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Challenges in managing huddle rooms

June, 2018

As huddle rooms within academic buildings grow in popularity, what challenges—perhaps unexpected ones—tend to crop up for administrators and professors? 

Is higher ed ready for smart video?

June, 2018

The massive growth of on-campus video is increasing the desire for innovations that naturally leverage the benefits of artificial intelligence.

AI and the holy grail of education

June, 2018

The growing interest in artificial intelligence may hold the key to a more personalized learning experience.

Higher ed experiencing a boom in huddle rooms

June, 2018
TEAMING UP—Breakout rooms at Bryant University are equipped with their own thermostat and dimmable lighting. Most have 55-inch mounted displays for wireless projection, and a few feature a height-adjustable whiteboard table.

Whether you call them huddle rooms, breakout rooms or collaboration rooms, small group spaces cropping up in various campus buildings are changing the way academic facilities are used.

Gift lift: How higher ed can build donor support

May, 2018
ATTENDEE POWER—Virginia State University board members, friends and staff get strategic about their attendance at the Richmond Forum speaker series, which many local influential people attend. The team aims to make new introductions to the university as well as strengthen existing relationships with key constitutents.

Following are four effective strategies any advancement team can use to build donor support.

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.