Professional Development

From UB

Highly qualified women in higher ed line up to lead

June, 2018
Cynthia Teniente-Matson is president of Texas A&M University-San Antonio.

Academia continues to evolve for women aspiring to move into leadership positions.

Challenges in using data to evaluate faculty

June, 2018

Providers were asked: How well are colleges using data to measure faculty performance, and what related areas need the most improvements?

“Colleges will typically show the faculty how their scores compare to others at the school, usually those in the same department. But they rarely ask the instructors how they plan to improve any low scores they've earned or coach them how to do so. Closing this feedback loop will improve the students' experience.”

Colleges develop faculty evaluation equations

June, 2018
ALT EVALS—UC Merced faculty consists of mainly untenured assistant professors, such as Gregory Write who teaches microeconomics. Officials realize that standard criteria measuring faculty effectiveness may not apply. (Photo credit: Veronica Adrover at UC Merced).

Measuring faculty effectiveness has never been a perfect science—and it has always held potential for contention among instructors and administrators.

Metaphors that illuminate the work of leaders

June, 2018

Why are metaphors useful? Language is central to our humanity, and the language we use defines how we see ourselves, others and the world. If we see arguments as war we respond very differently than if we see them as dance. Over the centuries, metaphors have been used in daily language and thought (Lakoff and Johnson, 2003) providing us with insights about complex phenomena and defining what we see how we behave, and the cultures we shape.  

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7/25/2018

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Speakers:

Michael Wilson
Director, Transaction Services
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Ryan Audus
Director, Business Development
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7/24/2018

The next generation of IT infrastructure, hyperconvergence combines computing, storage and networking into a single, simplified and automated system that is far easier and less costly to use and maintain, making it a perfect fit for colleges and universities, which often have limited IT resources but enterprise-level IT needs.

7/17/2018

In this prerecorded thought leadership webinar, Liaison International brings together a panel of graduate admissions experts to discuss the topic of transparency in graduate admissions, including the practical application of a holistic admissions strategy, trends in evolving models of student support and how institutions can drive student success beyond the classroom.

Scheduled speakers:

Katherine Ruger
Assistant Dean, Admissions & Pre-College Programs
College of Osteopathic Medicine
Michigan State University

Publication Date: 
7/12/2018
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Learn how proactive communication and financial education can help students better manage loans.

From left to right: Kristen Wallitsch, Associate Dean of Academic Support Student Success Center, Bellarmine University; Drew Thiemann, Director of Institutional Research & Effectiveness, Bellarmine University; Jim Breslin, Dean of Student Success, Bellarmine University

Predictive analytics can serve as the foundation of student success efforts. By drawing together data from disparate campus sources and systems, predictive analytics software can enable institutional leaders to predict the likelihood of student attrition, and to identify at-risk students and match them with the right resources that can help them succeed.