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Articles from Vol. 19, No. 10, October

4 Lessons from the Stanford Sexual Assault Case: The Victims Statement Raises Questions about How Schools Conduct Investigations
The day after her attacker was sentenced to six months in county jail, the woman who was violently sexually assaulted by former Stanford University student Brock Turner provided her victim impact statement to the online site Buzzfeed for publication...
Achieving the American Dream, with Less Debt: Former President Says Two-Year Colleges Deserve More Respect for Driving Upward Mobility
You wrote: "I believe that community colleges need to be held to a different standard than other institutions of higher education." What did you mean by that? Community colleges are being graded on the presumption that they are getting college-prepared...
All in a Day's Work: Campus Career Centers Are Stretching Their Traditional Resume-Consulting and Career-Exploration Roles to Offer New Services and Events-From Robust Soft Skills Training and On-Site Suit Closets to Virtual Job Shadow Experiences and Employer Road Trips
When Lisa Severy became a career counselor in the mid-'90s, the dominant philosophy in serving students was this: "I'll help you catch your first fish." Now the idea has evolved to: "I want to teach you to catch fish so you'll be able to do this forever."...
Beyond the Reading Room
Libraries are now charged with meeting the need for high-end tech, increased collaboration and assistance with digital resources. Is change at your library overdue? While most libraries have cleared out hundreds, if not thousands, of books from...
Boldness on the Border: Diana Natalicio Leads UTEP in Achieving Twin Goals of Access and Excellence
EL PASO, Texas -- Diana Natalicio, recently named one of the 100 most influential people in the world, hopes the honor causes a little dissonance in the minds of people who care about higher education. She wants observers to wonder why Time magazine...
Creating Mobile Moments: Enhancing the Payment Technology Process through a Student-Focused User Experience
What is user experience and why is it important for higher ed institutions? User experience is essentially the sum total of how the user feels interacting with a product or service. User experience is often misunderstood as user interface design...
District House at the George Washington University
District House, The George Washington University's new residence hall, overlooks historic sites in the nation's capital. A 12-story, 342,000-square-foot mega-dorm, it accommodates nearly 900 students and includes six dining franchises, conference rooms,...
Emergency Apartment for Homeless Students at Kennesaw State
By the end of August, two students had already lived in an emergency-housing apartment dedicated to the homeless at Kennesaw State University outside Atlanta. And the unit, one of the first of its kind in the country, had opened only two weeks earlier,...
Fostering Employee Engagement and Retention in Higher Ed: Strategies to Keep Faculty and Employees Engaged and Reduce Turnover
A University Business Web Seminar Digest * Originally presented on August 25, 2016 Keeping employees engaged while minimizing turnover is a crucial component of institutional success, but unfortunately, many colleges and universities are hampered...
Higher Ed Gains Prominence in Presidential Race ... Yet UB Readers Show Little Support for Candidates' Key Proposals on Tuition and Loans
The bold headlines written about free tuition and college debt relief this election season signal that higher education occupies a more prominent place in the 2016 presidential campaign than it has held in past races. The reason? The economy's better-paying...
Hiring Warriors: Tap Veterans on Campus to Better Understand Military Culture, Competencies and Skills
Like many employers, higher ed institutions are reaching out to military veterans to fill skilled positions. Military service offers rich opportunities for individuals to develop a wide variety of skills that translate to well-paying jobs in the civilian...
How to Reduce Campus Food Waste
More than 22 million pounds of uneaten food is thrown away on college campuses each year, according to Food Recovery Network, a student-driven nonprofit dedicated to reducing food waste and hunger at higher education institutions. A single college...
Interactive Lecture Halls: Active Learning in the Large Classroom
Students enrolled in media ethics at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill this fall walked into a lecture hall that looked radically different than two years ago. Gone is the stadium-style seating. Now the room, used for a wide range of...
Look before You Lease: Alternatives to Outsourcing Your Campus Store to a Corporate Retail Operator
According to a recent survey of auxiliary directors conducted by the National Association of College Stores, we know that the top reason (41 percent) for outsourcing the campus store is to eliminate operational headaches and simplify processes. Those...
Make Higher Education High Tech with a Campus Video Wall: Answering These Seven Questions Will Guide a Successful Video Wall Installation
Video walls can make a big impression on a university campus, conveying an image of a school on the cutting edge of technology while providing ancillary benefits as teaching aids, wayfinding signage or more. These seven questions can guide a successful...
Rebutting the Rankings: 'B-Minus' Doesn't Give a College Credit for Serving Low-Income and First-Generation Students
Forbes magazine loves lists. The publication features an inventory of the world's billionaires and measures the wealth of the richest families. It ranks the top 100 wealth managers and offers tips on wealth building, among other interesting topics....
Rethinking Campus Retail to Better Serve Students: Through eCampus.com Virtual Bookstores, an Illinois University Offers More Affordable Textbooks and Sees Increased Merchandise Sales
The campus bookstore traditionally was the one place students could purchase the right edition of texts for their courses--albeit at full cost. With the rise of online retailers came competition for the bookstore, as student access to more affordable...
Rethinking Tuition Remission: Why and How Institutions Are Revising Policy Related to This Free-College Employee Perk
Almost 90 percent of colleges and universities offer tuition remission benefits to their employees and employees' dependents, according to the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR). And with college tuition costs...
Students or Employees? Unionizing Assistants
Leaders at private colleges concerned about the National Labor Relations Board's ruling allowing Columbia University teaching and research assistants to unionize can look to their peers at public universities to prepare for coming changes. The impacts...
Success-Tech Triumphs: How Administrators Manage the Student Success Technology Deployment Process-And Beyond
Early alert systems. Transfer credit assessment tools. Adaptive technologies. Apps to push student reminders. Career assessment software. Colleges and universities nationwide use these and many other success technologies to help students improve grades,...
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