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University Business, August 2018

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Feature

Here are nine places to foster ties among faculty and students.

Here are five actions two-year institutions can take to recruit international students.

What began as a push to increase the number and diversity of students studying STEM has evolved into a full-scale effort to improve teaching and learning.

In 2013, Glenda Baskin Glover became president of Tennessee State, the same historically black university that she graduated from in 1974.

Focus

The marketing strategy “one size fits most” no longer works for higher ed philanthropy thanks to the seismic sociological changes that a multigenerational America is now experiencing.

Instagram’s strategy of copying most feature introduced by Snapchat has resulted in several schools pausing efforts with the latter and redirecting them to the former.

Technology

Here’s how four institutions are bridging the gap between their campuses and students based in rural areas. 

Campus Finance News

Following are three key questions campus leaders must consider when offering financial training to the board of trustees.

On Topic

In Professors in the Gig Economy, Kim Tolley brings together experts who have been involved with unionization at public and private colleges and universities.

Behind the News

At Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science’s Innovation and Research Park in Chicago, the first building in what could be a multiphase development will generate an estimated 500 jobs and $117 million annually.

Nick Mance resigned recently as chair of the board of trustees at Southwestern Illinois College, Community College District #522, and has become president of the college.

Eighteen states and dozens of local jurisdictions and institutions have established “promise programs” to make college free. A panel of educators and economists addressed program success at a recent FutureEd event.

An American Council on Education report finds that minority-serving schools move low-income students up from the lowest income brackets at two to three times the rates of non-minority-serving institutions. 

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.

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.

Professional Opinion

The convergence of a few uncomfortable facts and recent developments serve as reminders to protect children and adolescents on campus or in school-sponsored programs.

In our experience, there are important differences between the contractual arrangements offered to a presidential candidate who will be serving a first term at a particular institution, and those which can be negotiated for a sitting president whose value and worth has already been tested.

We have actually reduced costs for students with a path to a bachelor’s degree that costs about $25,000—less than what most universities charge for a single year.