Forthcoming Webinars

Be the "Big Plan" on Campus: Data Visualization Improves Accountability, Transparency & Workforce Creation at the University of Louisiana System
November 5, 2014  •  2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Join us for an in-depth discussion with University of Louisiana System President Dr. Sandra K. Woodley and Katie Blot, Senior Vice President of Education Services at Blackboard.

Discussion topics will explore the innovative usage of data and an interactive analytics dashboard to: utilize statistical peers for performance comparisons of the System’s nine universities, enhance transparency of operations with consistent information and messaging, improve strategic planning with data-driven goals and benchmarks, and create a marketplace to connect 89,000 students to potential employers.

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This webinar is sponsored by SAS and hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education. All content presented during the event is provided by SAS, along with Dr. Sandra K. Woodley and Katie Blot.

Leveraging Technology at UMass Amherst to Teach Collaboration Across Borders
November 19, 2014  •  2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Learn how you can improve the workforce readiness of your students and give them the skills they need to succeed in a global workforce. You’ll hear real-world examples from Professor Gino Sorcinelli, University of Massachusetts Amherst, as he shares how he’s using technology to prepare students for a competitive global environment.

In this exciting webcast, you’ll learn how to prepare students with the necessary collaboration skills they will need to transcend multi-cultural barriers, how to empower students with effective decision-making skills, and how cloud technology can help you prepare students for the future.

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This webinar is sponsored by Microsoft and hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education. All content presented during the event is provided by the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Microsoft Corporation.

Cutting Through the Hype: Competencies for the
Real World

December 3, 2014  •  2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Competency Based Education is one of the most talked about topics in Higher Education this year. Is the competency conversation just another fad or is it a sustainable model that will improve teaching and learning over the long term. The panel along with the audience will explore what parts of competencies are noise and what has real potential to change teaching and learning.

The session will encourage attendees to participate in an interactive session addressing these questions: Is the Competency movement hype or is it transformative? How do you select the right programs for Competency Based Education? How do you align Faculty on design and purpose of the program? Is the effort of developing a CBE program worth it and why? What tools will you need to operationalize a successful CBE program?

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This webinar is sponsored by LoudCloud Systems and hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education. All content presented during the event is provided by LoudCloud Systems, and the University of Florida, Lastinger Center.

Archived Chronicle Webinars

Learn How To Boost Continuing Ed and Workforce Development Operations
July 31, 2014  •  2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

In this session, our panel of experts including Dr. Ginger
F. Clark, Vice President of Workforce Development, Hillsborough Community College and Dr. Esther S. Powell Assistant Dean, Support and Engagement Services, University College and Lifelong Learning, Winston-Salem State University, explore the current challenges within continuing education and workforce development.

They’ll also outline how continuing education and IT departments can partner to create and execute a plan to address these challenges, improve the learning experience, increase operational efficiency, and stay ahead of the fast pace of change in continuing education and workforce development.

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This webinar is sponsored by Ellucian and hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education. All content presented during the event is provided by Ellucian, along with Dr. Ginger F. Clark and Dr. Esther S. Powell.

Closing the Skills Gap: The Role of Education
July 29, 2014  •  2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

The skills gap in America—and how educational systems fail to prepare students for the workforce—are big concerns, particularly in a tough economy. Should schools focus on teaching skills in high demand to the exclusion of other subjects and disciplines?

Join us for a free webinar as online education pioneer Lynda Weinman, co-founder of lynda.com, describes the most coveted jobs in America, and then compares them with the skills most requested by employers. Her hypothesis might surprise you, assigning high value to in-person education as well as online instruction.

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

Foundations & Frameworks for Successful Competency-Based Programs
July 22, 2014  •  2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Considered to be a progressive new movement in higher education, competency-based education helps reach many non-traditional students that are not currently being served through traditional degree programs. Focusing on competencies derived from the skills proven to be most relevant by educators and employers, students have the ability to accelerate their learning experience, typically at a lower tuition cost and with the promise of greater employability.

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This webinar is sponsored by Pearson and hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education. All content presented during the event is provided by Pearson, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Western Governors University and Kentucky Community & Technical College System.

Admissions on a Mission: How Babson College
Automated Its Global Recruitment Process

June 24, 2014  •  2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Join us for a lively webinar featuring Babson’s CIO to learn how Babson successfully updated its admissions process with automation technology. Dr. Samuel Dunn, Babson’s CIO, and Jillian Cone, Project Manager at Babson, will discuss the impact of document management technology on information security and operational efficiency, and best practices for an automated admissions operation.

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

Fast-track Your Assessment Planning for Success:
Creating Assessment Plans That Faculty Can Believe In

June 17, 2014  •  2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

In this webinar, speakers will review research into effectual assessment planning, discuss strategies for developing or optimizing the assessment plan, and share best practices on how institutions are successfully creating a culture of assessment and gaining powerful outcomes results that demonstrate program effectiveness.

