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The heavy price American women pay for college

May, 2018

Some higher ed administrators may be surprised to learn that women hold two-thirds of the nation’s $1.3 trillion in student debt.

How admission offices can navigate the damage of Michigan State-type scandals

March, 2018

Once an institution’s reputation is compromised, it can take years to rebuild.

Colleges are closing in on compliance

February, 2018
Regulatory compliance buckets.

Ignoring compliance isn’t an option. Institutional leaders can take action to ensure they’re on the right track today and to reduce the drain on existing resources.

Higher ed compliance management education programs

February, 2018

The emergence of two new degree programs and two graduate certificates shows the complexity of compliance.

In recent years, the rate of hiring of compliance-related administrative officers has exceeded that of faculty, says Steve Hoffman, who consults with colleges on policies and procedures regarding tax issues and concerns.

Supporting higher ed students from admission through completion

January, 2018
Student population shifts in 2018, compared to 2017.

Admissions, enrollment, marketing, retention and financial aid administrators surveyed generally have a sunny outlook about the student population in 2018.

Sponsored Content

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.