Industry News

Huron Consulting Group, a provider of business consulting services, announced that the company’s efacs software has been selected as a University Business Readers’ Choice Top Product.

1/7/2015

Inceptia’s Default Prevention Outreach service has been recognized a second year in a row for making a positive difference on college campuses by the higher education leaders who named it to University Business’ “Readers’ Choice Top Products” for 2014.

1/6/2015

Sparkroom Marketing Software was named a University Business (UB) Readers' Choice Top Product for 2014, announced online and in the January 2015 issue of University Business. Winners were selected by UB editors based on highest proportion of nominations and best descriptions from higher education leaders.

1/6/2015

The Arkansas Department of Higher Education, with the Information Network of Arkansas, announced the launch of a new “College for You” financial aid website.

1/6/2015

Chegg, the Student Hub, announced that renting textbooks on Chegg.com saved students and their families more than $500 million in 2014 (versus the cost of buying them new at the campus bookstore).

1/5/2015

Thomas College will no longer require standardized test scores for admissions. The College will adopt an SAT/ACT test-optional policy for all undergraduate applicants beginning with students entering in spring, 2015.

1/5/2015

The Department of Education has worked hard and engaged in extensive consultation to produce a thoughtful report on the status of its planned ratings system. However, in reality this is a status report on the beginning of a conceptual framework.

12/23/2014

The University of Iowa joined the Unizin Consortium, a group of universities coming together to develop new capabilities in digital learning environments, particularly in the areas of analytics and content management.

12/23/2014

SimScale announced the SimScale Academic Program, which provides free academic resources to students, professors, and researchers to learn, teach and use engineering simulation and related technologies.

12/23/2014

Too often, college athletics is highlighted in the news media for mammoth athletic staff salaries, questionable recruiting practices, and the disheartening behavior of some players and staff.

12/22/2014

In its annual report on college credit card agreements, the CFPB takes financial institutions as well as colleges and universities to task for failing to adequately disclose their marketing agreements for campus financial products. The annual report is required by the CARD Act.

12/22/2014

Emily and Eugene Grant, devoted supporters of higher education and renowned arts patrons, have provided a $5 million gift to Purchase College-SUNY to establish three new funds that will support the Provost's Office for Faculty and the Conservatory of Music.

12/19/2014

In the latest demonstration of the power of online learning, Udemy, a global marketplace for learning and teaching online, announced that it has enrolled its 5 millionth student.

12/19/2014

The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges is launching a new initiative focused on increasing student attainment and completion at America’s colleges and universities.

12/19/2014

Kean University’s west entrance welcomes visitors with a bold architectural statement exemplified in the newly completed Green Lane Academic Building on the Union, New Jersey campus.

12/18/2014

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