March 07, 2007
A brief overview of the steps colleges and universities have taken to address illegal file sharing on campus networks.
Higher Education Actions to Address Illegal Campus Peer-to-Peer File Sharing
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March 31, 2017
ACE and a number of other organizations sent a letter March 29 to Federal Communications Commission Chair Ajit Pai outlining a set of net neutrality principles they recommend should form the basis of any review of the FCC’s Open Internet Order.
September 26, 2016
Employers are having a hard time identifying candidates who possess particular skills. Job candidates are struggling to make themselves marketable in a rapidly evolving labor environment. To help bridge the gap, Lumina Foundation has invested $1.49 million in the Comprehensive Student Record Project to collect, document, and share student outcomes and competencies that reflect learning in both academic and nonacademic contexts.
The problem is not having enough data—the challenge is in using data to move the needle on key goals. Leveraging a data-driven student-advising system, Georgia State University has boosted six-year graduation rates by more than 20 percentage points and eliminated graduation gaps.
Smaller colleges and universities depend just as much on finance, human-resource, and student-information software as larger institutions do. To increase their buying power on information technology—along with legal services and other big-ticket needs—more than 50 private nonprofit colleges and universities have joined forces to create the Higher Education Systems and Services Consortium.
In this exclusive Q&A, Perry Samson, the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Atmospheric Science at the University of Michigan, shares the impetus and implications of a high-tech tool he developed to help colleagues gather and apply data about their own lectures to improve their teaching.