A Working Education

Work colleges reduce operating costs while giving students valuable experience-and less graduation debt.

STUDENTS AT MOST COLLEGES AND universities across the nation choose to work for a number of different reasons: as a way to obtain spending money, to help pay tuition, or simply as a social outlet. At work colleges, student jobs are serious business-an integral and compulsory part of the educational journey. Relying on student labor, the small fraternity of work colleges strives to reduce the debt load of students while providing practical work experience.

Conference Call

Colleges and universities are becoming key players in the hospitality industry.

Distant, Not Absent

Keeping online learners engaged can help them reach the finish line.

PICTURE THE DISTANCE LEARNING STUDENT, ALONE IN A room, bathed by the glow of a computer screen. During the fall 2006 term, nearly 3.5 million students took at least one online course, according to the 2007 Sloan Consortium report "Online Nation: Five Years of Growth in Online Learning." Although students did so because they wanted an education, that desire alone might not carry them to completion. As online courses grow in popularity, providers are starting to take steps to ensure student persistence.

If You Can't Beat 'em, Join 'em: Bringing Higher Education into the Web 2.0 Age

A Systematic Approach to Help Secondary Education Providers Maximize Rich-Media Content, Mobile Technologies, and Social Networking Effectiveness

Web 2.0 is allowing higher education to expand the ways in which online information is made available to students, faculty and website visitors. College students today are more tech-savvy than ever and demand information access anywhere, any time.

And, while your teaching staff may not revise an exam based on students' demands, the way in which students expect information to be delivered digitally and online is just one challenge universities will have to give in on. And why not?

Academic Institutions and Identity Theft: What You Need to Know

An interview with Brian Lapidus, senior vice president, Kroll Fraud Solutions

From past applicants and alumni, to current students and faculty, academic institutions store an ever-growing database of personal information, making them a prime target for identity thieves. This wealth of data also signifies the growing constituency to Identity theft and data security breaches pose serious threats to which they are accountable.

Building Security FAQs

What you need to know about video surveillance.


What does it take to lead a college or university into the future? The three presidents profiled on these pages prove it takes all kinds--in this case, a chemist, a mathematician, and a former NASA chief scientist--as well as a healthy dose of curiosity and a decidedly scientific approach to their jobs.


Corporate lessons

From customizing programs to calling employees, schools are finding new ways to attract corporate clients and their dollars.

The State of Higher Education

From accountability and sustainable growth to financial aid and business ethics, higher ed leaders weigh in on today's most pressing issues.

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Under the Radar: Branch Campuses Take Off

WHAT HAPPENED TO all the people who thought online learning would drive traditional education out of the market? Just when "click" is supposed to be replacing "brick," branch campuses are proliferating around the country, to the point where the question facing academic administrators these days may well be, "Where and when are you planning to open your next branch campus?"