Seasoned post secondary education leaders Kathryn Dodge, Alison Griffin and Elise Scanlon provide credible, relevant, and current analysis and commentary on higher education issues and policies.
Seasoned post secondary education leaders Kathryn Dodge, Alison Griffin and Elise Scanlon provide credible, relevant, and current analysis and commentary on higher education issues and policies.
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Higher Ed Now is a production of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni. It is a podcast concerning issues and policy in America's higher education system.
Rank #1: Phil Magness and Jason Brennan: Cracks in Higher Ed's Ivory Tower.
ACTA's Erik Gross serves up a conversation with Jason Brennan and Phillip Magness, the authors of "Cracks In the Ivory Tower: The Moral Mess of Higher Education." Their microeconomic approach to analyzing the adversities plaguing today's colleges and universities lays out a gripping narrative that is sure to challenge orthodoxies in the Academy.
Rank #2: Academic Freedom Under Attack: A Conversation with Amy Wax.
Even after more than a year of weathering intense criticism and professional censure for airing her controversial views in public, University of Pennsylvania Law School Professor Amy Wax remains as engaging, outspoken, and unapologetic as ever. Whether you agree or disagree with her viewpoints, her wit and sharp intellect fuel a provocative dialogue on academic freedom that will endure for years to come.
In the Higher Ed Happy Hour, three well-known Washington, DC-based journalists and policy wonks -- Kevin Carey of New America, Andrew Kelly of the American Enterprise Institute, and Libby Nelson of Vox.com -- discuss the latest happenings in higher education policy, research, and popular culture. There are special guests, wonky digressions, and excursions into the shocking and absurd.
Rank #1: Back from Summer Break: The election, FAFSA reform, college football.
Kevin and Libby welcome Jesse O'Connell as our first guest host / drinks-master to dive deep into FAFSA reform and prior-prior year. Also, presidential election developments and pretending Northeastern's football season didn't start until last week.
Rank #2: The Next Secretary of Education, Happy Holidays.
Kevin and Libby talk about what Betsy DeVos means for higher education, more IBR controversy, holiday-season cocktails, and Rogue One.
Hosted by Lougan Bishop and Jon Blankenship, Higher Ed Social is a weekly podcast dedicated to those that work in higher education. In each episode, we dive into the lives and careers of people who help make colleges and universities work. So sit back, relax and get ready for some fun conversation.
Rank #1: kevin singer & the IDEALS research.
Kevin Singer is a PhD student in higher education at North Carolina State University where he serves as a Research Associate for the Interfaith Diversity Experiences and Attitudes Longitudinal Survey (IDEALS). He also serves as Co-Director of Neighborly Faith, an org helping evangelical college students to build bridges of friendship with people of other faiths, and teaches world religions at two community colleges. IDEALS recently released a national report called “Friendships Matter” about befriending people across all faiths. Lougan and Kevin talk about consequences of online behavior as well as empathy in conversations one might disagree with. When he’s not in higher ed, he’s hanging out with his wife and their 4 kids.Links to cool stuff Kevin on Twitter Kevin on Linkedin Kevin’s Website IDEALS Research Episode 176https://media.blubrry.com/highered/highered.social/episodes/HES-0176.mp3Subscribe on Apple PodcastsSubscribe on Google PlaySubscribe on SpotifySubscribe on Stitcher
Rank #2: jake mclean & the moldy acronym.
This week we were excited to talk with Jake McLean, the assistant director of leadership development and service at Monmouth College. We start the show with a discussion of the classic 90’s Disney Movie “Smart House” from episode 138. Jake tells us about his work on the co-curricular side of things working with students through Monmouth’s various leadership programs. We then talk about Jake and Jackie’s upcoming TV show watchlists, debate what baking shows are the best and discuss the evolution of Gordon Ramsey.Links to cool stuff: Jake on FacebookJake on TwitterJake on LinkedInThat picture of Sophie the cockapooJake’s side hustle “Jake Speaks”Episode 141 https://media.blubrry.com/highered/highered.social/episodes/HES-0141.mp3
Bi-weekly news and interviews about communicating effectively in post-secondary education
Rank #1: FIR on Higher Education #62: How Gettysburg College Increased Its Visibility Through Medium.
