• Managing Change in Your Institution

    In the corporate world, change management hasn’t had to prove its relevancy. Its principles are described in many a dog-eared management book, with various tried-and-tested methods employed globally. Academia, however, is a different story. Facing a broad set of challenges,...

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  • The Future of Digital Credentials: Portability, Depth, Focus.

    By Phillip D. Long An old designer’s adage says that you can build something that is "good, fast, or cheap, pick two.”  So it seems is the situation we face confronting the development of digital credentials. The entire domain is characterized by some pretty blurry...

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  • Digital Badges and Academic Transformation

    By Veronica Diaz It seems that digital badges are everywhere these days: in fitness apps, on social networking websites, and in company loyalty programs. In higher education, they’re taking the form of microcredentials, representing successful completion of a variety of learning...

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  • What is Academic Transformation Anyway (and Can You Really Lead It)?

    Author: Kyle Johnson A few months ago, I was asked to join the advisory group for the EDUCAUSE Leading Academic Transformation Community of Practice. Working with this interesting, intelligent, thoughtful group of people has been a great ride so far, and I’m excited to see how the work...

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  • Exploring Meaningful Measures of Accountability

    By Kristen Eshleman and Shireen Campbell   Assessing the quality of and accounting for the value of a college degree are hot topics in US higher education policy. Both the introduction of the EQUIP program and the recent proposed rule for federal loan forgiveness demonstrate that the...

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  • Does a Degree Ever Expire? Examining the Extended Transcript

    Can a student’s learning experience be accurately summarized in a list of courses and grades? A number of higher ed leaders agree that it cannot—and that transcripts should evolve to encompass a variety of activities, accomplishments and experiences beyond those that occur within the...

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  • Postsecondary Trending Now: The First iPASS Grants – a New Outcomes Analysis

    Just under a year ago, EDUCAUSE announced the award of three-year grants to 26 institutions to improve student retention and completion dramatically by implementing technology and changes in business processes that could transform advising. Although many other colleges and universities seeking to...

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  • 5 Technologies Impacting the Future of Learning Assessment

    Author: Bernard Bull   When I first made the move into higher education, I spent five years leading a center to help faculty improve learning outcomes in their classrooms. It was common for new faculty members to come to me after the first year of teaching, disappointed at student...

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  • 5 Ways that Higher Ed Learning Assessment is Changing

    Author: Bernard Bull   Higher education learning assessment is changing.   Yes, you can still find plenty of college courses in which the only direct feedback that a student gets comes from a midterm exam, final exam, and a couple of papers. Yet, if you look more closely, you...

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  • Jean Mandernach: Why Empowering Adjunct Instructors in Scholarly Activities Matters

    Like its natural namesake, Grand Canyon University (GCU) is a large entity—although you might not believe it at first glance. The university has only a small number of its 3,000 faculty members on campus serving Phoenix-based students. The rest of its faculty includes 2,738 online adjunct...

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