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Practicing humility, from the top down

08/2017
Yvette M. Alex-Assensoh is vice president of equity and inclusion at the University of Oregon, and a professor of political science.

As people feel increasingly powerless and frustrated, public humiliation is quickly becoming the weapon of choice to speak truth to power. Publicly challenging campus leadership has always been part of the fabric of campus life. But where those incidents were once episodic, they are becoming increasingly frequent.

As more leaders in higher education are being called to task, we have to come to the realization that public humiliation is becoming a condition of leadership in higher education. What can we learn from such incidents, and how can we use them as stepping stones for individual and institutional growth?

From UB

Targeted texts can boost college enrollment

September, 2017
TEXT WHAT’S NEXT—Georgia State University’s text messaging program boosted enrollment by reminding incoming students of key deadlines and answering their questions.

Colleges and universities should be texting students—but not everyone, not all the time, and not about everything that’s happening on campus.

Look to the Future: Driver not needed

September, 2017

Driverless shuttle service debuted this fall at the University of Michigan’s North Campus.

Northwestern University announces new provost

September, 2017
Jonathan Holloway, now provost of Northwestern University, was dean of Yale College and chair of the department of African American Studies.

Jonathan Holloway is now provost of Northwestern University.

Fleet management providers on making fleets and fleet management more efficient

September, 2017

What has been the biggest operational efficiency game changer in the last couple of years?

Beyond awareness: Colleges teach how to help the mentally distressed

September, 2017
Source: 2017 research from Kognito (surveys with nearly 15,000 faculty/staff and more than 51,000 undergrads  over 5 years), www.kognito.com.

New research shows that while faculty and students may recognize signs of psychological distress in others on campus, many feel unprepared to approach and help those in need.

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8/17/2017

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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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8/9/2017

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In this web seminar, attendees learned how The Duck Store at the University of Oregon has transformed the shopping experience. By implementing a unified commerce platform—complete with in-store and e-commerce functionality on the front end and real-time inventory visibility, order management, CRM, business intelligence, warehouse management, marketing and financials to support it—The Duck Store now has the tools in place to efficiently manage the complexities of their multiple retail locations.

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What are you seeing as the biggest trends in higher ed video?