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Curtis Carver is vice president for information technology and chief information officer at The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Curtis Carver, vice president for information technology and chief information officer at The University of Alabama at Birmingham, discusses implementing a customer-centric approach to preventing and addressing network vulnerabilities.

Christopher Ryan is managing director at K2 Intelligence, a New York-based investigative and compliance services firm.

What campus leaders need to know about floor plans, 911 and law enforcement relationships when building a college safety plan.

Artificial intelligence—led by text-based chatbots—has infiltrated campus life, helping institutions improve communication, compliance and retention. Here’s insight into launching the technology.

Here’s how student service areas can use chatbots to keep students informed.

From admissions, financial aid and residence life to registration, student activities and food service, here’s how student service areas can use chatbots to keep students informed.

Vendors discuss what higher ed institutions should consider when implementing AI into their student services.

Nada Marie Anid is vice president for strategic communications and external affairs at New York Institute of Technology, and is co-editor of The Internet of Women: Accelerating Culture Change.

Higher ed can fuel U.S. dominance in cybersecurity, AI and machine learning. To help meet the growing demand for tech professionals, we need an ambitious program similar in scope to the GI Bill.

As assistant superintendent of curriculum and personnel with Howell Township Public Schools, Bruce Preston believes higher education institutions can benefit from the lessons he has learned.

If we embrace the potential learning opportunities and partnerships that emerge from the callout culture, we can mitigate unintended consequences, protect students and staff, and enhance the learning environment.

Banking executives discuss how higher ed institutions are doing in their efforts to teach students to be responsible about their finances while in school and in future stages of life.

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.

Scott D. Miller is president of Virginia Wesleyan University.

How a successful relationship between an institution and its construction partner can lead to productive collaboration. Carefully managed projects suggest vibrancy and viability to students, families and donors. 

Take this quiz to find out if your campus has acoustic problems in its classrooms.

Take this quiz to find out if your campus has acoustic problems in its classrooms. If so, the facilities department should assess the acoustics to determine if there are problems with reverberation or ambient noise. Hiring an acoustical consultant would help determine whether your facilities team is using the best solutions to resolve issues with sound systems.

Acoustic design experts discuss: How are higher ed institutions doing in recognizing the importance of acoustics and noise control in new and existing learning spaces? What’s one thing you wish campus administrators understood better about acoustics?

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.

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.

Tom Ryan is an enrollment marketing strategist with Schneider Associates, an integrated marketing firm based in Boston.

No matter how much innovation and energy went into recruitment, you may be forced to wait until fall to find out what worked—or didn’t. Review of all efforts is key to future success.

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