College and university leadership say the factors that lead to student graduation are as diverse as a student body; and more about common sense than technology.
By Meris Stansbury
From new college rankings to government funding initiatives, higher education is under increasing pressure to prove student outcomes success with graduation rates as an indicator. But at what stage of a student’s postsecondary experience does retention become a concern, and what can an institution do to keep its students on…
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have quickly become one of the most polarizing developments in higher education. Many in higher ed see these MOOCs as innovations that could mark the turning point in how education is delivered, while others see MOOCs as a distraction, a phase, and a means for diluting a college degree. Whatever your feelings on these massive classes, the developments in how they’re created, delivered, and received have come at a furious pace over the past few months, and we’ve compiled our most pertinent MOOC coverage right here, all in once place.
It doesn’t take a university’s resident budgetary whiz to know that long-term technology cost savings trumps in-the-moment savings, especially when those long-haul savings bring a cutting-edge technology and proven reliability…
Call it the Titanic syndrome: They know an iceberg lies ahead, but don’t understand that most of its mass—and the most likely area of impact—lies beneath the surface. That’s one conclusion from a July eCampus News survey regarding the new FLSA overtime rules going into effect December 1. Find out what you do and don’t know about the impact of this new law on higher ed institutions, and the steps you can take to forecast and manage the changes ahead.
Protecting Higher Education from Costly Data Breaches
August 12, 2016
With large quantities of student and faculty information on hand, complicated information systems and distributed environments spread across departments, higher education institutions are subject to breaches in the same fashion and with the same magnitude as large corporations.
But fear not, we’re here to help. This white paper provides you with the confidence and know-how to combat the threat of security breaches and avoid the associated costs on your budget and sanity. After reading, you’ll be able to:
Identify common types of security breaches
Work with faculty and staff to better secure your environment
Prevent hacks and malicious software from reaching university systems
Download our PDF to take the first step in offering secure, academic freedom at your university.
As cybercriminals increasingly profit from brazen attacks, your cyber-risk strategy is under the microscope. With the Cisco 2016 Annual Security Report, which analyzes advances by security industry and criminals, see how your peers assess security preparedness in their organizations and gain insights into where to strengthen your defenses.
2015 Cybersecurity Infographic: Attack Resiliency Challenges Industry Collaboration
June 18, 2016
Infographic: Attackers are commandeering legitimate infrastructure and reaping millions in profit. Defenders are struggling to detect and combat threats, and confidence is falling. View the latest information in this engaging infographic.