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While adjuncts are now more likely to get pay raises, have job stability and be welcome in faculty circles, the situation is not so rosy on the health insurance front. Here are seven realities to recognize.

Jennifer Mishory, a senior fellow at The Century Foundation, discusses how more states are likely to consider "promise programs" in the new year.

Jennifer Mishory, a senior fellow at The Century Foundation, discusses how more states are likely to consider "promise programs" in the new year to increase affordability, and should learn best practices from already established programs.

Brian Klass is senior technology officer at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Educators seek ways to streamline presentations—which include storytelling as well as clear, authentic messages—in this age of short attention spans and new tech capabilities. 

Hayley Hanson is chair of the education law practice at Husch Blackwell, and advises institutions on compliance and litigation matters. Ben Irwin is an attorney at Husch Blackwell, and concentrates his practice on compliance and governance issues.

The Department of Education has prioritized Clery Act compliance—including the proper collection, classification and disclosure of crime information—and is willing to use its enforcement authority to levy fines for violations.

How community colleges are rebranding career training to reflect advanced pathways and earnings potential.

A PERSONAL GUIDE—In the seven-story Bizzell Memorial Library at the University of Oklahoma, students can use the NavApp beacon application to get turn-by-turn navigation guidance in finding resources, service desks, study spaces and event locations. The app integrates with OU‘s campus life app.

Higher ed beacon initiatives have been mostly pilots, but the ways they’ve been received and adapted demonstrate the technology’s potential—from helping students navigate libraries to taking class attendance and more.

Providers discuss how beacon technology is being used at colleges and universities and what can be done to increase usage. 

Here are beacon characteristics and high-potential higher ed uses.

Seven beacon characteristics and nine high-potential higher ed uses—from campus tours to class attendance.

This is the second in a trilogy of commentaries on rising Early College Stars. Our focus this month highlights successful Early College best practice case studies that optimize Early College aspiration, preparedness, and achievement.

Public institutions are constantly attempting to re-define their core missions and at the same time, regain the public's trust.  As such, there are a number of forces that have made the Higher Education landscape increasingly competitive. Exacerbating these forces are shifts in the high school population demographics and a continued under investment in public higher education. Although the Dow Jones and S&P 500 have witnessed record-breaking highs, investment in public higher still remains, or is at an all-time low.

In UB’s latest edition of Inside Look, find out how architects maintain the historical integrity of structures when repurposing buildings for higher ed use—while ensuring they provide comfort and the modern conveniences students need.

In the face of security audits and digital vulnerabilities, today’s policies must include language to protect users while remaining flexible.

To free up bandwidth for academic platforms, Purdue University has suspended access to five major streaming services in its four largest lecture halls.

The goal of the pilot project, which is suspending access to Netflix, Hulu, Apple updates, iTunes and Steam, is to ensure students have unimpeded access to the academic resources they need.

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