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Higher ed industry news: Over 100 schools join ScholarNet for Private Loans network

January, 2018

Over 100 schools have joined Great Lakes Educational Loan Services’ ScholarNet for Private Loans network this past year to connect with lenders.

Fleet feats on college campuses

September, 2017
DRIVERLESS SAFETY—Automated shuttles for transporting people along a route to University of Michigan’s North Campus use invisible laser beams to build a view of the surrounding environment plus GPS for localization. On-board cameras and Wi-Fi capture data generated during operation.

Take a look inside the minds of leaders of campus fleets as they share their major concerns and what they’re doing to keep things moving along.

Look to the Future: Driver not needed

September, 2017

Driverless shuttle service debuted this fall at the University of Michigan’s North Campus.

Fleet management providers on making fleets and fleet management more efficient

September, 2017

What has been the biggest operational efficiency game changer in the last couple of years?

Full-time student benefits, even for part-time students

June, 2017

It’s known that full-time students graduate more quickly and more often than do their part-time counterparts. But what about students who fluctuate between full- and part-time status?

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When Texas Tech University needed to replace the energy-inefficient windows of its multistory Weymouth Hall student residence last summer, time was indeed of the essence.

Needing to ensure the building’s vacancy during the demolition and installation process, you could say the university had a narrow window of opportunity.

But thanks to the ezIQC® construction procurement method through Gordian and National Joint Powers Alliance®, the $1.7 million project was completed on schedule with top-quality products and services.

Thousands of students, faculty, staff and alumni visit the Student Union at Oklahoma State University each day and take advantage of a large number of available retail services. For Mitch Kilcrease, who is assistant vice president and director of the Student Union, something was missing: a printing and parcel shop.

“I felt there was potential on campus to grow a print-service model from a retail base,” Kilcrease says. “A lot of people were already going off-campus to FedEx Office and using its services.”

Describe how higher education HR is run today and how it should be run in the future.

Brad Saffer: It is very fragmented. There is a unique range of employees in higher education. Within some of these groups—tenured faculty, adjunct staff, administrators and office staff—are both union and nonunion employees. The hiring and onboarding processes are built and run by individual departments. It has created a whole set of inefficiencies.