Industry News

The Lone Star College System Board of Trustees voted unanimously to reduce the property tax rate to 10.81 cents per $100 property evaluation for the 2014-15 tax year, which represents a significant 7 percent decrease.

9/12/2014

Hillsbourgh Community College, Polk State College and New College of Florida have partnered with Metz Culinary Management to provide dining services for students, faculty, staff and guests.

9/11/2014

The vast majority of today’s college students agree that tablets will transform the way college students learn in the future (81 percent) and will encourage students to buy digital textbooks instead of print (82 percent).

9/11/2014

Empowering students to play an active role in how academic content is created and consumed, Cengage Learning, a global education company, and Flashnotes.com, the student-to-student study materials marketplace, announced a strategic partnership to integrate the Flashnotes.com marketplace into MindTap.

9/11/2014

The College of Mount Saint Vincent announced two major initiatives: a Tuition Reset, which will provide more affordable access to higher education for students from middle income families, and National Measures of Quality, a model report giving students and their parents meaningful data about educational outcomes.

9/11/2014

Chalk & Wire, a higher education assessment platform, announced the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia is using its assessment platform and ePortfolios to effectively demonstrate student learning outcomes.

9/10/2014

NACAS, an auxiliary and ancillary services organization serving higher education, announced a new strategic partnership with AVISIAN Publishing, experts in identification and security technology.

9/10/2014

Beloit College announced that it is now offering students a way to beat the rising cost of college tuition by joining Private College 529 PlanSM, a pre-paid tuition savings plan that allows participating families to lock in today’s tuition rates for future use.

9/10/2014

Comcast launched Xfinity On Campus, a service that lets college students watch live TV and On Demand content on their IP-enabled devices, including, laptops, tablets and smartphones while on campus.

9/9/2014

The University of California, Berkeley upgraded to Oracle’s PeopleSoft Financials 9.2 and implemented Oracle’s PeopleSoft Grants to achieve greater visibility into collections and spending. The new platform will help the university accurately prepare for continued growth in research programs.

9/9/2014

RDX Technologies Corporation, a water treatment and energy technology company, announced that a contract has been executed with Stanford University for the sale of RDX's BlueDot franchise based water treatment equipment, including RDX's patented microscreen equipment.

9/9/2014

University Business and UBTech are pleased to announce that Sonic Foundry is the Titanium Sponsor of UBTech 2015, and is once again the exclusive provider of UBTech’s technology solutions for the video capture and broadcast of UBTech program sessions.

9/8/2014

The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, one of the nation’s largest mutual life insurers and a provider of individual disability income insurance, is expanding its Student Loan Protection Rider to be available to anyone with student loan debt.

9/8/2014

Daktronics has recently finished the installation of two roadside displays at two Florida International University campus locations. One display has been installed at the Biscayne Bay Campus, while the other has been installed at the Modesto A. Maidique Campus.

9/8/2014

Purdue President Mitch Daniels announced that he has awarded a $500,000 prize to the College of Technology, newly redesigned as Purdue Polytechnic Institute, for a proposal to create a transdisciplinary bachelor’s degree program based on learned and demonstrated competencies.

9/8/2014

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