Events

CIC College Media Conference
June 29-July 1, 2015  •  Washington, D.C.

Need to sharpen your media tool kit? The 29th annual College Media Conference will enable campus communications professionals to meet with and pitch stories directly to some of the nation's top reporters, editors, producers, and digital media leaders; share best practices and new ideas with colleagues; tour DC newsrooms; and participate in a special program sponsored by The Chronicle, "The Sweet Briar Story: Warning Signal or False Alarm?"

The conference is hosted by the Council of Independent Colleges and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. For more information, visit www.CollegeMediaConference.org

Groundbreaking Report Release on Race, Class, and College Access at the American Council on Education
Tuesday, July 21, 2015  •  8:45 a.m.-2 p.m. Eastern Time

ACE's Center for Policy Research and Strategy, in partnership with Pearson's Center for College and Career Success and the UCLA Civil Rights Project, will release Race, Class, and College Access: Achieving Diversity in a Shifting Legal Landscape. Join us for a national live stream of the report release convening at a free online event on July 21, 2015. The event begins at 8:45 a.m. and features both the release of the report’s key findings and a series of conversations with experts on ensuring diversity in higher education.

Click here to register for the free live stream of the report release coming.

Forthcoming Webinars

Digging Through or Drowning in Data? The Practical Guide to Turning Student Outcomes into Action
Wednesday, May 27, 2015  •  2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Educators, administrators and policymakers are all clamoring for MORE student learning outcomes data, and most anticipate the need for data to skyrocket in the next five years. Yet, almost as quickly as the demand for data grows, institutions are feeling their staff resources get squeezed. Everyone covets the magic data that will provide evidence of learning and drive curriculum improvement, but the “Data Dilemma of the Future” means that institutions must not only collect the right data, but have efficient ways to manage the data and put it to use to close the feedback loop and drive continuous improvement efforts.

In this free, one-hour webinar, student learning assessment experts will provide practical strategies that higher education institutions can use to evaluate if they’re collecting the right data. Speakers will discuss the pros and cons of various data types and provide best practices on how to efficiently link data collection with actionable plans on campus.

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

Adaptive Learning: The breakthrough innovation impacting education today.
Thursday, June 4, 2015  •  2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

An engaged student is a successful student. Teachers and faculty have been using personalization to engage their students since the beginning of teaching and learning, but delivering personalization at scale can be challenging. What if you could mitigate some of these challenges by supporting a student’s achievement and highlighting areas of risk? What if the topics to be taught adapted to the pace of the individual student? What if the system was able to provide content that matched the objectives they had yet to master?

These questions and more will be discussed by our group of industry innovators and experts. In this webinar, we will discuss the trends, insight, and research that has led to adaptive learning being identified as the key technology that will enable breakthrough innovation. We’ll also discuss the technology that supports a truly student-centered approach to adaptive learning. Finally, we’ll also get the perspective of a forward-thinking institution on their motivation to pursue adaptive learning.

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This webinar is sponsored by D2L, and is hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education. All content presented during the event is provided by D2L.

Archived Webinars

5 Steps for Admissions to Think Like Marketers
Originally broadcast on Thursday, May 21, 2015

Admissions and marketing should go hand-in-hand. Yet, many institutions struggle to optimize their marketing efforts to successfully drive to their enrollment goals.

In this webinar, you'll explore ways of thinking and techniques used by marketers who experience success with gaining the attention of and winning over their target audience. These 5 Steps can all be applied in an admissions setting throughout the student lifecycle – from first touch to first day on campus. You’ll discover common challenges that enrollment management professional face in finding enough of the right types of students to reach their admissions goals; marketing practices to help overcome these common enrollment management challenges; and steps you can take to help elevate your marketing sophistication, effectiveness and take your enrollment performance to the next level.

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

New Research: How Strategic Talent Decisions Impact Recruiting, Retention and Compliance on Campus
Originally broadcast on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Roughly 49% of higher education HR professionals state that their institution’s talent management function is misaligned with the goals of their institution. If you don’t find that alarming, consider that those same HR professionals estimate that an average of 17.4% of their current employees will retire in the next five years. How can an institution prevent this employee exodus from impacting the quality of the education they’re providing if they don’t have a cohesive talent management strategy?

Join industry experts for a webinar to discuss The 2014 Workforce Talent Management in Higher Education survey and learn how higher education HR leaders from across the country view recruiting, employee retention, professional development, and more.

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

Gamification and Learning: Engaging Students with Interactive Curricula
Originally broadcast on April 28, 2015

Games, gamification, and game-based learning. These terms and concepts increasingly find their way into the higher education and instructional design vocabulary.

Join Karl Kapp, professor of instructional technology at Bloomsburg University, and Deborah Thomas, who owns the game-based learning company SillyMonkey LLC, for this webinar on gamification. Discuss the latest research on the topic, and best practices for introducing interactive game-based learning into the classroom.

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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.

Shortening the Road to Student Success: Holistic Assessment and Developmental Education
Originally broadcast on April 15, 2015

For many entering college students, a single score on a placement test places them into developmental education, presenting an immediate and significant hurdle to their success. The last decade has seen a variety of modifications to the way we approach student placement in an effort to improve student success. One method involves holistic assessment, or using multiple measures outside of the placement test alone. In our model we use an assessment of noncognitive factors to help identify students who might succeed, even with slightly lower placement test scores. This placement paradigm not only allows institutions to shorten or eliminate the developmental sequence for some students, but it also provides a more thorough understanding of the strengths and challenges that each student faces, so that—regardless of where they are placed—students can receive the right cocurricular supports and improve their chances 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.
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Improving Access and Affordability with Innovative Digital Models
Originally broadcast on April 2, 2015

Delays in access to course materials can have a negative impact on the teaching and learning experience. New access models can provide the means for an institution to improve student and faculty success. In this interactive webinar, innovative institutions will share how they are working to improve teaching and learning outcomes by providing their students 100% access to course materials in digital and/or print form, from the first day of class.

