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.
Yesterday, we officially kicked off Ellucian Live 2016 talking about our host city Denver. Last month, Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation CEO Tom Clark told the New York Times “In the 1980s, we were Coors, Carbon, and the Cold War.” Today, Denver is home to myriad companies at the forefront of a new era of technological innovation – what the World Economic Forum has dubbed the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Excitement crackled in the air yesterday—especially after Magic Johnson’s inspiring keynote session. After an action-packed day of breakout sessions and activities in the Exhibit Hall, attendees had a difficult decision to make: which reception to attend. Rather than choosing from all the fun options, some folks simply popped in to more than one.
Well, as CEO Jeff Ray said in his blog, we weathered the storm. Despite a bizarre Spring blizzard that dropped a whopping 12 inches of snow at Denver International Airport over the weekend, early registration reports indicated that a vast majority of our 8,500 attendees made the journey to Denver safely in time for event kick-off.