The Land-Grant University, Reinvented?

The land-grant university is facing major challenges today, with increasing questions about the value of higher education and a growing demand for accountability and higher completion rates.

The Chronicle convened a select group of higher-education thought-leaders for an in-depth discussion of the challenges and opportunities ahead for academe.

Discussion topics explore the need for institutions to: Provide value to students and increase student retention, diversify revenue streams to fill in the gaps due to decreased funding, lnleash the power of faculty and students to drive innovation on campus.

This webinar is sponsored by Workday and hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education. All content presented during the event is provided by the speakers.

Effective Practices in Student and Family Financial Education

For many students and their families, choosing a college is one of the most important and challenging decisions they’ll make. Discover the winning strategies that some colleges are using to engage students in the financial discussion during their search for the right college.

During this 60-minute webinar, you’ll learn about the most successful practices to help students plan for the financial challenges of college, such as: How to assess “financial fit” for prospective students and their families, how to build a communications program around financial aid for prospective and current students, how to engage other influencers, from guidance counselors to the college president, in the financial conversation with families.

This webinar is sponsored by Inceptia and hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education. All content presented during the event is provided by the speakers.

This webinar is brought to you by College Reality Check, a free tool that presents comprehensive, financial facts about college value, developed by The Chronicle of Higher Education with the support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Columbia Business School: Embracing Modern Classroom Technology

How do innovative colleges and universities modernize their classrooms to engage “digital native” students? Please join Donald Lemma, Associate Dean for Technology and CIO of Columbia Business School, to learn how Columbia embraces modern classroom technology. Lemma will present an overview of the school’s evaluation, selection, and implementation of the Canvas learning management system (LMS) and explain how Canvas has helped move Columbia’s tech initiatives forward.

Additionally, Angela Lee, Executive Director of Academic Core Integration for Columbia’s Samberg Institute of Teaching Excellence, and Sean Wiggins, Administrative Coordinator, will discuss the Canvas user experience and how the LMS has helped Columbia professors provide a modern learning experience for students.

Premiered: Thursday, May 1, 2014 |  Expires: August 24, 2014

This webinar is sponsored by Canvas in partnership with Columbia Business School and hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education. All content presented during the event is provided by Canvas and Columbia Business School.

Learn How to Improve Incoming Student Success Rates

Student success and retention are important topics in higher education and a significant challenge for most colleges and universities. Research over the past several decades has demonstrated the importance of looking beyond standard admissions and placement tests for a holistic understanding of the critical factors that most greatly influence student success—academic skills, commitment, self-management and social support. However, understanding alone won't move the needle—institutions need to use this information in a comprehensive and systemic way to reap results.

In this webinar, speakers will review research into the efficacy and use of noncognitive assessments, as well as share an example of how such assessments can be implanted throughout an institution to connect students to the resources they need and improve rates of success.

Premiered: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 |  Expires: August 22, 2014

This webinar is sponsored by ETS and hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education. All content presented during the event is provided by the speakers. Copyright © 2014 by Educational Testing Service. All rights reserved. ETS, the ETS logo and LISTENING. LEARNING. LEADING. are registered trademarks of Educational Testing Service (ETS). 25536

Using Experiential Learning and video to Shape Health Sciences Professionals at GW

The George Washington University (GW) had a vision to create a patient-centered nursing program that would attract the best students and shape leaders in their specialty. In response to this need, GW’s Academic Technologies department designed a state-of-the-art simulation lab, offering mock emergency, hospital and wellness rooms that provide real-life environments for hands-on student learning.

This webinar is sponsored by Echo360 and hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education. All content presented during the event is provided by Echo360.

Premiered: Dec 12, 2013 |  Expires: Feb 16, 2014