Administrative/Business Tools


College of San Mateo Program Aims to Boost Diversity in STEM Fields

A new program at the College of San Mateo in California's Bay Area hopes to increase graduation rates for Latino and low-income students in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) subjects.

Growth in International Student Enrollment Slows, Even as Impact of Global Perspective Intensifies

Even as the number of international students in the United States increased by 3 percent over the prior year, the count for those enrolled at a U.S. institution for the first time in fall 2016 declined by nearly 10,000 students — the first time the "Open Doors" project has seen a drop of those numbers in the 12 years since it began this reporting.



Building a Three-Dimensional Record of Student Learning

Forward-looking universities are expanding the traditional student transcript into a more complete digital representation of learning inside and outside the classroom.

Streamlining Access to Complex Data

George Washington University created a visual, interactive collection of high-level metrics designed for a group of pivotal campus decision-makers: university deans.

Emory U Offers Students Live TV on Any Device

Students at Emory University can now watch live television and on-demand content on any internet-enabled device. The institution partnered with Comcast to launch Xfinity On Campus, a streaming TV product for colleges and universities, included with room and board for students living in on-campus housing.

Report: Most Colleges and Universities Have Changed Org Structure to Support Student Success

Nearly three-quarters, 73 percent, of higher education institutions have changed their organizational structure to support student success initiatives in the last two years, according to a new report.

Research: Pathways, Prioritization and Tailored Advising Boost Transfer Rates

While 80 percent of students in community colleges expect to go for a bachelor's degree, within six years just a third transfer to a four-year school, and less than 15 percent earn their bachelor's.

Educause, Deloitte Report: Information Security Programs Must Be Formalized

Deloitte and Educause have partnered on a joint report that aims to inform higher education institutions of their responsibilities regarding new federal data protection requirements with deadlines beginning Dec. 31 of this year.

Nearly All Prospective Students Want a Tech-Savvy Institution

Nearly nine in 10 college students—, 87 percent — said it was important to them that the institutions they applied for were technologically savvy, according to a new survey.

Online Trackers Help Promote Better Sleep in Indiana U Staff Study

Indiana University's "Sleep Great IU! Challenge" asked participants to record their sleeping habits for four weeks on personal online trackers. Afterwards, most participants reported increased energy levels and an increase in their ability to manage stress.

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