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University Business, June 2018

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Mobile apps, text alerts, personal panic buttons and other new technologies give students more ways to communicate safety concerns.

Measuring faculty effectiveness has never been a perfect science—and it has always held potential for contention among instructors and administrators.

Whether you call them huddle rooms, breakout rooms or collaboration rooms, small group spaces cropping up in various campus buildings are changing the way academic facilities are used.

Focus

The growing interest in artificial intelligence may hold the key to a more personalized learning experience.

Technology

Developing and maintaining a strong customer service ethos sometimes brings IT managers into unexpected territory. Following are tips on how to handle four such scenarios.

Campus Finance News

Many colleges and universities are ramping up their efforts to teach students how to manage loan payments and other expenses.

On Topic

Measuring Success: Testing, Grades, and the Future of College Admissions (2018, Johns Hopkins) investigates the implications of admissions testing with experts from both sides of the debate.

Behind the News

Astrid Tuminez will leave Microsoft to hold her first executive-level higher ed leadership position when she becomes president of Utah Valley University, effective this fall.

At Boise State University's Micron Center for Materials Research, students and faculty will have access to 40 research laboratories and other spaces.

Five New England colleges have teamed up in a unique partnership, choosing a site in Farmington, Maine, for a solar-power farm that will reduce carbon footprints on each campus and show students sustainability in action.

Continued binge drinking and destructive student behavior have driven higher ed leaders to refine off-campus behavior policies.

Americans age 50 years and older saw their federal student loan debt grow by $18 billion between the second quarter of fiscal year 2017 and the first quarter of 2018.

More than 40 medical schools have added culinary medicine programs to the menu to help students better understand how to combat obesity, diabetes and other chronic diseases.

Training is underway at colleges and universities to teach more people how to administer the drug that reverses opioid overdoses.

A few months after Boston University’s successful merger with Wheelock College, the University of Massachusetts drew a greater degree of scrutiny for its acquisition of Mount Ida College.

Professional Opinion

Academia continues to evolve for women aspiring to move into leadership positions.

When it comes to risk management, a key fear is being blindsided by exposure we didn’t even know we had.

The massive growth of on-campus video is increasing the desire for innovations that naturally leverage the benefits of artificial intelligence.

As the newly elected mayor and the newly appointed university president, we recognized that working together on important initiatives would build the university’s and the city’s futures.