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June

Applying the Four “P’s” of Marketing to Higher Education

Share this article with colleagues. By Jon Boeckenstedt Vice Provost of Enrollment Management at Oregon State University in Corvallis     There are typically three or four responses among higher-education colleagues when they hear the word “marketing”: It’s a discipline in the business school. It’s for for-profit companies, but not for higher education. It’s what […]

May

6 Things Executive Leaders Should Know about Attracting and Retaining Effective Academic Advisors

Share this article with colleagues. By Dr. Sue Ohrablo     It’s nothing new. While 2022 has brought what is being termed “The Great Resignation,” advising administrators have been struggling to attract and retain qualified, effective advisors long before the COVID pandemic and its budgetary and emotional challenges. One of the most overused, under-applied mantras […]

There’s More to Lecturing than Lecturing

Share this article with colleagues. By Monica B. Glina, Director of the Office for Faculty Development Stevens Institute of Technology     I would have willingly listened to them read bubble gum wrappers. That is how I would describe two of my college professors. It didn’t matter what they were talking about, I just wanted […]

April

Creating Inclusion in STEM

Share this article with colleagues. By Brice Yates, Ph.D. Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer for the College of Chemistry University of California, Berkeley     The challenges of increasing minoritized individuals enrolling in STEM have been well documented and discussed for many decades. STEM departments within colleges and universities have become more intentional in […]

March

February

How Lynn University Uses Block Scheduling to Provide Flexibility for Students

Share this article with colleagues. By Katrina Carter-Tellison Vice President for Academic Affairs, Lynn University     At Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida, the pandemic caused us to challenge long-held assumptions and reimagine everything from classroom schedules and course delivery methods to campus tours. As an independent institution with approximately 3,400 students from more […]

January

Addressing a Changing Landscape in Higher Education Due to COVID-19: Lessons From One Institution for Academic Leaders

Share this article with colleagues. By Anand R. Marri, Dean and Professor, Teachers College, Ball State University Paaige K. Turner, Dean and Professor, College of Communication, Information, and Media, Ball State University Susana Rivera-Mills, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Ball State University     While the COVID-19 pandemic has presented numerous challenges […]

December

November

Managing Change During COVID-19: Equipping supervisors for change in a time of unending uncertainty

Share this article with colleagues. By Amanda Morrow, SHRM-CP, Human Resources Business Partner, Rice University with editing contributions from Melinda English, Rebecca Gould, and Susann Glenn     Panic Over one year ago, the isolated whispers of a novel coronavirus grew into a boisterous, full-blown pandemic alarm that reverberated across the globe. As a result, […]

October

Why Free College Isn’t Enough

Share this article with colleagues. Eileen L. Strempel, UCLA Stephen J. Handel, College Board     Eileen Strempel and Stephen Handel are authors of a book released in 2021 titled Beyond Free College: Making Higher Education Work for 21st Century Students. In their book, Eileen and Stephen share a compelling case that post-secondary degree or […]

Shining a Light on Diversity & Inclusion
Lessons from a small, residential, liberal arts college striving for big change

Share this article with colleagues. Jennifer Bonds-Raacke Provost & Vice President of Academic Affairs, St. Norbert College Billy Korinko (Content Expert), Director of Cassandra Voss Center, St. Norbert College     Introduction The need to reevaluate our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) work at St. Norbert College came into focus as systemic racism, violence […]

September

Retention through Onboarding: How Hiring Managers Can Foster a Sense of Belonging

Share this article with colleagues. Sydney Andringa Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Institutional Advancement, College of Saint Benedict   Valerie Jones Executive Director of Alumnae Relations, College of Saint Benedict   Heather Pieper-Olson Associate Vice President of Institutional Advancement, College of Saint Benedict   Julie Reitmeier Executive Director of Advancement Systems, College of […]

Discovering and Acting on Your Students’ Post-Pandemic Online Preferences

Share this article with colleagues. Rebel Smith Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs, John Chambers College of Business and Economics, West Virginia University   A. Graham Peace Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs and Academic Affairs, John Chambers College of Business and Economics, West Virginia University     We oversee an undergraduate program consisting of approximately 2700 […]

Adopting a Peer Supervision Model to Enhance Student Support

Share this article with colleagues. Christie Maier, M.Ed., Associate Director, Transformative Learning University of Kentucky     Doing more with less It’s a message many in higher education have received before: “do more, with less.” Whether it’s a need to expand services with no additional funding or an impending budget cut, student support units often […]

How Rush University Established a Mentoring Program for Women Faculty that Can Serve as a Model for Other Universities

Share this article with colleagues. Susan Chubinskaya, PhD Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, Klaus Kuettner Professor for Osteoarthritis Research, Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics, Orthopedic Surgery, and Internal Medicine at Rush University Amarjit S. Virdi, PhD Director of the Office of Rush Mentoring Programs, Associate Professor in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology […]

August

Onboarding Isn’t what it Used to Be: Lessons from a Hiring Manager and New Staff Member at the University of California, San Diego

Share this article with colleagues. Michael Bumbry, Ph.D., Senior Director of Alumni Outreach and Engagement, UC San Diego Jennie Van Meter, Senior Director of Alumni Engagement Strategy, UC San Diego     Like many industries, higher education too has had to reimagine work in light of the global pandemic. Our decisions will have a lasting […]

July

How One Institution Launched a DEI Plan Without a DEI Office

Share this article with colleagues. Co-Written by: Kinsley McNulty, Program Coordinator of Student Life, New York Institute of Technology Diandra Macias, Program Coordinator of Student Life, New York Institute of Technology Samantha Mon, Assistant Director of Career Services, New York Institute of Technology Paul Ferrante, Assistant Director of Student Life, New York Institute of Technology […]

June

Professional Development as a tool for Succession Planning: The story of Colorado School of Mines Foundation

Share this article with colleagues. Contributing Editors: Steve Kreidler, Vice President, Finance/CFO, Colorado School of Mines Foundation Rusty Brunner, Human Resources Manager, Colorado School of Mines Foundation     Succession planning and robust professional development programs are not often associated with advancement shops in higher education. Some feel that with the high employee turnover rate […]