University Business

Using Video to Drive Student Success
Posted on Friday June 01, 2018

Improving teaching and learning, while deepening student engagement

Today’s students have expectations that their courses provide flexible, easy-to-access video content and blended learning environments, but implementing video such as lecture capture platforms at scale across campus—and in a way that drives student success—can be challenging.

Challenges in managing huddle rooms
Posted on Tuesday May 29, 2018

Perspective from companies involved in the design of huddle rooms

As huddle rooms within academic buildings grow in popularity, what challenges—perhaps unexpected ones—tend to crop up for administrators and professors? 

Challenges in using data to evaluate faculty
Posted on Tuesday May 29, 2018

Providers were asked: How well are colleges using data to measure faculty performance, and what related areas need the most improvements?

“Colleges will typically show the faculty how their scores compare to others at the school, usually those in the same department. But they rarely ask the instructors how they plan to improve any low scores they've earned or coach them how to do so. Closing this feedback loop will improve the students' experience.”

—Howard Walters,

Colleges develop faculty evaluation equations
Posted on Tuesday May 22, 2018

3 ways to make effectiveness data work in faculty performance evaluations

Measuring faculty effectiveness has never been a perfect science—and it has always held potential for contention among instructors and administrators.

Colleges serve up culinary medicine courses
Posted on Tuesday May 22, 2018


More than 40 medical schools have added culinary medicine programs to the menu to help students better understand how to combat obesity, diabetes and other chronic diseases.

Higher ed experiencing a boom in huddle rooms
Posted on Thursday May 10, 2018

Ideas for taking advantage of academic breakout room spaces

Whether you call them huddle rooms, breakout rooms or collaboration rooms, small group spaces cropping up in various campus buildings are changing the way academic facilities are used.

Creating a Campuswide Professional Learning Platform
Posted on Tuesday May 01, 2018

Centralizing training to better meet institutional needs

When it comes to professional development and compliance training for faculty, staff and student employees, many institutions rely on a large number of siloed, separate systems. By moving to a central, shared learning platform, institutions are able to track and report on the progress of training, plan better for the future, and more effectively meet business needs across departments.

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.

Broadcast : 
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.

Broadcast : 
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.