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University Business, February 2018

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Feature

Deciding exactly what to dedicate funding and space to within residence halls can be a challenge. The answers to a few key questions are important to developing effective offerings.

A new movement that promises closer cooperation between higher ed and K12 aims to end a legacy of passing the buck.

BEREA, KENTUCKY—President Lyle Roelofs likes to buy running shoes for his students at Berea College—as long as they get some exercise with him twice weekly before class.

Knitting: Lyle Roelofs, the son of a Protestant preacher, knits sweaters with a pattern of cascading hearts he believes is unique. It’s a passion his mother taught him.

Focus

In the case of philanthropy and communications staff, we both desire that our constituencies become enthusiastic supporters and advocates of our institution. It is imperative that these professionals become partners in every sense.  Here’s how.

Upon hearing of an employee’s death, HR notifies the individual’s supervisor and suggests a department meeting so coworkers can express their emotions and learn how people grieve differently.

Technology

As more colleges make dual-enrollment classes available online, new options are emerging for structuring classes, boosting student/teacher interaction and ensuring content rigor. Here are some successful approaches.

Campus Finance News

Ignoring compliance isn’t an option. Institutional leaders can take action to ensure they’re on the right track today and to reduce the drain on existing resources.

On Topic

Charles Isbell’s research passion is artificial intelligence, or AI. The senior associate dean for Georgia Tech’s College of Computing focuses on building “autonomous agents.”

Behind the News

Mirta Martin has been named president of Fairmont State University in West Virginia.

Wesleyan University (Connecticut), Lakeshore Technical College (Wisconsin) and 21 other institutions have recently licensed Prey Anti-Theft to protect their mobile devices.

A two-story, 19,500-square-foot structure, with an anticipated spring 2019 completion, will serve as a business incubator for technology and engineering startups.

Nearly one-third of undergraduates who have declared a major changed that major at least once within three years of initial enrollment, according to a recent study of 25,000 students.

Community colleges are creating developmental tracks, services and on-campus groups to better serve English as second language students and community members.

College students are responsible for about 22 million pounds of the waste, according to the Food Recovery Network, a student-operated movement to fight hunger in the U.S.

With the number of traditional MBA students dropping, business schools must get creative to survive and ultimately thrive.

At Temple University’s Fox School of Business, students have a menu of options to choose their own MBA path.

An acute rash of hate crimes on America’s campuses has made it necessary for institutions to refine reporting procedures

An the last few years, a handful of higher ed institutions have offered multisession “pop-up courses” that faculty can design quickly for students who want to earn credit for studying events in real time.

Professional Opinion

What’s more important in higher education: preparing for a profession or attaining a well-rounded liberal arts education? The answer is that in today’s world both are critical.

In the last six years, higher education funding has continued to diminish. Its primary driver is the continued divestment of state support for higher ed.