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Changing Higher Ed podcast 208-Living on the Edge-Design Thinking for a New Era in Higher Ed with host Dr. Drumm McNaughton and guest Cesar Santalo

Living on the Edge: Design Thinking for a New Era in Higher Ed:

Changing Higher Ed Podcast 208 with host Dr. Drumm McNaughton and guest Cesar Santalo

In this episode, we dive into the world of design thinking for transformational strategic planning and change management. Cesar Santalo, Dean of the College of Communications and Design at Lynn University, shares his unique perspective as an artist and educator on leveraging this innovative approach to drive rapid change and better serve students.

Key takeaways:

– Discover the 5-step process of design thinking and how it fosters empathy, creativity, and continuous improvement.
– Learn how Lynn University used design thinking to develop its strategic plan, engaging over 650 stakeholders.
– See examples of design thinking in action, from reimagining freshman courses to creating a student-run advertising agency.
– Understand the key traits needed for effective design thinking and how to cultivate an innovative culture.
– Get insights for university presidents and boards on embracing failure, empowering faculty, and partnering with employers.

Cesar also shares exciting plans for the future of Lynn University, including expanding internships, study abroad programs, and integrating sustainable development goals into the curriculum.

This episode will inspire you with fresh ideas and practical strategies for transformation to deliver unparalleled value to students.

Changing Higher Ed Podcast 160 The State of Higher Education Part 2 with Courtney Brown The State of Higher Education: Breaking down the barriers to student enrollment and retention

The State of Higher Education Part 2:

Changing Higher Education Podcast 160 With Host Dr. Drumm McNaughton And Guest Dr. Courtney Brown

Part 2 of the podcast, The State of Higher Education: Breaking down the barriers to student enrollment and retention – The Lumina report 2023 captures key points and finding, including the reasons for stopping out, considerations for enrollment, the cost of degrees, student loan forgiveness, the importance of belonging for students of color, the need for diversity among faculty and administration, the significance of reproductive rights and health laws, the relationship between political leaning and reproductive rights, and the value of diversity of thought in higher education.

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Preserving Democracy: The Vital Role of Liberal Arts in Higher Education:

Changing Higher Ed Podcast 156 with Host Dr. Drumm McNaughton and Guest Jeff Scheuer

In this podcast, Dr. Drumm McNaughton talks with Jeff Scheuer about what role the liberal arts should play in relation to STEM and vocational education, how liberal arts help graduates become better citizens, what courses fall within the jurisdiction of the liberal arts, and why the liberal arts are and should remain engrained in the American identity.

Changing Higher Ed Podcast 155 Tailoring Student Services to Create Career-Ready Graduates

Tailoring Student Services to Create Career-Ready Graduates:

Changing Higher Education Podcast 155 with Host Dr. Drumm McNaughton and Guest Kevin Grubb

Hear how Villanova University is creating career-ready graduates with approximately 94% of students being accepted into internships, how they keep student outcomes transparent, how transparency helps attract and retain students, how to involve the entire university system in this practice, how career skills are built into Villanova’s educational experience, and how Villanova’s internship program works and why it’s so successful.

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