Monthly Archives: November 2013

What the Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act Will Mean for Your College

The senate committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) is currently gearing up for the 2014 reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA). They are holding a series of hearings on various topics regarding what should be changed. In…

Part-Time Faculty in the Age of Obamacare: How the ACA Will Affect Adjuncts

November 22, 2013 Scores of adjunct faculty at dozens of colleges returned to campus this fall to find significantly lighter course loads and smaller paychecks. More than 200 schools, mostly public community colleges, have slashed the hours of adjuncts and…

Managing Suicidal Students on Campus: Get Help & Stay? Get Help & Get Out?

While most universities offer support for students with mental health conditions, some who have taken psychological leave have found the process of returning to school difficult or near impossible. Changes in federal law in recent years affect an institution of…

Meningitis Outbreak at Princeton: Using A Vaccine Yet to be Approved in the U.S.

Yesterday, the Princeton board of trustees approved administering a vaccine yet to be approved in the U.S. 7 people have been infected, with 7,900 students still at a possible risk. The disease? Meningitis. Or, more specifically, serogroup B Meningitis, a…

Embracing First-Generation Students: The I’m First Project

First-generation college students, particularly those who come from a low-income background, face a unique set of challenges when applying to college and then completing their education. Statistics show that nearly 30 percent of college students today are first-generation, low-income and…

How to Renovate Campus Housing for Today’s Students

The follow article is from KSS Architect David Zaiser. David is an expert on the design of learning environments. He has worked on numerous projects on learning environments for colleges and universities. He has also spoken on the subject of…