From UB

06/2015
Mary Ellen Mazey is president of Bowling Green State University.

Much has been written about the future role of the traditional university. Recently I was invited to present on “Keeping Traditional Higher Education a Dominant Force” in times of greater competition and changing demographics of the population.

06/2015
Arizona State President Michael Crow envisions an egalitarian institution committed to academic excellence, inclusiveness to a broad demographic, and maximum societal impact.

Michael Crow is out to reinvent the public research university.

05/2015
Through short videos on Financial Aid TV, parents of prospective and returning students at Santa Fe College can learn more about their financial aid options, education tax credits and other money management topics.

Loan default rates and an expanding focus on student success have made strong student financial literacy efforts a higher ed norm.

05/2015
Changing face of the bookstore: At Arizona State University, books have been removed from the campus store. Now called the ASU Marketplace, it includes a technology store.  PHOTO: Follett Higher Education Group

Faculty and students at Bridgewater College in Virginia complained increasingly in recent years about the unavailability of textbooks at the campus bookstore.

06/2015

Starbucks made headlines last spring as more than just a campus hot spot when it announced a free college tuition plan for its employees.

06/2015
Carol Patton is a Las Vegas-based writer who specializes in human resources issues.

Heather DeBlanc says there’s been a lot of buzz lately at conferences among attorneys and insurance consultants about the Affordable Care Act.

06/2015
Santa Monica College hosts a festival to celebrate students from more than 100 nations who attend classes on campus.

Lone Star College has the fourth highest number of international students among U.S. two-year institutions, but the Houston-area school does not recruit abroad aggressively, says Nithy Sevanthinathan, the executive director of international student services.

06/2015
aces in the expanded Commons building at Alverno College are a larger food service area and a coffee shop. The college’s 35 percent growth in enrollment over a decade was a big motivation for the $30 million project.

Despite the economic and demographic factors that indicate challenging times ahead for higher ed, campuses across the country are busy building, according to a survey of college and university leaders by UB.

06/2015
Facilities such as Davidson Math and Science Center, a recent additions to the University of Nevada, Reno campus, are built to detailed architectural design standards established by university officials.

Being recognized as a “beautiful campus” goes beyond just having curb appeal.

06/2015

In March, Twitter unveiled its newest acquisition, a live video streaming app called Periscope.

06/2015
Karine Joly: Used correctly and purposely on the home page, videos are a fantastic opportunity to capture attention long enough to draw visitors into calls to action.

Who watches online videos today? Maybe a better question is, who doesn’t? According to surveys from the Pew Research Center, 63 percent of adults watch videos while 75 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds do it on their smartphone.

05/2015
Built in high-traffic areas around campus, The Zones at Boise State University have walk-up help desks where students can get their technology questions answered.

From stand-alone help desks to spaces in bookstores and other high-traffic areas, technology services are becoming more visible on college campuses.

06/2015
Arizona State’s Global Freshman Academy begins with three online courses this coming semester.

Online learning, specifically MOOCs, has inspired many doomsday forecasts regarding the fate of traditional higher education—which, of course, has yet to collapse.

06/2015
The success center at Wisconsin’s Fox Valley Technical College in Wisconsin offers a variety of services and help areas. The facility,  formerly the library, was completed in 2014.

As the definition of student success continues to expand beyond retention and graduation rates, its physical presence on many campuses is also beginning to sprawl.

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