This holiday, sample a digital library of hundreds of higher-ed professional development webinars and recorded online trainings.
You might know Academic Impressions from our comprehensive library of complimentary articles, papers, and reports or from our higher education professional development conferences and workshops. What you may not know is that our small program development team of less than ten researchers and program managers also provides 200 online trainings each year: webinars designed to tackle specific problems facing higher-ed professionals and delivered by hand-selected experts with a track record of having confronted these challenges.
Here at the end of 2017, we wanted to highlight some of our most popular recorded trainings for you, and provide several complimentary samples for you to peruse and learn from over the holidays. All of the webcasts below are available for purchase in full as digital recordings.
Below, you'll find information about -- and free samples from -- popular online trainings in:
- Academic affairs
- Enrollment management
- Finance & facilities
- Higher-ed leadership
- Student affairs
1. Faculty Civility and Academic Freedom
The full training reviews:
- How the right to free speech affects an institution’s ability to address incivility
- Considering collegiality during performance reviews, tenure, reappointment, and promotion processes
- The impact of “controversial” social media use on the ability to teach, advise students, and conduct research
- Recommended strategies for responding to an uncivil faculty member
- Building a culture of civility in your department, college, or institution
You can get the recorded training here.
2. Creating a Business Case for New Academic Programs
Ensure that adding programs is a sound decision both academically and financially. Larry Goldstein, President of Campus Strategies, LLC, will help you explore a more intentional set of criteria and process for holistically reviewing and approving new academic offerings in this online training.
3. Measuring and Evaluating Your Alumi Relations Program
- Measure alumni engagement
- Assess event performance
- Develop metrics for individual staff members
- Evaluate overall alumni relations operations
- Use your metrics to guide planning
Watch a free sample of the recording below:
4. Strategically Managing Alumni Chapters
5. Using Student Storytelling in Higher Ed Marketing
6. Using Video Effectively in Higher Ed Marketing
FINANCE & FACILITIES
7. Moving to a Responsibility Center Management Budgeting Model
- Establish levels of decision making
- Train your non-financial constituents
- Gain buy-in and ownership
- Strategize your roll-out plan
8. Front-End Strategies for Successful Public/Private Partnerships
Each public/private partnership in higher education is unique, but there are strategies to ensure that you are meeting your campus needs for the next 20-30 years. In this online training, Jared Everett, former Treasurer and Executive Director of Real Estate and Business Development at Boise State University, will show you tools and strategies for 3 critical phases of entering a public/private partnership.
9. Conflict Management for Institutional Leaders
10. Three Factors of Healthy Leadership in Higher Education
Leading is not for the faint of heart—it is a challenging and complex endeavor, and there is no roadmap. Too often, the volume of problems, personal insecurities, high pressure, and ego can produce leaders that can be toxic, likely to burn out, and ultimately take their institutions backwards, not forwards.
This recorded webcast by Jeremy Podany, Executive Director of Corporate Services and Career Education at Colorado State University, reviews a better and more sustainable model for leadership—a model that is more thoughtful, balanced, and holistic, and actually drives better results for the organization. The recording will leave you with specific steps that you can take to move toward a more fulfilling leadership style.
11. Using Data to Improve Career Services
Are you putting data to work within your career services program?
Learn how you can update your career services reporting strategy with existing resources. This online training by Jon Schlesinger, Director of the Hiatt Career Center at Brandeis University, will provide ideas and resources to help you ensure that you’re collecting the right data to better analyze your office’s performance.
12. Proactive Advising for Student Success
In this recorded webinar from experts Joe Murray, MSHR, Director of University Advising Services at Florida Atlantic University, and Jess E. Tuck, Ph.D., Director of the Academic Coaching and Career Enhancement for Student Success (ACCESS) Program at Florida Atlantic University, gain strategies to engage and direct at-risk students on a path to success.
This recorded training comes with a 30+ page resource guide that includes:
- Tools for working with parents in proactive advising efforts
- Intrusive advising sample syllabi for advisor training
- A critical outreach points inventory
- Resources that discuss the history/theory of proactive advising
- Models of proactive advising programs in action
Check out the recording today.