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…

Time Magazine Reaction Piece – It’s (Not) Time to Pay College Athletes

Last month, Time Magazine had a cover story “It’s Time to Pay College Athletes” arguing for compensating football and basketball players. The cover featured Johnny “Football” Manziel in his best Heisman pose leveraging the recent controversy over allegations Johnny Football…

Toxic Employees on Campus: How to Deal with Know-It-Alls, Whiners & the Bully In the Next Cube

by Pamela Jett, Guest Contributor Difficult people are everywhere, sometimes even in the next cube. It is not possible to make the difficult person not be difficult. What we can do is use remarkable communication techniques to train the difficult…

The Role of the Research Library in the Age of the MOOC

MOOCs, or Massive Open Online Courses, are having an undeniable impact on higher education. The advent of online learning has allowed some professors, colleges, etc. to make courses, previously only available to enrolled, tuition-paying students, available to the general public…

The biggest lesson from the flipped classroom may not be about math

Editorial note: This post was originally published on October 7, 2013. by Casting Out Nines for the Chronicle of Higher Education and has been republished here in its entirety. Robert Talbert is a writer for The Chronicle of Education, a…

3 Keys to Internal Communication When a Student Goes Missing

No campus official wants to find themselves in a situation involving a missing student, but the reality is that you can’t predict everything. There are a number of factors to consider when such a situation arises – ensuring HEOA and…

How Obamacare Will Affect College Students

As open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) rolls out October 1st, college students must have health insurance when the mandate takes effect on January 1, 2014 or they or their parents will pay a tax for that decision.…