University Business

Groundbreakings: Niagara University, University of New Haven and Rivier University
Posted on Thursday November 29, 2018

The Veterans Lounge at Niagara University in New York comes after Victory Media recognized the institution as one of the country’s top 10 small private schools for veterans and families. It will open in January 2019.

Exploring positive autism-spectrum outcomes in higher ed
Posted on Thursday November 29, 2018

California Lutheran University’s Spectrum of Opportunity Conference aims to help high school students with autism spectrum disorder and their parents, plus faculty and administrators, learn about what’s needed to succeed.

MIT to open AI college
Posted on Thursday November 29, 2018

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MIT is betting artificial intelligence will become so ubiquitous it is investing more than $1 billion to create a dedicated college, combining AI, machine learning and data science with other disciplines. It will open next September.

Community colleges confront hiring challenges
Posted on Thursday November 29, 2018

Community colleges have seen a drop in faculty employment applications, according to a recent PowerSchool survey. They are are now leveraging new software to fine-tune the hiring process, among other efforts.

For higher ed, investing in OER pays eventual dividends
Posted on Thursday November 29, 2018

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Study finds that open education resources provide significant cost savings to low-income students and strengthen instruction and learning.

5 ways to make meaningful connections with adult learners
Posted on Wednesday November 28, 2018

Nontraditional students need a boost to overcome some of the barriers to re-enrolling
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Nontraditional students need a boost to overcome some of the barriers to re-enrolling in continuing education and degree completion programs. Find out how to meet the challenge.

B-schools: Proactive trendsetters or reactive followers?
Posted on Wednesday November 28, 2018

Business students must get a complete education
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Business students must get a complete education. There is as much value in teaching upcoming leaders about current workplace practices as there is in educating them to be change agents.

Reconstructing general ed for colleges and universities
Posted on Friday November 23, 2018

Characteristics of newly reconstructed requirements for all students

Responding to employer and accreditation agency concerns, schools are reinventing general education. Here are some of the common elements of the new programs they are adopting.

‘New general education’ snapshots
Posted on Friday November 23, 2018

Learn how Virginia Tech, University at Buffalo, Goucher College and Lebanon Valley College have redesigned their programs. 

Getting the job done
Posted on Friday November 23, 2018

Redesigning a general education program

Administrator advice for higher ed institutions considering restructuring their general education programs.

7 campus healthcare facts to know
Posted on Thursday November 22, 2018

Insurance access and coverage trends for adjunct professors and part-time staff

While adjuncts are now more likely to get pay raises, have job stability and be welcome in faculty circles, the situation is not so rosy on the health insurance front. Here are seven realities to recognize.

Beacons beckon on campus
Posted on Tuesday November 20, 2018

Place by place, Bluetooth-powered beacons can help students and visitors navigate college libraries, classes and more

Higher ed beacon initiatives have been mostly pilots, but the ways they’ve been received and adapted demonstrate the technology’s potential—from helping students navigate libraries to taking class attendance and more.

Sample “Grit Scale” questions
Posted on Friday October 26, 2018

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Student scores reflect how passionate and persevering they perceive themselves to be.

The nitty-gritty of college student success
Posted on Friday October 26, 2018

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A research project into how student athletes recover from concussions has turned into a strategic tool to help students as they transition to college life.

Purdue limits streaming in large lecture halls
Posted on Friday October 26, 2018

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The goal of the pilot project, which is suspending access to Netflix, Hulu, Apple updates, iTunes and Steam, is to ensure students have unimpeded access to the academic resources they need.