From UB

In recent years, college and university financial aid administrators and admissions personnel have witnessed the growth of an alarming trend--financial aid "consultants" who charge families for services offered for free by on-campus aid administrators.

Sometime this fall, Congress might renew the Higher Education Act (HEA). Then again, it might not.

The fall semester opened this year with unprecedented concern over the scope of plagiarism in higher education. A virtual epidemic of cheating, or perhaps just a new awareness, has spread across the academic world.

Most discussions on the rise of for-profit colleges begin and end with an arbitrary moral judgment that there's something inherently wrong with for-profit colleges, or an unfounded assertion that these institutions offer inferior academic programs.

When prospective students visit an institution's website, they're seeking information about cost and academics--along with some campus life content and other topics packing an emotional punch thrown in.

When designing this residence hall, the project team at Swarthmore College (Pa.) had community building in mind.

Function: Dormitory for 75 students (of the approximately 1,300 living on campus this semester).

Days after our last issue hit the mail, Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast with Category 5 ferocity, decimating the fragile levee system that had protected New Orleans from flooding for more than a century.

Pervasive student plagiarism used to be the dirty little secret in higher education, but plagiarism by professors is the dirtier secret now being told. They condemn student plagiarism but are now being found guilty of the same crime.

Universities have been more creative recently in controlling rising health-care costs for faculty and staff members.

At least once a month I get the phone call. A client wants to hire a chief marketing officer (CMO). Do I have a job description they can use?

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