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Diversity: Rhetoric to Reality

Diversity: Rhetoric to Reality

Wednesday, November 19th at 1:00pm ET Broadcasted over Google Plus, On-Air Hangout Conversation: #HigherEdLive   Ask 10 people for a definition of diversity and you may get ten different answers. When values and concepts are difficult to define, measuring them can be elusive. At a recent B1G, PAC10, BIG12 union and activities directors conference, Marsha Herman-Betzen, the Executive Director for the Association […]

Advancement Live: What Makes a Great Print Edition Alumni Magazine?

Advancement Live: What Makes a Great Print Edition Alumni Magazine?

What makes a great print edition of an alumni magazine? How do editors decide on a magazine’s cover, layout or new design elements? Where do alumni magazine stories come from, and how, if at all, should alumni magazines be used as vehicles for fundraising or the marketing of other university priorities?

#ColumbiaGivingDay 2014 Recap

#ColumbiaGivingDay 2014 Recap

Columbia’s third Columbia Giving Day raised $11,064,924 in 24 hrs. on October 29. That’s approximately $3 million more than was raised during Columbia Giving Day 2013. As they continue to explore this space and consolidate their position of leadership, Columbia is proving that Days of Giving can be much more than just one-off novelties for […]

Thought Leaders in Ed Tech: The InSpark Science Network

Thought Leaders in Ed Tech: The InSpark Science Network

Monday, November 10, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. ET Broadcasted over Google Plus, On-Air Hangout Conversation: #HigherEdLive Host Ashley Budd speaks with Dr. Dror Ben-Naim and Ariel Anbar. Dror previously led a research group in Intelligent Tutoring Systems and Educational Data Mining at the University of New South Wales in Sydney Australia, and is now an educational technology […]

Using Video for Recruitment

Using Video for Recruitment

Originally aired: Monday, November 3rd at 1:00pm ET Admissions Live host Chris D’Orso and guests Melissa Dix and Amanda Frisbee discussed how Beloit College is doing some cutting-edge work with video, both on their homepage and with their student teams.

Media Planning & Buying: The Marketing Blueprints of Higher Education

Media Planning & Buying: The Marketing Blueprints of Higher Education

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. ET Broadcasted over Google Plus, On-Air Hangout Conversation: #HigherEdLive If you were building a house, you’d invest in a blueprint and floor plan that resulted in the right layout and features you’d want in your home, right? Well, if your home is your college marketing strategy, then media planning and […]

Digital Engagement: Regional Alumni Group Instagram Contest

Digital Engagement: Regional Alumni Group Instagram Contest

Our Engagement & Annual Giving team within University Advancement at the University of Virginia works to create inroads and contacts by supporting over engagement activities all over the world through the UVaClub, Lifetime Learning and Cavalier Travels programs. Reaching an all-time high in the 2014 fiscal year, 19,000 individuals registered for almost 1,400 events, resulting […]

Reframing Disability Identity on Campus

Reframing Disability Identity on Campus

Wednesday, November 5th at 1:00pm ET Broadcasted over Google Plus, On-Air Hangout Conversation: #HigherEdLive If student affairs divisions were to reframe disability from a medical/deficit model to an inclusive social action/identity model, how would that impact the development of services and programs? Further, can student affairs provide leadership in challenging the prevalence of ableist messages that result […]

Excelling in Your Advancement Career

Excelling in Your Advancement Career

Interested in a higher education fundraising career? Already in development and looking for some career insights? In this edition of Advancement Live (air date 10/28), AJ Davidson, Senior Development Recruiter at the University of Virginia chats with host Ryan Catherwood about advancement career ladders, tactics for informational interviews, job hopping and the qualities of a […]

100% Funded: How to Promote a Crowdfunding Project

100% Funded: How to Promote a Crowdfunding Project

So you’ve taken the plunge and you’re exploring crowdfunding. Now, it’s time to shift your focus from making the case for crowdfunding to making sure that your projects are positioned to succeed. There tends to be plenty of interest in crowdfunding among students, staff, and faculty, but when it comes to raising dollars, interest is […]

The Sponsorship Effect: How to Fast Track Your Career

The Sponsorship Effect: How to Fast Track Your Career

Wednesday, October 15th at 1:00pm ET Broadcasted over Google Plus, On-Air Hangout Conversation: #HigherEdLive

Social Media Gold - Top 10 List

Social Media Gold – Top 10 List

Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. ET Broadcasted over Google Plus, On-Air Hangout Conversation: #HigherEdLive Host Ashley Budd speaks with Keith Hannon, Associate Director of Social Media Strategy at Cornell University. Tune in as Ashley and Keith count down the 2014 Social Media Gold Top 10 List. Join the broadcast LIVE and participate in the discussion on […]

