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University Business, September 2018

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Feature

As driverless shuttles and ride-sharing become more widespread, consider these five strategies for integrating them with other campus transportation options.

When the strategy is that staff reach out to students rather than wait for students to come to them, some colleges experience higher retention rates, which, in turn, helps the bottom line.

Some colleges and universities approach campus construction sites as living laboratories—setting up instruction opportunities for students.

Focus

Schools are more transparent with employees to avoid second-guessing, but that doesn't mean revealing everything to everyone.

Technology

IT leaders are easing concerns across campus about cloud migration—including security, accessibility and cost.

Campus Finance News

How can college retail leaders compete with e-commerce? It’s time to get back to basics. Here are five strategies for staying relevant.

On Topic

In Winnebagos on Wednesday: How Visionary Leadership Can Transform Higher Education, Scott Cowen shows how today’s university is evolving, and how to avoid losing sight of institutional strengths and values.

Behind the News

Although Hurricane Irma halted progress, the new 63,000-square-foot library opened just a month behind schedule. It now provides students with space for using technology and overseeing building projects.

Due to declining public funding for university institutions and the changing student population, Dan Arvizu and John Floros take the place of Chancellor and President Garrey Carruthers.

Post-grad business schools are identifying opportunities to prep incoming students for the rigorous coursework, particularly as more students are admitted without traditional business backgrounds.

With studies indicating that test success is relative to family income, high school quality and cultural identity, some schools are turning to other methods, including essays and short videos, to select prospective students.

Co-op programs at higher ed institutions are providing work experience and network-building opportunities to help arts students map out career paths. They’re boosting enrollment, too.

A recent study of 515 award letters from different institutions finds missing information and wording problems.

A ban lifted against Florida campus voting centers allows students, community members and others to mobilize toward the creation of these sites and reflects a push for student voting nationwide.

Professional Opinion

Creating a comprehensive concussion management plan and following the changing nature of the insurance market relative to traumatic brain injury coverage are key.

Higher ed institutions are applying a cinematic engagement model with broadcast quality standards to the distance learning experience to capture student attention. 

Administrators walk a fine line when confronting the right to be heard. Establishing protocols can help limit the risk associated with free-speech issues. 

Classroom video continues a ‘conversation’ that began decades ago—collecting individual videos from instructors and students and integrating them with existing identity management, learning management and assessment systems.

Determining employee engagement is the key. Highly engaged faculty will likely see opportunities, while disengaged faculty will focus more on limitations and may have a negative effect on student learning.