News in brief
The latest news and opinions in higher education.
Attention grabber. Karen Costa offers four strategies, based on brain research, for getting and holding students’ attention. (Inside Higher Ed)
Textbook replacement. In order to lower textbook costs seen as barriers to completion, a consortium will provide $9.8 million for community colleges to develop degree programs based entirely on open educational resources. (University Business)
Consumer report. As more attention focuses on the return on investment from higher education, a variety of tools is emerging to provide information to potential students. (Hechinger Report)
Time management. Gaia Vasiliver-Shamis offers her tips for reducing busyness and improving work–life balance, including keeping lists and taking breaks. (Inside Higher Ed)