, writes that “institutions have begun to see a […]
Morgan Neville’s documentary Won’t you be my Neighbor? chronicles the first and most famous attempt to adapt video technology to educate. In an early scene shot in 1968, Fred Rogers, […]
For Gonzaga University, like many organizations, the move to the cloud was born out of need. One of this small institution’s claims to fame is its stellar men’s basketball team. […]
Job candidates have questions they never ask during interviews. Is this an ethical school? Will I agree with its direction? Will I like my colleagues? Some recruiters tightly script the interview […]
How is higher ed performing with the “intrusive” approach to academic advising? “Most schools that we have consulted with are still taking a reactive approach to working with struggling students […]
Although “intrusive advising” is rising on the list of higher ed buzzwords, this approach is likely more than a passing trend. As colleges strive for greater levels of student success, […]
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