News in brief
The latest news and opinions in higher education.
What boards should know. Kevin Reilly, President Emeritus and Regent Professor at the University of Wisconsin System and founding member of ACUE's board of advisors, shares why boards need to understand effective teaching so they can be a force for good on campus. (Trusteeship Magazine)
Student motivation. A professor argues that in order to improve retention, universities should focus on motivating students to persist. (Inside Higher Ed)
Nontraditional students. Colleges and universities need to be better equipped to accommodate older students, experts say, as nearly half of all students enrolled today can be categorized as "nontraditional." (NPR Ed)
STEM + humanities. Highlighting the link between innovation and liberal arts, an editorial board makes the case that the importance of STEM education cannot be elevated at the cost of the humanities. (Scientific American)