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

Learning in the Digital Dimension
Implications for Learners, Institutions, and Employers

May 21, 2014  •  2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

We have entered the era of information abundance, an opportunity to change forever the traditional higher education model. This webinar explores the nature of the disruption which information abundance represents to higher education, how it is being turned into action and outcomes, and how it levels the playing field for colleges, employers, and learners alike.

The presenter, Peter Smith, Senior VP for Academic Strategies and Development, Kaplan Higher Education, then delves into dimensions at work, sharing examples of working services and programs that respond to and satisfy those challenges.

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

Recruiting Abroad: Understanding the Exceptations & Behaviors of Prospective International Students
May 20, 2014  •  2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

International student enrollment in the U.S. has increased 25% over the past five years. But until recently, there has been a dearth of information into the motivations of these students. That’s why Noel-Levitz and CollegeWeekLive have partnered for the past two years to conduct an in-depth study into the expectations of international students.

We invite you to register below for a free webinar to see the results of our 2nd annual international recruiting survey. You’ll find out:

  • What motivates international students to attend a university outside their home country – and what factors might prevent students from doing so
  • What interactions influence international students’ choice of university
  • Which aspects of the enrollment process both undergraduate & graduate international students need the most help with
  • How admissions can capture the attention of international students & their families

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

Baker University Transforms Recruitment to Exceed Goals with CRM
May 14, 2014  •  2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Whether you are a new college or long-established institution, CRM technology has become a critical tool to achieving recruitment goals and outcomes. Just ask Baker University, the first university ever established in Kansas and recently recognized by the publication Colleges of Distinction for its commitment to engaging students and successful outcomes.

Now join Baker University and Campus Management for a revealing look at how you can transform from manually-driven recruitment and admissions processes to CRM-driven strategies that help you meet and exceed your goals.

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

Columbia Business School: Embracing Modern Classroom Technology
May 1, 2014  •  2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

How do innovative colleges and universities modernize their classrooms to engage “digital native” students? View this free webcast featuring Donald Lemma, Associate Dean for Technology and CIO of Columbia Business School, to learn how Columbia embraces modern classroom technology. Lemma presents 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, discuss the Canvas user experience and how the LMS has helped Columbia professors provide a modern learning experience for students.

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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.

Creating Learning Environments That Launch Careers
April 22, 2014  •  2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Join Dr. Stephen Dunnivant, Dean of the Advanced Technology Center at Gulf Coast State College, along with Frank Covelli, National Manager of Higher Education at Panasonic, for a discussion on how to foster real-world experience in the classroom by designing an effective learning environment in an evolving world.

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

Learn How to Improve Incoming Student Success Rates: Assessing Skills for Success, Data to Information, Information to Action
April 2, 2014  •  2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

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

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

Transforming Education Programs for On-Demand Learners
March 27, 2014  •  2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Higher education institutions across North America are keenly aware of today’s challenges in funding, student engagement and outcomes, and the need to operate with efficiency. The issues are known, but how can institutions transcend them to achieve record enrollment and retention rates, and increase financial stability, while maintaining academic integrity? The answer lies in transforming your traditional educational programs to meet the needs of today’s growing population of on-demand, non-traditional learners.

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

Designing Your Open Digital Badge Ecosystem
February 6, 2014  •  2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

According to the Georgetown Public Policy Institute, higher education providers are producing more graduates than ever before, yet fewer than half of new graduates or employers believe that they are adequately prepared for entry-level positions. Additionally, employers are looking for assessed credentials in non-credit training and professional development achieved by potential employees. 

Establishing an educational ecosystem around Open Digital Badges can be an important part of the solution to reduce these market inefficiencies, increase transparency and establish trusted communication between employers, jobseekers and education provider

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

Effective Practices in Student and Family Financial Education
January 29, 2014  •  2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Choosing a college is an emotional decision for students and their parents, and too often, the financial discussions come late in the search process. 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.

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This webinar is sponsored by Inceptia.

The Land-Grant University, Reinvented?
January 28, 2014  •  2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

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.

     • Unleash the power of faculty and students to drive innovation on campus.

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This webinar is sponsored by Workday.

Innovation for a New Generation:
The Integrated Learning Platform

January 21, 2014  •  11:00 a.m. Eastern Time

Colleges and universities around the world are facing a period of unprecedented change. Existing business models and definitions of quality education are constantly evolving. These shifts, driven by technology, are powering an innovative transformation of both teaching and learning. 

Join us for a free webcast where you will hear from Nicole Engelbert, Global Practice Leader from Ovum and Dr. Curtis A. Carver Jr., Vice Chancellor and CIO of University System of Georgia for a panel discussion—moderated by Kenneth Chapman, VP of Market Strategy at Desire2Learn. They will address how institutions can benefit from adopting a truly next-generation learning solution. Using real-world examples from within the University System of Georgia, they will explore how Desire2Learn’s Integrated Learning Platform has played a key role in the differentiation of learning by facilitating a more personal, perceptive, and pervasive learning experience. 

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This webinar is sponsored by Desire2Learn and hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education. All content presented during the event is provided by Desire2Learn.