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Regulatory compliance buckets.

Ignoring compliance isn’t an option. Institutional leaders can take action to ensure they’re on the right track today and to reduce the drain on existing resources.

The emergence of two new degree programs and two graduate certificates shows the complexity of compliance.

In recent years, the rate of hiring of compliance-related administrative officers has exceeded that of faculty, says Steve Hoffman, who consults with colleges on policies and procedures regarding tax issues and concerns.

Widener University in Pennsylvania now offers a master of jurisprudence in higher education compliance through its Delaware Law School.

Mirta Martin will be the next president of Fairmont State University. She was previously president of Fort Hays State University in Kansas.

Mirta Martin has been named president of Fairmont State University in West Virginia.

As more colleges make dual-enrollment classes available online, new options are emerging for structuring classes, boosting student/teacher interaction and ensuring content rigor. Here are some successful approaches.

Ronald K. Machtley is president of Bryant University in Rhode Island.

What’s more important in higher education: preparing for a profession or attaining a well-rounded liberal arts education? The answer is that in today’s world both are critical.

Deciding exactly what to dedicate funding and space to within residence halls can be a challenge. The answers to a few key questions are important to developing effective offerings.

TEACHER AND LEARNER—A Borough of Manhattan Community College student reads to a child in the college’s Early Childhood Center.

Community colleges are creating developmental tracks, services and on-campus groups to better serve English as second language students and community members.

In the case of philanthropy and communications staff, we both desire that our constituencies become enthusiastic supporters and advocates of our institution. It is imperative that these professionals become partners in every sense.  Here’s how.

Upon hearing of an employee’s death, HR notifies the individual’s supervisor and suggests a department meeting so coworkers can express their emotions and learn how people grieve differently.

BUSINESS CASE—Part-time MBA students at Fox School of Business at Temple University can divide their time between classrooms and synchronous web sessions. (Temple University Photography).

With the number of traditional MBA students dropping, business schools must get creative to survive and ultimately thrive.

CONSTANT PROGRESS—Congressman John Lewis and author Andrew  Aydin give a civil rights lecture sponsored by The University of Maryland, College Park’s Office of Undergraduate Studies, in conjunction with the William L. Thomas ODK Lecture Series and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

An acute rash of hate crimes on America’s campuses has made it necessary for institutions to refine reporting procedures

Jesuit education in America has a distinguished history that is deeply rooted in faith and intellectual rigor. Today, according to the Association of Jesuit Colleges & Universities, the 28 American Jesuit institutions educate their students within the Ignatian heritage of Jesuit education “in a way that seeks God in all things, promotes discernment, and engages the world through a careful analysis of context, in dialogue with experience, evaluated through reflection, for the sake of action, and with openness, always, to evaluation.”  

An the last few years, a handful of higher ed institutions have offered multisession “pop-up courses” that faculty can design quickly for students who want to earn credit for studying events in real time.

BEREA, KENTUCKY—President Lyle Roelofs likes to buy running shoes for his students at Berea College—as long as they get some exercise with him twice weekly before class.

Read on for a closer look ahead at where administrators in various functional roles will be this year—and what actions other institutions are making in 2018.

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