Events

Forthcoming Webinars

Campus Connections Summit Online
Wednesday, April 19, 2017  •  2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

The Campus Connections Summit 2017 gathered 140 campus executives from 83 institutions representing 19 countries to brainstorm and recommend collaborative projects to accelerate the impact of Big Data and IoT on campus.

Convened by Internet2 and hosted by Microsoft in Redmond, WA on February 14-16, the theme was Big Data Big Campus and focused on 4 areas:

  • Success & Analytics
  • Energy & Sustainability
  • Safety & Security
  • Collaborative Research

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This webinar is sponsored by Microsoft and hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education. All content presented during the event is provided by the speakers.

Impacting Student Engagement with Digital Course Materials
Tuesday, April 25, 2017  •  2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Too many students in the College of Business at Texas A&M University-San Antonio were neglecting to buy the required course materials for their classes due to the high cost of print textbooks. College leadership determined that that was a problem too critical not to solve.

The solution? An inclusive-access program that would deliver digital textbooks to all students before the first day of classes at an affordable cost. Join this exciting and informative webinar, Impacting Student Engagement with Digital Course Materials, to learn:

  • Tips for successfully running an eTextbook program
  • The digital engagement tools TAMU-SA faculty and students use to deepen learning
  • How TAMU-SA leadership selected their inclusive access delivery partner, VitalSource Access®
  • Why inclusive access works to bolster student success and lower the cost of course materials

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This webinar is sponsored by VitalSource and hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education. All content presented during the event is provided by the speakers.

The Future of Enrollment
Thursday, April 27, 2017  •  2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Over the past decade and a half, colleges have diversified their enrollment streams and advanced their brand name by expanding their geographic reach and opening up new markets of undergraduate students. The question now is whether the next generation of college students will make the same choices as their predecessors and travel far distances to attend college. Evidence on demographics and traditional student migration suggests they won’t. Even as more institutions expand their search areas for admissions, many indications suggest the market for students willing to get on a plane or drive several hours to college is not growing at the same rate.

This hour-long webinar will give an overview of the future enrollment picture for colleges and discuss key findings from a new Chronicle of Higher Education report, including:

  • The forecast for demographics and how the growth in high-school graduates will be among students who in the past have been unwilling or unable to travel far to college.
  • Strategies employed by colleges to succeed in a new environment where more institutions recruit farther from their home base and the competition to land students becomes tougher.
  • The future of college admissions and the shifting landscape when it comes to finding students, evaluating them, and better matching them to institutions.

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This webinar is sponsored by Jenzabar and hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education. All content presented during the event is provided by the speakers.

Archived Webinars

Making the Jump to a Modern Budgeting Process in the Cloud
Originally broadcast: Thursday, December 15, 2016  •  2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

The current conditions in higher education - from revenue uncertainty to increased scrutiny on costs and outcomes - are leading institutions of all types to re-consider their budgeting and forecasting processes. The challenges of today cannot be effectively managed using outdated planning solutions or offline spreadsheets. The process of moving beyond status quo can be daunting, and often institutions find themselves not knowing the proper questions to ask. When this transition is effectively managed, it can improve the institutional decision making and financial footing.

In this webinar, you will hear how other institutions such as University College London and Tufts University have effectively transitioned to a modern budgeting approach.

 

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This webinar is sponsored by Kaufman Hall and hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education. All content presented during the event is provided by the speakers.

Day-One Access to Affordable Student Course Materials: A Digital Solution
Originally broadcast: Thursday, December 1, 2016 

At VitalSource, we hold a staunch belief that day-one access to affordable course materials and to quote the band Boston, “it’s more than a feeling.” Our research backs the notion that students who put off or do not purchase course materials have grades negatively impacted.

In this webinar, Keri Cole, Dean of e-Learning at Hinds Community College, Dr. Mike Hale of Vital Source, and Nathan Richter of Wakefield Research will discuss recent survey findings and the real-world successes of providing students with the needed materials prior to the first day of the semester. Join the conversation to gain insights on equipping your students for success from day one and get your questions answered by the panelists.

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This webinar is sponsored by VitalSource and hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education. All content presented during the event is provided by the speakers.

Prepaid Cards in Higher Education
Originally broadcast: Wednesday, October 12, 2016  

In the Prepaid Card Programs in Higher Education Webinar, universities share how prepaid cards are a faster, easier, and more secure way for them to disperse payments, allowing recipients to access funds at ATMs or use at any merchant that accepts Visa or MasterCard debit cards.

Discover how Clemson, Boston College, and Yale are incorporating prepaid cards to cover various per diem payments in programs from research to athletics.

 

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This webinar is sponsored by Bank of America and hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education. All content presented during the event is provided by Bank of America.

Keys to Building a Competitive Online Program
Originally broadcast on: Wednesday, August 24, 2016  

Learn how to build, scale, and sustain winning online programs in highly competitive markets. If you’re responsible for expanding your institution’s online footprint, please join Ohio University and Pearson Embanet for a live webinar on creating, growing, and sustaining winning online programs in today’s hyper-competitive markets.

Get an inside view of what’s making OU’s online MBA program so successful, from Hugh Sherman, Dean of the College of Business, and Brett Frazier, Pearson Embanet’s Senior Vice President of Business Development. Discover:

  • Why OU put its MBA program online
  • How to overcome challenges in launching and growing your program
  • Key strategies for differentiating your program and making it more competitive
  • Strategic insights for university leaders considering growing / going online
  • How partnering with Pearson helped OU achieve and sustain online success

Join us and learn from those who are succeeding and excelling online.

