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3 Next-Level Attributes for High Performing Alumni Relations Teams

3 Next-Level Attributes for High Performing Alumni Relations Teams How do we adjust to an increasingly globalized business landscape? How do we incorporate data in every function of our operations? How do we train our team to adapt to an unknown future? If you listen to these questions, you may think of a financial firm or consulting group. In reality, these are the questions alumni ... Read more

What Would an Ideal College Look Like?

What Would an Ideal College Look Like? Is anyone else an avid reader of The Atlantic? If you’re anything like me, you peruse its front page every day, looking to be challenged in your thinking and expand your worldview. A particularly interesting article came on their feed recently titled “What Would an Ideal College Look Like?” It may be no surprise to you that, given ... Read more

Depersonalized and Decentralized: The Perils of Online Education

Depersonalized and Decentralized: The Perils of Online Education In an attempt to cut costs and make learning more accessible to nontraditional students, colleges and universities are increasingly relying on online courses as a mode for instruction. As a high school student, I enrolled in several online courses at my local community college; later, after a traditional college experience, I realized my lack of engagement and ... Read more

Four Questions You Should’ve Asked Me (A Once-Struggling Off-Campus Student)

Four Questions You Should’ve Asked Me (A Once-Struggling Off-Campus Student) As an off-campus student, it’s much more difficult to engage in the campus experience than students living in residence halls. This was my experience several years ago when I was commuting 30 minutes each way to campus. My network existed at home, where friends, family, and homework more than filled my time. But I was ... Read more

Meeting Students Where They Are

Meeting Students Where They Are A Modern Challenge Facing Higher Education The higher education landscape is changing: colleges are struggling to attract and retain students, student demographics are shifting, and colleges that don’t adapt are now closing their doors. What’s the answer to this problem? Meeting students where they are. Anyone paying attention to trends in higher education knows this: student demographics are changing. We don’t need ... Read more

ICYMI: eLearning is growing — and why you should care

ICYMI: eLearning is growing — and why you should care eLearning is not just for education anymore - the term was first coined at a CBT seminar in 1999, and has since been used in areas of professional development, personal development, and - yes - education. EdTech Magazine recently published a great infographic with stats you may not know about eLearning. Here is a snippet (but ... Read more
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