14 février 2016

What a million syllabuses can teach us

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. College course syllabuses are curious documents. They represent the best efforts by faculty and instructors to distill human knowledge on a given subject into 14-week chunks. They structure the main activity of colleges and universities. And then, for the most part, they disappear. More...

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Next Gen Web Solutions’ Dynamic Forms is selected by Edfinancial

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. Next Gen Web Solutions, provider of efficiency solutions for student administration processes, announced today that Edfinancial, a leader in student loan servicing, has selected Dynamic Forms as a preferred electronic submission solution for its Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) verification services. More...

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Is it time for colleges to withdraw from their outdated schedules?

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. We asked a few college grads what they’d like to change about the current system. Their answers spanned from increasing accessibility, to eliminating lectures, to creating greater support services for students at risk of dropping out. More...

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Harvard extinguishing flame retardants to protect students

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. A risk of fire may be less dangerous than the chemicals used to prevent it, and Harvard is adapting accordingly. More...

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In California, hope for student mental health care

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. California’s colleges and universities have made strides in providing mental health care to students—when higher ed as a whole has struggled to keep up with a growing demand for services. Recent studies suggest that up to one-third of college students suffer mental health problems. More...

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Building ‘very low walls’ leads to higher ed innovation

University Business Magazine logoBy Tim Goral. Innovation is a word with many connotations. For some, it suggests technological advancement, while for others it is discovering new approaches to old problems. More...

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Talking turnarounds

University Business Magazine logoBy James Martin and James E. Samels. In the movie The Perfect Storm, a group of intrepid fisherman found themselves in the midst of a colossal and historic storm—a true worst case scenario. Deluged by the overpowering surf, the ship goes down with all hands on deck. More...

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U.S. prosperity depends on success of the “left-behind”

University Business Magazine logoBy Sue Henderson and James Muyskens. Among the biggest challenges facing American higher education today is our failure to provide the majority of tomorrow’s workforce with the wherewithal to thrive in the future. More...

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Developing a higher ed course-content strategy

University Business Magazine logoBy Tony Ellis. The traditional model of course content creation and distribution—textbooks written by faculty and publisher-produced—is being disrupted. More...

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Rutgers’ offers independent living to adults with autism

University Business Magazine logoBy Ray Bendici. A groundbreaking facility in development at Rutgers University will provide adults with autism opportunities to work on campus and live in apartments alongside clinical staff and graduate students. More...

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