30 août 2016

Three college bond measures focus on vets

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. With an eye on supporting veterans getting back into the civilian workforce, three community college districts will ask voters in November to approve facilities bond measures that total $1.2 billion. More...

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How cuts to public universities have driven students out of state

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Declines in state support for public universities have helped reshape the geography of public college admissions, leading many students to attend universities far from home, where they pay higher, out-of-state tuition. More...

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Employee housing help in higher ed benefits community, too

University Business LogoBy Leigh Greden and Russ Olwell. Programs to help employees purchase housing near campus have gained favor in the past decade. A housing program that improves neglected areas only increases the profile and potential of the entire campus community. More...

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Race ruling buoys higher ed diversity advocates

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Many people see the Supreme Court's decision in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin as a substantial victory in the continuing effort to level the playing field of higher ed admissions. More...

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UBTech 2016: Shaping the future of higher education

University Business LogoBy University Business Staff. More than 1,100 campus tech leaders and innovators from across the nation flocked to Las Vegas for the June 6-8 event, descending upon The Mirage Convention Center for three days of insight and inspiration. More...

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Academic publishing in transition

University Business LogoBy Deborah Yaffe. Librarians and their advocates are also pushing for systemic change: a transition away from the subscription-based model of scholarly communication and toward open access. This transition to free availability of published research is one librarians say university administrators should work to accelerate. More...

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Open-educational degrees earn $9.8 million boost

University Business LogoBy Matt Zalaznick. A few dozen community colleges will get financial backing to design degree programs based wholly on free, open educational resources (OER) in a sweeping effort to make higher ed more affordable. More...

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Shake up employee training in higher ed

University Business LogoBy Carol Patton. All higher education institutions offer employee training and skill development in some form or another. Workshops. Webinars. Mentoring. Coaching. It’s the same-old same-old—but does it have to be. More...

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Therapy animals gain campus acceptance

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Pets can help students cope with stress, depression and other mental disorders. But until recently, this well-documented remedy did not guarantee a space for therapy animals on campus. More...

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Sci-Hub: Piracy platform or publishing change agent?

University Business LogoBy Deborah Yaffe. Five years ago, a researcher in Kazakhstan frustrated at the inaccessibility and cost of so many scholarly journals launched Sci-Hub, a website that today provides quick, free access to 47 million articles, often by illegally bypassing paywalls. More...

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