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Students promise to pay tuition fees

07/2017
Top topics for a student financial responsibility agreement.

While the concept may seem unnecessary, a formal document—signed by each student—that states tuition payments are, in fact, expected is now required by a majority of colleges.

In December 2016, Idaho State University began folding a financial responsibility agreement into the course registration process. Student financial obligations have not changed.

Rather, the move is an attempt to ensure students are aware of details, such as education costs and enrollment-related financial policies, surrounding what they owe, says Brian Hickenlooper, interim chief financial officer and bursar.

From UB

Fundraising ideas: Donor relations in the digital age

August, 2017
Marc C. Whitt is director of philanthropy communications at the University of Kentucky Office of Philanthropy. He may be followed on LinkedIn (linkedin.com/in/marcwhitt) or Twitter (@marcwhitt).

In a 2017 study conducted by the Pew Research Center, nearly 7 in 10 Americans reported using social media “to connect with one another, engage with news content, share information and entertain themselves.”

Writing better job descriptions

August, 2017

The National Center for Women and Information Technology created a comprehensive list of tips for writing job ads that reduce unconscious bias.

Inspiring justice on campus

August, 2017
Eric F. Spina is president of the University of Dayton.

At University of Dayton, an artistic arrangement of three aligned chairs, a pulpit, an inscribed wall, a bench and the walkway that passes through it all express a shared commitment to bringing together people from diverse backgrounds to work for justice. 

By the numbers: Women in higher ed tech leadership

August, 2017

Number of female CIOs

2008: 26 percent

2009: 24 percent

2010: 23 percent

2011: 23 percent

2012: 22 percent

2013: 21 percent

2014: 22 percent

2015: 25 percent

2016: 28 percent

2017: 22 percent


Link to main story: Breaking the tech ceiling

University of Colorado, Boulder builds the Village Center

August, 2017
DINING AND MORE—The new Village Center has been designed around nutrition and sustainability. It’s the only dining center on the CU Boulder campus that doesn’t have deep-fat fryers, and students can blend their own smoothies by hopping on a blender bike and pedaling.

The new Village Center at CU Boulder offers those students multiple dining options, study and collaboration spaces, conference amenities, and a health clinic.

Sponsored Content

8/10/2017

Some 75 percent of high school seniors say they visit a college campus without ever contacting the admissions department. Not all prospective students want or are able to take a guided tour of campus, but without an alternative, many students visit on their own, and are walking away with unanswered questions and no communication from the college or university.

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7/13/2017

The leadership of Dickinson College understands the importance of predictive analytics to help shape their class. But they also know that models can get stale, and will only improve when they are transparent and institutional departments collaborate during the model building and enrollment process.

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The current generation of prospective business students expects more from potential institutions than students of the past did. Identifying the best-fit students, as well as engaging and recruiting them, is more challenging than ever before. This webcast explored the findings from Liaison’s research into how the most successful business schools overcome these challenges. Presenters outlined some best practices to integrate into a recruitment marketing strategy, and described the importance of understanding students’ needs and using the latest technology strategically.

CIOs from five institutions spoke candidly at this roundtable discussion about managing campus technology, building a talented IT team and other common challenges during the TeamDynamix Client Summit, held in Chicago from May 15-17. 

The panel also discussed managing the increasing demand for education technology on campus, resource optimization and talent management, communicating the value of IT, and the importance of building a personal network and leveraging peer collaboration to succeed.

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College and university leaders manage large datasets that are compiled across people, departments and systems. Producing quality performance reports, institutional effectiveness measures, and academic data can be a challenge in today’s environment. In addition to maintaining reliable and accurate data, higher ed leaders are continually asked to do more work, with more depth—but without additional resources.