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College roommate not wanted

11/2017
PRIVACY IS A PRIORITY—Barry University near Miami has 150 students on its wait list for single rooms, most of which go to upperclass students. Like many institutions, the university has seen demand for singles increase despite the higher cost of those rooms.

Colleges and universities face growing pressure to offer students single rooms.

More first-year students, having never shared a room at home, expect a greater degree of privacy—for academic and emotional reasons—than did freshmen of even the recent past. Also, upperclass students, when encouraged or required to live on campus, really want their own bedrooms, and even bathrooms.

And as more students with physical and emotional disabilities attend college, administrators find that providing a single room can become a medical accommodation. (See Beacon College case study.)

Higher Ed Headlines

Number of discrimination reports increases at UW

11/17/2017 - Wisconsin State Journal

University of Texas strengthens commitment to Mexico

11/17/2017 - The University of Texas at Austin

House may soon release bill to rework HEA

11/17/2017 - American Association of Community Colleges

From UB

Case study: Beacon College (Florida)

December, 2017

Focus of institution 

Students with learning disabilities, ADHD and other emotional challenges who prefer living alone because of anxiety, Tourette’s Syndrome and other conditions

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351 students in 2017-18

Housing developers on the singles housing trend

December, 2017

What are key considerations for administrators when deciding whether to provide more single dorm rooms on campus?”

“Most freshman are in a fragile state during their first year and placing them in a single room can increase the feeling of isolation, leading to lower retention rates. They often need a ready-made roommate/buddy that can help ease the transition.

College campus stores continue to evolve

December, 2017

The closure of Amazon’s virtual bookseller at UMass Amherst underscores once again the need for campus stores to diversify services.

Presidential Prodigies

December, 2017

Ask higher education insiders about the traditional pathway to the Presidency and they will tell you it goes through academics – typically stepping up from the role of Chief Academic Officer.  

When it’s Crunch Time

December, 2017

As the nation’s store of student housing stock continues to age, more and more universities need new and renovated housing that better aligns with their academic mission and student needs. Design and construction schedules for these living and learning facilities are often compressed by immediate demand and the need to build and move students in as soon as possible.  

Sponsored Content

12/5/2017

Colleges and universities have become a favorite target of cybercriminals because of the sheer volume of student information they handle—and the fact that payment processing happens all over campus, from the ticketing office to the bursar’s office to the cafeteria. In addition to endangering students and damaging the reputation of the institution, the financial costs of a data breach could include legal representation, fines, and the expense of notifying affected individuals.

11/16/2017

An increasing number of institutions are taking advantage of mobile technology to help recruit, engage and enroll prospective and admitted students. Mobile apps are being used for self-guided campus tours, open houses, recruitment events, college nights and more, providing a highly effective way for admissions and enrollment departments to meet the needs of these students.

11/14/2017

As higher education continues to feel pressure to reduce costs and improve efficiency, campus IT environments are rapidly changing and the speed of cloud adoption is increasing. More schools are utilizing cloud technology to modernize systems, cut costs and analyze data to gain insights about more cost effective ways to run the institution. But, it is crucial that such an important decision is made strategically, and that cloud systems are adequately assessed to ensure they will meet the needs of the institution.

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11/9/2017

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