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Humane Ingenuity 38: The Vigoda Verification

Dan Cohen

Sixty years ago, illustrator Arthur Radebaugh drew scenes from the future — that is, our present — including, quite presciently, remote education and work, self-driving cars, and an “electronic home library.” His Sunday strip that ran in newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune , was called “ Closer Than We Think.”. ( Recliners + the scrolling text of a book on the ceiling, yes please. ).

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Freshman Migration, 1986 to 2020

Higher Ed Data Stories

(Note: I discovered that in IPEDS, Penn State Main Campus now reports with "The Pennsylvania State University" as one system. So when you'd look at things over time, Penn State would have data until 2018, and then The Penn.etc would show up in 2020. I found out Penn State main campus still reports its own data on the website, so I went there, and edited the IPEDS data by hand.

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RJ Thompson is a Professor and Digital Marketer in Higher Education

The Academic Designer

RJ Thompson, MFA is a digital marketer and a professor in Higher Education. Learn how to get better students and what it's like to collaborate with university communications to promote your research.

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Mapping Transfer Pathways: How Data and Equitable Admissions Policies can Support Transfer Student Success

IHEP

By: Janiel Santos. Like many students across the country, Coleen began her journey to a four-year degree at a community college. “When I was 18, I realized that I was going to be paying for college on my own and it hadn’t really hit me before, like exactly how much it costs,” Coleen explained. S o she decided to first enroll at Ivy Tech Community College, “because it was affordable, and it had the degree program I was looking for,” with the goal of eventually transferring and earning a

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Higher Ed Brand Identity: Colorado

CommCentered

Higher Ed Branding in The Centennial State. Colorado is a state that has a surprising amount of insitutions. Given its resources, position in the United States, and population concentrations, it would make sense that there shouldn’t be as many as there are. The branding across all of these institutions does pull in many of the trends that you see in other states with the exception of a higher frequency of animal-related designs.

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Stakeholders Are Shaping a New M&A Model for Higher Education at PASSHEChanging Higher Ed Podcast 100 with host Dr. Drumm McNaughton and Guest Dr. Dan Greenstein

The Change Leader, Inc.

A new M&A model for Higher Education has taken shape with the Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) merger. PASSHE has 14 public universities, and most of its institutions teach to the undergrad and master’s level and are regional institutions. The system has one research institution. These institutions primarily serve rural areas, which is an area that is changing, especially due to the growing inequality in the United States.

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20 great examples of institutions who shone a spotlight on climate through COP26

Terminalfour

As the world's eyes fell on Glasgow last month for the COP26 summit, we look at how universities tapped into the conversation around environmental issues to promote faculties, boost engagement and capture the attention of eco-savvy future students.

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Are you ready for Sakai 21?

Academic Tech Tips

Sakai 21 is coming to Loyola, fittingly, on December 21 st , 2021. This change is an upgrade-in-place, meaning that Loyola faculty, staff, and students do not need to make any changes to their Sakai sites or accounts. All good things take time, so Sakai will be unavailable from approximately 7am to 12pm on 12/21/21. . When Sakai returns, better than ever, here are a few things to look forward to: .

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The Higher Ed Marketer’s Guide to Must-Open College Email Subject Lines

Thinking Cap Agency

When it comes to effective email marketing in higher education, it’s easier said than done. You know from experience: how many emails in your inbox do you actually open? Creating an email campaign that is enticing enough to your prospective students can be challenging—but it’s essential, and that’s where crafting the perfect subject line comes in. .

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Student Success & Equity in Math with Michael Wangler

Continuous Learning Institute

LISTEN TO THE EPISODE: Learn how a college significantly improved equitable outcomes in math. In this episode, I interview Michael Wangler, veteran community college educator and former dean at Citrus College where transformational change in math resulted in positive student outcomes. (Scroll down to access the transcript.). We discuss the following topics: 9:49:23: The "Why": The data that clearly showed faculty things had to change.

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Humane Ingenuity 42: Not So NFT

Dan Cohen

(Noah Kalina, Lumberland / 20180716 ). Noah Kalina is a gifted photographer who has a commercial practice and also works as an artist. He is probably best known for his Everyday project , in which he has been taking a photograph of himself each day for the last two decades. I am more interested in his nature photography, which is uniformly gorgeous.

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Flagships and Land Grants: What's the difference?

