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Average Central IT Spending for 2020-2021 Was $7.7M, According to Educause Benchmark Data

The Educause Core Data Service has released its Interactive Almanac for 2021, offering higher education IT spending and staffing data that institutions can use to benchmark their own resource allocations.

Arkansas Program Uses VR for Career Exploration

A statewide initiative in Arkansas is using virtual reality to help residents explore technical career paths and training options.

DDoS Attacks Targeting Higher Ed Rose 102% in Second Half of 2021, Netscout Report Says

Network security provider Netscout today released its bi-annual Threat Intelligence Report showing an overall decrease during the second half of 2021 in distributed denial-of-service attacks but a 102% increase in such attacks targeting colleges, universities, and professional schools, compared to the prior six months.

Equity-Minded Communications Boost Effectiveness of Early Alerts

A new white paper from EAB, "Missed Connections: Recommendations to Improve the Success of Early Alerts Through Equity Based Communications," explores ways advisers can better communicate with students and improve their engagement with the intervention process.



Panopto Teams Integration Embeds Video Management Features in the Collaboration Platform

Video management technology provider Panopto has expanded its integration with Microsoft Teams, enabling a variety of features for securely searching, playing, sharing and managing Panopto videos and meeting recordings within the collaboration platform.

Enrollment Hub Removes Barriers to Access at Northland Pioneer College

Northland Pioneer College in Arizona has launched a new constituent relationship management platform as part of a strategic goal to grow enrollment, particularly for under-represented students.

Intel, NSF to Invest $150M in Semiconductor Education, Research and Workforce Development

Over the next decade, Intel will partner with universities, community colleges and technical educators across the United States to establish semiconductor manufacturing education and research collaborations, bolster the workforce and tackle technical challenges in the industry.

Open Textbook Library Reaches 1,000 Titles

Just in time for its 10-year anniversary, the Open Textbook Library's collection of open education resources has surpassed 1,000 titles.

CUNY Investing $8M in Online Education Initiative

The City University of New York is launching CUNY Online, a new online education initiative tasked with producing high-quality online courses and programs and building online degree capacity across the institution.

Oregon State U Project Seeks Pandemic Reflections from Students and Faculty

A new project out of Oregon State University is calling for submissions from college students, faculty and staff about how they've coped with the psychological impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.