As a hiring manager throughout my career, I’ve reviewed thousands and thousands of resumes. I’ve seen it all. From no cover letter at all, to illegible cover letters in 6-point yellow Comic Sans type, I remain baffled by the overwhelmingly poor quality of applicant materials. (For the record, neither received consideration.) Why are the cover […]
Many offices have the opportunity to hire student workers for a semester, full academic year, or even a calendar year. Student workers help professionals in the office — especially those who don’t work directly with students — understand the “beat” of campus, execute big ideas, and provide that much needed student perspective. Student workers come […]
The first time that I read Keston Fulcher’s “Weigh Pig, Feed Pig, Weigh Pig” article, it transformed the way that I approached student assessment. In a world filled with complex models, psychometrics, and assessment theories, this message is refreshingly simple. Assessment (weighing the pig) does not produce learning improvement (a fattened pig), curricular/pedagogical changes (feeding […]
User experience, customer centricity, human design, and customer experience – call it what you like, it’s all the same thing. Regardless of the buzzword prefix, I can almost guarantee that you have sat through a presentation, read a research paper or maybe stumbled across a blog like this one talking about UX over the past […]
If you’re like most higher ed professionals, you’re constantly on the move. Whether it’s hopping from one meeting to another or traveling to the next conference, it’s tough to stay up-to-date on all the latest and greatest content on the Higher Ed Live site. We know you don’t want to miss the tips and tools […]
Web communicator Georgy Cohen teams up with Higher Ed Live to talk about the emerging role of online newsrooms in higher education. Just off the launch of Tufts University’s online newsroom, Georgy breaks down what makes up the best sites, what features are must haves, and shares the resources she used in helping develop Tufts’ […]
The one and only @Tsand joins the program to share his experience as part of the Mercedes Benz Tweet Race. Dishing all the behind the scenes details, Todd talks about why they won and how he wound up in a bed bug infested bed. Safe to say it’s the funniest episode to date.
Mark Greenfield, director, Office of Web Services at University at Buffalo, Noel-Levitz consultant and all around leading industry thinker, joins the program to talk about the future of higher ed and what it means for your campus web team. Where will higher ed be in a decade? Will our jobs and departments even exist? And […]