Perhaps the most important consideration is respecting the resource investment that has already been made at your institution: You already have a lot tied up in your current technology, so there’s usually no need to throw everything out the window if certain areas of your campus technology are underperforming. The idea is to take a logical approach to change—and understand that there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Institutions have different needs.
For a few years now, “data” has been the buzzword in higher education. And for good reason: if you don’t have centrally located, reliable data about your students, for example, how can you make intelligent and (oftentimes) important decisions? Conventional wisdom has held that the more you know, the better off you’ll be when it comes time to make those momentous decisions.
Attending the annual NACUBO meeting is always a rewarding experience for otherwise busy business officers. There will be a lot of great information to absorb, and you certainly want to make the most of your time in Montreal.
On June 7th-8th, the Ellucian World Tour kicked off with its first stop in Dublin. The event was packed with nearly 200 attendees from more than 65 institutions in attendance.
Ellucian World Tour Dublin welcomes attendees from across Europe and presents a key opportunity to share ideas and learn what the higher education community is doing to help institutions—and their students—succeed.
Today’s students are more easily discouraged than those of previous generations. If they take a course or two they didn’t need, they may drop out. But even though they are less resilient, they’re also more tech savvy and expect communication to be fairly instantaneous. Students don’t use email. They text you at 2 a.m. when they are studying to ask questions.
Ask a half-dozen educators to define “competency-based education,” and you’re likely to get a half-dozen differing definitions. CBE can mean many things to many people, but as far as the federal government is concerned, it knows CBE when it sees it. For institutions looking to start a CBE program, or perhaps take an established competency-based education model to the next level, it’s helpful to know how the government defines CBE, because federal categorizations can directly impact the types of funding a program may eligible for.
At Tuesday’s Ellucian Live General Session, two speakers doubled down on the energy and passion that Magic Johnson brought to the stage on Monday.
After a whirlwind week in Denver, it’s hard to believe the event is over. At the risk of sounding cliché, it seems like we just got started. In case you’re a little fuzzy from the elevation and lack of sleep too, here are the highlights you want to remember from past couple of days in the Mile High City.