How to Lead Your University Through Crises and Turbulent Times with Dr. Gordon Gee | Changing Higher Ed 038

How to Lead Your University Through Crises and Turbulent Times with Dr. Gordon Gee | Changing Higher Ed 038

Higher education already was facing major challenges, but an unprecedented black swan event – the COVID-19 pandemic—is testing the resiliency of colleges and universities across the country. Long-time education leader Dr. E. Gordon Gee offers the wisdom he has gained...
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...

Academic Restructuring and Prioritization with Lori Varlotta | Changing Higher Ed 032

Dr. Lori Varlotta is president of Hiram College, a small liberal arts college with approximately 1,000 students in the traditional college and 200 in the adult program. She is the campus’ 22nd president, the first female to serve in that role.

Mergers and Alliances with Ricardo Azziz | Changing Higher Ed 031

In the summer of 2011, conversations began with the Governor’s office about potential mergers. Toward the end of the year an announcement was made that four mergers would occur. This resulted in eight institutions being merged into four. The most complex merger involved Georgia Health Sciences University and Augusta State University, which created one larger and more comprehensive institution than either had been separately.

Reflections on 2019 and Predictions for 2020 with Drumm McNaughton and Deb Maue | Changing Higher Ed 030

Reflections on 2019 and Predictions for 2020 with Drumm McNaughton and Deb Maue | Changing Higher Ed 030

The Change Leader CEO and President Drumm McNaughton and Aurora University Vice President for Marketing and Communications Deb Maue share their insights during the second annual wrap-up of happenings in higher education. This show notes offers a follow-up on the pair’s predictions for 2019 as well as insights on what to prepare for in 2020.

Negotiated Rulemaking 2019 with Russ Poulin | Changing Higher Ed 029

Dr. Russ 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.

Preparing for the Upheaval: A Primer for Transforming Your Institution in Turbulent Times

Upheaval in Higher Education: A Primer for Surviving and Transforming Your Institution I am not a “doom and gloom” person – I see the good in (nearly) everyone and prefer to focus on the positive things in life. Having said that, I am concerned that...