You are here

Asset & Investments

From UB

College campus stores continue to evolve

December, 2017

The closure of Amazon’s virtual bookseller at UMass Amherst underscores once again the need for campus stores to diversify services.

Narrowing the justice gap, one byte at a time

November, 2017
Martin Pritikin is the dean of Concord Law School at Kaplan University, the nation’s first fully online law school. He can be reached at martin.pritikin@kaplan.edu.

The high cost of legal education drives up the cost of legal services, and both law schools and law firms are typically concentrated in pricier metropolitan areas. Fortunately, readily available technology can address both problems.

Montclair State University constructs School of Communication and Media

November, 2017
INTER-OPERABLE—The 4K control room, two video control rooms and three audio control rooms connect anywhere in the building where students are filming, including the urban loft apartment set, Studio B.

Montclair State partnered with the Sony Corporation to create what the New Jersey-based institution touts as the most technologically advanced broadcast and media production facility at a university.

Colleges use event management systems for any event

November, 2017
IT TAKES A CAMPUS—Planning Vanderbilt University’s annual Founder’s Walk—where incoming students are welcomed by fellow students, faculty and staff—requires the coordination of multiple campus departments, including admissions and the registrar.

Event management systems have given schools greater control over everything from booking spaces to ordering food, linens and equipment.

Colleges drive digital textbooks

November, 2017
STEPS TO STUDENT ACCESS—OpenStax, the Rice University-based nonprofit that provides openly licensed textbooks to nearly 1.5 million students per year, keeps its e-books free through support from several philanthropic foundations.

Developing a successful model for creating an e-textbook program is key to taking digital course materials to the next step of widespread use. Here are three ways to design an e-textbook initiative.

Sponsored Content

12/5/2017

Colleges and universities have become a favorite target of cybercriminals because of the sheer volume of student information they handle—and the fact that payment processing happens all over campus, from the ticketing office to the bursar’s office to the cafeteria. In addition to endangering students and damaging the reputation of the institution, the financial costs of a data breach could include legal representation, fines, and the expense of notifying affected individuals.

11/16/2017

An increasing number of institutions are taking advantage of mobile technology to help recruit, engage and enroll prospective and admitted students. Mobile apps are being used for self-guided campus tours, open houses, recruitment events, college nights and more, providing a highly effective way for admissions and enrollment departments to meet the needs of these students.

11/14/2017

As higher education continues to feel pressure to reduce costs and improve efficiency, campus IT environments are rapidly changing and the speed of cloud adoption is increasing. More schools are utilizing cloud technology to modernize systems, cut costs and analyze data to gain insights about more cost effective ways to run the institution. But, it is crucial that such an important decision is made strategically, and that cloud systems are adequately assessed to ensure they will meet the needs of the institution.

Publication Date: 
11/13/2017
Provided by: 

Exploring diverse applications for full-color multi-material 3D printing in Education

11/9/2017

The development of today’s students into tomorrow’s successful alumni ambassadors is an aspiration shared by institutions and students. To realize it, student borrowers must be empowered with the practical skills and knowledge that drive retention, completion and successful loan repayment.

Attend this prerecorded webcast to learn how an integrated, student-centric approach to default prevention can help you more effectively advance the mutual success of your school and your students.