New market forces are leading to disruption in higher education and institutions. Not surprisingly, tremendous innovation in technology-enhanced education, including the ways that students are taught and learn, continues to emerge. Institutions like Drexel University are testing new models that allow them to individualize education and diversifying their portfolio of programs to fit employers’ expectation
Assessment is critical for ensuring instruction is effective in helping students to learn. This data is even more important as the demographics of students and expectations of what higher education should accomplish change.
These instruments need to be part of a curriculum mapping process. In addition, meaningful assessments can be used to make instructional decisions in ways that are more student-centered.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion: Keys to Healing Unconscious Bias with Dr. Mary Wardell Ghirarduzzi | Changing Higher Ed 019
Diversity, equity and inclusion continues to be critical issues for higher education. Many of these issues are fanned by repercussions of historical events as well as unconscious biases based on unknown U.S. history and individuals tending to remain in monolithic groups. Institutions of higher education have a duty to make their campuses a model of inclusivity where every student, faculty member and staff member is wholeheartedly appreciated. To achieve this, higher education leaders need to…
Mentoring: The Key to Building Strong Inclusive University Leadership with Dr. Ron Crutcher | Changing Higher Ed 018
Higher education needs to do a better job of preparing future leaders, especially in terms of leadership development and succession planning. Some leaders, while academically very bright in their discipline, take on administrative roles with no knowledge of leadership or management. This can have severe ramifications for a department, college or university. Therefore, it’s important to identify and develop high potential leaders before the administrative job is open…
For many years, sexual harassment complaints were filed away without any action taken. This approach exacerbated the issue. These complaints–whether true or false–need to be taken seriously and investigated…
Online education continues to grow. And with the constant developments in technology, the delivery systems are rapidly evolving. Therefore, institutional need to be thoughtful about which programs they offer online, who they contract with to offer these services, what types of systems and support structures they put into place and how they get faculty buy-in.
Redesigning Research: The Entrepreneurial Power of Teams with Dr. Judy Kjelstrom | Changing Higher Ed 015
Dr. Judy Kjelstrom, the director emerita of University of California Davis’ Biotechnology Program, is a pioneer in creating interdisciplinary programs that create well-rounded students who are equipped to thrive in today’s rapidly changing world of biotechnology. Her leadership has helped the program identify meaningful ways to help students create a broad base of knowledge on topics such as
Preparing Students for Life Beyond University: The Higher Purpose of Education with Dr. Dan Pugh | Changing Higher Ed 014
We find ourselves in a political climate where many say that college graduates are not ready to join the workforce. This is true in many respects, but the greater truth is that the majority of higher ed has lost its way when it comes to preparing students for life, something equally if not more important than being prepared to assume a position in the workforce.
Washington Update: 116th Congress, Negotiated Rulemaking Process and Education Department Reorganization with Tom Netting | Changing Higher Ed 013
Since seating the 116th Congress three weeks ago, there has been a lot going on in Washington. Tom Netting of CSPEN, the Central States Private Education Network, which represents schools nationwide to public policy makers in Washington and throughout the nation, joins us to give an update on what we can expect out of the 116th Congress with respect to higher education, the 2019 Negotiated Rulemaking process, and the Education Department reorganization.
In addition to enjoying the holidays, December is a good time to pause and take stock of the past year. This also is an opportune time to get out the crystal ball to contemplate what might happen in 2019.
2018: The Year in Review