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Information Security No. 1 IT Issue for 2018

For the third year running, information security is topping the list of IT issues in higher education. The topic took the No. 1 spot in Educause's "Top 10 IT Issues and Strategic Technologies for 2018," announced last week at the organization's annual conference in Philadelphia.

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.

U Michigan Researchers Win $1.6 Million to Contribute to DARPA Machine-Learning Technique Repository

The University of Michigan has won a $1.6-million grant to develop tools that will help people who are not data scientists better use the data they have access to.



New U-M Tech Can Cut 3D Printing Time in Half

The software can be used on consumer 3D printers and even a variety of large industrial-grade printers, and the algorithm can be integrated with printer firmware in the future.

Yes, Financial Investment in College Completion Pays Off

A team of analysts attempted to lay out the costs and benefits of a sustained investment program aimed at boosting program completion rates, especially for disadvantaged students. The bottom line: The investment would hurt in the beginning but pay off in big ways down the road.

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.

IMS Global Learning Consortium Debuts Extended LTI Standard

IMS Global Learning Consortium has introduced LTI Advantage, the next phase of market adoption for its Learning Tools Interoperability standard.

Mohawk Valley College to Reduce Energy Costs by Nearly 10% with Newly Completed Solar Farm

Mohawk Valley Community College (MVCC) has completed construction on a solar farm projected to produce 3.5 million kilowatt hours of energy in its first year of operation.

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.

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