Leadership

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Writing better job descriptions

August, 2017

The National Center for Women and Information Technology created a comprehensive list of tips for writing job ads that reduce unconscious bias.

Inspiring justice on campus

August, 2017
Eric F. Spina is president of the University of Dayton.

At University of Dayton, an artistic arrangement of three aligned chairs, a pulpit, an inscribed wall, a bench and the walkway that passes through it all express a shared commitment to bringing together people from diverse backgrounds to work for justice. 

By the numbers: Women in higher ed tech leadership

August, 2017

Number of female CIOs

2008: 26 percent

2009: 24 percent

2010: 23 percent

2011: 23 percent

2012: 22 percent

2013: 21 percent

2014: 22 percent

2015: 25 percent

2016: 28 percent

2017: 22 percent


Link to main story: Breaking the tech ceiling

Freedom of expression on campus: Controversial speakers, student protests

August, 2017

Bills that could impact how students exercise free speech at public higher ed institutions—and that could also dictate how administrators discipline “disruptive” behavior—are winning various levels of support in statehouses across the country.

Repairing a reputation damaged by protests

August, 2017
The change of Freshmen enrollment at the University of Missouri from 2015 to 2017. (Source: University of Missouri).

Freshman enrollment at the Columbia campus of the University of Missouri has fallen by more than 35 percent since the institution’s well-publicized and racially driven student protests in November 2015, according to a July New York Times article.

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8/10/2017

Some 75 percent of high school seniors say they visit a college campus without ever contacting the admissions department. Not all prospective students want or are able to take a guided tour of campus, but without an alternative, many students visit on their own, and are walking away with unanswered questions and no communication from the college or university.

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7/13/2017

The leadership of Dickinson College understands the importance of predictive analytics to help shape their class. But they also know that models can get stale, and will only improve when they are transparent and institutional departments collaborate during the model building and enrollment process.

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By the time they graduate, nearly 100 percent of students from The University of Toledo Edward H. Schmidt School of Professional Sales have jobs. How? One of the secrets is video.

In this web seminar, a leader from the business school demonstrated how to use academic video to maximize student engagement in the classroom, and how it can also give students a leg up as they enter the professional world, through examples such as engaging homework assignments, hosting a national sales competition, and strategically connecting students and recruiters with video.

Colleges and universities face an increasingly competitive environment for attracting and retaining students. These challenges are further complicated with tighter funding constraints and the need to keep up with the latest technological advancements to remain competitive. Student ID card systems are not immune to these pressures; outdated ID technology can result in increased costs, long wait times for students, as well as privacy and security issues.

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enise Swett has seen the same approach from several different companies when it comes to offering academic-planning solutions: Plenty of promises that do not fit the needs students at Foothill College, a community college in Northern California.

“Everyone says they’re going to solve our retention problems or graduation problems,” says Swett, who has a doctorate in education and is vice president of student services at Foothill.