University Business

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Articles from Vol. 8, No. 7, July

AES Upromise Program Helps Students Pay off Their Loans: It's Everyday Life. and It's Paying for College
The student aid industry is divers-with many loan programs offering their own combination of upfront and repayment benefits. American Education Services (AES) and our network of serving partners has a unique relationship with Upromise allowing buyers...
Are You Being Served? Trends in University Financial Services: IHEs Need to See Financial Services as a Way to Add Value
In 2003, American consumers spent $112.2 billion on higher education, reports the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis. As large a number as this is, it is dwarfed by the $267 billion in endowment assets that the National Association...
Before They Graduate: Standardized Exit Testing Can Help Boost Your Institution's Reputation
Nothing can be a better indicator of your institution's value than its ability to educate. And what better way to measure it than seeing a comparison of your students' abilities to those of other IHEs using a standardized exam? Already a number of...
Campus Networks Get Stretched: IHEs Are Finding New Ways to Expand the Reach of the Technology That Ties Together Teachers, Students and Faculty
If your campus is beginning to look and feel less like a collection of classrooms and libraries and more like a giant Starbucks, there's a reason. That's because wireless access to campus networks has become the latest thing on college campuses...
Catholic College Warmly Welcomes Gay Students
Boston College (Mass.), a Roman Catholic Jesuit school, took another step to further the inclusion of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender students this spring when it agreed to rewrite its welcoming statement of nondiscrimination. Administrators...
Des Moines Area Community College Leverages HP to Create Multi-Campus Educational Portal:
An educational portal at Des Moines Area Community College, built with Microsoft SharePoint [TM] software and running on HP servers and storage systems, may ultimately transform the entire educational experience there. "It's all about making education...
Direct Connect: Consultants, Dealers, Services & Products
Use this supplier guide for information on the Latest higher education resources. You'll find a wealth of ideas on these Web sites, or use the many toll-free numbers for immediate action. To connect to the links on this page, go to www.universitybusiness.com/DirectConnect....
Getting Past Roadblocks
HOW IMPORTANT IS TECHNOLOGY TO YOUR INSTITUTION? IS IT a deeply ingrained part of the educational environment? If not, then why not? At our EduComm '05 conference, held last month in conjunction with InfoComm in Las Vegas, those questions were an...
Intellectual Entrepreneurship and Diversity; to Increase Minority Participation, Graduate Education Programs Must Be Made Transparent Aria Have Greater Social Relevance
A STUDY BY THE WOODROW WILSON NATIONAL FELLOWSHIP Foundation indicates that African Americans and Hispanics are still significantly underrepresented among recipients of Ph.D.s. The two groups comprise 32 percent of all U.S. citizens in the age range...
New Recovery Dorms Help Student Addicts
A handful of IHEs are addressing the needs of their students with alcohol or drug addictions through the development of "recovery dorms." Offering group therapy sessions and a sober environment, these recovery dorms are safe havens for students...
Schools Cope with Federal Overtime: Regulation Changes Have Increased the Number of Employees Eligible for Overtime Pay
On Aug. 23, 2004, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released the Fair Pay Overtime Security for the 21st Century Workforce revised regulations. The updated rules replaced ones that were 50 years old. The final rules clarify the definitions of bona...
Sick Buildings, Sick Kids: Facilities Construction and Management Take on Illness Prevention
An outbreak of norovirus resulted in some 60 vomiting students at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Mass.) who were taken to the hospital in April. At the University of North Carolina, there were three confirmed and one suspected case of bacteria[ meningitis...
Solutions for Marketing Strategies: There Has Never Been a Better Array of Software to Help You Support Your Integrated Marketing Strategy
Colleges and universities can use any edge they can find to boost their marketing message and gain a competitive edge in recruiting students and attracting donor dollars. As even a quick look on the web will reveal, there are literally hundreds of...
Study Tracks Scope of Private Scholarship Aid
The first-ever study has been released on how much aid the private sector contributes to the student aid equation, and the authors hope the data will encourage more private-sector investments in higher education. The study, "Private Scholarships...
The Importance of Outsourcing within Higher Education Today: How Institutions Can Customize Their Internal Focus
The Nelnet philosophy is simple and powerful; provide higher education institutions with an array of products and services that are designed to dramatically enhance the overall effectiveness and efficiencies of student-based services across the campus...
WebCT in Utopia: How Dante, iPods, and the Lilliputians Led to E-Learning Enlightenment at One University
Do most faculty just throw notes and lectures online and call it e-learning? Some readers might draw that conclusion from "Thwarted Innovation: What Happened to e-Learning and Why," research published by Robert Zemsky of the University of Pennsylvania...
You and Your Students Can Count on Access Group; Choosing a Student Loan Provider: Questions to Ask
Choosing a Student Loan Provider: Questions to Ask Selecting a student loan provider is an important decision for the borrower, as well as the school the student is attending. As you already know from experience, not all lenders are alike. What...
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