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Washington State University’s step-by-step process for marijuana violations:

1. Attend cannabis workshop.


Link to main story: College campuses cope with increased marijuana legalization


2. Complete marijuana eCheckup To Go online assessment. Once finished, results direct students to either:

- Attend a second, more intensive cannabis workshop OR

Marijuana remains the most popular drug among college students, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. (gettyimages.com: Sara ruiz)

Higher ed institutions face challenges in nine states that allow marijuana's recreational use, in 30 states that permit its medical use, or in other states where the drug remains illegal.

Creating an online community that mirrors a school’s physical campus is another way to retain online students.

This can be achieved by digitizing freshman orientation, mental health counseling, and career and résumé services.


Link to main story: College students learning online, but stepping on campus

Many online students still have on-campus business, such as meeting with instructors and making payments, according to “Online College Students: Comprehensive Data on Demands and Preferences,” The Learning House Inc. (UBmag.me/demands).

Like their peers on campus, students enrolled in online programs benefit when they feel included in a community. Colleges cater to this population by offering in-person special events and extended office hours.

The public’s call for more transparency in all segments of higher education administration has brought particular scrutiny to the admissions process. The fairness of race is again under question.

Up to 500 faculty at 25 higher ed institutions will become better equipped to help students prepare for career and workplace success.

It has become increasingly difficult for educators and policymakers to get a firm grasp on exactly how many students persist in their education goals because over half of bachelor’s degree recipients attend more than one post-secondary institution, and two-thirds of community college students are enrolled part-time. (Gettyimages.com: drogetnev).

It has become increasingly difficult for educators and policymakers to get a firm grasp on exactly how many students persist in their education goals.

READY FOR THE REAL WORLD—Students participate in a financial literacy course at Indiana University. The institution’s MoneySmarts U. program offers electives specifically for graduating seniors.

Some colleges and universities tailor their financial literacy courses to students in the immediate transition from campus to the bigger world.

About 9 in 10 higher ed institutions have cyber insurance compared to approximately 70 percent that were maintaining it in 2015.

The entire country of England, the city of Seattle and several U.S. campuses have targeted the simple drinking straw as a relatively easy way to operate more sustainably.

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