Administrative/Business Tools

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.

Tuition Cuts Less Effective than Increased College Spending for Retention

In a recent study, researchers found that increased institutional spending led to higher persistence in enrollment of students and to greater degree completion than tuition reductions.

MIT Pilots Digital Diplomas Based on Bitcoin's Blockchain

Dubbed Blockcerts Wallet, the app allows students to share a tamper-proof diploma with employers, schools, friends or family.

Scholarship Service Enters Beta Outside of U Arizona

Seven years after the service was launched, ScholarshipUniverse is finally getting the chance to be tested by more institutions than the one where it was created. Four schools, including Oregon State University, will be joining a "beta" network to act as advisory partners.

Chapman University Rolls Out Marketplace for Student-to-Student Commerce

At Chapman University, students can buy and sell products with each other via a new online marketplace powered by Ulyngo.

Adams State U Intros Digital Award Letters to Simplify Financial Aid

Adams State University is streamlining the financial aid process for students and families with a digital award letter system from CampusLogic.

U North Texas Rolls Out Career Development Tools for Students

This fall, students at the University of North Texas have access to new tools for career development, searching for jobs and showcasing skills.

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