Matrix: The Magazine for Leaders in Higher Education

Articles from Vol. 1, No. 4, November-December

A `Perfect Partnership': Rockefeller College Provides Online Training for State Workers. (B2C)
When a public agency in New York found that the traditional classroom approach to training its employees wasn't working, it linked up with a state university to create an online training program that has drawn rave reviews from learners. Kathryn...
Bloomsburg University Students, Corporations Collaborate on Multimedia Projects: Students Spend Up to Three Weeks Just Researching Possible Ideas for Solutions, While an Average Company Usually Has Only One or Two Weeks to Respond to an Entire RFP, Let Alone Conduct High-Quality Research. (B2C)
The CAC is a group of multimedia professionals from companies such as Anderson Consulting, ADP, AT&T, Bell Atlantic, CIGNA, Click2Learn.com, Ernst & Young, Lockheed Martin, Strategic Management Group, Unysis, and Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories....
Cedar Crest College. (MONEY MATTERS)
Cedar Crest College, Allentown, Pa., has received $1.2 million in grants--$468,000 from The Teagle Foundation of New York and $800,000 from an anonymous source--to establish a pilot program that will increase participation by America's college students...
College Tuition Nationwide Up an Average of 4.4 Percent This Year. (NEWS WATCH)
College Tuition Nationwide Up an Average of 4.4 Percent This Year (AP) Appalling. Distressing. Those were just two of the words used by John Hoy, president of the New England Board of Higher Education, to describe the skyrocketing costs of college...
Council of 100 Links Cal State, Bakersfield, Business Leaders. (B2C)
A few months ago, a group of leading local business leaders meeting at California State University, Bakersfield, heard economics professor Mark Evans talk about his department's efforts to compile databases of statistical details on the area, and about...
Deadly Fire Draws Attention to Housing Crunch. (Students Speak Out)
From the Daily Californian, the student newspaper of the University of California-Berkeley, via U-WIRE www.uwire.com The tragic death of a UC Berkeley student and her parents in a fire this week highlights the acute need for higher rental safety...
Designing for History: Data Warehousing in the University
Monday, a student adds Biology 101. Tuesday, he drops it and adds Intermediate Badminton. Wednesday, he drops that. And with each change that student makes, the school's data changes. It's known in the trade as "twinkling"--that disconcerting tendency...
Did the U Maryland Experiment in Housing Fail? Recent Editorials from Student Newspapers throughout the Country. (Students Speak Out)
From the Diamondback, the student newspaper of the University of Maryland, via U-WIRE www.uwire.com The University of Maryland's experiment in hired housing began as students moved into the University Courtyard apartments and the initial reports...
Distance-Learning Ventures Propel Top Universities into For-Profit Sector: Harvard, Cornell, and Stanford among Those Lured by $10 Billion Potential. (B2C)
As the Internet becomes a part of daily life--and learning --higher-education leaders across America are grappling with tough questions regarding how to best take advantage of opportunities made possible by the new technology. While some sit on...
Earning Trust: Business-Higher Education Forum Helps Academic and Corporate CEOs Form Better Relationships
Sometimes the academic world feels that anything to do with industry is a sell out. Meanwhile, corporate CEOs often claim that graduates know nothing about leadership or the science of management because faculty and administrators don't either. ...
Give It Away Now. (Students Speak Out)
From the Iowa State Daily, the student newspaper of Iowa State University, via U-WIRE www.uwire.com Notes are the key to success in any class. For students to get the most out of a class, they must get accurate and complete information. Students...
Limited Engagements: Exploring Ideas and Practices That Lie between Fields Such as Planning and Theater, Organizational Change and Campaigns, Traditional and Corporate Universities, and Other Managerial Intersections. (on the Boundary)
Last summer, industry leaders and management theorists gathered in Toronto for three days of intense debate. Their topic: Why do organizations stumble in adapting to change? A noted thinker announced the group's conclusion: People resist change because...
Matrix Asked: How Do You Think Partnerships between Business and Colleges and Universities Affect Higher Education? (Conversations)
