University Business

Career Planning Tools Universities Should Offer
Posted on Thursday April 12, 2018

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March 12, 2018

Survey of students to help balance theory and practice with career planning tools.

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Creating Collaborative Learning Spaces
Posted on Friday March 30, 2018

Collaborative work is key to a student’s success in the workforce of today and tomorrow. Today’s students expect their campus learning spaces to be technology-enabled environments that provide seamless collaboration and wireless connectivity, but creating these spaces can be challenging for institutions, as there are a variety of issues to consider, from room layout to the “digital divide.”

Attend this web seminar to learn some strategies for designing and creating collaborative learning spaces on your campus, and how the latest cloud-based, software-based and hardware-based collaboration solutions can help. We’ll take a look at ways to create these collaborative environments in different campus spaces including lecture halls, classrooms, huddle rooms and conference rooms, to provide more interactive teaching and learning experiences for your students and faculty.

Scheduled speakers:

Raymond Pryor
Managing Director of User Services
King’s College (Penn.)

Brien Woodaman
Computer Technical Support Consultant
University of Connecticut

Michael Peveler
Director of Sales, Learning Experience
Barco Education

Who will benefit: Higher ed leaders interested in technology or learning spaces. Anyone may attend.

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Tue, 04/17/2018
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A late start helps higher ed students, faculty get ahead
Posted on Wednesday March 28, 2018

Community colleges bet on a wide variety of scheduling options to attract and retain students whose lives are already filled by jobs and families.

Planning for the Future of Online Learning
Posted on Thursday March 22, 2018

Delivering online learning has become crucial to satisfying the learning demands of nontraditional learners—who are quickly becoming considered “new traditional” learners. Meeting these evolving demands is a moving target for institutions, and as a result, there are a variety of important considerations that are vital to building an online learning program that succeeds both today and in the future.

Attend this web seminar to learn more about how to build a successful online learning program, and how to structure any online program so that it succeeds in the years to come. We’ll be joined by the executive director of the Sandbox ColLABorative, the research and development lab at Southern New Hampshire University, who will discuss the trends, strategies and best practices their research has identified that can help you to plan for the future of online learning at your institution.

Scheduled speakers:

Brian Fleming
‎Executive Director, Sandbox ColLABorative
Southern New Hampshire University

Kenneth Chapman
VP, Market Research
D2L Corporation

Who will benefit: Higher ed leaders interested in online learning. Anyone may attend.

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Tue, 04/03/2018
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More than a higher ed degree
Posted on Friday March 16, 2018

Why every professional discipline can benefit from liberal education

In her book Prepared U, Bentley University President Gloria Cordes Larson says institutions that focus on professional studies fall short on building “lifelong learning skills” outside their fields of study.

Intersecting business with technology
Posted on Monday February 26, 2018

A look at the Johnson Cornell Tech MBA

The Johnson Cornell Tech MBA is conferred by the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, but students don’t do all of their coursework at the Ithaca-based business school.

“Our Tech MBA is very unique in that our students are living and working with students from other [Cornell] programs in what we call ‘studio’ learning,” says Doug Stayman, associate dean at Cornell Tech and associate professor of marketing at the management school.

Higher ed sees a rise in specialized MBA activity
Posted on Monday February 26, 2018

Programs attract new kinds of students and meet industry needs

Applications to full-time, two-year MBA programs in the U.S. have been down since 2014, and this past fall, 64 percent of programs reported declines, says a survey report. 

Higher ed study: Master’s degree ROI
Posted on Thursday February 22, 2018


Despite growth in the number of graduate degrees conferred, students have lacked vital information on the economic value of an advanced degree. A recent American Enterprise Institute report uses new data from Colorado, Florida and Texas to show that future earnings depend on the field of study.

Paying college adjuncts in full
Posted on Tuesday February 13, 2018

Institutions increase adjunct faculty pay while making them feel valued on campus

Adjuncts' short-term, inexpensive contracts, offering no obligation of renewal, provide institutions with much-needed options in managing budgets. But a new wave of activism is challenging the status quo.

Mentorships demystify college to career transitions
Posted on Thursday February 08, 2018

Alumni-student networks support preparation and launch

One area with tremendous promise is helping students to connect their liberal arts education to career paths after college

College leaders: Embrace your mistakes
Posted on Thursday February 08, 2018

Five lessons that have shaped my communications career in higher education

We are in the business of teaching and learning. So why not expand our learning and explore our mistakes—and the lessons we absorb from them?

The power of an integrated business and liberal arts curriculum in higher ed
Posted on Friday January 26, 2018

Students need multidisciplinary skill sets to succeed in modern life and workplaces

What’s more important in higher education: preparing for a profession or attaining a well-rounded liberal arts education? The answer is that in today’s world both are critical.

Nearly one-third of higher ed students change majors
Posted on Thursday January 25, 2018


Nearly one-third of undergraduates who have declared a major changed that major at least once within three years of initial enrollment, according to a recent study of 25,000 students.

Community colleges offer more than language training for ESL learners
Posted on Wednesday January 24, 2018

Community colleges are creating developmental tracks, services and on-campus groups to better serve English as second language students and community members.

Pop-up higher ed courses respond to events in real time
Posted on Thursday January 18, 2018

An the last few years, a handful of higher ed institutions have offered multisession “pop-up courses” that faculty can design quickly for students who want to earn credit for studying events in real time.