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Big Picture AV Planning

Tips on designing a technology-driven facility.

Given today's constantly evolving technologies-and our seemingly insatiable appetite for immediate information access-planning and designing a new technology-oriented facility can be a daunting task. The digital world has expanded into virtually every aspect of teaching and learning, and it now plays a key role in accelerating economic development.

Enrollment Management Grows Up

Enrollment managers share their current approaches.

Averting Housing Havoc

In student housing projects, missed completion dates cause costly administrative nightmares. Successfully managing construction interruptions and other issues that arise is the best defense.







 

You might call it the 100-bed dash. Yet Warren Wilson College's spring 2003 student housing construction project went off with a flame, not a bang.


Admissions Messages vs. Admissions Realities

A book excerpt from College Unranked: Ending the College Admissions Frenzy.

All Rights Preserved

IHEs explore new ways to protect intellectual property.

Web Conferencing: Rich Media on the Desktop

No more jerky videos and voices-today there's a brighter web conferencing picture.

Until recently, the words "web conferencing" conjured up the image of small-framed and jerky video that was akin to bad cartoon animation. Voices would speak, but there would be no movement on screen. Video would often freeze. Viewers would have to draw on stores of patience as they helplessly waited for the picture and sound to adjust to each other.

The Art of Reputation Building

A handful of lessons on building a brand

It is all about being known. And while we may occasionally squabble over nomenclature (Is it brand? Image? Reputation?), we all believe, at our core, that it is better to be known than not. When the right people are aware of you and value and support the position you hold, life is better.

VoIP Myth Busters

Using internet technology to deliver voice service has finally become ready for prime time. Learn the truths behind the myths surrounding this technology--and why more institutions are signing on.

Five years ago, a technology professional couldn't turn around in a crowded room without bumping into a vendor selling a hot new technology called Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). Each year brought the same promises of how VoIP would revolutionize the delivery of phone service, replacing expensive and cumbersome traditional phone service delivered by the "Baby Bells" with a cheap alternative.






Right At Home

The latest trends in campus dining mirror the retail world.

There's a concept that some big retail purveyors have mastered in spades: Making people feel as if they are sitting in someone's house, all the while holding store-bought cups of coffee, books, or paninis. Even as the world grows more complicated, so the thinking goes, a big couch, custom-ordered food, and a crackling fireplace can help keep us centered.

A Helping Hand

The role of executive coaching in performance management

Seeking the advice of an executive coach is becoming increasingly common in educational institutions across America. After all, professional athletes have coaches, so why shouldn't university administrators?

Too often, however, coaches are called in even though an administrator's poor performance is well beyond redemption. The intervention is thus set up for failure, right from the start. The likely result is that the institution loses not only the administrator but also the time and resources invested in the coaching engagement.

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