Fri, 05/22/2020 - 1:32pm
Professor Rob Toutkoushian led two Zoomtable discussions for nearly fifty graduates and students to discuss the financial impact of Covid-19 on institutions of higher education. The participants joined the sessions from across the US at various agencies, governing boards, and public and private institutions. Professor Toutkoushian presented overviews of funding models and ways that the traditional revenue streams have been disrupted. The general…
Wed, 05/06/2020 - 2:13pm
Greg Wolniak formally joined the editorial team at the Journal of Higher Education (JHE) as an associate editor on May 1. Greg has served a member of JHE’s editorial review board since 2013. In response to the announcement he said, “I’m excited to join the editorial team at JHE and honored to have been presented with the opportunity.” Greg noted that he has benefited from the constructive support of editors at core journals, like JHE, throughout…
Tags: research
Fri, 04/17/2020 - 1:30pm
IHE’s postdoctoral research and teaching associate, Maurice Shirley, has received a 2020 NYU University-Wide Outstanding Dissertation Award for his work, Understanding the Effects of Student Employment on College Completion for Undergraduate Black, Latinx, and White Students at Two and Four-Year Institutions. “I'm extremely honored to have my work recognized by NYU! With this award, I aim to continue contributing to conversations on enhancing…
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Tue, 04/14/2020 - 1:49pm
Twenty IHE graduates and faculty members from across the US met on Monday to talk through experiences and responses to the COVID-19 crisis. Dr. Knapp shared leadership insights and inspiration drawn from his career, including his tenure as UGA president in the 1990s. Graduates, currently serving in a variety of roles in public universities, private colleges, state systems offices, and professional associations, participated in the strong…
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Thu, 03/12/2020 - 10:49am
On Friday, March 6, President of SHEEO Rob Anderson spoke at IHE on the role and strategic directions of SHEEO.  SHEEO partners with chief higher-education executives of state-wide governing and coordinating boards, acts as a liaison between state and federal governments, and provides information and analysis on higher education policy issues. He noted that the executives and staffs served by SHEEO represent a variety of higher education…
Tags: EPS
Thu, 02/27/2020 - 4:41pm
Marion Ross Fedrick presented the keynote address to a full audience at the 20th Annual Mary Frances Early Lecture on February 25 at 2 p.m. in the Hodgson Concert Hall. Fedrick is the 10th president of Albany State University and a student in IHE’s executive Ed.D. program in higher education management.  Ms. Fedrick served as interim executive vice president and interim president at the university before being appointed president on August 14,…
Tags: Institute of Higher Education, Executive EdD, Mary Frances Early, Marion Fedrick
Thu, 01/30/2020 - 12:10pm
In January 2020, Greg Wolniak received a research grant from the Horatio Alger Association to conduct a follow-up study of the career and educational outcomes among students from adverse backgrounds.  As a long-standing PI for the Association, in 2017 Wolniak launched the association’s first ever longitudinal study of the developmental trajectories of Horatio Alger Scholars, designed to follow the entering cohort of freshmen scholars through…
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Thu, 01/30/2020 - 11:23am
Dr. Leslie Gordon was invited by Reinhardt University's Center for Innovative Teaching and Engaged Learning to make a presentation on ePortfolios to approximately 80 faculty on January 16.   She also met with faculty currently piloting an ePortfolio platform to offer additional guidance on preparing faculty and students for implementation of ePortfolios across the institution. 
Wed, 01/29/2020 - 2:45pm
On January 28, Hugh J. Watson, PhD, visited the Institute of Higher Education and gave an open lecture on effective use of analytics, entitled Data Analytics in Higher Education and Elsewhere. Drawing from decades of work in business settings, he outlined the various kinds of analytics, types of information that formed from them, and their applications. He also shared the technologies required for analytical research and processing, professional…
Thu, 01/23/2020 - 8:46am
On Friday, January 17, Jens Jungblut of the University of Oslo presented an EPS entitled, To Join or Not to Join? The Case of the International Association of Universities. The talk focused on his recent research into membership characteristics of the International Association of Universities (IAU) among the word’s institutions of higher education. Jungblut started his inquiry wondering why the low rate of membership in this meta-organization is…
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