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Articles from Vol. 20, No. 3, March

A Promise of Solidarity with Foreign Students: Upholding the American Principle of Inclusiveness
In response to the White House's Executive Order titled "Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Entry into the United States," we as leaders at colleges and universities have had to take decisive action to protect our foreign students and faculty members,...
Campus Retail Goes Mobile: App Store Collections and the Move toward Expanding into Transactional Territory
The guiding principle for deploying new technology at the University of San Diego is simple: It has to improve the student experience. With that in mind, administrators there have developed an app store (http://UBmag.me/sdu) featuring apps that...
Can Sanctuary Campuses Survive? Students Rally for Protection/refuge, While Some State Leaders Back Trump Administration's Crackdown
President Donald Trump has made immigration reform a centerpiece of his young administration. New policies include banning travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S., and a plan to deport millions of undocumented immigrants....
Inside Look: Campus Chapels: No Longer Just Worship Spaces, These Buildings Are Technology-Rich, Multifunctional and Welcoming to All
Trends in campus chapels mirror those of places of worship in general: New and renovated spaces are becoming more tech-enabled and multifunctional, with added emphasis on creating a gathering place for an entire community, regardless of religious denomination....
Let the Numbers Do the Talking: How Spend Analytics Technology Can Result in Big Savings on Campus Spending
Campus discussions about spend analytics might sound like a late night infomercial: Implement the technology and save millions! The programs slice and dice data, calculate spending, break down costs, eliminate fees and lead to better agreements!...
Lobbyists Offer Continuance, Expertise in New Political Arena
In uncertain political times, some higher ed lobbyists say their most important role may be blocking legislation that could harm their client colleges and universities. Term limits result in lobbyists constantly forging relationships with legislators,...
Media Relations Can Wield Greater Influence in Digital Age: Tips for Telling Your Story on a Variety of Messaging Platforms
Director of media relations used to be a title with a fairly straightforward and obvious list of responsibilities: Pitch items of interest to newspapers and broadcast outlets; respond to requests for information from those same newspapers and broadcast...
Next in Line: 5 Strategies for a Smooth Presidential Transition
Talk about awkward. It was July 1, and the moving vans had just rolled onto campus with the new president and his family. There was just one problem: the outgoing CEO had not yet moved out of the presidential residence. Although this really happened...
Promoting Clery Act Compliance: Strategies to Improve Campus Safety, Security and Transparency
A University Business Web Seminar Digest * Originally presented on January 10, 2017 The Jeanne Clery Act, passed in 1990, requires all colleges and universities that receive federal funding to share information about crime on campus and their efforts...
Q&A with Andre' Mallie': University of San Diego Moves to Nebraska Book Company's Campus-Wide Single Platform POS System & Imploys Concierge Model
Q: Why did you want to move to a campus-wide model for your POS system? AM: At USD, we wanted one platform and one dashboard to create a holistic approach to our business. Internal technical and IT support teams are shrinking and systems are moving...
Road Map Goes beyond the Basics of Digital Marketing Analytics: A New Approach to Measuring Internet Effectiveness
How would you rate the digital marketing analytics process at your institution? Is marketing measurement all squared away? If I had to guess your answer, I'd say probably not. No matter how good you are, you can never check off the analytics box once...
Schools Strengthen Case for Animal Research
Following a spate of violence aimed at animal research facilities in the late 1990s, universities have worked to create greater transparency around scientific testing while maintaining stringent security to protect staff and animals. A higher ed...
Shields Up! How Campus IT Leaders Are Fighting Cybercrime While Maintaining Compliance Technology
Ten years ago, few universities employed chief information security officers. Now these administrators--known as CISOs--lead teams dedicated to shielding information, systems and research from internet thieves, and to keeping up with federal regulations....
Shuttered Islands: Showing a Campus When Buildings Have Closed
The combination of the campus expansion boom of the past decade and the recent flattening of enrollment rates continues to create a significant backlog of deferred maintenance at many institutions, according to the most recent annual "State of Facilities...
The Science of Going Viral: A Digital Communications Expert Develops a Computer That Mimics Jon Stewart
Andrew Lippman is one of the foremost experts on viral communication and digital life. As a founder of MIT's Media Lab, Lippman had been studying this field long before many of us ever heard of the internet. Currently, he heads the lab's Viral Communications...
The Unintended Consequences of Free Tuition: What Looks Good on Paper May Not Translate to Reality
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo made national news when, standing beside senator and former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, he announced in January the most recent in a growing number of free tuition proposals. Coming on the heels of similar proposals...
Transfer Trailblazers: Taking Articulation Agreements between Community Colleges and Four-Year Institutions to the Next Level with a Focus on Pre- and Post-Transfer Success
Kate Wing, a senior at Smith College, will soon join the 14 percent. That is, the 14 percent of students who started their postsecondary education in a community college, then transferred to a four-year school and earned a bachelors degree within six...
We Need to Teach Ph.D.S How to Teach: Solving the Shortage of Academically Qualified Business Professors
Legislators, parents and students are not the only ones asking questions about the cost and quality of higher education. As educators, we don't hesitate to ask ourselves and our universities to push for improvements. One major hurdle remains,...
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