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2020: A Year of Crises and Opportunities in Higher Education
Crisis Management

2020: A Year of Crises and Opportunities in Higher Education

The year 2020 has been a year of crises and opportunities in higher education. The year’s challenges have given higher ed institutions a chance to practice change management, as well as necessitated a sustained focus to build leadership capacity for higher ed and more targeted higher ed branding.

University Regulations and New Stimulus Package
Crisis Management

Washington Update: University Regulations and New Stimulus Package with Tom Netting | Changing Higher Ed 051

University regulations and new stimulus package – what it means for higher ed institutions. Federal policymakers are trying to figure out their next steps in relation to higher education in the wake of the pandemic. In addition, these policymakers are continuing in developing and implementing regulations. TEN Government Strategies CEO Tom Netting, a regular guest on this podcast, provides an update on new regulations that are coming online as well as recent and proposed federal legislation, including the CARES Act, which provides short-term financial and policy guidance.

How Universities Use Crises to Innovate
Crisis Management

How Universities Use Crises to Innovate with Dr. Eric Boynton | Changing Higher Ed 050

How Universities Use Crises to Innovate podcast discusses how higher education institutions are still reeling from dealing with the coronavirus pandemic during the spring term. However, now they are faced with the challenge of making critical decisions that also offer flexibility moving into the fall semester. Beloit College already is far ahead on this path.

This podcast featured Dr. Eric Boynton, Beloit College’s provost and dean of the college. He was instrumental in helping lead the development of a unique plan for moving forward.

How to Reengineer Higher Education Post-COVID Podcast
Strategic Planning and Management

How to Reengineer Higher Education Post-COVID with Mike Goldstein | Changing Higher Ed 046

How to Reengineer Higher Education Post-COVID with Mike Goldstein and Dr. Drumm McNaughton podcast discusses how the coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the changes already facing higher education.  These issues include financial, structural, and enrollment. Mike Goldstein, one of the top higher education attorneys in the country, offers his insights on how higher education leaders can navigating these challenges.

Innovating Higher Ed
Change Management

Innovating Higher Ed: Don’t Let a Good Crisis Go to Waste

In this post, Innovating Higher Ed: Don’t Let a Good Crisis Go to Waste, you’ll gain insights into ways the coronavirus is forcing higher education institutions to change in uncomfortable ways. But like any holistic change, this situation also is offering unintended consequences, both positive developments (blessings) and troubling realizations (curses).

Christian Higher Education - Present and Future
Christian Higher Ed

Christian Higher Education – Present and Future with Dr. Ralph Enlow, Jr. | Changing Higher Ed 039

Podcast, Christian Higher Ed – Present and Future with Dr. Ralph Enlow, Jr. and Dr. Drumm McNaughton discusses ways in which Christian higher ed is facing numerous challenges. The Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE) conducted a study in collaboration with the Barna Group in 2017 that focused on the marketplace, the dynamics facing member institutions as well as the perceptions of Christian higher education. The study identified a number of actions that Christian higher education institutions need to do to remain or become sustainable.

How to Implement Effective Shared Governance
Governance

How to Implement Effective Shared Governance with Philip Rous | Changing Higher Ed 033

How to Implement Effective Shared Governance with Philip Rous and Dr. Drumm McNaughton on the Changing Higher Ed Podcast. Dr. Philip Rous is provost and senior vice president for academic affairs of the University of Maryland Baltimore County. He has been at UMBC for 29 years, both as a faculty member and administrator. He tries to facilitate the community as a whole to grow and expand.

Potential Impact of Brexit on Higher Ed
Higher Ed News

Potential Impact of Brexit on Higher Ed

What do you think the potential impact of Brexit on Higher Ed will be? The Change Leader, from time to time, publishes content provided by others on our team. This article, Potential Impact of Brexit on Higher Ed, was written by The Change Leader’s European team member, Dr. Albert Schram.

NEGOTIATED RULEMAKING 2019
Accreditation

Negotiated Rulemaking 2019 with Russ Poulin | Changing Higher Ed 029

Negotiated Rulemaking 2019 podcast with Dr. Drumm McNaughton and Dr. Russ Poulin. Dr. Poulin served on the subcommittee on the recent federal Negotiated Rulemaking (Neg Reg) negotiations where he had the opportunity to provide input on recommendations that were voted on by the full committee. He was recently promoted to be the Executive Director of WCET.

The Future of Online Program Management
Distance & Online Education

The Future of Online Program Management Services with Grant Aldrich – Changing Higher Ed 026

This program focused on the future of online program management (OPM). Over time, OPMs have expanded to include student recruitment, student retention, and support. When online education began to emerge, many higher education institutions didn’t have the wherewithal and talent to ramp up online programs so many companies started offering OPM services in program conception and creation.

Creating Education Pathways for First Generation Students
Leadership and Culture

Creating Education Pathways for First Generation Students with Dr. Karen Haynes | Changing Higher Ed 024

Creating Education Pathways for First Generation Students on the Changing Higher Ed Podcast. Dr. Karen Haynes retired as president of Cal State San Marcos on June 30, 2019. She was the longest-seated president in the CSU system and the first woman to hold this role in history. Haynes began her presidency in 2004 when the institution had a student population of 7,000 and an alumni base of 13,000. Through her leadership, the campus grew to serve 17,000 students and now has approximately 45,000 alumni.

The Future Role of Faculty
Academics and Faculty

The Changing Face of Higher Ed Part 7: The Future Role of Faculty in Higher Ed Part 1

What is the future role of faculty for institutions of higher learning? Colleges and universities are not known for making rapid changes, although many who work in higher education – especially faculty members — have strong feelings about the ways others need to change. Yet with change happening so quickly and in so many ways, the role of faculty members has to change.

Higher Ed Budget Cuts and Accountability
Business of Higher Ed

Higher Ed Budget Cuts and Accountability

Higher ed budget cuts and accountability issues threaten higher education institutions worldwide. The financial challenges facing higher education institutions are immense. Many higher education leaders are in a difficult spot: declining tuition revenues and lower state allocations. The federal tax bill also threatens to slice into many higher education budgets, as has President Trump’s immigration policies and the game of ping pong he appears to be playing with the federal courts. All of these are forcing higher education leaders to consider draconian cuts to budgets.

Student Leadership Development Programs
Leadership and Culture

The Story of Texas A&M’s Student Leadership Development Programs – People Support What They Help Create

Student Leadership Development Programs – Higher education leaders often talk about creating the next generation of leaders.  Many current efforts at colleges and universities are focused on flipped classrooms and leadership seminars. But how do we give young adults firsthand experience (instead of theoretical knowledge) of the skills and abilities needed for becoming leaders in their future organizations, communities, and globally?

5 Things Nontraditional Students Can Teach Higher Ed
Students and Enrollment Management

5 Things Nontraditional Students Can Teach Higher Ed

What nontraditional students teach Higher Ed? The failure to recognize the importance of nontraditional students seems particularly odd considering just how many of them there are.

Why Faculty Resists Competency Based Education
Academics and Faculty

Why Faculty Resists Competency Based Education

Why Faculty Resists Competency Based Education. Faculty members traditionally thought of learning as a process of dispensing knowledge to students by means of two primary formats, lecture and text.

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