Have you dabbled with Medium, the online publishing tool owned by Twitter? Not happy with your success? If that is the case for you and you want to discover how to change this narrative, then you will want to listen to episode 62 of FIR on Higher Education. My guests are two marketing / communications professionals from Gettysburg College: Carina Sitkus and Paul Redfern. Carina and Paul recently wrote an excellent article on the Inside Higher Education blog entitled “Success with a New Medium”. The piece outlines how Gettysburg College has extended its visibility, particularly noting that the piece “The 10 Commandments for New College Students,” received 8.4K organic views at the time of publication. On the podcast, Paul and Carina delve into the strategies and tactics that have contributed to the school’s success. Among the topics addressed are: – Background on Medium – The pros and cons of creating content on an external platform as opposed to a more traditional “owned” property – The value of the annotation tool and responses – How publishing to different publications works and can dramatically increase readership – The potential for individual academics to use Medium to build up their own thought leadership About Paul Redfern Paul Redfern was promoted to Executive Director of Communications and Marketing at Gettysburg College in June 2011. He is responsible for managing the Office of Communications and Marketing and for staffing, and implementing a comprehensive communications and marketing program that will enhance the College’s visibility and reputation as well as promote greater understanding and support by effectively presenting and interpreting the College’s distinctions, achievements, aspirations, needs, and values to all members of the College community and to the general public. During the 2010-11 year he served as Director of Web Communications and Marketing responsible for developing an integrated marketing plan as well as coordinating print and digital marketing campaigns for the College. From June 2006 until June 2010 he served as Director of Web Communications and Electronic Media at Gettysburg College. He provided leadership and support to the College community through the development and implementation of the web, electronic communications, and video as well as social media and Web 2.0 initiatives. He previously was Assistant Director of Admissions and Coordinator of Electronic Media at Gettysburg College, where his duties focused on admissions communications and technology. Prior to that, he worked for two years in the Athletic Department at Gettysburg, serving as Assistant Basketball Coach. He is active in numerous professional organizations including (CUPRAP) the Association of Communicators in Education and (CASE) the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. He has served on the CASE District II conference executive committee and board as well as the conference marketing and program committees. He previously has served on the Technology Committee for (PACAC) the Pennsylvania Association for College Admissions Counseling. Paul and his wife Leigh-Anne reside in Gettysburg, PA and have two sons and one daughter. He is a former member of the Upper Adams School District Board of Directors and he currently sits on the Canner Educational Fund Advisory Board. About Carina Sitkus Carina Sitkus is the senior assistant director of communications at the College. In this role she is responsible for crafting homepage and centerpiece stories highlighting the great work of Gettysburg students, faculty, and alumni, as well as working with departments and distinctive programs to implement strategic marketing and communications initiatives. Prior to Gettysburg, Carina was a teacher and previously led communications initiatives for a growing network of schools in Northern Rhode Island. The post FIR on Higher Education #62: How Gettysburg College Increased Its Visibility Through Medium appeared first on FIR Podcast Network.
Rank #2: FIR on Higher Education #63: How to Integrate Marketing Automation at your School.
Has your school integrated a marketing automation program? If not, or if you have not been successful with your marketing automation efforts, you will want to listen to the insights from Christie Campbell, Associate Vice President of Marketing at St. Edward’s University. Christie spear-headed St. Edward’s marketing automation program two years ago. This year, St. Edward’s won the Best Marketing Automation in Content Marketing by the Content Marketing Institute. On episode 63 of FIR on Higher Education, Christie discusses her school’s success with marketing automation. She outlines what went into St. Edward’s University winning the Content Marketing Institute award and provides input on topics such as: – Creating content related to the audiences’ needs first. – How to structure a team – Thinking through purchasing marketing automation services – Generating emails – Using marketing automation to glean insights on the customer experience About Christie Campbell Christie Campbell is a leader of the St. Edward’s University Marketing Office, which is responsible for communicating the St. Edward’s University story to increase engagement, attract resources and achieve the university’s goals. The post FIR on Higher Education #63: How to Integrate Marketing Automation at your School appeared first on FIR Podcast Network.
