Access & Equity

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The heavy price American women pay for college

May, 2018

Some higher ed administrators may be surprised to learn that women hold two-thirds of the nation’s $1.3 trillion in student debt.

Free speech and inclusion can coexist in higher ed

May, 2018
DIVERSE DISPLAY—Students from the University of Missouri’s international student council celebrate International Day with a flag parade on campus.

Inclusion and diversity don’t have to clash with free speech on campus. Though recent surveys have suggested a growing conflict, higher ed experts and educators say the concepts can only thrive in unison.

TeleHELP in higher ed

May, 2018
Teletherapy has been around for more than two decades and can be delivered through videoconferencing, phone or online messaging. (Gettyimages.com: sjenner13).

Here’s what campus administrators need to know about virtual behavioral health services and how to implement them.

College admission on the spot

May, 2018
ADMISSION, ACCELERATED—During Immediate Decision events at Bard College, prospective students participate in a group seminar and can tour campus with current students. The days are held on Fridays and Saturdays and also include an admissions interview. Students learn on Monday if they have been accepted.

Here, colleges and universities that haven’t yet organized an instant decision day can find answers to four key questions about strategy and logistics.

World of active learning in higher ed

May, 2018
COLLABORATIVE BY DESIGN—The University of Leeds in England redesigned three tiered lecture theaters to new standards that aim to improve collaborative experiences for staff and students. Each booth is embedded with digital technology to facilitate enhanced group work and accommodate flipped learning.

As the trend in active learning classrooms has accelerated internationally, colleges in the U.S. can learn from the cutting-edge classroom design and technology that other countries have built.

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5/14/2018

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5/10/2018

Predictive analytics can serve as the foundation of student success efforts. By drawing together data from disparate campus sources and systems, predictive analytics software can enable institutional leaders to predict the likelihood of student attrition, identify at-risk students, and match them with the right resources that can help them succeed.

5/2/2018

Today’s students have expectations that their courses provide flexible, easy-to-access video content and blended learning environments, but implementing video such as lecture capture platforms at scale across campus—and in a way that drives student success—can be challenging.

When it comes to professional development and compliance training for faculty, staff and student employees, many institutions rely on a large number of siloed, separate systems. By moving to a central, shared learning platform, institutions are able to track and report on the progress of training, plan better for the future, and more effectively meet business needs across departments.

The costs of higher education continue to challenge students, while the pressure to reduce administrative overhead and improve efficiency is constant for institutions and their executive leaders. Taking the right approach to student payment plans is one way to address both of these concerns.