Access & Equity

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Exploring positive autism-spectrum outcomes in higher ed

December, 2018
SPECTRUM VOICES—The Spectrum of Opportunity Conference in California included these speakers.
CONFERENCE RHYTHMS—Fun at the Spectrum of Opportunity Conference at Cal Lutheran included a drum circle and an alternative-communication social.

California Lutheran University’s Spectrum of Opportunity Conference aims to help high school students with autism spectrum disorder and their parents, plus faculty and administrators, learn about what’s needed to succeed.

Higher ed office policies in a #MeToo world

December, 2018
Karen Gross, former president of Southern Vermont College, is an advisor and consultant to nonprofit schools.

How would you want your own daughter (real or hypothetical) to be treated in her workplace? Use these strategies to engage with each other civilly and respectfully.

Helping deaf and hard-of-hearing students access lectures

October, 2018

Students who are deaf or hard of hearing can struggle even in rooms with the best acoustics. Here are four ways Rochester Institute of Technology in New York, home of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, helps deaf and hard of hearing students access lectures and class discussions.

Accommodating transgender students on college campuses

October, 2018
Abbie Goldberg, a professor of psychology at Clark University, studied the growing population of transgender and gender-nonconforming students across the U.S.

Abbie Goldberg, a professor of psychology at Clark University, studied the growing population of transgender and gender-nonconforming students across the U.S. While some institutions promote trans-inclusive policies and practices, others have not kept pace.

5 ways to avoid free-speech crises on college campuses

September, 2018
Diana Pisciotta, president of the Denterlein public relations agency, has counseled college and university leaders through dozens of crisis events.

Administrators walk a fine line when confronting the right to be heard. Establishing protocols can help limit the risk associated with free-speech issues. 

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1/24/2019

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Training faculty is challenging. Get tips that encourage faculty to create interactive online courses.

A comment CIO Ravi Ravishanker consistently heard when Wellesley College hired him nine years ago was that the Massachusetts school needed a new ERP system. The 1,100 employees at the women’s liberal arts college wanted a cloud-based solution that anyone could use.

“Unfortunately, there weren’t many choices available at the time, so I renewed our current system to buy some time,” says Ravishanker.

12/13/2018

Students expect their higher education experience to be modern and digital, but for many institutions, core systems across campus still rely on paper-based, manual and siloed processes. By automating processes and modernizing workflows, institutions can improve the user experience while reducing costs and workload and improving efficiency.

From left to right: Lisa Brown, Ph.D., Program Manager, eLearning & Innovation, Montana State University; Colin Smith, M.Ed., Senior Manager, Teaching and Learning Technologies, Montana State University.

Research shows that the use of academic video has the potential to dramatically improve teaching and learning. But too often, the use of video on campus is limited to traditional lecture capture, and driving adoption across the institution can be challenging.

This web seminar focused on how to drive video adoption beyond lecture capture, and improve user engagement with higher-quality content. Presenters from Montana State University shared how they adopted a next-generation video platform, improving student engagement and the user experience while gaining buy-in across campus.