The University of Minnesota has been given a commitment of up to $4.5 million from the Bush Foundation to help restructure its College of Education and Human Development teacher preparation programs.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a multi-faceted philanthropic group, has announced $12.9 million in grants aimed at using technology to improve graduation rates and overall education at community colleges throughout the United States.
Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, NJ, which specializes in distance learning, has received funding from the feds to help it expand how college courses are delivered.
Higher education institutions are realizing the benefits of “buying local”—colleges and universities can use eProcurement applications in support of local vendors and economic inclusion, and to spur development in their region.
After several unsuccessful applications for a Title III grant with the United States Department of Education, Mount Ida College refined its approach to grant writing. The result? Last July, the college not only landed the $1.72 million ED award for infrastructure improvements, but it landed two others in the same week, which, combined, represented the largest sum ever received by the college. While there's no one approach to successful grant writing, Mount Ida's David Healy offers some insight gleaned from these recent successes.
Higher education IT budgets in the United States took another hit in 2009, with almost half of institutions reporting budget cuts this academic year, according to research released Wednesday by the Campus Computing Project.
For a short time DyKnow is offering grants to colleges and universities in the United States and Canada for its collaboration software and related services.
There's a great new piece of technology out there that you know will save your university time, money, and hassle. Already being used successfully at other colleges, the technology tool's price tag and implementation time are workable, but, before you can sign on the dotted line, you need approval from the school's administration, and possibly even the board of directors.
Rogue Community College in Oregon with 19,000 students and Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green with 20,000 students have both signed with Higher One to do financial aid refund disbursements to students digitally.
The United States government's role in funding science and engineering research and development has declined, according to new information released by the National Science Foundation.