Administrative/Business Tools


Ivy Tech Community College Extends Blackboard Partnership to 2020

Indiana’s largest public postsecondary institution, Ivy Tech Community College, has extended its partnership with Blackboard through 2020 to continue enrollment and retention efforts.

You've Been Hacked! Explaining Cybersecurity to Students in an Interconnected Era

Computer hackers, also known as cybercriminals, are infiltrating our world with ever-increasing sophistication. It is critical that students understand both the benefits and risks of their devices — especially their smartphones. Educators have an important role to play in helping students understand and safely navigate an internet-connected world.



Report Proposes Ethical Practices for Use of Predictive Analytics in Higher Ed

The latest report on predictive analytics from New America proposes five guidelines for ensuring the ethical use of student data in recruiting and retention, such as the avoidance of bias in predictive models and algorithms.

College Students Feel Unready for Careers but Upbeat About Job Prospects

Most college students really don't feel fully prepared for their professional careers, according to new research from McGraw-Hill Education. Four in 10 (41 percent) believe they're only "moderately prepared"; two in 10 (23 percent) consider themselves "slightly prepared"; and one in 10 (8 percent) feel "not at all prepared."

Virginia's Community Colleges Turn to EAB to Boost Degree Completion

Students at Virginia's Community Colleges have a new tool to help identify career goals and navigate an academic path that leads to on-time degree completion.

Y Combinator MOOC for Tech Startups Attracts Thousands of Views

Y Combinator's 10-week MOOC called Startup School is a resource for anyone considering starting their own company. In its fifth week, the course already has more than 80,000 video views.

Study: More Underrepresented Students Rely on Social Media for College Search

Underrepresented student groups are more likely to rely on social media channels in their college search, according to a new report from Royall & Company, a division of EAB.

6 Steps to a Successful LMS Implementation

Working together, Nathan Grundahl, Anne Larson and Michael Mades of Sun Prairie Area School District in Wisconsin developed a six-step process that the district used to map out its successful LMS implementation. Here’s how they did it.

Higher Level Decisions — One University's Cloud Strategy

Why will the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga ultimately move most of its traditional IT services to the cloud? Associate Vice Chancellor and CIO Tom Hoover explains why it's a win-win for his institution.

APLU Course to Focus on Student Advising Reform

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities is launching a new online course to help higher education leaders redesign student advising on their campuses.

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