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Redoubling our commitment to veteran student success

January, 2019

The number of student veterans on college campuses is growing.  As more veterans look to continue their education after service to our nation, it’s critically important for colleges and universities to help veterans re-enter civilian life, adapt to the academic environment, and achieve the goal of earning a higher education.

Marlboro College: Reflections on the 'road not taken'

January, 2019

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—

Groundbreakings: Niagara University, University of New Haven and Rivier University

December, 2018
The Veterans Lounge at Niagara University in New York comes after Victory Media recognized the institution as one of the country’s top 10 small private schools for veterans and families. It will open in January 2019.

The Veterans Lounge at Niagara University in New York comes after Victory Media recognized the institution as one of the country’s top 10 small private schools for veterans and families. It will open in January 2019.

Mold forces colleges to relocate students

December, 2018
MOVE OUT—Students moved into hotels in September while crews cleaned mold from Elkton Hall at the University of Maryland. That school, and others on the East Coast, reported mold growth after abnormally wet, humid weather.

Above-normal humidity across the East this summer caused mold problems in dorms at several higher ed institutions. While crews cleaned, many students moved to other lodgings, though no serious illnesses were reported.

Community colleges confront hiring challenges

December, 2018
STAFFING SHIFTS—Study shows changes in higher ed hiring from 2016 to 2017 and teaching trends at two- and four-year schools.

Community colleges have seen a drop in faculty employment applications, according to a recent PowerSchool survey. They are are now leveraging new software to fine-tune the hiring process, among other efforts.

Sponsored Content

2/6/2019

It is vitally important—both ethically and legally—that any institution’s faculty members and other content creators ensure the accessibility of course content and instructional materials for all learners, regardless of ability or disability.

1/24/2019

2019 will bring new and continued challenges for higher education, as well as new opportunities to innovate. In this web seminar, our presenters will discuss the findings of Kaufman Hall’s new survey and report, entitled 2019 Outlook: Performance Management Challenges, Trends, and Opportunities in Higher Education.

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1/10/2019
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Training faculty is challenging. Get tips that encourage faculty to create interactive online courses.

A comment CIO Ravi Ravishanker consistently heard when Wellesley College hired him nine years ago was that the Massachusetts school needed a new ERP system. The 1,100 employees at the women’s liberal arts college wanted a cloud-based solution that anyone could use.

“Unfortunately, there weren’t many choices available at the time, so I renewed our current system to buy some time,” says Ravishanker.

12/13/2018

Students expect their higher education experience to be modern and digital, but for many institutions, core systems across campus still rely on paper-based, manual and siloed processes. By automating processes and modernizing workflows, institutions can improve the user experience while reducing costs and workload and improving efficiency.