From UB

08/2015
Steven R. DiSalvo is president of Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire.

Hillary Clinton’s recently announced $350 billion plan to offer free tuition for public colleges and universities has merit, but does not apply across the board and would require additional appropriations from Congress.

08/2015
A new report by the American Council on Education examines most commonly used diversity strategies in higher ed admissions. (Click to enlarge)

Most public discussions about the use of race and ethnicity in higher education admissions decisions ignore targeted recruitment and some of the other strategies that have been used most often to increase campus diversity, says a new report by the American Council on Education.

08/2015

Effective Sept. 1, James R. Johnsen becomes the 14th president of the University of Alaska System.

Formerly UA’s vice president of administration and chief of staff, Johnsen was most previously the senior vice president of human resources and process transformation at Alaska Communications, a telecommunications corporation based in Anchorage.

08/2015

More students now do their research on the web, bypassing resources offered by their campus libraries as digital usurps print in curricula, a recent survey says.

08/2015
Colleges and universities cannot require registration of service dogs.

Higher ed administrators with questions about service dogs on campus can find answers in new guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Justice.

08/2015

Every FutureShock story we write is unique and personal. This is where we found inspiration for DroneU. One day while cruising around our lake, we noticed a drone-like mini helicopter hovering above us. When the drone caught up to us, it stopped suddenly, circled us, and then zoomed off in the direction of a nearby U.S. military base.

08/2015

Have you heard about Periscope yet? If you follow tech early adopters, journalists, celebrities or even politicians on Twitter, you might have already seen Periscope notifications for live broadcasts in your feed.

08/2015

In today’s 24/7, always-on world, students, faculty and other key stakeholders expect institutions of higher education to be on the cutting edge of technology.

07/2015
Community College Research Center Director Thomas Bailey's new book is "Redesigning America’s Community Colleges."

As director of the Community College Research Center at Teachers College, Columbia University, Thomas Bailey is the nation’s preeminent scholar of community colleges.

07/2015
Valdosta State University

Today’s progressive student success initiatives start even before first semester classes convene.

07/2015
Consumer advocacy groups support new financial-aid payment rules that have raised concerns.

Colleges and universities using third-party providers to process students’ Title IV payments face changes aimed at giving students more choice in receiving financial aid dollars.

07/2015

If it’s finalized as is by Nov. 1, The Department of Education proposed rule on campus debit cards and Title IV payments will have a major impact on third-party service providers.

07/2015
After putting off past maintenance projects when the economy stalled, leaders at many institutions are finding it difficult to fit them back into the budget.

Outside the circle of higher ed facilities managers, it’s the shiny new campus buildings that get all the glory. Yet what facilities insiders know all too well is that existing buildings are in dire need of attention.

07/2015
Science and Engineering Hall at The George Washington University is the largest academic building dedicated to these fields in the nation’s capital.

At 500,000 square feet, the new Science and Engineering Hall at The George Washington University is the largest academic building dedicated to these fields in the nation’s capital.

07/2015
Campuses are aggregating bandwidth demand to purchase more capacity at lower costs through state networks and other consortia.

Higher education has a long history of collaboration among institutions. Today, colleges and universities are leveraging the power of that collaborative spirit to bring high-capacity bandwidth to the market’s most insatiable users: traditional college-age students.

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