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Transforming a dinosaur on campus

January, 2018

Today, many of the language center’s technological capabilities today can be housed in handheld devices and in the cloud. So have the times finally rendered these physical learning spaces obsolete?    

Nation’s first marijuana college major prepares grads for a growing field

December, 2017

The new “marijuana major” at Northern Michigan University, the Medicinal Plant Chemistry program, is the first U.S. undergraduate major in the study of cannabinoids.

How Medicinal Plant Chemistry students will be taught

December, 2017

Phase one of the Northern Michigan University Medical Plant Chemistry program will be getting students familiar with how the compounds behave on the chemistry lab instruments.

With the growth of medicinal and legalized marijuana products, the program will focus on setting baselines for the numerous strains available through marijuana dispensaries and elsewhere.

College teachers-in-training prep with virtual students

December, 2017
DIGITAL TRAINING GROUND—Institutions increasingly use mixed-reality platforms with virtual students to give pre-service teachers an opportunity to hone their instructional skills.

The University of Wyoming now uses an augmented reality platform with a simulated class as part of its teacher education program.

Groundbreakings: College science building, business school, learning commons

December, 2017
The science and innovation building at the California State University's Dominguez Hills campus will contain wet and dry labs with bi-folding doors that connect to outside workshops.

California State University's Dominguez Hills campus is set to complete a three-story, 91,000-square-foot building for early 2020.

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12/12/2017

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Explore issues related to business processes and procurement as well as solutions moving forward.

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.

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Learn from those who have successfully integrated 3D printing into their programs through grant funding.

 Financially, the student population of any community college is diverse. From new students to lifelong learners to professionals looking for new skills, each comes with different circumstances and expectations. Accommodating everyone is complex. It’s no secret that community colleges nationwide are continually working around budget cuts and staffing shortfalls. For Illinois Central College, rethinking its campus commerce strategy provided a roadmap to overcoming these challenges while still providing outstanding service and a learning environment focused on success for all.