Higher Ed Live offers viewers direct access to the best & brightest minds in education and allows viewers to share knowledge and participate in discussions around the industry's most important issues.
Rank #1: Advancement Live - Activating Alumni as Social Media Ambassadors.
You know that you're produce compelling content; now how do you make sure that content is reaching the maximum number of eyes? Or if there's a message you'd like to get out, do you have a reliable team at the ready to help you do just that? That's where alumni social media ambassadors come in. In this episode of Advancement Live, Kim Brown chats with experts from the University of Chicago and Northeastern University about their ambassador programs—and what you should know if you're looking to launch (or improve) one at your institution.
Rank #2: Student Affairs Live - Implicit Bias and Inclusive Language.
Even well intentioned people can possess bias. Though studies have shown explicit expressions of biased beliefs and attitudes have declined significantly over the past few decades, measures of implicit bias remain persistently high. On this episode of Student Affairs Live, host Tony Doody speaks with Zaneta Rago-Craft, Yoshiko Harden, and Lena Tenney to better understand where, how and when we develop our bias. Other topics explored on this episode include micro-aggressions and inclusive language, strategies for ameliorating bias, and tactical self-presentation.
Hosted by NASFAA staff, this weekly podcast offers an unscripted view of hot financial aid and higher education-related topics. Justin Draeger and co-hosts will discuss what's happening inside the beltway to give you an insider's perspective.
Rank #1: Episode 69: Paul Ryan Resigns, Mark Zuckerberg Testifies, CBO Projects Increased Cost for Student Loans.
This week on "Off The Cuff," the team discusses whether House Speaker Paul Ryan's resignation means the end of his political career and what his final moves may be, and analyzes Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg's recent testimony before Congress. Justin, Stephen, and Allie delve into what the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projected regarding student loans over the next decade, and Allie breaks down a new report on raising the income threshold for calculating the automatic zero EFC. The team also talks about the much anticipated release of the Pell Grant schedules and a letter that Democratic senators sent to the Department of Education (ED) related to implementing changes to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. Plus, the team discusses some of the swag to be given out at the NASFAA National Conference.
Rank #2: Episode 128: All Things FSA and Movement on the FUTURE Act .
This week on "Off The Cuff," Justin, Megan, Jill, and Allie discuss financial aid developments coming out of Reno, Nevada, at the annual Federal Student Aid (FSA) Training Conference. First, at 10:50, Allie talks about Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ suggestion that FSA should be a stand-alone agency. At 20:55, Jill delves into new data released during the conference showing less FAFSA applications selected for verification due to new technology, and recaps a session focused on a possible federal income-share agreement experiment. And at 35:43, Megan talks about a Senate-amended version of the House-passed Fostering Undergraduate Talent by Unlocking Resources for Education (FUTURE) Act, which would provide $255 million in permanent, annual mandatory funding to Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) and simplify the financial aid application, verification, and student loan repayment process. Plus, the team poses a new question to listeners: What would be your ideal location for an FSA Conference?
What economic trends today will set the stage for the future? How will legislative actions impact student financial aid? What accounting policy or reporting changes are on the horizon? Navigating the business of higher education institutions requires knowledge about a variety of issues—from finance to campus security. In this podcast series, hear colleagues, experts, and industry leaders explore issues, provide best practices, offer solutions to new questions that may not have been asked before, and think through how recent developments will shape their institutions in the months and years ahead.
Rank #1: Synario Series Part 1: The Value of Forecasting in the Face of Uncertainty.
