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Strengthening support for dreamers of undocumented immigrants

August, 2017
DREAMER PRIDE—A participant certificate awarded for the completion of Sacramento State’s Dreamer Ally training explains the meaning of its hummingbird logo. These birds are known for overcoming challenges, and  the circle represents a reminder that undocumented students are welcome.

With the specter of a federal crackdown on illegal immigration looming, higher ed institutions are finding ways to better serve undocumented students, and also protect their identities.

Making room for the military

August, 2017

Active members of the military represent their own component of the nontraditional population.

Dozens of ‘elites’ urged to add Pell Grant students

July, 2017
MAY THE FORCE BE WITH THEM—Graduates of USC’s Neighborhood Academic Initiative—a rigorous college-prep program for students from low-income communities near campus—got a ceremonial visit from actor Mark Hamill,  of Luke Skywalker and Star Wars fame, and some of his fictional antagonists.

A small change in admissions at many of the most selective colleges and universities could make a big difference to low-income learners. 

Healthcare: Insurance policy challenges

July, 2017
CARE CONVENIENCE—University of Pittsburgh's 12,000 faculty and staff can visit the on-campus, no-cost UPMC MyHealth@Work Health and Wellness Center for everyday ailments, vaccinations and access to health and wellness resources.

Health insurance is a hot topic in Congress, and that’s not the only place. Each year, campus leaders are confronted by a daunting need to contain costs while providing benefits expected by employees.

Keeping you posted: Campus mailing management

July, 2017
OPEN FOR BUSINESS—Students at Vanderbilt University, which recently renovated its mailing center, need not worry about making a stop during office hours for package pickup. Physical mail slots were replaced by a wall of intelligent parcel lockers, and students simply enter an access code to retrieve a delivery.

The mailroom is becoming a more visible and important part of auxiliary services at colleges across the country, with some institutions overhauling their facilities completely to accommodate the new technology that streamlines service.

Sponsored Content

7/13/2017

The leadership of Dickinson College understands the importance of predictive analytics to help shape their class. But they also know that models can get stale, and will only improve when they are transparent and institutional departments collaborate during the model building and enrollment process.

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CIOs from five institutions spoke candidly at this roundtable discussion about managing campus technology, building a talented IT team and other common challenges during the TeamDynamix Client Summit, held in Chicago from May 15-17. 

The panel also discussed managing the increasing demand for education technology on campus, resource optimization and talent management, communicating the value of IT, and the importance of building a personal network and leveraging peer collaboration to succeed.

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College and university leaders manage large datasets that are compiled across people, departments and systems. Producing quality performance reports, institutional effectiveness measures, and academic data can be a challenge in today’s environment. In addition to maintaining reliable and accurate data, higher ed leaders are continually asked to do more work, with more depth—but without additional resources. 

By the time they graduate, nearly 100 percent of students from The University of Toledo Edward H. Schmidt School of Professional Sales have jobs. How? One of the secrets is video.

In this web seminar, a leader from the business school demonstrated how to use academic video to maximize student engagement in the classroom, and how it can also give students a leg up as they enter the professional world, through examples such as engaging homework assignments, hosting a national sales competition, and strategically connecting students and recruiters with video.

Colleges and universities face an increasingly competitive environment for attracting and retaining students. These challenges are further complicated with tighter funding constraints and the need to keep up with the latest technological advancements to remain competitive. Student ID card systems are not immune to these pressures; outdated ID technology can result in increased costs, long wait times for students, as well as privacy and security issues.