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.

Get the Lowdown from Brown: Brown University's experts give you five reasons they decided to use their LMS to offer a MOOC.

Please join Ivy League LMS experts, Wendy Drexler and Catherine Zabrieske of Brown University for this informative webinar during which they will discuss five lessons they learned in their search for an open access LMS, how they formed their selection committee, involved faculty and students, and why they ultimately selected Canvas as their LMS.

Drexler and Zabrieske will also discuss the latest on MOOCs in general as well as specifically how using Canvas Network as a platform for their MOOC “Exploring Engineering” has allowed them to create a more interactive course that engages students and keeps participation high rather than merely providing lectures and quizzes.

Premiered: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 |  Expires: August 24, 2013

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

Who Owns Student Success? A Case for Institution-wide Engagement

This webinar will examine how institution-wide commitment can ensure students enter and pass critical gateway courses, as well as highlight a research-based partnership between Educational Testing Service (ETS) and the Chicago Community College System.

Speakers will detail the importance of effective course placement and acceleration decisions — based on the ongoing research partnership — which combines evaluation of a student’s academic and psychosocial skills. They also will discuss the effective methods of faculty monitoring of class behavior and performance, as well
as advising and offering support services that combine
course-related and embedded supplemental interventions.

Premiered: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 |  Expires: August 22, 2013

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.

Bridging the Gap: Using Language to Develop Global Graduates

Within higher education there has been a continuous decrease in the number of institutions requiring foreign language for graduation. In fact, the number of institutions requiring foreign language for graduation has plummeted from 53% in 2001 to 37% in 2011.

Recognizing that building the confidence to speak a new language was critical to success in today’s global workplace, Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC) created a one-credit online language lab to complement the language skills learned in a traditional language classroom.

Join us Wednesday, April 24 at 2:00 p.m. EDT to discover how Fox Valley Technical College partnered with Rosetta Stone to equip its students with the language skills critical to success in today’s global workplace.

Premiered: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 |  Expires: July 24, 2013

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

Snacking on Substance: Active Learning Cuts Rich Course Content into Bite-size Chunks

Let’s face it – the typical health sciences curriculum is very difficult. Courses cover a multitude of important topics, and classes tend to be chock full of content. Most students leave lectures recalling only a portion of what was taught in class. Constantly on the mission to make learning more effective for their students and create a better graduate, the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University looked to active learning technologies to enhance the teaching and learning process.

Whether you are considering a solution to record lectures, or looking for ways to engage your students, you’ll gain insights into the successes and challenges of implementing an active learning strategy. 

Follow the event and interact with other participants on Twitter at #activelearning before, during and after event. 

Premiered: Thursday, February 28, 2013 |  Expires: May 28, 2013

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

Stimulating Innovation with e-Portfolios

According to the influential AAC&U report Making Progress?, “The e-portfolio is an ideal format for collecting evidence of student work.” But how do you know you’re making the most effective use of e-portfolios to promote innovative approaches to learning?

Join us for a free one-hour webinar on Stimulating Innovation with e-Portfolios with presenters from AAC&U and Loyola University Chicago. Dr. Rhodes explains why the AAC&U considers a combination of e-portfolios and scoring rubrics to be “the most promising strategy for both assessment and improvement.” Dr. Green and Ms. Kehoe contribute their on-the-ground expertise in using e-portfolios to transform pedagogy at Loyola University Chicago.

Premiered: Wednesday, January 31, 2013 |  Expires: April 5, 2013

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

Modernizing Legacy Systems – Embracing Enterprise SaaS Solutions
January 30, 2013  •  2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Is your institution considering a move to the cloud? Join senior leaders from Broward College on January 30 at 11 AM PST / 2 PM EST, as they discuss their move to the cloud-from decision making to implementation. Listen in as they cover:

• The advantages they found with the SaaS model

• Solutions to previous IT concerns-like scalability, reliability, security

• Why they ultimately chose to go with a cloud solution

Join us to hear dfirsthand about their experiences selecting Workday's solution for higher education. 

Speakers: Patti Barney, Vice President, Information Technology, Broward College Mike Duffield, General Manager, Education & Government Workday

Premiered: Wednesday, Janyary 30, 2013 |  Expires: April 5, 2013

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.

Addressing the College Readiness Crisis: Innovative Strategies for Developmental Education

According to Complete College America, 40% of incoming freshman are not college ready. Institutions, more than ever, are being tasked to implement solutions to address this critical issue while facing a complex set of challenges. Through all this one thing is clear, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to developmental education. In this webinar, key academic leaders from Cleveland State Community College and West Virginia University at Parkersburg will share their experiences in thinking outside of the box to create enhanced developmental education programs that serve students in a personalized manner to accelerate remediation.

Premiered: Thursday, January 24, 2013 |  Expires: April 5, 2013

This webinar is sponsored by Pearson and hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education. All content presented during the event is provided by Cleveland State Community College, West Virginia University at Parkersburg, and Pearson.

The Road Ahead at Bb: Institutional Benefit & Value

More teaching is happening online than ever before causing a shift in the traditional notion of higher education. Students expect a learning experience that is personalized, immediate, and connected. The prevailing online learning models in place over the past decade now seem out of date. To stay competitive and drive measurable success, institutions are experimenting with new approaches for online education by launching MOOCs, integrating and sharing open education resources, and enhancing the learning experience for socially connected students. 

Premiered: Wednesday, December 5 |  Expires: March 5, 2013

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

Technology’s Role in Honing a Competitive Edge:
Trends and Challenges in Higher Education Technology

Just like businesses compete for customers, universities compete to attract the best and brightest students each year. From global recruiting into top tier business schools to local recruiting of student athletes, this competition plays a role in all levels of education. By offering the best technologies available, universities can develop or hone their competitive edge. Join Dr. Mike Hardin, Dean of the Culverhouse College of Commerce at the University of Alabama, and Panasonic’s Director of Higher Education Art Rankin to learn more about technology trends and challenges that today’s universities are facing.

Premiered:  Tuesday, December 4 |  Expires: March 5, 2013

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

Blended Learning Best in Class:
Making a Difference with Distance Learning

Whether it’s a student needing some summer course credits, a soldier serving the nation in Afghanistan, or a working parent trying to finish her degree, The University of Toledo strives to make learning personal for its students. Ten thousand students from Ohio and abroad benefit from the instruction they receive from UT Online. Designated “Best Practices in Student Services” by the Ohio Learning Network, UT Online created Learning Ventures, a team built to bring the best blended learning experience to the diverse student population. Collaborate before, during and after the event on Twitter, using the live event tweet #givedistance

Premiered:  Thursday, November 15 |  Expires: February 15, 2013

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

The Globalization of Higher Education: Payment Trends, Challenges, and Solutions

Education has become a global industry, unimpeded by the constraints of geographical borders, time zones, or currencies. However, with all the new opportunities that globalization has offered, there have also been increased challenges and risks. Listen to this 45-minute webinar by Western Union® Business Solutions to learn how your institution can capitalize on these opportunities, while also helping improve business processes and potentially protecting itself against unnecessary risk.

Premiered: Wednesday, November 14 |  Expires: February 15, 2013

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