Higher Education

Avoiding the “Noise”

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post about things that higher education professionals like to see on Twitter.  I contacted many people in the #HigherEd community and came to some pretty neat conclusions about using Twitter as a professional development tool. But when I actually contacted these folks, I not only asked them…

What Does Social Media Mean to You?

What does social media mean to you?  What do you use it for?  What do you get out of it? If you asked these questions to 1000 people, you very well could end up with 1000 different answers.  But if you look closely, those 1000 different answers might not be so different after all.  There…

“Know Before You Owe”

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has developed a one page guide called a “shopping sheet” to help parents and students make informed decisions about the cost of a year in college.  This guide takes data from multiple sources and offers an easy to read overview of the schools on the list for consideration.  The guide…

Join the Conversation Podcast Episode 3 – Interview with Dr. Carol Cartwright

In this episode, we interview Dr. Carol Cartwright.  Dr. Cartwright is the former president of Kent State University and Bowling Green State University.  She is also a member of the Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame.  Learn more about Dr. Cartwright HERE. You can subscribe to the podcast by directly searching for “Join the Conversation Podcast”…

The ACE Fellows Program – Focusing On Facilities in Student Attainment

As Doug Brown noted in a post on this blog earlier this summer, student facilities play a major role in higher education advancement and student success and degree completion.  The American Council on Education (ACE) Fellows Program has had the opportunity to work with Capstone On-Campus and Ball State University (IN) on this key issue.…

Economic Mobility

A study on Economic Mobility released by the Pew Charitable Trusts, reports that the majority (84%) of American adults continue to make more money than their parents did after adjusting for inflation. But it may be getting harder to climb to the higher rung(s) and the “rags-to-riches” stories we love to hear about, mostly happen in…