Robert Roehrich president Colorado Tech University Fort Collins If one accepts the premise that the paradigm of higher education in the United States has shifted toward being more responsive to business and industry, then the effect of business partnerships...
Matrix Database: A Sampling of Higher-Education Facts and Figures
Faculty Salaries [GRAPHIC OMITTED] SAT Stats Number of people who took the SAT in 1998-99: 2.2 million. Number of high-school seniors who took the SAT in 1998-99: 1.2 million. Mean SAT scores of high-school seniors in 1998-99: Combined-1016...
New Jersey Colleges Release Crime Statistics on Federal Web Site. (NEWS WATCH
New Jersey Colleges Release Crime Statistics on Federal Web Site (AP) For the first time, anyone who wants to examine crime statistics from colleges and universities in New Jersey and around the country can find them all in one place--the Internet....
Not-So-Strange Bedfellows. (Editor's Note)
As Stephanie Brenowitz writes in "The Corporate University" in this issue, college/business connections that were the stuff of jokes less than a decade ago are now reality. And there's nary a higher-education conference that fails to include at...
Partnering for Results Institute at Johns Hopkins Helps Groups Work Together. (B2C)
In a world where government programs are incresingly implemented by the private sector, including universities, the need for strategic partnerships has never been greater. Forming a successful partnership is often a complicated and difficult process,...
Proposed IRS Changes Could Prove Expensive for Colleges
Exclusive corporate sponsorships worth millions of dollars might no longer be considered tax exempt for nonprofit organizations, including educational institutions, if a proposed Internal Revenue Service regulation, currently under review, is finalized....
Prospice: Looking Ahead at Events of Interest for Higher Education
It's not too early to start planning your 2001 conference schedule. Orlando, Fla., will be the place to be this spring if you're interested in ways to help faculty and staff use technology. The Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education...
Rider University Addresses Adjunct Faculty Concerns. (Guest Column)
The use of part-time faculty on the nation's campuses has doubled in the last 30 years, producing an enormous and complicated labor pool. Some adjunct faculty may be distinguished practitioners of law, accounting, or medicine who bring years of practical...
Should SATs Be Considered in the Admissions Process?: Mount Holyoke Opts for Optional
Mary Lyon, who founded Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass., in 1837, faced many challenges, such as starting a women's college during an economic depression and trying to free women from the stereotype that they were better suited to the kitchen...
Surfing the Matrix Re-Envisioning the Web as Knowledge. (Guest Column)
In the film The Matrix, Neo exits with a final communique: "You're afraid of change. I don't know the future. I didn't come here to tell you how this is going to end. I came here to tell you how it's going to begin. I'm going to show you a world without...
Telecommunications: The One with the Plan Wins
Strategic business planning and strong project management are critical to the effective operation of campus telecommunication departments in a competitive environment, experts in both areas told the audience at the 29th annual conference and exposition...
Testing Times for the SAT. (Commentary)
By all accounts this year has heralded a bright millennial dawn for that great equalizer, educational assessment. Any fears about the readiness of public school graduates for academia would seem to have been quashed. SAT results from the College...
The `Corporate' University: Money Flows from Businesses to Campuses, Supporting Research, Programs, and Construction, but Critics Urge Caution. (B2C)(Cover Story)
When Pennsylvania State University,signed a 10-year, $14 million deal to make Pepsi-Cola the official beverage of its 21-campus system in 1992, professors and students alike were neasy with the invasion of the corporation into the ivory tower. They...
The Wired World of Online Purchasing. (Written on the Web)
These days when a manager at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va., wants to make a purchase he may log onto his computer, get out his American Express card, and order online. The entire transaction is completed in a matter of minutes. It's...
You've Got Mail: Colleges Court Prospective Students by E-Mail
Some parents may be fascinated by the deluge of brochures their sons or daughters receive in the mail when considering what college to attend. But nowadays, students may walk right past the stacks of brochures, log on to the computer, and check their...

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