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What colleges tell parents about how they address drug and alcohol issues on their campuses

March, 2017

In looking at colleges for both of my children, one male and one female, I was particularly concerned about the environment on campus and within student housing especially after reading various articles online. As with any parent, there is a lot of anxiety with the child leaving home for the first time.

Next in line for the college presidency

March, 2017
IN WITH THE NEW—Efforts are often made today at colleges to make inauguration activities accessible to students, faculty, staff, alumni and neighbors—as Moravian College did when its 16th president, Bryon L. Grigsby, arrived in 2014. Still, the installation ceremony itself is typically steeped in tradition.

Plenty can go wrong during a presidential turnover—imagine the new leader earning a faculty vote of no confidence early on, or not recognizing a million-dollar donor at a reception. 

Transfer trailblazers in higher ed

March, 2017
IT TAKES A VILLAGE—Smith College works with community colleges across the country to provide four-year degree opportunities for nontraditional women students.

14 percent of students started their postsecondary education in a community college, then transferred to a four-year school and earned a bachelor’s degree within six years of entry.

Transitions for new higher ed executive staff

March, 2017

Transitions in senior academic and administrative staff can have nearly as much impact as a new president.

Can sanctuary college campuses survive?

March, 2017
solidarity—About 300 students participated in an Amherst College protest against President Trump’s proposed policies regarding undocumented immigrants. (Takudzwa Tapfuma for The Amherst Student)

President Donald Trump has made immigration reform a centerpiece of his young administration. New policies include banning travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S., and a plan to deport millions of undocumented immigrants.

Sponsored Content

4/20/2017

Like many institutions, Yale University first adopted academic video at a departmental level. This proved the potential of video as a study aid, but also created a number of challenges, including requiring administrators to maintain a complex web of disconnected media storage solutions, and forcing students to learn multiple systems for accessing their recorded lessons. As video became an increasingly relied-upon pedagogical tool for both online and on-campus learning, it was determined that the university should transition to a unified media platform.

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3/30/2017

Higher education institutions are constantly looking for ways to boost retention rates, especially for students struggling to meet increasing economic costs. Accepting payments from international students can also be challenging—from dealing with security issues associated with carrying cash to reconciling international wire transfers that may omit the recipient’s name.

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3/28/2017

Which major is best for me? How do I plan my courses? How do I succeed in my courses? What is my career strategy after college? These are all questions students tend to have throughout their educational journey.

Demonstrating on-time completion and positive student outcomes is a major challenge facing today’s colleges and universities. Students and families are expecting institutions to provide the tools and support services to ensure students secure the necessary skills and competencies to prepare them for a successful life.

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3/16/2017

In the race to attract, retain and prepare students, the institutions with the most relevant programs and most current technologies have an advantage. Hands-on learning through 3D printing at a college or university opens doors to entrepreneurship and industry collaborations that benefit budding scientists, engineers, artists and designers by preparing them for the requirements of the knowledge-based economy.

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3/16/2017
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How well does your LMS support video? Get the details in this new report.