Student Success

From UB

Colleges welcome Latino students

July, 2018
Source: “College Completion Through a Latino Lens”; Excelencia in Education, 2018

Latino students complete degrees at lower rates than other ethnic groups—and are more likely to still be enrolled after six years. Higher ed institutions are developing supports as a result.

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.

World of active learning in higher ed

May, 2018
COLLABORATIVE BY DESIGN—The University of Leeds in England redesigned three tiered lecture theaters to new standards that aim to improve collaborative experiences for staff and students. Each booth is embedded with digital technology to facilitate enhanced group work and accommodate flipped learning.

As the trend in active learning classrooms has accelerated internationally, colleges in the U.S. can learn from the cutting-edge classroom design and technology that other countries have built.

Slideshow of undergraduate research possibilities

May, 2018

A culturally rich, historically black neighborhood in Pensacola, Florida, has been experiencing gentrification.

To keep the legacy of the Belmont-DeVilliers community alive, a local engineer is guiding a group of University of West Florida undergraduates creating a virtual version of the neighborhood—along with a small brick-and-mortar museum to showcase the project. 

It’s just one of many such opportunities at West Florida.

Inquiring college undergrads

May, 2018
DEEPER LEARNING—Undergraduate research has rapidly expanded to first- and second-year students at the University of  West Florida. Administrators see this as a competitive edge over larger institutions, where research may be limited to grad students, seniors and juniors.

Learning benefits aside, undergraduate research serves as a recruiting and retention tool, and also is a way to bring in tuition and grant revenue.

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.