Archive for the ‘Brick and Mortar’ Category

Online learning: Universities’ push for physical classes battles virtual trends

Australian universities are pushing back against Harvard economist Kenneth Rogoff who has argued for a heavy shift to online learning, especially for undergraduate degrees. Although domestic unis admit in the long run circumstances may push some of them into it. Financial Review

Distance learning needs re-tooling, captains tell chief

FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (Army News Service, July 18, 2014) — It was to be a panacea. It could save money and reduce the carbon footprint by eliminating travel costs, decrease the need for infrastructure and perhaps even instructors, while allowing students to learn on their own time, in their own spaces, on their own devices. […]

IBM Global Commuter Pain Survey: Traffic Congestion Down, Pain Way Up

ARMONK, N.Y., – 08 Sep 2011: • 8,042 commuters in 20 cities on six continents surveyed • Drivers report more stress and frustration related to commuting worldwide • Forty one percent of commuters globally said improved public transportation would help reduce stress • Perception of traffic in emerging economies vs. more developed economies is improving […]

Jerome L. Greene Science Center Will Be Interdisciplinary Hub

The first new structure to be completed in the University’s long-term campus plan, the nine-story, 450,000-square-foot Jerome L. Greene Science Building will have 60 laboratories where faculty and students will explore the relationships between gene function, brain wiring and behavior—research with vast implications for the treatment of brain illnesses and neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s […]

UC students face possibility of additional 10% tuition hike

Budget-pressed University of California administrators confirmed Saturday that they will seek a nearly 10% tuition hike on top of an already scheduled 8% increase that will take effect this fall. Should UC regents approve the proposal, undergraduate tuition for California residents would increase by about another $1,100 to more than $12,200 annually, not including room, […]

Cars Not Welcome Here

Some colleges make new efforts to discourage students from bringing vehicles to campus. Driving them away can be tough.SOURCE: Inside Higher EdRead the Full Article

The Classroom Is ‘Distance Learning’; the Web Is Connected Learning

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New high-tech hub gets underway at CSUS [California State University, Sacramento]

$17.3 million, 100,000 square-foot project that highlights the growing importance of information technology in higher education.A groundbreaking ceremony for the facility was Aug. 5.Read the Full Article

Campus construction continues on schedule

One building in the construction process is the Visual and Performing Arts Center. Read the Full Article

Campus’s construction boom biggest since 1960s

Cahill said that despite every effort to minimize the impact of construction and renovation on the campus community and public, some service interruptions are inevitable. Read The Full Article