Articles: UB Archive

Pretty much everyone over the age of 15 knows the risks related to unprotected sex, so pretty much everyone takes precautions - including carrying effective protection that fits in a pocket or a purse.

Sight and sound are crucial elements in the success of distance learning classrooms. However, there is much more to consider than just the types of audio and video equipment to be used.

Digital signage is an important link in campus emergency messaging efforts and can be more rapid than text or e-mail. "It doesn't matter what sign is up there, lurking behind every message is the emergency alert system," says Spencer W.

Interactivity: It's one of the hottest trends on campus, at least according to Ryan Cahoy, managing director at Rise Display. Way-finding is the most common application.

Based on Twitter, blogs, and web conferences, it looks like everybody in higher education is talking about check-ins, Facebook Places, Foursquare, Gowalla, and SCVNGR.

Automating refunding and other billing and payments makes even more sense in this age of doing more with less. Those not in the business office may wonder about bursar operations.

Computer equipment is an obvious category choice for institutions unfamiliar with leasing. Here are other equipment types worthy of a lease option look:

In a prior position within campus procurement, Gary Link of E&I Cooperative Purchasing did some digging and learned of departments that were leasing everything. "There were no controls over what they could and could not lease.

With furloughs, layoffs, and slashed budgets becoming a "business as usual" occurrence in higher education, professional development is taking a hard blow. In some cases, it has been dramatically cut or eliminated for the foreseeable future.

Global education has been a focus in American higher education for several years.