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Enrollment encouragement: Oregon State University’s Beaver Box o’ Swag

July, 2018

Aim: To boost enrollment of the top 1 percent of high school students who qualify for Oregon State’s Presidential Scholarship, admissions officers treat academic standouts like blue-chip athletes.

The program began three years ago.


Link to main story: Colleges should always woo would-be students

Colleges should always woo would-be students

July, 2018
WELCOME ABOARD—During on-campus events for admitted students, current George Mason University students are on hand to help make peer connections as part of the wooing process.

Led by admissions offices, higher ed institutions are enticing accepted students to officially enroll by using innovative communication approaches, developing peer connections and making students feel as if they are already part of the family.

College debt delaying Americans’ golden years

June, 2018
Taking on more loan debt with age.

Americans age 50 years and older saw their federal student loan debt grow by $18 billion between the second quarter of fiscal year 2017 and the first quarter of 2018.

Higher ed management council asks ‘What’s going on in your area that we should know about?’

June, 2018
Jo Allen is president of Meredith College.

When it comes to risk management, a key fear is being blindsided by exposure we didn’t even know we had.

Mount Ida students: After the acquisition by UMass

June, 2018

A few months after Boston University’s successful merger with Wheelock College, the University of Massachusetts drew a greater degree of scrutiny for its acquisition of Mount Ida College.

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.