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Why multiple universities are pursuing culinary management solutions

Here are five partnerships where colleges and universities are pursuing healthy meals, mechanical testing, 3DP technology, coding book camps and cloud-based applications.

Admissions ethics code now allows ‘student poaching’

Enrollment management officers nationwide may be considering more aggressive tactics to sign on new students as well as defensive ones to retain current students, under the National Association for College Admission Counseling’s revised Code of Ethics and Professional Practices.

Same God documentary: Academic and religious freedoms on campus under the spotlight

Film covers Wheaton College (Ill.) professor’s suspension for making a statement that officials determined conflicted with the institution’s statement of faith.

New wrinkles in performance reviews

Many higher ed institutions are moving away from the use of paper forms and some are requiring brief “check-ins” online to improve the employee evaluation process for efficiency and effectiveness.

Student self-care practices on the course syllabus

With many college students, even high-achieving ones, feeling overwhelmed, faculty can play a role in encouraging students to take care of themselves. Here's how.

Industry News: Higher ed institutions strengthen student, faculty programs

Colleges and universities across the country are partnering with providers to assess student success, add new information management software, include an on-demand food delivery app, participate in an agriculture research project, and more.

How AI in libraries provides answers on campus

Library chatbots handle frequently asked questions 24/7—and provide stress relief—as artificial intelligence opens new possibilities in higher education.

How beer supports college research and generates excitement

Purdue brews Boiler Gold and Boiler Black to fund academic programs. Nicholls State's Colonels Retreat Lager may lead to wine and spices. And beer is a good luck charm at New Mexico State.

Student loan cohort default rate update

Higher ed efforts such as improved academic advising and financial literacy lessons, plus an increase in scholarships and work-study programs, are making a difference in helping to ease the student loan crisis.

How community colleges are kicking esports into high gear

Community college leaders are finding that esports raises the academic enthusiasm of current students and attracts more new full-time students to campus.

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