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Articles from Vol. 7, No. 11, November

A More Sober UC Boulder: An Alcohol-Related Death Forces the University of Colorado to Address Its "Drinking Culture"
The fall semester was only days old when the University of Colorado found itself, again, the center of negative attention. The tragic death of Lynn "Gordie" Bailey, a male freshman who participated in a fraternity hazing, forced UC to confront its...
A Promising Path for Education: Technology: The Capacity and Willingness to Think Anew Ought to Be at the Heart of Higher Education
College and university presidents, buffeted by swirling pressures to control costs and improve the quality of learning, might well be dreaming of a deus ex machina to descend upon the quad. Before seeking the guidance of the classics or drama department...
Barbarians at Higher Eduction's Gates: Phony Degree Scams Offer a Sheepskin Equivalent of the Emporer's New Clothes
WANT A COLLEGE DIPLOMA WITHOUT EVER ENDURING THE inconvenience and cost of attending a college? Plenty of providers are out there, ready to oblige. For example, there's BackAlleyPress.com. Its spiel? "Our novelty diplomas are designed to look 100%...
Community Colleges Raise the Bar: The Influx of Students Has Spurred a Flurry of IT Improvements
Community college systems are bursting with students. According to the American Association of Community Colleges (AAGC), the total is 10.4 million and climbing, when counting those enrolled for credit and noncredit programs. Growth spurts at specific...
DePaul University Boosts Student Services with PeopleSoft Enterprise Online Marketing: DePaul Understands the Importance of Reducing Stress among Its First-Year Students
A commitment to reaching out and meaningfully connecting with its students has prompted Chicago-based DePaul University to implement a customer relationship management (CRM) tool traditionally used by businesses to generate more customers. The university's...
Does This Website Work? University of Arizona (Www.Arizona.Edu)
The University of Arizona's website is due for its biennial redesign, much to the surprise of our panelists who have praised the site in its current state. Tracey Hummel the site's developer, says the site's success is due to its usable interfaces....
E-Learning: Chalk It Up to Progress
I READ AN ARTICLE ON CNN.COM, ENTITLED, "SOME PROFESSORS won't give up chalk for technology's sake." The article centered on Professor Tom Walsh, a University of Minnesota physics professor, who uses a giant piece of chalk to teach on a traditional...
Grant Money Fuels the Effort to Produce Better Data
There are some startling statistics that dog the community college sector. Many of the students who enter the systems leave without earning a certificate or associate's degree, or moving onto a four-year system. A study conducted by Thomas Bailey,...
Interview: Tom Kean: After 15 Years at the Helm of Drew University in Madison, NJ, President Tom Kean Is Set to Step Down Next Year. the Former Two-Term Governor of New Jersey, and Chairman of the 9/11 Commission, Sat Down with Editor in Chief Tom Halligan to Discuss His Career, the State of Education, and His Achievements at Drew
It seems today as if presidents are juggling many duties, in some respects, working almost 24/7 on fundraising, technology issues, finance, and a host of other duties and responsibilities. What's your view on this? Kean: We're spending too much...
Missed Opportunities: Report Says Financial Aid Money Not Used
We keep hearing that financial aid is plentiful and is available for those who want it. But a new study suggests that much of the money is going unused. According to the American Council on Education, half of all undergrads in 1999-2000 (the most recent...
Organizing for Effective Stewardship: Collaboration and Teamwork Are Key Ingredients for Managing Donated Funds
Financial aid officers serve many masters. They must monitor institutional compliance with federal and state regulations governing financial aid. They must ensure that institutional resources are being spent as efficiently and effectively as possible....
Reinventing the Campus Tour: Many Universities Are Enhancing the Campus Tour by Better Training and Paying Student Tour Guides, and Utilizing GPS Systems and Even Tram Cars
The initial campus visit is like a first date. The tour guides are the suitors and the objects of their affection are the prospective freshmen. But this courtship has a twist--the guides' role is to represent not themselves, but the campus. Walking...
Revitalizing the Campus through Retail: Urban IHEs Are Luring Local and National Retail Tenants to Drive Campus and Community Revitalization Initiatives
It's not enough to add shops. It's not enough to build housing. As universities all over the country are discovering, university-led urban revitalization is all about creating an environment where an institution and its neighboring community cannot...
Show Me the Money: A Guide to Profitability in Course Offerings
What's an administrator to do? State funding is down, student enrollment is up, economic diversification groups demand courses with limited enrollment that may lose money, and the Board wants the fund balance in the black at year-end. We suggest...
Smart Scheduling Improves Space Management
Located in Charlotte, North Carolina, Central Piedmont Community College consists of six campuses and serves over 60,000 students. Faced with these constraints on teaching space and college resources, CPCC opted for creative course scheduling, attempting...
UB Annual Finance Guide: An Easy-to-Use Guide on Finance Information for Higher Education
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Weathering the Storm: Following the Worst Hurricane Season in Memory, Some Florida Universities Talk about How They Kept Students Safe, Minimized Damages, and Provided Communication Channels
To say that the late summer was a difficult time for Florida would be a bit of an understatement. While hurricanes and tropical storms are a seasonal expectation in the Sunshine State, this year saw an unprecedented four hurricanes--Charley, Frances,...
What Happened to E-Learning and Why? A Critical Report on E-Learning Innovation Has Sparked Debate on Both Sides of the Issue
One way academics know they're breaking new ground with their research is by the number of speaking invitations they receive after publication. Another gauge might be the level of vitriol their critics muster both in rebuttal papers, and these days,...
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