#ItsOnUs: Sexual Assault and Title IX on Campus

#ItsOnUs: Sexual Assault and Title IX on Campus

Wednesday, October 8th at 1:00pm ET Broadcasted over Google Plus, On-Air Hangout Conversation: #HigherEdLive On Friday, September 20,  2014, President Obama and Vice President Biden announced the launch of a national campaign against sexual assault on college campuses. #ItsOnUs, the campaign title, hashtag, and slogan, is an open invitation to everyone to take personal responsibility for creating solutions to […]

The Under-Appreciated Transfer Student

The Under-Appreciated Transfer Student

Originally aired: Monday, October 6th at 1:00pm ET Admissions Live host Chris D’Orso and guest Corey Patterson discussed how colleges and universities could — and should — do more for transfer students, at every point along the admissions cycle from inquiry to graduation.

Student Perceptions and the State of Ed Tech

Student Perceptions and the State of Ed Tech

Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. ET Broadcasted over Google Plus, On-Air Hangout Conversation: #HigherEdLive Findings show 59% of students who don’t code would like to learn but haven’t had the opportunity. Join Ashley Budd as she speaks with StudyMode researchers who have just released the results of a Student Psyche Report on students and computer […]

Tony Doody joins Student Affairs Live

Tony Doody joins Student Affairs Live

Higher Ed Live exists because there are smart, funny, and talented higher education professionals who are willing to take time each month to deliver their latest thoughts on current and emerging topics in higher education. And as of today, our team is getting a little bigger.

Studying on the Road: Pursuing a Degree as an Admissions Recruiter

Studying on the Road: Pursuing a Degree as an Admissions Recruiter

In this episode of Admissions Live, host Nicole Lentine explores the path of an admissions recruiter in pursuit of continuing education, discussing the concerns and difficulties with guests Mark Cleland, Associate Director of Admissions at Becker College and Jeremy Gibbons, Senior Director of Admissions at Southern Vermont College. Tune in as they discuss the best […]

Current #SAgrads: Their Future in Student Affairs

Current #SAgrads: Their Future in Student Affairs

Wednesday, September 3rd at 1:00pm ET Broadcasted over Google Plus, On-Air Hangout Conversation: #HigherEdLive What does the future hold for Student Affairs? Who will lead departments and divisions on college and university campuses in the coming years? How are master’s programs preparing these future student affairs leaders to meet the various challenges the future holds? What do […]

It's Time for Our Alumni Engagement Programs to Evolve

It’s Time for Our Alumni Engagement Programs to Evolve

One of the biggest challenges facing alumni relations pros is attracting new participants to existing engagement programs with no new resources. More often than not, the approach requires turning our attention to marketing tactics — email communication strategy in particular, in an attempt to increase turnout.

Advancement Live: Getting Appointments & Making the Ask

Advancement Live: Getting Appointments & Making the Ask

Advancement Live co-host Ryan Catherwood interviews Arthur Criscillis, Ed.D, Managing Partner at Alexander Haas, an Atlanta-based consulting firm dedicated to advancement programs. This edition of Advancement Live is focused on providing tips for fundraising professionals, particularly those working at the annual giving level, as they work to set appointments and prepare to make one-on-one solicitations […]

Digital Accessibility

Digital Accessibility

Organizations across the country are consistently seeking how to develop a digital content that maximizes the user experience and is ADA accessible. Learn how to legally meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 and Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act, along with keeping your information clear and engaging.

8 Ways to Collect Data & Measure Individual Digital Engagement

8 Ways to Collect Data & Measure Individual Digital Engagement

Over the last year, we’ve successfully added 640 acts of individual digital engagement to our central fundraising database. Our goal was to establish a baseline of digital engagement data and determine the best way to compare it with event registrations as a precursor to giving over time. I outlined some of the approach in “8 […]

Understanding the Independent School Marketplace

Understanding the Independent School Marketplace

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. ET Broadcasted over Google Plus, On-Air Hangout Conversation: #HigherEdLive Drew Millikin, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at Vermont Academy, guest hosts this special episode of Higher Ed Live. As educators we recognize the challenging market that we operate in. Tune in as Drew speaks with Brendan Schneider, Director of […]

Think Global: Welcoming International Students to Campus

Think Global: Welcoming International Students to Campus

Wednesday, August 6th at 1:00pm ET Broadcasted over Google Plus, On-Air Hangout Conversation: #HigherEdLive Across the United States this fall, colleges and universities are enrolling the largest ever incoming cohort of international students. This number has grown steadily over the past seven years, according to the 2013 Open Doors Report by the Institute of International Education. The largest […]