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Texas four-year public institutions saw a sizable decrease in international student interest for fall ‘17, with application numbers down 12.5 percent from fall ‘16 numbers.

Nationwide, the scope of faculty and staff housing programs varies as much as campus locations do.

As many deans know, there is a vital relationship between their admission and marketing offices, but not all deans mandate sharing asymmetric information between the groups.

Models of Excellence was created in response to higher ed leaders across the country recognizing that striving for institutional excellence requires taking a fresh look at student success.

We created Models of Excellence in 2015, as the definition of student success took on new meaning.

This month we begin a trilogy of best value proposition case studies providing an inside look at how several institutions have developed more relevant ways of measuring value-added outcomes, quality of learning experience, and return on tuition investment. 

Good money habits start early. The power of interest means those who start saving, investing and paying off their interest rates young have an advantage over those who wait.

As students make the transition from college to a full-time career, they face numerous important financial decisions that will impact their lives for years to come. Many, however, feel unprepared to make the choices that will help them become financially independent and able to cover their own expenses.

Below is a closer look at how two universities, Butler University in Indiana and the University of Florida, are enhancing learning videos for their online courses.

Butler University: Adding quizzes to video

Technology used: Panopto video platform for recording lectures

Interactive boosts: Voiceover can be added to PowerPoint slides. When the instructor finds a place in the presentation to add a quiz, the video gets edited and a multiple-choice, true/false or multiple-answers type of question can be inserted.

Here are some examples of content ideas for interactive video content as well as best practices that are already employed by various universities and colleges across the U.S.

Steven Combs, who was appointed chancellor of Ivy Tech Community College’s Columbus campus, plans to build a leadership team and find organizational cost-savings through shared services.

Steven Combs is taking on the role of chancellor at Ivy Tech Community College’s Columbus campus in Indiana.

The disconnect between students’ digital lives and their classroom experience is narrowing as professors are increasingly embedding video in their courses—for both in-person and online learning.

Over two dozen higher ed institutions signed the federal Fair Chance Higher Education pledge to drop criminal background questions from applications in June 2016. (Gettyimages.com: dan henson1).

Louisiana is the first state in the nation to formally prohibit all public higher ed institutions from asking applicants about their criminal history.

UNLV students worked with mentors provided by Food & Water Watch’s Take Back the Tap campaign to create a matching fund for station installation. (UNLV).

Hydration stations are popping up at several colleges and universities to promote environmental consciousness and healthfulness on campus.

Carol Patton is a Las Vegas-based writer who specializes in human resources issues.

The University of Santa Monica has implemented an HR information system along with a new management platform called Employee Self-Onboarding by BambooHR.

Marc C. Whitt is director of philanthropy communications at the University of Kentucky Office of Philanthropy. He may be followed on LinkedIn (linkedin.com/in/marcwhitt) or Twitter (@marcwhitt).

In a 2017 study conducted by the Pew Research Center, nearly 7 in 10 Americans reported using social media “to connect with one another, engage with news content, share information and entertain themselves.”

Top topics for a student financial responsibility agreement.

While the concept may seem unnecessary, a formal document—signed by each student—that states tuition payments are, in fact, expected is now required by a majority of colleges.

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