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November 22, 2023

Overcoming Imperfect Incentives to Serve Learners of All Ages

In this episode, Dr. Lisa Vollendorf – President at Empire State University – highlights her institution’s focus not only on “first-time, full-time” students, retention, and graduation rates, but more importantly on what best serves the four generations of students enrolled. Combine programs that support that driving value with their partnerships with companies, unions, state agencies, […]

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November 14, 2023

Pooling Resources to Accelerate Enterprise Change Management

Every time I go out to dinner with friends or family, I see an opportunity to split two (or more) dishes to diversify and enrich my dining experience. While my wife is often embarrassed when I do this with anyone outside the inner circle, she too has become a fan of “splitting” and apparently reserves […]

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November 9, 2023

Organizational Mutations Leading to Higher Ed Evolution

In this episode, Len Jessup – President at Claremont Graduate University – not only is first to ask if he is a “mutation,” but shares how he came to his current role while explaining the evolution of the presidential career path, driven by governance boards’ desires for change agent leaders, and other mutations leading to […]

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October 26, 2023

Alignment as a Catalyst for Positive Change

In this episode, Tom Andriola – Vice Chancellor for Data and Information Technology, Chief Digital Officer at the University of California, Irvine – shares how aligning across the critical elements of people, culture, technology and data acts as a catalyst for positive change.   References:  Tom Andriola, Vice Chancellor for Data and Information Technology, Chief Digital Officer at […]

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October 24, 2023

Reimagining the Professor/Student Power Dynamic Using AI

For centuries, most of higher education has relied upon a relatively “authoritarian” teaching model: deeply educated professors would share their academic knowledge and test students on their ability to echo that knowledge in classic forms that fit the structures accumulated by academia. With the exception of the creative arts, it was more the exception than […]

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October 12, 2023

Organizational Change to Drive Organizational Change Management

In this episode, Dr. Monique Sendze – Vice President for Information Technology and CIO at California State University, Chico – discusses her approach to effectively driving organizational change by creating a project and change management office to take an overarching view across the institution.  References:  Dr. Monique Sendze, Vice President for Information Technology and CIO […]

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September 28, 2023

The CIO as Not-so-accidental Therapist

In this episode, Fred Rocha – recently retired CIO of Coast Community College District – shares perspective on what’s possible when a CIO masters the art of talking (and coffee) with institutional stakeholders. References: Fred Rocha, Senior Consultant, Higher Digital Coast Community College District

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September 26, 2023

Higher Digital Deepens Partnerships to Serve Private Higher Education Institutions

Announcing Higher Digital as Business Affiliate with Higher Education Systems & Services (HESS) Consortium and the Coalition for College Cost Savings  [McLean, VA, 26 September 2023] Higher Digital is pleased to announce they are a Business Affiliate partner of the HESS Consortium and the Coalition for College Cost Savings. With more than five years of […]

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