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Articles from Vol. 7, No. 5, May

2004 Guide to Higher Education Consultants: Rely on This Easy-to-Use Supplier Listing for Information on Consultants for IHEs
ARCHITECTURE/PLANNING 3D/I 106 East Sixth Street, Suite 430 Austin, TX 78701 512-472-0800 www.3di.com Burt Hill Kosar Rittelmann Associates 101 East Diamond Street Buffer, PA 16001 724-285-4761 724-285-6675 E-mail:...
3 IT Trends to Tackle Now: Before Your Institution Is Consumed by Security, Data, and Telecom Challenges, Take Action Today
Three fast-moving trends are reshaping the very fundamentals of how information technology happens behind the scenes. First: Data storage now has its own set of fast pathways between repositories near and far. Second: Intrusion detection and prevention...
Almost HEAR: Reauthorization Is on the Horizon, but in an Election Year, the Wheels of Progress Grind Slowly
Every five years--although it sometimes can take longer--Congress passes a Higher Education Act Reauthorization. First enacted in 1965, the HEA was last reauthorized in 1998, and is due for an overhaul again this year, but don't break out the champagne...
Are We Shutting Her out? Dual Degree and Transfer Agreements between State Four-Year and Community Colleges Were Once an Open Door to Universal Access. Now, for Many, Those Doors May Be Closing
Community college students in Seattle are angry and confused, and it's officials at the University of Washington's Seattle campus that are the target of their ire. The success of the Washington community college system, combined with demographic growth...
At All Costs: Universities Often Talk about Ending the Out-of-Control Arms Race of College Sports, but This Time, in the Wake of Horrific Scandals, They May Really Do It
Sex, drugs, alcohol, fraud, payoffs ... We might be talking about an episode of the Sopranos, but we're not. This story is about sports--amateur sports at that. When word came out a few months ago that federal lawsuits had been filed by three women...
AV and IT Converge at InfoComm 2004: Higher Ed AV Conference Launches at InfoComm
The worlds of AV and IT are converging in Atlanta next month (June 5-11) at InfoComm, the world's largest professional audiovisual communications and systems integration conference and exhibition. The conference program begins June 5, and the exhibition...
Can ePortfolios Connect? These Five Smart Steps Can Help You Navigate Perilous ePortfolio Territory
I'm always wary when someone sticks the letter "e" in front of a word. For every eBay--a monumental success, to be sure--there are hundreds of eFailures piled atop the dot-corn scrap heap. Where do ePortfolios fit in? They're not quite monumental...
CDW*G Delivers Expertise in Hardware, Services and Implementation
Institutions of higher learning today rely on robust IT infrastructures that make education work for students and staff alike. With so much at stake, it's no wonder that IT decision-makers are making it their policy to choose CDW*G. A wholly-owned...
Does This Web Site Work? Rhodes College (Www.Rhodes.Edu)
Rhodes College--a small, liberal arts college in Memphis, TN--boasts professors ranked sixth in the nation by Prince. ton Review, and graduates with very high acceptance rates to medical, divinity, and law schools. To match its reputation, Rhodes felt...
Fear of Data: A Warning to CIC Members to Make Peace with Data-Or Suffer the Consequences
PRIOR TO THE MID-20TH CENTURY, A PERSON WHO WANTED TO clinch an argument needed only to reference a pertinent quotation from an authority. Politicians of the day cited Jefferson and Lincoln, white academics frequently cited Aristotle. Now, those who...
Getting to Great: Just What Does Jim Collins' Good to Great Have to Do with Higher Education? Plenty
Anyone who has attended a professional conference in the fast year or so has most likely heard at least one panelist make reference to Jim Collins' recent management book, Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don't (HarperCollins,...
HP's Mobile Technology Cuts Loose at Alberta: Edmonton's NAIT Forestry Students Use HP's Mobile Technology for Field Work and Real-Time Mapping
As one of Canada's largest technical institutes, the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) in Edmonton, Alberta, is all about using the latest technology to support the education of a highly mobile student body and the administrative tasks...
InfoComm 2004 Exhibitors
More than 600 exhibitors will present their technological innovations at InfoComm 04. The following listing shows exhibitors as of press time. For a complete list, go to www.infocomm.org/ic04 3M AB Universal Accordent Technologies, Inc. ...
Learning and Discovering at InfoComm
Are you a user of audiovisual equipment? Do you want to learn from your peers and experts how to take advantage of these technologies? Are you going to InfoComm? These were questions I could have asked myself long before I began to work at ICIA,...
Mixed Signals: What College Presidents Want from Media Relations-And What They Say They Want-Are Often Two Different Things
I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO PEN A COLUMN ABOUT THE DISCONNECT between what cortege and university presidents say they want from their media relations people, and what, in fact, they really want from them. And now I've got my chance. I recently returned...
Smart Scheduling Saves University over $85,000
Enrollments at America's colleges and universities have increased 10% since 1995, and are projected to increase by as much as 12% by the year 2012. Meanwhile, the number of full-time faculty members to support these students has only increased 7% since...
Study Says Latino Students Don't Get Aid Information: Foundation Pledges to Increase Outreach Efforts
According to U.S. census projections, a quarter of the U.S. population will be of Latino origin by 2050. Latinos currently represent more than 13 percent of the population, but the percentage of Latinos who enroll in higher education institutions is...
The Future of AV in Education: Simple, Networked, Automated Solutions: The Classrooms of the Not-Too-Distant Future Are Looking like an AV Project
In the beginning there was AV. Then came IT. Now, it's being called AV/IT. But shouldn't it really be called IT/AV? According to 59-year AV-industry veteran Fred Dixon, almost every school across the country--the world in fact--has had an...
Wireless Takes Off: So You've Finally Established a Wireless Data Network. Now It's Time to Set Your Sights on Making Your Telecommunications Wireless, Too
At most colleges and universities across North America, September brings fresh faces and high hopes, a new outlook for the future. At Marquette University in Milwaukee, September 2002 brought with it a whole lot more than that. In what can only be...
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