You are here

Articles: Teaching & Learning

Achieving the Dream’s OER Degree Initiative increased the number of students enrolling in open education resources-based courses.

Study finds that open education resources provide significant cost savings to low-income students and strengthen instruction and learning.

STAFFING SHIFTS—Study shows changes in higher ed hiring from 2016 to 2017 and teaching trends at two- and four-year schools.

Community colleges have seen a drop in faculty employment applications, according to a recent PowerSchool survey. They are are now leveraging new software to fine-tune the hiring process, among other efforts.

UPenn’s College of Liberal and Professional Studies now offers an online Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree. While many Ivies have digital advanced learning programs, this is the first online option for undergrads.

MIT is betting artificial intelligence will become so ubiquitous it is investing more than $1 billion to create a dedicated college, combining AI, machine learning and data science with other disciplines. It will open next September.

SPECTRUM VOICES—The Spectrum of Opportunity Conference in California included these speakers.

California Lutheran University’s Spectrum of Opportunity Conference aims to help high school students with autism spectrum disorder and their parents, plus faculty and administrators, learn about what’s needed to succeed.

The Veterans Lounge at Niagara University in New York comes after Victory Media recognized the institution as one of the country’s top 10 small private schools for veterans and families. It will open in January 2019.

Tom Ryan is an enrollment consultant at Schneider Associates, an integrated marketing firm based in Boston.

Nontraditional students need a boost to overcome some of the barriers to re-enrolling in continuing education and degree completion programs. Find out how to meet the challenge.

Joan Marques is dean of Woodbury University’s Business School in California.

Business students must get a complete education. There is as much value in teaching upcoming leaders about current workplace practices as there is in educating them to be change agents.

Administrator advice for higher ed institutions considering restructuring their general education programs.

Learn how Virginia Tech, University at Buffalo, Goucher College and Lebanon Valley College have redesigned their programs. 

Responding to employer and accreditation agency concerns, schools are reinventing general education. Here are some of the common elements of the new programs they are adopting.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Pages