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This webinar is sponsored by Pearson and hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education. All event content is provided by Pearson and Ohio University College of Business.

Learn How Analytics Can Drive Student Success
Originally broadcast: Thursday, August 4, 2016  

Mounting pressures to increase student success and retention are driving colleges and universities to seek new ways to measure and improve student outcomes. A strong data-based learning analytics solution enables faculty and administrators to proactively identify, understand and act on student behavior and performance, empowering the right students at the right time to achieve greater success.

In this webinar, a panel of practitioners from public and private universities will help you understand the power of learning data, discuss how they are successfully implementing an analytics solution on their campuses, and share best practices to help you get started on yours.

 

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This webinar is sponsored by Barnes & Noble Education LoudCloud and hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education. All content presented during the event is provided by Barnes & Noble Education LoudCloud.

Today's Higher Education Leader: Navigating Change and Managing Expectations
Originally broadcast: Thursday, July 28, 2016  

During peak admissions season, colleges and universities have their work cut out for them. They must review, process and reply to thousands of applications from prospective students—all within a matter of weeks.

That’s why leading institutions are taking smarter, more efficient approaches to the admissions process, leveraging technology that allows them to maximize work output and easily track applications without hiring new staff.

The University of Mary Washington (UMW)—a prestigious, century-old institution based in Fredericksburg, VA—receives about 300 applications per day at the height of admissions season. To keep pace with this influx of paperwork, the university uses Laserfiche enterprise content management (ECM) to capture application documents from multiple sources, cut down on processing time, eliminate bottlenecks and more.

Join expert panelists from UMW’s admissions department for an informative webinar to learn how the university: Reduced application processing time from three weeks to just one day; Improved accountability and reporting to easily track admissions documents throughout the process; Cultivated change within the organization by empowering administrators and faculty members to embrace new ways of working; and Identified and eliminated operational bottlenecks to improve admissions processes from the ground up.

 

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This webinar is sponsored by Laserfiche and hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education. All content presented during the event is provided by the speakers.

Using Classroom Simulators: From Immersive Preparation for New Teachers to Assessment of Readiness to Teach
Originally broadcast: Wednesday, July 27, 2016  

The use of immersive flight simulators to train and assess pilots’ skills is a familiar fact of life for aviation. Now, for teachers, realistic simulation of their professional environment―the K-12 classroom―is available, providing teachers with the kinds of challenges they will face in the classroom. During this one-hour webinar you will hear about:

  • A range of ways that teacher educators are using simulated elementary, middle school and high school classrooms to allow prospective teachers to practice important skills
  • How classroom simulations are being used to present prospective teachers with known challenges and opportunities they may encounter in practice in the classroom (including communicating with parents and working with students with different profiles)
  • How ETS is collaborating with Mursion to use classroom simulation in performance assessments for prospective teachers as part of the new NOTE assessment designed to measure candidates’ ability to carry out high-leverage instructional practices in the classroom

Join representatives from ETS and Mursion for this free webinar to learn about―and see and hear―a classroom simulator that can place a teacher in an elementary classroom for practice and for assessment of classroom readiness.

 

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This webinar is sponsored by ETS and hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education. All content presented during the event is provided by ETS and Mursion.

Moving to the Cloud: How the Big Game and a Big Idea Transformed the University of Notre Dame's IT Strategy
Originally broadcast: Thursday, June 23, 2016  

It all started with a football game. When the University of Notre Dame reached the BCS Championship Game in 2012, the team at the Office of Information Technologies (OIT) knew they needed a game plan of their own to manage the inevitable spikes in website traffic. They turned to the cloud, and their website was able to scale up to 150,000 users while reducing costs by 40%.

The OIT team dared to dream big, wondering if they could move all academic and technical workloads to the cloud. The school implemented a strategy to move 80% of their technology to the cloud, including their data center, by the end of 2018.

Attend this webinar to learn from the technology leaders who designed Notre Dame’s game plan and made the transition. Ron Kramer, CIDO, and Dr. Mike Chapple, Senior Director of Information Technology Service Delivery, will discuss the challenges, opportunities and decision points every institution should consider when starting a cloud journey. You’ll learn:

  • How to identify events and situations that should trigger an analysis of cloud technology

  • Best practices for colleges and universities just getting started in the cloud

  • Key economic factors when making a cloud decision

  • The benefits of cloud for students and instructors, including how Notre Dame students use the cloud to develop mobile apps that improve their marketability when searching for a job
  • How to coach and develop technology staff during a transition from on-premises solutions to the cloud
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    This webinar is sponsored by Amazon Web Services and hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education. All content presented during the event is provided by Amazon Web Services and the University of Notre Dame.

Today's Higher Education Leader: Navigating Change and Managing Expectations
Originally broadcast on Thursday, March 3, 2016   

Our expert panel will share their experiences and best practices for navigating an increasingly complex technology landscape to meet the changing demands and expectations for higher education. During this one-hour webinar you’ll learn how some higher education leaders are:

  • Providing support and playing a key role in their institutions’ Student Success and Student Outcomes initiatives

  • Influencing strategic thinking on which new innovations should be adopted by their institutions to reduce costs and improve quality campus wide

  • Rethinking the role of today’s higher education leader with an examination of the “soft skills” that are most critical for relationship building and bringing decentralized organizations together for the common good of the institution

  • Preparing to manage retirements of key personnel and filling positions with millennials who bring a different set of skills and requirements to the organization
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    This webinar is sponsored by Laserfiche and hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education. All content presented during the event is provided by the speakers.