University Business

Textbook Economics: Winning the Cost Battle Through Digital Tools
Posted on Thursday November 16, 2017

Faced with rising costs of higher education, many students are deciding not to purchase required course materials, therefore going through their semester without the tools they need to learn and succeed. Some 50 percent of students say avoiding or delaying these purchases negatively impacts their grades. As a result, more institutions are taking advantage of digital tools and platforms, which provide students and faculty with immersive, engaging content while providing required materials to all students on or before the first day of classes at a lower cost.

Attend this web seminar to learn more about the benefits of these digital platforms for institutions, faculty and students, and some strategies for implementing digital course materials on any campus. Our presenters will discuss key findings of a survey about the topic, and highlight case study examples from three different institutions who are using digital course materials successfully.

Scheduled speakers:

Mike Hale
VP, Education

Nathan Richter
Wakefield Research

Who will benefit: Higher ed administrators interested in course materials or digital tools. Anyone may attend.

Broadcast : 
Thu, 12/07/2017
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New higher ed president starts tenure at RIT
Posted on Monday October 16, 2017

David Munson is the new president of Rochester Institute of Technology in New York.

Bridging the gap between college campus and workplace
Posted on Wednesday September 27, 2017

Why smart classroom design matters

The criteria employers use to evaluate recent college graduates for jobs in the real world of today have changed dramatically.

New higher ed math mandates in the Golden State
Posted on Thursday September 21, 2017

The 23-campus California State University system has eliminated two of the largest barriers facing incoming freshmen pursuing non-STEM majors.

Education And Occupation
Posted on Friday September 15, 2017

Publication Date: 
September 14, 2017

Learn the innovative ways colleges and universities are addressing the career readiness of their students.

Download the White Paper

Sponsored by: 
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Rethinking the business of college education
Posted on Thursday September 14, 2017

How a data-driven model can help universities improve learning assessment and costs

William Massy, an expert microeconomist, shows how administrators and faculty can improve education, research and affordability in his book Reengineering the University.

University president has faith in the future
Posted on Wednesday September 13, 2017

Jairy Hunter sets course for Charleston Southern University’s future as he prepares to step down after 34 years

Under Jairy Hunter’s leadership, Charleston Southern changed its name when it achieved university status, dropping the word “Baptist” in 1990.

How CSU math mandates affect California community colleges
Posted on Wednesday September 06, 2017

California State University’s math mandates, which go into effect fall 2018, simplify the articulation policies for students transferring from California community colleges to CSU. 

Six steps for colleges to inspire innovation
Posted on Thursday August 24, 2017

For students to be tomorrow’s visionaries, we must change how we teach them today

At Bryant University, we adopted a six-step design thinking approach that other campus leaders can use to create a culture focused on encouraging innovative teaching and creating innovators.

The Three P’s of Accessibility
Posted on Tuesday August 22, 2017

Do you find it difficult to know just how to make your classes truly accessible? Are you struggling to know where to start?

Join the club.

Watch this recent web seminar that covered both the technical and pedagogical considerations for creating accessible video.

Topics include:

  • Planning considerations and efficient ways of sharing accessible instructional video
  • Step-by-step processes that will help ensure that your video is both effective and accessible
  • Technical basics including lighting, audio, captioning and suggestions on how to implement Universal Design of Learning
  • And of course, the 3P’s of creating accessible instructional videos


Jackie L. Luft, Ed.D.
Accessibility Specialist
Texas Tech Worldwide eLearning

Ian Wilkinson
Education Projects Specialist
Texas Tech University

Moderated by:
Tammy Jackson

Director of Communications
Sonic Foundry

Broadcast : 
Thu, 08/17/2017
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A badge will give a faculty member a boost
Posted on Wednesday June 07, 2017

Several colleges and universities also issue badges for professional development

Badges have not just motivated students to take a deeper look at the skills they’ve earned. Several institutions also issue badges for professional development. 

Badge breakthroughs
Posted on Wednesday June 07, 2017

Micro-credentials awarded for in-demand skills give employers deeper detail about a student’s abilities

Diplomas—those venerable printed documents that lack hotlinks and interactivity features—have lost some of their luster.

Undergraduate research drives science forward
Posted on Tuesday May 30, 2017

Research at primarily undergraduate institutions is having a big impact

The discussion of research at primarily undergraduate institutions often begins and ends with a discussion of the benefits for students.

Strengthening the general ed curriculum
Posted on Wednesday May 24, 2017

The changing tasks, roles and responsibilities of instructional faculty

The weakest link in the expanding instructional continuum—where we are least successful—is in general education and freshman introductory courses.

Teaching the native language of American indians
Posted on Thursday May 18, 2017

Colleges teach Native American languages to preserve their language and expand their culture’s influence

A handful of campuses teach Native American languages to support the efforts of local tribes to preserve their language and expand their culture’s influence on public education, film and other arenas.