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The Road to Adaptive Learning: Improving Comprehension, Easing Faculty Burden

If you’re currently using learning analytics, this article will show you how a more advanced implementation of this technology plays out. We’ll follow TAWC’s journey about how they got there. Data, data, data. We all know it’s valuable. In the classroom, it has the potential to improve student comprehension. It can also support faculty and […]

A Message About Messages

  We understand that global affairs such as the Israel-Palestinian Conflict can feel overwhelming for some and confusing for others. We encourage our members to take care of themselves and their students and colleagues during this time of unsettling events. To learn more about what is happening we encourage you to seek out informative and […]

Improving Advising: A Five-Step Plan

This is a time of great transition in higher education. A gradual decrease in undergraduate enrollments has prompted colleges to focus on increasing retention and graduation rates as a means for stabilizing revenue and marketing for recruitment. At four-year colleges, faculty advisement has historically been limited to course planning, although more recent trends—initiated first by […]

Navigating Leadership Transitions

Every leader generally experiences the same leadership life cycle, or what I call “Whitney’s Leadership Life Cycle,” that includes a set of stages as they begin, serve in, and leave a leadership role. There are four stages to every leadership position: Aspiring, Acquiring, Attending, and Adjourning. In order to be a successful leader, I suggest […]

Arts & Humanities: Creating Jobs and Changing Societies

By Eileen L. Strempel, Inaugural Dean of The Herb Alpert School of Music, Professor, School of Education & Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles and Baishakhi Taylor, Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs at New York University Abu Dhabi     This is an exciting time for dramatic technological advances and technological […]

Forging the Future: Five Considerations for Developing Leaders at Your Institution 

Many have written, studied, and offered advice on the skills higher education leaders need to be successful, and in the wake of COVID-19, some of the needs have shifted and some have reached a fever pitch. Burnout, enrollment declines, artificial intelligence, and political and cultural polarization are just some of the external factors a leader […]

Disrupting the Status Quo: 5 Counterintuitive Notions for Inspiring Creativity

Share this article with colleagues. By Dr. Stephen Whitehead Head of Practice for Academic Innovation, Academic Impressions     Creativity is an essential aspect of human nature, yet many people struggle to embrace it, either from insecurity or fearing its potential unpredictability. While it is tempting to stick to familiar routines that afford the comfort […]

When Innovation is More Than a Buzz Word

Share this article with colleagues. By David Kiel, DPH Author of Creating a Pipeline for Innovation Within Your College or University     Here’s how department chairs, deans, and unit directors can build and support the innovations that will help their institution thrive in the years to come. On many campuses you will find creative […]

When Innovation is More Than a Buzz Word

Here’s how department chairs, deans, and unit directors can build and support the innovations that will help their institution thrive in the years to come. On many campuses you will find creative faculty, students, staff, and senior leaders who start programs that grow and eventually become transformative for the institution. These ventures build the school’s […]