From UB

06/2014
Several universities, spurred by student groups, are considering adding trigger warnings to course material that some students may find disturbing.

We’ve all seen the familiar warning preceding TV shows: “The following program contains material that may be disturbing.Viewer discretion is advised.” Online, the term “trigger warning” is a common notation on women’s blogs and forums to alert readers, particularly victims of sexual abuse, of con

06/2014
Ball State University has selected Paul W. Ferguson as its 15th president. He comes to the Indiana school from The University of Maine.

Ball State University has selected Paul W. Ferguson as its 15th president. He comes to the Indiana school from The University of Maine, where he has been president since 2011.

06/2014

One proven way to improve retention is by supplementing traditional academic advising with student success coaching.

06/2014

The students you’re trying to reach today have grown up in a world in which nearly everything was an advertisement.

06/2014

Cultivating a campus culture that embodies both global diversity and interconnectivity should be central to the mission of universities today.

05/2014
Fair trade is a model in which producers are paid above market, “fair trade” prices provided they meet specific labor, environmental and production standards. (Photo:  Photograph by James Rodriguez, 2013, Fair Trade USA. All rights reserved)

Last fall Cabrini College (Pa.) became one of only 17 colleges and universities in the United States to be recognized as a “Fair Trade College.” (The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh was the first in 2008.)

05/2014
When Ohio State students requested a campus life mobile app, Steve Fischer, director of web and mobile apps (standing, left) and his team collaborated on the project that made it happen.

In today’s higher ed world, no department can work in a vacuum, least of all IT. From understanding the business plan to knowing how a web page or application will be used and by whom before it is designed and built, the days of CIOs and their teams working independently are gone.

05/2014
D’Youville College uses nuCloud maps that allow prospective students to remotely scroll through areas of interest

When mapping out how wayfinding should be incorporated into digital signage on campus, ease of use for students and visitors should be the top concern.

05/2014
Colleges and universities must consider students' privacy and other issues when lectures are recorded.

While the benefits of lecture capture and the flipped classroom model have caught widespread attention in higher ed, it is crucial to note its risks—particularly in the area of privacy and copyright violations.

05/2014

Colleges and universities with the most Twitter activity are missing out on engaging prospective students via the platform, according to new research from Brandwatch, a social media monitoring and analytics firm.

05/2014

A Beginner’s Guide to World Domination

Alfred University (N.Y.)

05/2014

U.S. law school enrollment has dropped by 36 percent the past three years—and some schools are freezing or reducing tuition in response.

05/2014
Occidental College's 40,000-square-foot McKinnon Center for Global Affairs was formerly known as the 100-year-old Johnson Hall.

Old meets new at the McKinnon Center for Global Affairs, a 40,000-square-foot facility that was formerly known as the 100-year-old Johnson Hall at Occidental College (Oxy) in Los Angeles.

05/2014

One million in 400 days. That’s the amount the Billiken Angels Network, an angel investment group out of Saint Louis University’s John Cook School of Business, raised to help local start-ups.

05/2014
Paul R. Brown is president of Monmouth University in New Jersey.

It would be very easy to be jaded about the future of higher education if it were not for the fact that those who serve this industry view it as a calling.

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