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College security: Detection alert!

09/2017
GOOD INVESTMENT—Early adopters of video content analysis are finding it to be worth the investment. And as existing cameras are replaced due to normal aging, video analytics can be a logical next step. (Getty images: ChrisBoswell).

For nearly a decade, video analytics has been considered the next big thing in campus security. But the surveillance technology, also known as video content analysis, is just beginning to catch the eye of higher ed security administrators.

Certainly these systems—where software provides automatic monitoring of video feeds and triggers alerts for follow-up by security staff—have much to offer.

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Bryant Zhuhai appoints new academic dean

October, 2017
Daniel J. Borgia, newly appointed academic dean of Bryant Zhuhai, was founding director of the Florida Gulf Coast University Institute of Chinese Studies, where he developed exchange agreements with Chinese universities.

Bryant University in Rhode Island has appointed Daniel J. Borgia to be academic dean of Bryant Zhuhai, the first and only American university in Zhuhai, China.

Providers on how colleges can overcome roadblocks to adopting video analytics

October, 2017

What is the biggest roadblock to widespread use of video analytics technology?

“ROI. Understanding how to design and implement solutions that work with the analytics system—and not against it—make the difference. Campuses offer a diverse environment with a range of challenges. Proper design and deployment can yield a measurable return on investment.”

College campus diversity chiefs on the job

October, 2017
Source: “The Critical First Year: What New Chief Diversity Officers Need to Succeed,” Witt/Kieffer, 2017, UBmag.me/cdos.

Nearly two-thirds of chief diversity officers (CDOs) at colleges report they are the first to hold that role at their school, according to a study.

3 options for using technology to better manage the emergency financial aid process

October, 2017

While most institutions use financial aid systems to award and distribute regular financial aid, that isn’t always the case with emergency aid. Usually, each student’s situation must be evaluated  to determine whether emergency financial help is warranted and if so, at what level.

That process isn’t always built into the standard financial aid system—so institutions often need to get creative to make it automated.

New higher ed faculty hires will help reduce crowded classrooms

October, 2017

Throughout Florida, colleges and universities are hiring faculty to accommodate growing high-demand fields like health and engineering.

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10/12/2017

Campus safety has become increasingly complex. Higher ed leaders face the threat of serious safety incidents on their campuses every day, while changing legislative mandates only add to the complexity. Ensuring that safety training and processes are up-to-date can be challenging. As a result, many institutions are adopting more efficient processes and individualized technology solutions that improve campus safety while saving time and money.

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9/28/2017

For many institutions, implementing new processes, platforms or solutions in the business office, bursar’s office or financial aid departments can seem intimidating and overwhelming. Besides ensuring that any new process or solution improves efficiency and meets the needs of both students and staff, there are a multitude of other factors to consider, such as security, compliance, logistics, and project timing and prioritization.

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9/19/2017

Like most institutions, the University of Arizona added lecture capture technology through small scale experimentation, starting at the departmental level. But in just a few years, lecture capture had taken hold and UA faculty were producing some 2TB of video every week and over 30,000 hours each year. Further complicating the situation was the wide variety of lecture capture systems from different vendors used on campus, each using different appliances and hardware, each providing different capabilities, and each requiring different levels of support. There had to be a better way.

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9/14/2017
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9/8/2017
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