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The University of North Alabama’s $18.85 million Laura M. Harrison Hall will house the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions and will be constructed on the former site of a science building.

VIEWS YOU CAN USE—A teacher wearing smart glasses (right) can see student information projected in an augmented reality platform (left) developed by Carnegie Mellon University. The hovering icons indicate how students are faring on online assignments and if they need help.

When edtech developers at Carnegie Mellon University in Pennsylvania asked K12 teachers to wish for a superpower, the teachers imagined student data hovering in midair. Smart glasses can now provide that feedback. 

BUILDING HIGHER—City University of New York students helped repair Puerto Rican homes struck by Hurricane Maria in September 2017.

Philanthropic and community initiatives give students the chance to gain credits along with invaluable experience. Here are three ideas institutions can adopt to encourage such efforts.

A closer look at the CUNY Service Corps’ Puerto Rico program

BACK TO SCHOOL—Being on the campus of Lasell College provides residents of Lasell Village with easy access to learning opportunities and an active lifestyle.

Multigenerational campuses are growing. How Lasell College in Massachusetts and Purchase College in New York are opening up retirement communities to lure lifelong learners and provide fixed revenue streams.

Regina Favors is interim president of Arkansas Baptist College.

After Joseph Jones was dismissed as president of Arkansas Baptist College this summer, the college named Regina Favors interim president. Favors sits on the college’s board and is former president and CEO of Pinnacle Business Solutions.

CLEAR GOALS FOR A CLEAR PATH—Students accepted to Kansas State U under conditional admissions work closely with academic coaches during freshman year.

Higher ed institutions tap into the trend of offering conditional admissions—opening up possibilities for less prepared students and maintaining enrollment.

For many low-income students, lack of encouragement at home and fear of rejection limits interest in higher ed. Conditional admissions gives these individuals the chance to consider universities they thought were out of their reach.

Kelly Walsh is CIO at the College of Westchester in New York.

Universities accepting Title IV federal aid are expected to comply with federal cybersecurity regulations, which include a greater emphasis on reporting breaches. It’s time to step up cybersecurity governance.

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.

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.

Administrators manage academic program eliminations (and additions) by following a structured process, avoiding a top-down approach, extending input beyond faculty, gathering and sharing data, and exhibiting transparency. 

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.

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