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Active learning experts on the value of keeping up with trends worldwide

May, 2018

Why should U.S. colleges and universities follow global trends in active classrooms? What is the biggest lesson administrators can learn?

A late start helps higher ed students, faculty get ahead

April, 2018
CAPSULED LEARNING—This art appreciation late-start class meets for seven weeks on Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in an interactive classroom, linking three campuses for a class of  31 students.

Community colleges bet on a wide variety of scheduling options to attract and retain students whose lives are already filled by jobs and families.

More than a higher ed degree

April, 2018
Gloria Cordes Larson is president of Bentley University and author of Prepared U (2017 Jossey-Bass).

In her book Prepared U, Bentley University President Gloria Cordes Larson says institutions that focus on professional studies fall short on building “lifelong learning skills” outside their fields of study.

How colleges manage inner space

April, 2018
FLEXIBLE LABS—UMass Amherst employs standardization and modularization in its Institute of Applied Sciences, with easily movable furniture and rolling equipment, so multiple research teams can use the same space.

Improving space utilization is a goal on every campus, with data analysis tools and software key to many efforts. Ultimately, there are different cases for different spaces.

Higher ed with remote reach

February, 2018

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.

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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.

4/19/2018

Student loan debt—as well as delinquency and defaults—continue to be serious concerns among students, alumni, parents, higher ed institutions and their communities. The financial burdens on students can negatively impact both their success while enrolled and after graduation, as well as the enrollment, finances and public image of institutions as a whole.

4/17/2018

Collaborative work is key to a student’s success in the workforce of today and tomorrow. Today’s students expect their campus learning spaces to be technology-enabled environments that provide seamless collaboration and wireless connectivity, but creating these spaces can be challenging for institutions, as there are a variety of issues to consider, from room layout to the “digital divide.”

4/12/2018

Campus mail centers have changed dramatically. Due to the rise of e-commerce, many campuses are overwhelmed with package deliveries, and campus mail centers are struggling to keep pace. This trend is forecast to continue for the foreseeable future, resulting in disgruntled students and wasted resources. Leading institutions have found solutions—innovative technology which enables campus mail centers to become efficient, flexible and responsive to this changing environment.