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Articles from Vol. 9, No. 8, August

An Education in AV Technology: The Annual EduComm Conference Covered Podcasting, Distance Learning, and Classroom Planning
Orlando, Florida, may be best known for its Magic Kingdom and Island of Adventure, but for three days in June it played host to another "theme park" in the form of the 2006 EduComm conference. The theme, of course, was connecting education with audiovisual...
A Picture of Online Recruiting
IT'S NOT SURPRISING THAT COMMUNITY COLLEGES LAG BEHIND THEIR four-year counterparts when it comes to utilizing the internet to recruit and admit students. What might be surprising is how large that gap can be. According to the "E-Recruiting Practices...
Binghamton University Becomes Evacuation Center
MUCH ATTENTION HAS BEEN focused on Louisiana and the Gulf Coast states as they prepare for another hurricane season, but the lessons learned from Katrina apply to other areas as well-Binghamton, N.Y., for example. Hit by record rainfall in June...
CMS: Sticking with Tried and True: Institutions Are Boosting Their Content Management Efforts with the Use of Commercial Software While Looking at Open-Source Technology with a Cautious Eye
A as colleges and universities have put into place largescale content management systems (CMS) in recent years to take care of indexing and serving up their vast amounts of files, they have been making use of commercial products new and old to create...
Coming Soon: CommUniversities: Schools That Compete May in the Future Become Schools That Collaborate
For the most part the, general public perceives major universities and small community colleges as traveling in different academic circles. In fact, most folks within the higher ed industry see the food chain on a vertical plane. The spectrum begins...
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Endowment Management New and Proven Strategies: Keeping a Pulse on the Economy Helps Today's Endowment Managers in Their Quest to Bring Their Institutions the Best Returns Possible
Many of the answers to your endowment building questions may be found in tried-and-true investment strategies, but you may need to look farther--all the way to the other side of the globe. From covering risks to increasing international investments,...
Faculty Issues in Online Education: A New Book Examines Best Practices in Managing an Online Learning Program
* AN ADMINISTRATOR'S GUIDE TO ONLINE EDUCATION IS AN ESSENTIAL REsource for the higher education administrator. Unlike most books regarding online education, this book is not about teaching; it is about effectively administrating an online education...
Federal College Student Database Slammed; Program Could Potentially Track Students from Grade School to Workforce
THE RECENTLY RELEASED DRAFT report by the U.S. Secretary of Education's Commission on the Future of Higher Education calls for the creation of a "national student unit record tracking system" to collect longitudinal data on college students--and that...
Good Data in, Good Data Out: IHEs Put in Systems to Capture Quality Data, and Keep Those Records Clean
When database records indicated that 200 students had signed up to play on the 2004 football team at DePauw University (Ind.), Administrative Upgrade Project Director Daniel Pfeifer realized there was either something seriously wrong with how data...
Higher Ed Must Adapt to the 'Flat World.'
Judging by the standing-room-only crowd that turned out to hear keynote speaker Thomas Friedman at the "Campus of the Future" conference last month in Honolulu, I may be one of the few people left who hasn't read his book, The World is Flat. (The book...
Home, Sweet Home: Today's Candidates for Campus Positions May Well Need a Benefits Package with Housing Assistance. Some Institutions Are Hearing the Call
Last year Catie Lasley, age 29, became the first in her family to purchase a house. Throughout her childhood, her parents had always rented apartments. While attending college, she lived in a dorm. Even after she was married, she and her husband rented...
How to Look at Community Colleges: A Legislator's Response to Those Who Say These Schools Are Taking Too Long to Educate Students
Recently, criticism has been lodged against community colleges for taking longer than three years to graduate some of their students. In neighboring Massachusetts, for example, where only 16.4 percent of community college students graduate within three...
License to Recruit? Admissions-Sponsored Student Blogging Can Get Real Results for Your Institution
STUDENT BLOGS THAT ARE sponsored by Admissions offices have quickly spread all over the country. If you haven't started a blog like this yet, you are probably looking at what other institutions are doing with great interest, envy, or fear--and definitely...
Ouch-Data Theft
THIS SPRING OHIO UNIVERsity joined the not-so-exclusive club of institutions dealing with the aftermath of data breaches. For this school of nearly 17,000 undergraduates, a potentially costly lawsuit got thrown into the mix. A month after current...
Politics Control Legislation Outlook; with Congress Having Other Priorities These Days, the HEA Reauthorization and the Pell Grant Increase Could Fail
The heat of politics, combined with the humid heat of a Washington, D.C., summer, is putting a damper on the progress of legislation in Congress that is important to the higher education community. Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act is...
Protecting Financial Aid Data: Institutions Should Take Extra Precautions to Ensure Student Aid Records Are Secure
THEFT OF PERSONAL DATA has made headlines across the country, hitting college campuses particularly hard because of the nature of college networks, which must balance wide network access with data security. Despite data breeches highlighted by the...
Retention Intentions; When It Comes to Keeping Students Happy and Productive, Constituent Relationship Management Is Shaping Up into a High-Tech, High-Touch Tag Team
Everyone knows how to reach prospects and alumni, and the importance of doing so. But what about the students in between? The University of Alabama is one institution that takes "a formalized view of retention," as Jennifer Benson Jones, director...
Students Are Serious about Social Responsibility
THERE'S BEEN MUCH SAID ABOUT the Millennial Generation--they've had parents dote on them, praise them, and demand perfection in return. They are the next "great" generation, according to demographers, who have warned all who have gone before that members...
The Attributes of a Diversity President: A College or University in Search of a Chief Executive Officer Has the Opportunity to Make a Statement regarding Diversity
AT A RECENT MEETING OF chief diversity officers, a few of s reflected on the attributes of a "diversity president." In my contribution, I noted that a university president who champions diversity, who personifies the ideals of diversity, and who strives...
The Next (Real) World: Part Two How to Help Students Survive Their First Job
Note from Howard and Matthew Greene: Another academic year has come to an end. Many seniors have commenced from the secure and known worm of their college communities and have entered into the new realities of a workplace that is dramatically different...
University of California, Santa Cruz Mourns Chancellor
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ CHANCELlor Denice Dee Denton, 46, died in the early summer in what authorities are reporting was an apparent suicide. Denton fell from a 43-story luxury apartment building in San Francisco in late June. Her mother...
West Virginia University: Lincoln Hall
ENHANCED OPPORTUNITIES for personal growth and intellectual development are what students residing in West Virginia University's new residence hall will get. * FUNCTION: A residential college housing 350 students and a faculty member and his family,...
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