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GETTING FINANCES IN ORDER—The Student Wellness Center at Ohio State provides a variety of services to support overall wellness, including financial education. Through one-hour sessions, trained volunteer peer coaches help with financial goal setting, banking basics, budgeting and debt repayment.

Before a higher ed institution partners with a bank to provide financial literacy programming, answering these four questions will determine how such a partnership should be structured in a way that is beneficial to all parties.

Outside of online and in-person financial literacy sessions, colleges and universities are finding innovative strategies to guide students toward being more financially responsible in both their college and adult lives.

Sound advice: Do not let acoustic problems linger, recognize that smart classrooms have different acoustic needs, ensure acoustics is considered from the start and be proactive.

Students with hearing disabilities can struggle even in rooms with the best acoustics. Here are four ways Rochester Institute of Technology in New York, home of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, helps deaf and hard of hearing students access lectures and class discussions.

Colleges and universities are providing at-risk students—including those with children or those who are homeless or in foster care—with more than just higher ed access and employment, they are providing training that makes a long-term difference.

Abbie Goldberg, a professor of psychology at Clark University, studied the growing population of transgender and gender-nonconforming students across the U.S.

Abbie Goldberg, a professor of psychology at Clark University, studied the growing population of transgender and gender-nonconforming students across the U.S. While some institutions promote trans-inclusive policies and practices, others have not kept pace.

GRADUATION GROWTH—Parents in Arkansas Community Colleges’ Career Pathways Initiative complete at twice the rate of other students.

Here are the funding, implementation and training strategies for at-risk student programs at Arkansas Community Colleges, Endicott College, Kennesaw State University and Western Michigan University. 

Although Hurricane Irma halted progress, the new 63,000-square-foot library opened just a month behind schedule. It now provides students with space for using technology and overseeing building projects.

John McLaughlin is the managing director for Higher Education Practice at Gallagher Insurance. Elizabeth Carmichael is president of Carmichael Associates, which specializes in compliance and risk management.

Creating a comprehensive concussion management plan and following the changing nature of the insurance market relative to traumatic brain injury coverage are key.

EQUATE THIS—A student from Yale School of Management’s Class of 2019 works out an equation during the program’s summer math camp.

Post-grad business schools are identifying opportunities to prep incoming students for the rigorous coursework, particularly as more students are admitted without traditional business backgrounds.

Kim Rocco Shields is a producer and director who has collaborated with more than a dozen colleges and universities to produce engaging online instructional videos on topics ranging from history to biology.

Higher ed institutions are applying a cinematic engagement model with broadcast quality standards to the distance learning experience to capture student attention. 

RÉSUMÉ BUILDER—University of Cincinnati student Devon Hensler helped design toys at Fisher-Price. She got hands-on experience with the company as part of a program that prepares fine arts majors for careers.

Co-op programs at higher ed institutions are providing work experience and network-building opportunities to help arts students map out career paths. They’re boosting enrollment, too.

When the strategy is that staff reach out to students rather than wait for students to come to them, some colleges experience higher retention rates, which, in turn, helps the bottom line.

Sean Brown, with years of experience in academic video production, is a consultant with Minneapolis-based Contegy Digital.

Classroom video continues a ‘conversation’ that began decades ago—collecting individual videos from instructors and students and integrating them with existing identity management, learning management and assessment systems.

Here are 13 strategies to consider when setting up instruction opportunities.

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