Unstable future revenues. Ballooning costs. Shifting demographics. For some, the challenges facing our institutions are no longer posing questions about what our schools will look like in the future, but whether our schools have a future at all. Even the most fortunate are concerned that there won’t be sufficient resources to sustain excellence — much less fund new ambitions. This week on NACUBO In Brief, we bring you part one of a four-part series dissecting one of higher education’s biggest challenges: financial modeling and forecasting in the face of great uncertainty. NACUBO’s senior director of accounting policy Sue Menditto invites two experts in for the conversation; Larry Goldstein, President of Campus Strategies and author of College and University Budgeting, and Brett Matteo, managing director of The PFM Group and president of Synario software (formerly known as Whitebirch).
Rank #2: Futurist Bryan Alexander on Trends, Innovation, and Hope for Higher Ed of Tomorrow.
The demographic landscape is evolving, and in so doing, providing the richest opportunity that higher education has had in decades, according to futurist, researcher, and writer Bryan Alexander. These demographic trends, the aging of the student body, the demands of technology in and out of the classroom, all function to shake the worldview of those in a position to lead today’s institutions. This week, Alexander offers a rich landscape to tread as we navigate our own future as CBOs. The silver lining? Thanks to science fiction, social media, and a generation of students ready to get to work, there is real innovation taking place in many sectors of higher ed, as long as we’re willing and able to embrace it!
We've recast our podcast - Welcome to the all new Unpacking SA, beginning December 2017
Rank #1: Episode #131: Kyle James on Student Leadership Careers.
This week's guest is Kyle James who speaks to Dustin about his life after college as a recent graduate. Specifically moving on from being a campus leader and what he learned from his experience of being involved. We appreciate Kyle for making time for the show!
Rank #2: Episode #128: Max Quinn on Living-Learning Communities.
We have the pleasure of welcoming Max Quinn to the podcast this week. He speaks with Dustin about his work with living-learning communities. Max explores what they are, what makes them so valuable, and how to maximize their impact. Many thanks to Max for making time for the show! Find the full show notes here.
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Rank #1: Ep30. Addressing Sexual Assault on Campus - Jon McBride - BYU.
When it comes to social media, it's easy to focus on the fun and funny. A clever .gif here, a cat meme there, rinse and repeat. But in February 2018, the social media team at BYU adopted a much more serious tone on their Instagram Story. In a series of videos and text updates, featuring students, staff, and faculty, BYU proactively talked about sexual assault on campus.In this episode of the Hashtag Higher Ed Podcast, Jon McBride, Media Relations and Social Media Manager at BYU, shares the genesis of this idea, the key to earning institutional buy-in for the idea, the unanticipated Instagram feature that helped make an immediate difference for students, and the surprisingly stressful component of the project.
Rank #2: Ep24. Iterative Web Design Like a Maverick - Jason Buzzell - University of Nebraska Omaha.
Ahh, the website. At once an essential element of your marketing strategy and a massive resource hog. Jason Buzzell, Director of Digital Communications at the University of Nebraska Omaha, knows the conundrum well. Five years ago, he was tasked with updating a website that desperately needed an upgrade. But at an organization that prides itself on lean operations, devoting resources to a full-blown redesign wasn’t an option. His solution: iterative web design. In this episode, Buzzell shares how the University of Nebraska Omaha redesigned their website using a phased approach, how his team prioritizes projects, the key to avoiding a Frankenstein website, and the “next big thing” that might require a change in their approach.
The Society for Research into Higher Education is a UK-based international learned society concerned to advance understanding of higher education, especially through the insights, perspectives and knowledge offered by systematic research and scholarship. The Society aims to be the leading international society in the field, as to both the support and the dissemination of research.
Rank #1: The Ethics of Researching Race/Ethnicity in Higher Education: an exploration through reflexive questions and stories.
