August 10, 2010 - Edition 566 TG
Shoptalk

TG Report

TG to host Student Success Videoconference Symposia for 4-year private, independent colleges and universities
Many colleges, including 4-year private schools, promote the importance of persistence through on-campus programs and services. TG spotlights several of these programs with upcoming symposia offered free as videoconferences.

Designing a financial literacy program? TG offers help with upcoming financial literacy symposium
TG provides help in devising and enhancing a campus-based financial literacy program with an upcoming free, one-day financial literacy symposium to be held at the TG Campus on September 14.

Register for TG's symposium on enrollment management and retention for community colleges
On August 12, TG will host a Student Success Symposium for Community Colleges in Grapevine, Texas. The symposium will outline how to promote college completion rates and offer ideas for implementing comprehensive enrollment management and default management on campus.

Policy Report

Coming soon — the Integrated Common Manual will contain hyperlinks to the Federal Direct Loan Program rules
The Common Manual leadership has initiated plans to add new hyperlinks from the Integrated Common Manual (ICM) to sections of the Higher Education Act (HEA) and federal regulations that pertain to the Federal Direct Loan Program (FDLP). This enhancement will further the Manual's reputation as a one-stop resource on FFELP and, now, FDLP rules, and facilitate the process of resolving loan-related issues.

Latest IFAP Postings
Learn more about the latest announcements on the Information for Financial Aid Professionals website.

Smart Solutions
With the fall semester about to start, offer your new and continuing students a refresher on the basics of managing money with the help of TG's Adventures In Education (AIE™). AIE's "Managing Your Money" page provides calculator tools for estimating college costs, interactive pages on the principles of credit, budgeting information, and much more.

News Briefs

Is car traffic overwhelming your campus? How about a unique bike-sharing program that lets students check out bikes and return them to other spots on campus via a radio-tracking device? Looking to improve your online student-information system? The South Orange County Community College District just developed a home-grown system which offers a more customized experience to students, one that allows them to select courses, learn about instructors, create a daily and weekly schedule, and get emails on course availability. Does your school conduct a substantial amount of grant-funded research? Wayne State University has produced a grant "dashboard" that streamlines the process for administering research grants and generates statistics on grant processing. These are just a few of the winners of this year's "Campus Technology Innovators Awards," which is held annually by Campus Technology magazine. Learn more about how schools are using technology in novel ways to enhance campus life.