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There are many ways in which higher education engages in cross-border education. The most common remain study abroad opportunities for students. In the last decade, however, colleges and universities have begun to extend their international presence to include branch campuses to better position students to enter a globally-connected workforce, improve global rankings, tap into alternative revenue streams and respond to foreign investment interests.  

Folks ask us about popular college career programs – for example, the emergent death care industry – after all, “people are dying to get in.” Just ask any baby boomer who is planning end of life and death care arrangements, and you will hear about white hot jobs – just try “cremation,” no pun intended. Seriously, over the past decade the death care sector has morphed as Americans grow older.

It’s known that full-time students graduate more quickly and more often than do their part-time counterparts. But what about students who fluctuate between full- and part-time status?

Higher education needs to focus on employee development and start rebuilding their own farm systems. Why do so many colleges look externally for new talent instead of developing their employees? 

What is the biggest roadblock to effective use of data analytics tools as they relate to student success?

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT—At  The University of Arizona, academic advisors know that every student matters when it comes to retention, not just because each individual’s success is important but also because they realize that retaining just a few extra students raises overall retention rates.

There’s no doubt that higher ed institutions have access to tons of student data these days, but what separates actionable insights from analytics overload?

James Muyskens is a professor at the Graduate Center, CUNY, and former president of CUNY Queens College.

The weakest link in the expanding instructional continuum—where we are least successful—is in general education and freshman introductory courses.

Rahul Choudaha is a higher ed consultant and CEO of DrEducation.

The current anti-immigrant rhetoric in the U.S. has collided with the economic challenges of source countries, creating a perfect storm for international student enrollment.

Janice Orlov, the previous managing director of finance and operations at UPenn’s Wharton School, has been named vice president for administration and finance at West Chester University in Pennsylvania.

Janice Orlov has been named vice president for administration and finance at West Chester University in Pennsylvania.

Roberto A. Santizo is a senior enrollment management consultant with Ruffalo Noel Levitz.

In a survey, nearly two-thirds of private institutions and about half of publics indicated they would attempt to provide financial aid packages earlier than usual.

LANGUAGE LESSONS—Instructor Mary “Betsy” Bissell teaches a new Niagara U course that introduces students to Tuscarora, a dialect of the Iroquoian language spoken in western New York state.

A handful of campuses teach Native American languages to support the efforts of local tribes to preserve their language and expand their culture’s influence on public education, film and other arenas.

Daniel Karpowitz, the director of policy and national programs of Bard College’s Prison Initiative, wrote College in Prison: Reading in an Age of Mass Incarceration, which examines the success—and struggles—of a partnership between a private New York college and the modern penitentiary system.

Bard College’s Prison Initiative, also known as BPI, focuses on the importance of the liberal arts in public life.

Got strong graduation rates? Retention numbers? Post-graduation salaries? Then budget time may come with a big bonus. More states now distribute larger portions of higher ed funding to public institutions based on outcomes such as these

With skilled workers in demand by industry and student enrollment declining, ignoring diversity initiatives is impractical, even unproductive.

Here are four questions facilities administrators as well as other campus officials should be asking to lower the risk of a hazardous materials tragedy.

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