Creating Positive University Reputation During Crises with Bill Coletti | Changing Higher Ed 064

Creating Positive University Reputation During Crises with Bill Coletti | Changing Higher Ed 064

With the various factors (the pandemic, the recent election, social unrest, etc.) roiling the nation, reputation management and crisis management have never been more important in higher education. This podcast features Bill Coletti, the CEO of Kith. His company has worked with a number of institutions, including large universities who faced outcries due to sexual harassment challenges as well as institutions that are undertaking mergers.

How Universities Avoid Employee and Faculty Burnout with Dr. Tom Marrs | Changing Higher Ed 057

How Universities Avoid Employee and Faculty Burnout with Dr. Tom Marrs | Changing Higher Ed 057

Stress from the pandemic as well as other major societal issues is taking its toll on higher education institutions. The effects can be seen across college and university campuses as students, staff, faculty and leaders try to deal with rapidly changing circumstances....

Creative Partnerships Help Universities Thrive with Mark Scheinberg | Changing Higher Ed 055

Creative partnerships, and mergers and acquisitions are helping colleges and universities get out of financial crises while also serving students’ needs. One example of this type of partnership involves three higher education institutions — Goodwin University,...

Changing Racial Inequalities in Higher Education with Dr. Mary Wardell-Ghirarduzzi | Changing Higher Ed 052

The world has become a place of open pain and suffering, as well as one in which people are more curious. People are asking questions about how we got here and where we are going next. While part of this is due to the coronavirus pandemic, another major part involves...
How Universities Use Crises to Innovate with Dr. Eric Boynton | Changing Higher Ed 050

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

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...
#BlackLivesMatter in the Ivory Towers

#BlackLivesMatter in the Ivory Towers

We’ve been here too many times before. Look back to 2017 when Inside Higher Education reported that Yale University and Harvard were forced to make changes in previous decisions that symbolically honored individuals who had ties to slavery.  And these issues weren’t...
Helping Underrepresented Students Succeed with Dr. Russell Lowery-Hart | Changing Higher Ed 048

Helping Underrepresented Students Succeed with Dr. Russell Lowery-Hart | Changing Higher Ed 048

The COVID-19 pandemic has put even more pressure on institutions that serve underrepresented populations. One such institution is Amarillo College in Amarillo, TX. This community college is redefining its efforts to reach and engage its student body, many of whom are...
Innovating Higher Ed: Don’t Let a Good Crisis Go to Waste

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

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). With wise and...
Driving Colleges and Universities to Innovate with Julie Lenzer | Changing Higher Ed 044

Driving Colleges and Universities to Innovate with Julie Lenzer | Changing Higher Ed 044

Higher education will need to increasingly focus on innovation in both how it operates and how it educates students in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and the resultant recession. So what does that look like? This podcast focuses on taking innovation to the next...
University Finances during Crisis Situations with Rob Hartman | Changing Higher Ed 041

University Finances during Crisis Situations with Rob Hartman | Changing Higher Ed 041

This podcast features Rob Hartman, who is the chief financial officer of Columbia International University (CIU), a Christian University located in Columbia, S.C. The current pandemic is offering a wealth of learning for higher education. By taking that approach,...
Scenario, Risk and Budget Planning: Is Your University’s Fall Term Toast?

Scenario, Risk and Budget Planning: Is Your University’s Fall Term Toast?

The spring terms at higher education institutions are just about history. Campuses are eerily quiet. The faculty have settled in (somewhat) to teaching online. Most students have headed home while some are hunkered down in dorms, apartments, or homes near campus...
University Governance during Crisis Situations with Dr. Cathy Trower | Changing Higher Ed 040

University Governance during Crisis Situations with Dr. Cathy Trower | Changing Higher Ed 040

Dr. Cathy Trower joined CHE to offer her insights in the board’s role during a major crisis, such as the current pandemic. She discusses the importance of a partnership between the president and board chair as well as the communication channels that need to be created...
How to Move Your University from Crisis to Transformation

How to Move Your University from Crisis to Transformation

The COVID-19 virus has essentially canceled the Spring term as we envisioned it; i.e., on-campus classes have been cancelled, many if not most have moved online. There are serious implications for enrollments for Fall term and finances, and many are wondering if there...
Leadership Styles in Crisis with Dr. Risa Dickson | Changing Higher Ed Podcast 036

Leadership Styles in Crisis with Dr. Risa Dickson | Changing Higher Ed Podcast 036

Episode Summary:
Palo Alto University (PAU) has faced several crises over the past few years that ended up serving the institution well in dealing the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Risa Dickson, the university’s interim vice president for academic affairs, said the institution is committed to putting the students first, followed by the faculty in order to move through this crisis. The institution is located in Santa Clara County, which was one of the first places in the nation where the virus emerged.

Are You Prepared for the Upcoming Enrollment Cliff with Bill Conley | Changing Higher Ed 034

This episode addresses the upcoming enrollment cliff that institutions of higher education are facing. Bill Conley is vice president for enrollment at Bucknell University, which is in an enviable position with a 30-percent admittance rate and a strong alumni base. The...