Study Abroad (At Home)

EDUCAUSE President John O’Brien writes that collaborative online international learning—or COIL—gives students and campuses options when it comes to study abroad.

Hiram College as the New Liberal Arts: Integrated Study, High-Impact Experiences, Mindful Technology

Starting this fall, Hiram College—a liberal arts institution in northeast Ohio—becomes one of a small number of colleges and universities throughout the country to roll out a 1:1 campus-wide mobile technology program. President Lori Varlotta explores how this initiative positions Hiram to become a national model for the “New Liberal Arts.”

MIT Media Lab Director Joi Ito: How to Survive Our Faster Future

Joichi “Joi” Ito, an internationally prominent activist, entrepreneur and venture capitalist, was the keynote speaker at the ACE2017 Monday luncheon plenary session on innovation. Ito, the director of the MIT Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is currently exploring how radical new approaches to science and technology can transform and improve society.

Access, Accessibility: The Future of Technology on Campus

In higher education, we tend to think of “access” in terms of a very specific set of issues. Predominantly, we use the term to talk about how low-income students or students from underrepresented groups enter higher education. But increasingly, there’s another kind of access that is drawing the attention of policymakers: access to postsecondary education for students with disabilities.

EDUCAUSE Core Data Service: Stop Guessing, Start Making Data-Driven Decisions

There’s still time to participate in the 2016 EDUCAUSE Core Data Service (CDS). CDS provides benchmarks and core metrics you can use to compare your IT staffing, financials, and services data to peer and aspirant institutions. With the shorter Quick Start module, it’s easier for first-time institutions to add the data required for service access…. Read more »

Georgia Gwinnett College Strengthening the STEM Pipeline, One Student at a Time

Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) is putting its ideas into practice through a bold initiative designed to both improve retention in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields and prepare STEM students for life post-graduation. This commitment is born from a 2014 White House initiative that GGC signed onto, led by president Stanley “Stas” Preczewski,… Read more »

To Solve Real-World Issues, Purdue University Northwest Takes to Virtual Reality

Purdue University Northwest’s (PNW) Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) is taking its commitment to the community to a new reality through its work producing innovative solutions to industrial and research challenges across Indiana and the nation.

Palo Alto College Helps Hispanic Students Succeed with STEM

New ACE member Palo Alto College (TX), recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), time and time again has proven its dedication to helping Hispanic students not only succeed, but also thrive.

UMMC Center for Telehealth Gives Rural Patients Innovative Access to Healthcare

The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), the state’s only academic medical center, is working to improve access to healthcare for tens of thousands of rural residents who might otherwise go without—all through a secure digital video and audio connection.

Bringing Global Learning to West Virginia

Glenville State College in West Virginia is bringing global learning to its rural Appalachian campus—where 85 percent of students come from the surrounding counties—by connecting faculty and students online to teach and learn with their peers in Spain and Mexico. Megan Gibbons and Heather Ward look at how making international connections through online learning is transforming the college.

Harvey Mudd College Confronts Lack of Female Computer Science Majors

“Dork,” “Nerd” and “Geek” are stereotypes that surround the computer science major at most colleges and universities. An even more prevalent CS stereotype? Male. Although Harvey Mudd College President Maria Klawe herself embraces the title of “dork,” she is working to change the perception that all computer scientists are men.

The Top 10 IT Issues for Colleges and Universities

EDUCAUSE has released “Top 10 IT Issues, 2016: Divest, Reinvest, and Differentiate,” which identifies the main information technology issues facing colleges and universities and describes what they are doing to address them.