Dr Sara Camacho Felix (London School of Economics and Political Science), speaks at SRHE Newer Researchers Network Event - Ethics and Integrity in HE Research Applications in practice, not application forms (Audio length - 00:25:42)
Rank #2: The co-option of the traditional university – what now? A narrative analysis of 20 years research and innovation policy.
Jeannie Holstein, Nottingham University Business School, speaks at the SRHE Employability, Enterprise and Work-based Learning Network event: Clear Blue Water or Opportunity and Synergy? (Audio length - 00:17:12)
Fanatical Recruitment is a podcast for higher education admissions, enrollment management and marketing professionals. In each episode, we take a topic relevant to new student recruitment, and dive in to find the strategies and tactics that separate the best teams from the rest of the pack.
Rank #1: Being an Accountable Leader, With Bob Wummer.
IN this interview with executive coach, Bob Wummer, we dive into the role Accountability plays for leaders when working toward your enrollment or other department/division goals. How can we hold ourselves accountable to hold our team accountable for their results? Bob reviews three primary factors that help or hurt us as we work to become more accountable.Bob Wummer has spent over a decade coaching individuals, as well as executives at companies far and near. He was one of the first people I turned to as I made the decision to move into a consultant role out of higher ed, and today, seven years, later, he is still someone I turn to for sound advice and to help me look inward when struggling with a decision.
Rank #2: Interview With Google's Shannon Snow - Season 1 Episode 4 - Fanatical Recruitment - 5:4:17, 9.16 AM.
We're interviewing Google's Head of Education, Shannon Snow to learn more about trends in how prospective students search for colleges and universities. What types of terms are trending? How does the device they use play into your efforts to maximize exposure? What role will video continue to play in lead generation? All questions Shannon covers in this interview.
A podcast series focused on technology and Higher-Education by Campus Labs.
Rank #1: Advancing Innovation of Teaching & Learning with a More Holistic Approach.
In our fourth episode, JD White, PhD, talks with Ken Ryalls, PhD, about shifting the paradigm for teaching and learning. Most current approaches, for instance, emphasize using course evaluations to evaluate a faculty member instead of focusing on professional development to improve instruction methods. Ken advocates a holistic system that neither ignores nor overemphasizes student feedback, and rewards classroom engagement, improved teaching, healthy risk-taking, and a pursuit of innovation. Ken Ryalls is President of IDEA, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the improvement of learning in higher education through research, assessment, and professional development.
Rank #2: Beyond Assessment Management: Shifting your focus to progress, not process.
As pressure for institutions to make data-informed decisions increases, it’s no longer enough just to manage the assessment process—the stakes are too high. It’s time for assessment leaders to approach assessment through a new lens, one focused on progress and not process. Listen as Casey Iannone and JD White, PhD, urge assessment leaders to go beyond managing systems and processes and consider the possibilities of an assessment platform as a powerful pathway for guiding change and action.
Enrollment Growth University is a professional development podcast for higher education leaders looking to grow enrollment at their college or university.Each episode features an interview with a leader in higher education, discussing enrollment growth strategies that are working at their institution, through topics suchas: enrollment marketing, adult student recruitment, enrollment management, online learning, student retention, data intelligence, online course development, financial aid, academic scheduling, and more. If you’re looking for tactics, strategies, and best practices in order to build a step-by-step roadmap toward enrollment growth in higher education at your institution, this podcast is for you.
Rank #1: 80: Dartmouth College’s Social Media Testing Strategies w/ Erin Supinka.
Erin Supinka, Assistant Director for Digital Engagement at Dartmouth College, joined the podcast to talk about her lessons learned from a year of in-depth social media content, timing, photography and channel testing.
Rank #2: 94: A Netflix-Style Tuition Model at Boise State University w/ Peter Risse.
Peter Risse, Associate Dean of Extended Studies at Boise State University, joined the podcast to talk about how they’re following Netflix’s lead at Boise State with a subscription-based tuition model option.
On higher education, lifelong learning, and exercising the brain.
Rank #1: Higher Ed: Education’s Four-Letter Word.
