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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.

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.”

Women are underrepresented in technology leadership across all industries, making up just 19 percent of CIOs, according to a 2016 analysis by management consulting firm Korn Ferry.

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. 

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

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


Ages of female CIOs

31-35: 0 percent

36-40: 3 percent

41-45: 6 percent

46-50: 18 percent

51-55: 26 percent

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

Kathy Snyder is vice president for human resources at Frostburg State University.

Like most universities—particularly in rural areas—western Maryland’s Frostburg State University has learned to do more with less.

 Rasheed Atwater is a student veteran at Eastern Michigan University. Russell Olwell is an associate dean and professor in the School of Education and Social Policy at Merrimack College in Massachusetts.

Faculty and administrators may assume that student veterans already have the funds they need to pay for school, that they are plugged into healthcare through the Veterans Administration, and are well on their way to a degree or career. This is not the case.

DREAMER PRIDE—A participant certificate awarded for the completion of Sacramento State’s Dreamer Ally training explains the meaning of its hummingbird logo. These birds are known for overcoming challenges, and  the circle represents a reminder that undocumented students are welcome.

With the specter of a federal crackdown on illegal immigration looming, higher ed institutions are finding ways to better serve undocumented students, and also protect their identities.

Prep and marketing for Rutgers University-Camden’s first college fair for undocumented students, held this June, required an individualized approach, says Mary Beth Daisey, vice chancellor for student affairs.

Steven Diner shows how those urban universities redefined education through a practical approach to instruction in Universities and Their Cities: Urban Higher Education in America (2017, Johns Hopkins University Press).

In Universities and Their Cities: Urban Higher Education in America (2017, Johns Hopkins University Press), Steven Diner shows how urban universities redefined education through a practical approach to instruction.

Bills that could impact how students exercise free speech at public higher ed institutions—and that could also dictate how administrators discipline “disruptive” behavior—are winning various levels of support in statehouses across the country.

The “nontraditional” student represents perhaps the single biggest growth area for higher ed enrollment. But no single set of characteristics defines that student.

Active members of the military represent their own component of the nontraditional population.

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