Industry News

The nonprofit American Student Assistance is pleased to announce a partnership with the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in New Jersey to raise greater awareness of ASA’s SALT program, a financial education resource that empowers students and alumni to confidently approach, manage, pay for and pay back college costs while gaining financial skills for life.

4/2/2015

D2L, the EdTech company that created Brightspace, an integrated learning platform, announced it has signed a specialized partnership agreement with NERCOMP. The 284-member consortium for higher education organizations has partnered with Brightspace by D2L to support its members and address the growing need to move away from one-size-fits-all learning management systems.

4/2/2015

Sightlines, a company helping academic institutions better manage facilities and capital investment strategies, has introduced a customized service to help colleges and universities increase space utilization and make more efficient use of campus buildings.

4/2/2015

To help colleges and universities combat these critical issues, Scenario Learning, LLC announces a new suite of courses – specifically designed for students – in its SafeColleges Online Training System.

4/2/2015

Trident University International is proud to announce a Memorandum of Agreement securing an educational partnership with The United States Army Sergeants Major Academy located in Fort Bliss, TX. This agreement applies to students of the USASMA, facilitating their path to the completion of their bachelor’s degree.

4/1/2015

The Rhodes Trust, a preeminent international scholarship program established in 1903, is excited to announce the launch of the Rhodes Scholarships for China. For the first time, mainland Chinese citizens will have the opportunity to be awarded Rhodes Scholarships in China to study at Oxford University.

4/1/2015

To address the need for innovative new ideas, the University of Virginia’s Miller Center announced the creation of a nonpartisan National Commission on Financing 21st Century Higher Education. With support from Lumina Foundation, the commission will initiate blue-sky thinking to develop policy proposals aimed at providing long-term sustainable finance models for U.S. higher education

4/1/2015

Sonic Foundry, Inc., a provider of video creation and management solutions, unveiled Mediasite Join, a cloud-based videoconference capture solution that automatically transforms video calls and meetings into engaging, searchable on-demand video.

4/1/2015

Middle Tennessee State University has received over $600K in scholarship funds from the National Science Foundation to recruit minority and female engineering students.

3/31/2015

The Dallas County Community College District is taking steps to help students save money by cutting the cost of textbooks. During a recent meeting, the DCCCD board of trustees approved Chancellor Dr. Joe May's recommendation for a new textbook contract which eliminates commissions on the sales of textbooks.

3/31/2015

The College and University Professional Association for Human Resources released findings from its 2014-15 Professionals in Higher Education Salary Survey. The overall median base salary increase in 2014 for individuals in professional positions in higher ed (those with primary assignments and responsibilities requiring professional-level expertise and work in specific functional areas) was 2.2 percent.

3/31/2015

Campus Management Corp., a provider of enterprise software products and services for higher education, announced the establishment of a new division and headquarters for higher education solutions in Bangalore, India, to support the expansion of its global operations outside the Americas. The new division will be known as Campus Management International Private Limited.

3/31/2015

Boston University College of Engineering announced the receipt of a $145K contribution from AT&T to create a two-year engineering and technology program for an urban high school population, and to document its impact on high school graduation rates.

3/30/2015

Arborlight wants every indoor space to be able to reap the benefits of natural-or as close to natural-sunlight, and thanks to a $1.7 million venture capital investment, the company is one step closer to that goal.

3/30/2015

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota has selected Three Rivers Systems' CAMS Enterprise as its new enterprise resource planning software. Saint Mary's enrolls 5,800 students at its residential undergraduate college in Winona and through its Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs, based in Minneapolis but extending worldwide.

3/30/2015

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