Higher Ed Data Stories

First, a quiz: What do these states have in common? (Hint: Regular readers of this blog will already know the answer. And you will too, shortly.) The prompt for this post is generated by friend and colleague Akil Bello, who, apparently while watching college football the weekend after thanksgiving, tweeted this question : The answer is multi-faceted and complex, and likely varies a lot between the states.

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Gift Guide for Professors, Researchers, and Grad Students 2022

The Academic Designer

Discover 26 gift ideas for academics like you. This is the ultimate gift guide for professors and scientists like you.

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With warm regards this holiday season

Marcia J. Ballinger, Ph.D.

As the holidays approach, I find myself reflecting on what truly matters. Over the past year, I have seen our community come together as we navigate the future together. At Lorain County Community College, this includes our students, faculty and staff, as well as our collaborations with many public and private partners. Thank you for all you do to make our community a caring and vibrant place to live.

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Branding in Catholic Universities

CommCentered

Shared Branding Vision Across Catholic Education. I started my career in higher education at a small catholic college. For a newbie professor, it was a safe and collaborative environment that helped me hone my craft. It was also a great introduction to Catholic culture in Pittsburgh – and globally. This college had a very significant international contingent amongst its student population.

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Embracing a New Model for Higher Ed Governance Part 4:How The Board and President Relationships Have Evolved

The Change Leader, Inc.

In part 4 of the Embracing a New Model for Higher Ed Governance series, we're diving into how board roles continue to shift, even as higher education’s focus evolves with the rapidly changing environment. These shifts bring pressure on the board to embrace their responsibilities for oversight as well as the opportunity to serve in a consultant capacity to the institution.

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Parents and Guardians of the Enrollment Galaxy [Webinar]

Echo Delta

This is the final of four installments in our (Re)Precedented Webinar Series, which originally took place live in September and October of 2021. Webinar Summary. We all understand that parents are a top influencer in the college search process. Thanks to the rise of social media and personalized digital marketing, they are more engaged and more skeptical than ever before.

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How Schools Are Succeeding w/ One-to-One Video & Tik Tok

The Higher Ed Marketer

What’s the best way to garner the attention and interest of Gen Z? It’s communicating with them through the channels and mediums that they prefer. Right now, that’s one-to-one video communication. In fact, the schools that have adopted one-to-one video communications are seeing up to 10 times more engagement from that channel than from their email campaigns.

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Humanity, Not AI, is Essential for Student Retention

Community College League of California

League President & CEO Dr. Larry Galizio makes his argument for people, not bots in an op-ed published by Diverse: Issues In Higher Education. He explains why human connection and face-to-face relationships are essential to enrollment, retention, and student success at community colleges.

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3 Tips to Create A Language School Marketing Strategy

Thinking Cap Agency

In a post-2020 environment, higher education marketing is more competitive than ever—and marketers need to be nimble to adapt to ever-changing tactics and strategies. Language school marketers, especially, may be looking to stand out from the crowd and make an impact with their marketing strategy—but not know where to start. . We’re here to give our top strategies for driving qualified student inquiries to your language school, standing out from your competitors, and making a real impact.

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Organizing the Guided Pathways Work

Continuous Learning Institute

( A. Solano ). Guided Pathways is a culture-changing framework. Therefore, it's extremely difficult to implement. To work smarter and not harder, I help colleges organize the work into three focus areas: onboarding, operationalizing academic & career communities (aka, meta-majors), and teaching and learning. For campuses that are accustomed to the four Guided Pathways pillars, organizing the work with the three focus areas means clarify & enter the path (onboarding), stay on the path (op

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Humane Ingenuity 41: Zen and the Art of Winemaking

Dan Cohen

Here are sixteen “sketches of a 3D printer by Leonardo da Vinci,” as envisioned by AI using those words as a prompt: By Rivers Have Wings and John David Pressman , using a CLIP-guided diffusion. Multimedia essays from the Plant Humanities Lab were recently posted and are worth a look. These pieces use Juncture, a new open-source tool developed by JSTOR Labs that provides a scholarly version of the scrollingtelling that has become common in more mainstream media since the New York Tim

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Freshman enrollment and migration from 30,000 feet

Higher Ed Data Stories

You know I love this data set of freshman migration patterns over time. It shows every college in two year increments, and contains the state-by-state makeup of the freshman class. I like it for a couple of reasons: First, it's interesting in its own right to see where colleges attract students from. I think students can use it too, to see how geographically diverse the colleges they're looking at really are.

