higher education news
Penn State grad develops snow plow optimization tool
The university says it plans to use the software this year as it forms snow removal plans.
Google's machine-learning boot camp targets workforce gap
A computer science initiative addressing workforce shortages will be piloted at Mills College in Oakland this February and other schools next summer.
Virginia Tech announces $1 billion 'innovation campus'
Planned near Amazon's Northern-Virginia HQ2 site, the campus will host STEM graduate students next year.
DHS grants $1.27 million for cyber-risk economics research
The new funding will help fill demand for a "data-driven model for understanding and characterizing harms."
How data can drive 'women in tech' policies for higher ed
Commentary: Careful surveying and data analysis can confirm hunches about female student retention or disprove others, says NCWIT's Angela Galik.
Higher ed CIOs grapple with privacy, funding heading into 2019
EDUCAUSE's Susan Grajek sits down with EdScoop to talk over the recently-released top IT issues for higher education in 2019.
Texas IT director departs for higher ed
Stacey Napier, former director of information resources for the state of Texas, will assume a vice chancellorship at the University of Texas.
Creative ways universities are recruiting women into technology
NCWIT's Angela Galik shares how schools are involving parents and reframing narratives to disrupt stereotypes around women in technology.
Data-driven communication key for higher ed student and faculty success, study shows
Increased enrollment, student success and alumni engagement are among the cited benefits of personalized, data-driven communication.
Data dominates in EDUCAUSE's top IT issues for 2019
Items from last year's list were dropped to make room for more facets of higher education's 'data journey.'