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Study: Instructor Quality 'Clearly' an Important Factor in Student Success

The study analyzed information on 2,343 instructors who had taught 34,725 sections of MTH/208, covering a total of 396,038 student observations, between July 2000 and July 2014. Student performance on the final exam (or some variation) was used as the outcome measure.

Indiana University Flips on 100G Transatlantic Link

International Networks at Indiana University and its partners have activated a new transatlantic subsea cable that provides 100 gigabits per second (Gbps) of network connectivity to support the flow of research data between the United States, Europe and Africa.

Hawaii Offers College-Caliber Courses for Future Engineers

A program in Hawaii to help students get a head start on their college studies and career aspirations has sparked a partnership between the state's Department of Education and its university system.

New Switches Fit Challenging Wireless Device Locations

Network device maker NetGear has introduced two switches intended to help administrators support power over Ethernet (PoE+) devices in challenging locations.



Per-Credit Expenditures for Undergraduate Courses Declines 16% Over 15 Years

The largest drops occurred in engineering and health, where per-credit spending fell by more than 40 percent. A report of the results was issued by the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Gartner: Growth in IT Spending to Slow in 2017

According to a new forecast from Gartner, worldwide IT spending will reach $3.5 trillion in 2017 — a 2.7 percent increase from the previous year. That growth rate, however, represents a slow down from earlier projections of 3 percent.

Clemson U, Carnegie Mellon to Develop Robots for Advanced Manufacturing

Researchers at Clemson University (CU) are collaborating with a robotics institute affiliated with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) to develop next-generation robots for advanced manufacturing across the automotive, aerospace, electronics and textile industries. CU will also help train the workers who will operate the robots, as part of a $253 million plan to fill roughly 510,000 jobs in manufacturing by 2025.

John Carroll U Streamlines Campus Workflows With OnBase

John Carroll University has deployed a campuswide enterprise information platform to support student engagement, data-informed decision-making and simplified workflows.

UNC Asheville Makerspace Brings Together Engineering, Art, Computer Science

The University of North Carolina at Asheville (UNC Asheville) last month opened a new makerspace that fosters interdisciplinary collaboration among students, encouraging engineers, artists and entrepreneurs to work alongside each other as well as faculty and staff experts.

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