C-Level View
Strategic Discussions on Technology 3/11/2019

Executive View

  • Hacking the Hackathon at OSU

    Hackathons are popular events, but how can their organizers ensure that participants will have the most productive experience possible? Researchers at Oklahoma State University are studying the hackathon.


Worth Noting

  • SUNY Orange to Augment Student Experience with AR App

    Orange County Community College, part of the State University of New York system, is rolling out an augmented reality campaign aimed at engaging new and returning students. The institution is working with Imagination Park to implement XenoPlay, a mobile app that will allow students to use their phones to access interactive entertainment options in A.R.

  • Georgetown Announces AI-Focused Center

    Georgetown University wants to create a hub focused on how artificial intelligence and policy intersect.

  • AAC&U Working to Strengthen Guided Pathways in Community Colleges

    The Association of American Colleges and Universities has announced a two-year student guided pathways project. The idea for "Strengthening Guided Pathways and Career Success by Ensuring Students Are Learning" is to build institutional capacity for defining "clear and coherent pathways" for degree completion and strengthen student learning at community colleges.

  • Universities Collaborate to Close Gap Between College and Work

    The University Innovation Alliance, a coalition of 11 public research universities focused on increasing the number and diversity of college graduates in the United States, is embarking on a new project to improve career readiness for at-risk students.

  • Educause Workforce Study Sheds Light on Higher Ed IT Demographics, Job Skills and More

    A new report from Educause on the IT workforce in higher education has uncovered plenty that we mostly already knew — there are more men than women in the job, IT employees are getting older, and these jobs are primarily held by White people — and some things we didn't know: The number of jobs in higher ed is on the rise, systems administration is the position that's most often added, and effective communication is the top business skill linked to success.

  • U California System Adds CS as Science Prereq Option for Freshmen

    The University of California System has quietly begun accepting high school computer science credits as part of its curriculum prerequisites. CS will join engineering and applied science in the list of approved high school courses toward the university system's two-year college preparatory laboratory science stipulation.

  • UMass Plans Online College to Serve Adult Learners

    University of Massachusetts President Marty Meehan recently announced plans for the five-campus university to launch an online college intended for adult learners.

  • Blackboard to Sell Its Transact Business Unit

    Blackboard has announced the execution of a definitive agreement to sell its Transact business unit to private equity firm Reverence Capital Partners.

  • Cal Poly Launches Coding Bootcamp with Fullstack

    Fullstack Academy has announced its first university partnership, this one with California Polytechnic State University. The new part-time program, known as the Cal Poly Coding Bootcamp, will launch in April from the university's Extended Education unit.


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