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Challenges in managing huddle rooms

June, 2018

As huddle rooms within academic buildings grow in popularity, what challenges—perhaps unexpected ones—tend to crop up for administrators and professors? 

Colleges teach students first-class finance

June, 2018

Many colleges and universities are ramping up their efforts to teach students how to manage loan payments and other expenses.

Higher ed experiencing a boom in huddle rooms

June, 2018
TEAMING UP—Breakout rooms at Bryant University are equipped with their own thermostat and dimmable lighting. Most have 55-inch mounted displays for wireless projection, and a few feature a height-adjustable whiteboard table.

Whether you call them huddle rooms, breakout rooms or collaboration rooms, small group spaces cropping up in various campus buildings are changing the way academic facilities are used.

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?

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.

Sponsored Content

6/28/2018

According to Gartner’s 2018 CIO Agenda Survey, 59 percent of higher education CIOs believe that digital transformation will lead to significant business model change, yet many institutions face challenges when it comes to implementing digital strategies for growth. As student demographics and education delivery models change, institutions must actively pursue innovative ways to remain competitive.

6/27/2018

The demographics of today’s higher ed learners are shifting dramatically. Those once considered nontraditional learners—adults looking to change career paths, workers returning to school for certifications or students requiring flexible learning paths—have become the norm.

How must institutions respond to these changing demographics to meet the evolving demands of these “new traditional” students? How can institutions use technology and data to drive student success and support continuous improvement in this changing environment?

6/26/2018

Under pressure to contain costs and improve efficiency while maintaining a high level of services, many institutions are turning to cloud-based models for their ERP, HR, finance and other crucial systems. In addition to these advantages, cloud models create more collaborative, interactive environments where critical data is more accessible, making more resources available for institutions to better serve students.

6/21/2018

Next generation teaching and learning requires new tools and technologies to create more collaborative, interactive environments. Video, voice and content sharing tools are building the active classroom of today and tomorrow. To explore this topic, University Business recently conducted a survey of over 200 higher ed leaders about how their institutions are using some of these tools.

6/13/2018

Every institution has access to data that can help to drive more effective decision making. The challenge is that often this data resides in silos around campus. By democratizing data access across the institution and building a data-focused campus culture, staff are empowered to make more effective data-driven decisions.