T-E-S-T. That word almost always strikes fear in the hearts of students. They’re worried about doing well, getting a high grade, and comparing their performance to that of their classmates. In this episode of KUT’s podcast Higher Ed, KUT’s Jennifer Stayton and Southwestern University President Dr. Ed Burger explore stressful test culture. Who hasn’t had a “horror” story experience of taking a test? Ed and Jennifer share some memorable ones and take a closer look at why testing is so stressful. One reason: we tie our own worthiness into our test performance. Ed talks about how to decouple ourselves from our performance and how to make meaning out of our work on a test no matter what the grade. Listen to the full episode to hear what words of encouragement Ed says you should never tell a test taker. You will also get the result to the tricky train puzzler. It sounds like an arithmetic challenge, but there may be more to it. This episode was recorded Sept. 22, 2017.
Rank #2: Higher Ed: The Key To Dissipating Regret? Use It To Spur Action And Change.
A podcast listener wrote in asking for guidance about how to handle the regret she feels over the choices she made in college. In this episode of KUT’s podcast “Higher Ed,” Southwestern University President Dr. Ed Burger and KUT’s Jennifer Stayton examine regret and the ways in which it can actually inspire positive change. A podcast listener named Rebekah wrote in with the following question: “Sometimes when I listen to your podcast…I get a bit sad because I did not do all the things you talk about. I did not fit in at my college. I did not learn deeply. I focused on the wrong things and it hurts to think that maybe my life could have been better if only….What would Ed say to me about my sorrow over my misspent youth or lost opportunities?” Ed’s first response? “I think it’s fantastic that Rebekah has regret!” And why is that? Ed says he looks at regret as a signal of a couple of things, one of them being personal growth. “Regret is something that means that she has grown from where she was to where she is now,” Ed maintains. “So if nothing else, she needs to celebrate the fact that she looks at, in this case, her formal education in a different way. That’s huge growth and that’s worthy of celebration in and of itself.” Ed believes regret truly becomes useful when that feeling prompts action. “When you feel that, now there’s an action item. What are you going to do about it?” asks Ed. “It’s never too late to be learning.” Ed says listening to that inner voice that fuels feelings of regret can help spur that action. “If there’s a longing in us today that is something that could lead us to become [an] ever better, more amplified version of ourselves then we need to embrace that longing and take action. That’s the key to regret,” Ed believes. “Sitting by and just going ‘oh, woe is me’ – that’s ineffective.” Ed says understanding why we feel regret for things done (or not done) in the past can also help us take action that will prevent similar regret later on. Listen to the full episode to hear more about what Ed calls “intellectual regret prevention” and to get the solution to last episode’s shape-shifting puzzler. This episode was recorded on Sept. 25, 2019.
NASFAA's "Director Download" is a bi-weekly podcast giving financial aid administrators insights into the most pressing management and leadership issues.
Rank #1: Episode 4: Is Enrollment Management a Friend or Foe to Financial Aid Leadership?.
In the latest edition of NASFAA's "Director Download," 2017-18 National Chair Billie Jo Hamilton and National Chair-Elect Paula Luff join Justin and Allie for a discussion on how enrollment management is impacting the financial aid world. The group talks over whether enrollment management is a passing trend, or something that will stick with the financial aid profession for years to come. How do you maintain access while ensuring institutional success? What do aspiring leaders need to know about building a student population to meet both institutional and student goals? Listen on to find out the answers to these questions and more.
Rank #2: Episode 3: A Hug or a Handshake?.
In the latest episode of "Director Download," Justin, Beth, and Allie are joined by special guest Julia Judish, special counsel at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP and NASFAA's longtime HR attorney. In this episode the group discusses how to manage professional relationships, maintain a healthy and safe workplace culture, and how to identify and navigate tricky situations when it comes to personal space and appropriate interactions. Julia breaks down best practices for communicating with others in the office, recognizing the impact of power dynamics, and how and when to speak to someone should you feel uncomfortable.