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Wed, 06/28/2017Opinion & AnalysisLast year, during fall orientation at Smith College, and then again recently at final-exam time, students who wandered into the campus hub were faced with an unfamiliar situation: the worst failures of their peers projected onto a large screen. “I failed my first college writing exam,” one student revealed. “I came out to my mom, and she asked, ‘Is this until graduation?’” another said.
Wed, 06/28/2017Industry NewsChrome River, a global leader in expense and invoice management solutions, has been selected to deploy its cloud-based Chrome River EXPENSE throughout the University of Minnesota system (UMN). Chrome River will be rolled out to almost 30,000 faculty and staff members across four campuses. Chrome River EXPENSE will replace UMN’s existing ERP-based expense solution, and will allow users to easily capture and submit their expenses on any mobile
Wed, 06/28/2017Industry NewsEngage2Serve, Inc., a global provider of higher education solutions, has recently launched its Engage2Serve (“e2s”) lifecycle product suite to aid student recruitment, retention, and alumni engagement through a highly configurable and user-friendly mobile interface. During the short time since launch the company has already mopped up a dozen new college clients, who are impressed by the product’s modern mobile platform, functional comprehensiveness, configurability, and scalability. “Our new e2s
Wed, 06/28/2017Industry NewsOracle today announced that State University of New York is modernizing its infrastructure with Oracle Cloud. The State University of New York (SUNY) is the largest comprehensive university system in the United States, with 64 institutions serving more than 1.3 million students. Leveraging Oracle Cloud at Customer, SUNY aims to digitally transform its IT infrastructure, while meeting stringent regulatory data requirements and improving services to its constituents. The
Wed, 06/28/2017Industry NewsSonic Foundry, Inc. (NASDAQ: SOFO), the trusted global leader for video creation and management solutions, today announces The Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), a Deemed University in Mumbai, India has selected Mediasite for lecture capture and management. The selection makes it the first university in India to deploy a large-scale academic video program. “We realize the future of education lies in technology that allows learning to be made
Wed, 06/28/2017Opinion & AnalysisA new study of 38 community colleges participating in an open education resources (OER) initiative says that students in OER courses engage with the content as well or better than students in non-OER classes using traditional course materials. In addition, faculty using OER who leverage expertise at their college — from technology specialists to librarians — are more likely to report changes in how they teach as
Wed, 06/28/2017Top NewsDozens of faculty members from Northeastern Illinois University held a New Orleans-style funeral march for the state's higher education through the streets of Winnetka and up to Governor Bruce Rauner's door. They marched to the governor's home because they said they were out of other options. NEIU typically operates on a $90 million budget, one-third of which is funding from the state. Now the school is trying to
Wed, 06/28/2017Top NewsIn a city built on the power of engine building, Ivy Tech Community College President Sue Ellspermann used an analogy during a Columbus visit to describe how the college is evolving through a realignment with a renewed focus on serving local communities. “We’re a 12-cylinder engine running on eight,” she said of Ivy Tech’s system, referring to the capacity she said she believes the college has to better
Wed, 06/28/2017Top NewsJohnny Williams, the Trinity professor who made headlines last week because of two controversial Facebook posts, has been placed on leave effective immediately, Trinity President Joanne Berger-Sweeney announced in an email Monday evening. "We've determined that a leave is in the best interest of both professor Williams and the college," Berger-Sweeney said. "The review by the dean of the faculty of the events concerning Professor Williams will continue."
Wed, 06/28/2017Top NewsBefore she left home, Hera’emperatrize “Trize” Gipson gave her three younger siblings a big hug goodbye. Then her dad took her to HISD headquarters to meet up with dozens more Houston teenagers headed on a five-day college tour in New England. “This is my first time going on an airplane, so I’m, like, really nervous,” Trize said, as she clutched a fuzzy blue stuffed dolphin – her pillow
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