Professional Development

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Colleges teach future teachers to address school violence

April, 2018

The ongoing wave of school violence has forced higher ed to enhance emergency-response training in teacher education programs.

Paying college adjuncts in full

March, 2018
Source: Adapted from “Helping to Improve the Professional and Financial Well-Being of Adjuncts,” 2014, TIAA-CREF; tiny.cc/TIAAadjuncts

Adjuncts' short-term, inexpensive contracts, offering no obligation of renewal, provide institutions with much-needed options in managing budgets. But a new wave of activism is challenging the status quo.

College leaders: Embrace your mistakes

March, 2018
As chief of staff and vice president of strategy for Metropolitan State University of Denver, Catherine B. Lucas redefined the school’s brand in the higher education marketplace, spearheaded the legislative approval process to offer master’s degrees, and led the name-change transition from “college” to “university.”

We are in the business of teaching and learning. So why not expand our learning and explore our mistakes—and the lessons we absorb from them?

K12 to college: All hands on deck

February, 2018
IMPROVED OUTLOOK—K12 students in Florida’s Orange and Osceola counties are being tracked for progress in partnership with Valencia College. Educators share data to spot early signs of potential and possible academic struggle.

A new movement that promises closer cooperation between higher ed and K12 aims to end a legacy of passing the buck.

United we learn

December, 2017

As colleges and universities find new ways to partner with each other to improve services and reduce costs, the idea of sharing an LMS is starting to gain traction.

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.