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Academic YouTubers Talk About Getting Started on YouTube

The Academic Designer

Susan Heavey, Franziska Sattler, Nichole Lewis, and Erika Romero join me for a featured interview about starting the Academic YouTubers community.

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Digital marketing innovations from the UK’s “clearing” enrollment period

Terminalfour

In the UK there is an enrollment period called “Clearing” which is where Universities can offer unfilled places prior to commencement. No matter where you are in the world, it’s worth checking out, as the period is ripe with innovative digital marketing ideas.

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Higher Ed Brand Identity: New Zealand

CommCentered

At the recent Redefining Value: Key issues in HE Marketing, Recruitment and Identity conference, the future of higher education institutions in Australia, New Zealand, and beyond were put into focus. While my presentation in the panel event focused on university branding for Australian institutions, my co-panelist shared her thoughts on branding from the New Zealand perspective.

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Successful Turnaround Strategies in Higher Ed Create a Path to Sustainability for Bradley UniversityChanging Higher Ed Podcast 099 with host Dr. Drumm McNaughton and Guest Dr. Stephen Standifird

The Change Leader, Inc.

In this episode of Changing Higher Ed Podcast, Dr. Drumm McNaughton shares a conversation with Dr. Stephen Standifird, the President of Bradley University, where they discuss successful turnaround strategies and innovative changes that have created a path for longevity, success, and sustainability for Bradley. .

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Who Took My Cookie? Driving Inquiries in a Changing Digital Landscape [Webinar]

Echo Delta

This is the third of four installments in our (Re)Precedented Webinar Series, which originally took place live in September and October of 2021. ? ?. Webinar Summary. Over the past year, big tech companies made sweeping changes to protect consumer data. These changes were impactful in a positive way, but how would they impact the effectiveness of many digital advertising tools?

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Tribe, Community, Belonging, Trust: Leveraging Peer-to-Peer Connection

The Higher Ed Marketer

Students don’t actually want technology to replace all human connection. What prospects do want is one-to-one relationships with student ambassadors who will tell them what the institution is really like and help create a sense of belonging even before admission. . In this episode, we interview Diego Fanara , Cofounder & CEO at Unibuddy , about a platform to facilitate peer-to-peer connections that promote belonging. .

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Membership into #RealCollegeCalifornia Coalition is Open and Welcomes New and Existing Members

Community College League of California

Envisioned by the Chief Executive Officers of the California Community Colleges’ Affordability, Food & Housing Access Taskforce, and in partnership with the Community College League of California, the #RealCollegeCalifornia Coalition offers the latest expert help using evidence-driven support and hands-on guidance to help members develop new approaches and equity-based solutions, building internal capacity and gaining tools to impact institutional transformation.

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Illinois public colleges have a popularity problem.

College Viability

Admissions yield is considered to be an indicator of a college's popularity with students it has already admitted. A higher admissions yield suggests that more students feel comfortable actually attending a college that.

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Remembering 20 years since 9/11

Marcia J. Ballinger, Ph.D.

For those of us old enough to remember, it’s a day frozen in time. September 11, 2001. It’s one of those days that leaves a mark on your soul. You remember what you were doing, where you were and who you were with at the time the news broke that our country was under attack. For all of us, the day was marked with fear, shock and sadness and forever changed the way we view the world.

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Humane Ingenuity 40: In Sight

Dan Cohen

I’m back from a summer hiatus — perhaps not into the carefree fall I (and you) had hoped for. But with students streaming once again into my library, the beginning of this academic year still has that rejuvenating anticipation of new experiences and encounters — a prompt for all of us to shake out of our complacency, to open ourselves once again to new ways of seeing.

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It's going to be hard

Higher Ed Data Stories

I've posted this visualization a few times, but never embedded it in a blog post. Now's the time. Teresa Watanabe of the LA Times tweeted this today. So, for the foreseeable future, no one will need an ACT or SAT to gain admission to the UC or Cal State system campuses. And in fact, testing won't help you get in, either. For lots of students, there will be no need to test.

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Gift Guide for Professors, Researchers, and Grad Students 2021

The Academic Designer

Discover 26 gift ideas for academics like you. This is the ultimate gift guide for professors and scientists like you.

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Top 10 website conversion rate optimization tools

Terminalfour

This week we round up the best tools for measuring conversion success to help optimize higher education websites for student recruitment. We focused on tools that can be quickly deployed, regardless of your content management system, to improve conversation.

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BLOG: RJ Thompson talks about Higher Education as a professor and marketer

CommCentered

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