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HESS Consortium Collective Taps Oracle Cloud for ERP/SIS

Thirty-three member institutions in the HESS Consortium have joined together to form the HESS Consortium ERP/SIS Collective — and selected the Oracle Cloud for Higher Education as the group's enterprise resource planning and student information system platform.

New Guide Offers Best Practices for Digital Learning in Gateway Courses

To help academic administrators improve entry-level courses for digital learning during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, Every Learner Everywhere and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities have created a free guide focused on best practices for equity and student success.

Report: Students See College as a 'Bad Deal' During Pandemic

The longer the pandemic lasts, the more students question the value of a college education. A December survey by New America and Third Way found that nearly three in five college students (57 percent) agreed with the sentiment that higher education was no longer "worth the cost," a bump up from 49 percent in a previous survey in August.

Academic Alliance Pulling 15 Institutional Libraries into Single, Shared Collection

Fifteen universities in the Big Ten Academic Alliance will be managing their library collections as a single, shared entity.



Embedded Counseling May Deliver More Effective Help to Students

Could counselors embedded into specific academic programs help students stay on track with their studies and help them better deal with stress and anxiety during college and afterwards? That was the thinking when the University of Missouri embedded a counseling center psychologist within the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Florida University Turns to VR to Teach Personal Finance

Nova Southeastern University worked with Adept XR to develop an immersive learning program for students taking a personal finance class and another for accounting students.

Colby College Launches AI Institute

Colby College in Maine is establishing a cross-disciplinary institute for artificial intelligence — the first such major AI program at a liberal arts college, according to the institution.

Expert Network Offers Free Coaching on Equity, Inclusion and Digital Learning

Every Learner Everywhere has assembled a network of equity and digital learning experts to provide free professional coaching for higher education faculty, course coordinators, instructional designers and academic leaders across the United States.

Report: Alumni Networks Can Boost Student and Graduate Success

Alumni networks can help higher education institutions deliver greater value to their students, according to a new report from the Christensen Institute.

Georgia Tech Microsite Provides Accessible COVID-19 Info

A new resource from Georgia Tech's Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation, developed with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and CDC Foundation, provides COVID-19 information in accessible formats for people with disabilities.