A Conversation with an Early/Mid-Career Professional on Moving from a College to an OPM

Erin Shevlin is a program manager for university partnerships at Emeritus. The reason that I wanted to do this Q&A with Erin is that she is an early-to-mid career higher ed professional who moved from academia to a company in the online learning space. Erin’s path is, I think, instructive to other higher education professionals who … Read more

Transformational Teaching | Higher Ed Gamma

What is it that distinguishes a liberal arts education from vocational training? It’s not simply breadth of exposure – to the arts, the humanities, and the social and natural sciences. It’s that a liberal education is meant to be transformative. The higher purpose of liberal education is to free its recipients to think in fresh and more analytical … Read more

Advertiser Webinars | State of Continuing Education 2021: Avoid the Engagement Gap

Popular Right Now Common Application data show most applicants are not submitting test scores Criminal initiative targeting scholars who allegedly hid Chinese funding and affiliations comes unde Provision in COVID-19 relief bill would ease incentives for for-profits to target veterans The Single Biggest Equity Issue in Higher Education | Higher Ed Gamma How professors can … Read more

Latest News on Coronavirus and Higher Education

Dartmouth Reports 119 Cases March 2, 6:21 a.m. Dartmouth College reported 119 cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, The Valley News reported. Dean Kathryn Lively said in an email that the cases reflect a “rapid and significantly increased risk of transmission within our community.” The college will revert to having students eat alone in their … Read more

The importance of assessing senior administrators and how to do so most effectively (opinion)

The pandemic is posing unprecedented challenges for leaders in higher education. Administrators at all levels — presidents, vice presidents, directors, provosts, deans and department chairs — face an era of chronic uncertainty that will last for months and possibly even years. Their work environment has been significantly altered, requiring decision making that is much faster … Read more

$2,000 Won’t Make You a Thought Leader

Rolling Stone is the latest in a long line of media outlets to offer industry leaders the opportunity to pay to write for the publication, part of an effort to use content marketing and advertorials to generate new sources of revenue. This kind of strategy, employed as well by Newsweek and Forbes, also points to … Read more