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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, Algonquin College, and Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne

Discover the Strategic Role of Finance, HR & Payroll in Promoting Institutional Success
Originally broadcast on March 31, 2015

The financial challenges facing higher education institutions today endanger their long-term sustainability and future success. In 2014, less than 25% of business officers surveyed had confidence in their institution’s financial model over the next five to ten years. Recent examples of financial collapse are causing institutions to feel the urgency to better leverage their budgets, but outdated finance and HR technology systems threaten to derail progress.

Join Cameron Evans, National and Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Education at Microsoft, and Raymond Todd Blackwood, Vice President of Product Management at Campus Management Corp., to gain a modern perspective on leveraging the right tools to assure positive outcomes.

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

Making the Change to a New LMS—and Making It Easy
Originally broadcast on March 4, 2015 

Which is harder? Transitioning to a new learning management system or maintaining an LMS that no longer meets the needs of your institution.

Join us for a free webcast with David Thomas, director of academic technology at the University of Colorado Denver / CU Online, to find out how evaluating, selecting, and implementing a new LMS can be made easy.

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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 University of Colorado Denver / CU Online.

Unlocking the Value of Information as an Institutional Asset
Originally broadcast on February 4, 2015 

Join us for a free webinar with Loretta Early, CIO at the University of Oklahoma; Judith Lews, Senior IT Director at Texas A&M University, and Walt Weir, CIO for the University of Nebraska system. Our discussion will focus on managing information as an institutional asset with appropriate controls and security. The panel along with the audience will also look at the changing nature of technology support and applications needed in today’s integrated online environment where increasing amounts of information reside in the cloud.

We will explore how important information resources such as document and content management tools can and should be integrated into ERP solutions and other administrative applications to ensure information is managed for the good of the institution as a whole not just for use by a department. The panel will also compare and contrast how institutions manage information while using tools and applications that are shared and/or managed across not only departmental boundaries but even between different institutions.

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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 the speakers.

Driving Efficiency through Cloud Innovation at UC Davis
Originally broadcast on January 29, 2015 

At UC Davis, they were faced with the challenge of how to drive better outcomes on a shoestring budget to support various groups within the institution. They evaluated the cloud and how it can help facilitate the generation, dissemination and advancement of knowledge. And through the use of Microsoft Azure, they were able to harness the cloud to develop campus-wide applications and ensure high availability, data security and data management for high peak usage while using the platform to drive increased developer productivity within their small technical team.

Join us as we explore how, through the use of cloud technology, institutions can drive automation, scale IT capacity, reduce costs and drive data efficiency all at once. In this session you’ll hear directly from UC Davis on three specific examples of how they were able to reduce the burden of faculty/staff/students through technology by building their application infrastructure in the cloud. They became IT heroes by providing better reliability and availability while driving cost savings.

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This webinar is sponsored by Microsoft and hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education. All content presented during the webinar was provided by the University of California, Davis.

The On Demand Model for Higher Education: Providing Education-as-a-Service Across the Institution
Originally broadcast on January 14, 2015

Institutions are facing a convergence of forces that, combined with an outdated technology infrastructure, have created the need for a new approach in education technology: the On Demand Model for Higher Education.

Discover the cornerstones of this innovative strategy, including how to enhance constituent engagement, provide more flexibility in academic delivery and financial aid, and leverage an agile infrastructure to grow and adapt in any market.

Hear from a dynamic panel about rising above technology challenges to empower dynamic models of engagement and delivery, and in turn positively impact growth, retention and financial security. Join representatives The Pennsylvania State University, OVUM, Greenwood Hall, and Campus Management for this timely discussion.

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

Cutting Through the Hype: Competencies for the
Real World

Originally broadcast on December 3, 2014

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.

Leveraging Technology at UMass Amherst to Teach Collaboration Across Borders
Orginally broadcast on November 19, 2014

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.

Be the "Big Plan" on Campus: Data Visualization Improves Accountability, Transparency & Workforce Creation at the University of Louisiana System
Originally broadcast on November 5, 2014

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.

2014 E-Expectations Report: Online Preferences of College-Bound High School Students & Their Parents
Originally broadcast on September 10, 2014

Students surveyed in the annual E-Expectations report list their parents as a top influence on their college decision. Campuses are keenly aware of this influence, and working to better engage parents of prospective students.

We’d like to invite you to a free webinar, where we’ll share the results of the latest E-Expectations survey of 1,000 college-bound seniors and more than 500 parents. In this session, you’ll gain insights gathered by Noel-Levitz about the motivations of these students and parents, and will hear how universities are successfully engaging them online throughout the admissions cycle.

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

Learn How To Boost Continuing Ed and Workforce Development Operations
Originally broadcast on July 31, 2014

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
Originally broadcast on July 29, 2014

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
Originally broadcast on July 22, 2014

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

Originally broadcast on June 24, 2014

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

Originally broadcast on June 17, 2014

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.