08 mars 2015

NYU launches prison ed program backed by Ford Foundation Grant

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. New York University has launched an initiative to bring college education to incarcerated individuals at the Wallkill Correctional Facility, a medium-security prison in New York State’s Ulster County. Backed by a $500,000 grant from the Ford Foundation, NYU’s Prison Education Program (PEP) offers credit-bearing, university courses that will enable students to earn an Associate of Arts (AA) degree from the university. More...

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Sightlines introduces solutions for small college campuses

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Sightlines, a leader in helping academic institutions better manage their facilities and capital investment strategies, has introduced a new service line designed specifically to help higher education executives at small college campuses better mitigate risk, optimize resources and maximize the value of every dollar spent on facilities. More...

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Digital communication rises from a low priority IT task to major marketing responsibility

University Business LogoBy Kylie Lacey. As recently as 10 years ago, the campus website was not viewed as a legitimate source of marketing, nor was its upkeep considered the responsibility of communications professionals. More...

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North Central Michigan College adopts Mobile Education Centers

University Business LogoBy Tom Erhart. When it comes to producing college publications, it is important to captivate your audience. There is no better way to communicate with students, staff, faculty, alumni and potential prospects than on the devices they already use. Distributing your college marketing materials, alumni magazines, admissions brochures, university athletics, student portfolios and more through mobile apps is a great idea, but what does it take to create an app that is award-winning status. More...

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4 simple tips for creating an award-winning university app

University Business LogoBy Jennifer Mumford Brady. When it comes to producing college publications, it is important to captivate your audience. There is no better way to communicate with students, staff, faculty, alumni and potential prospects than on the devices they already use. Distributing your college marketing materials, alumni magazines, admissions brochures, university athletics, student portfolios and more through mobile apps is a great idea, but what does it take to create an app that is award-winning status. More...

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MLS Required

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/library_babel_fish_blog_header.jpg?itok=qNL3hM7KBy Barbara Fister. On Twitter the other day, a question bubbled up that is a perennial in my field. What is the purpose and value of a library degree? (It’s a sibling to the question “why isn’t that taught in library school?” where “this” = whatever thing librarians want new hires to do but don’t want to learn themselves. Oh, how we do like to complain about library school!) Read more...

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Digital Literacy, Engagement, and Digital Identity Development

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/student_affairs_and_technology_blog_header.jpgBy Eric Stoller. The seven elements of digital literacies model from Jisc represents a useful visual/model for those of us who teach, speak, and write about all things digital. When you think broadly about each of the 7 elements, connections can be made that resonate with student affairs work. The section on communications and collaboration is especially relevant for those of us who work to enhance student engagement and create opportunities for digital community. Read more...

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Gradually, and Then All at Once

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpg?itok=rd4sr8khBy Matt Reed. I miss a few days of blogging, and a college goes under. Honestly, I turn my back for one minute...
Sweet Briar College’s announcement that it will close this summer reminded me of Hemingway’s description of going broke: gradually, and then all at once. Although Sweet Briar still has an endowment that many small colleges would envy, and is still respected in the sector, its discount rates have reached levels that it has decided it simply can’t sustain. Read more...

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ASAP for Adults

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpg?itok=rd4sr8khBy Matt Reed. The ASAP program at CUNY has been getting good press recently. In a nutshell, it’s an attempt to take as many distractions away from students as possible, in order to improve graduation rates. Early results suggest that when you require students to attend full-time, you give them intensive personal advising, you give priority in scheduling, and you increase your per-student spending by about sixty percent, you can make meaningful gains in graduation rates. Read more...

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The Hillary Email Disclosures

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/law.jpgBy Tracy Mitrano. No one has ever accused the federal government of being ahead of the technological curve, and understandably so. In our society it is the market that drives this kind of innovation, not the government. But even at that speed, it would appear that the federal government might do well to get its policy house in order. Allowing anyone, not to mention the Secretary of State, to operate out of a personal email account shocks even my jaded IT policy conscious. Read more...

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