Articles: Administration & Management

The Clinical Internship  Portal allows more time to be spent tracking conditions that interns have treated and evaluating students on their clinical rotation work.

Most medical teaching programs require months of firsthand training in a health care setting. Scheduling rotations, tracking earned credits, monitoring patient procedures, and benchmarking assessments is typically done manually via paper-based systems.

11/2012
Programmer Juan Mena was key in bringing  document management to the admission office.

At first glance, the issue faced by Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University (Calif.) may not seem too daunting: a few thousand applications a year and 1,600 students enrolled in 16 programs at five campuses. What’s so tough about that?

Few if any colleges and universities would advise students to include No. 2 pencils on their list of required supplies.

Last year, a grand jury in Pennsylvania indicted Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky on child molestation charges.  Penn State executives and athletic leaders also stood accused of a massive cover-up.  In the end, the toll for the University, the victims, and their families was staggering. 

From sources of funding to student engagement models, from the use of mobile technology to social media, multiple disruptive forces create surprises for administrators, frustrations for academics and bewilderment for students.

Record numbers of students enrolling in college as well as an increasing reliance on student loans to finance the growing cost of college has vaulted student aid into the national spotlight this campaign season.

10/2012
The library was one of  the first buildings at  Gettysburg College to  get wireless internet  connectivity, a move IT  VP Rodney Tosten says  reflects the college's  priority on funding IT  projects that support its educational mission.

While enterprisewide IT projects are generally funded through a central operating budget and approval process, smaller projects may depend on the resourcefulness of the department head or even a professor to get done.

Timothy P. White

Timothy P. White, who will become the seventh chancellor of The California State University system come December, understands the value of a public education.

Just because your institution maintains a Facebook page and a Twitter account does not mean that you’re utilizing social media channels to the maximum benefit of your college or university.

This year, the iconic black and white Oreo cookie celebrates its centennial. One hundred years since the chocolate wafer sandwich first went on sale in the U.S., this favorite treat is now beloved around the world with $2 billion in global sales. Second only to the U.S.

Earlier this year in March, college and university presidents convened in Washington for an annual meeting to discuss the state of education.

Sree Sreenivasan is a journalist and technology expert at Columbia School of Journalism. As anyone who has sat in his class or watched one of his YouTube videos will attest, Sreenivasan’s particular strength is in explaining technology to students, faculty, and consumers.

  • Yale University (Conn.) President Richard C. Levin will step down at the end of this academic year. During his 20-year tenure, he advanced Yale’s schools and academic programs, particularly strengthening science, engineering, and medicine at the university.

With the 2012 election only weeks away, Pres. Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney are furiously campaigning for that segment of undecided voters that could make or break their efforts.

The higher education chief information officer role has origins that date back around three decades. This relatively nascent position is evolving at breakneck speed, adapting to the rapidly changing information technology landscape and a higher ed space also undergoing unprecedented change.

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