Mon, 09/16/2019 - 10:58am
IHE's Executive Ed.D. in Higher Education Management is now accepting applications for its next cohort, set to begin in January of 2020. The Executive Ed.D. is an accelerated program offering advanced coursework for middle- and senior-level, post-secondary education administrators. The curriculum, taught by the expert faculty of IHE, is broad and rigorous, covering both U.S. and international systems of higher education. Dissertation research…
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Mon, 09/16/2019 - 10:52am
Karen Webber joins Sherri Newcomb and Lindsay Wayt in presenting the keynote panel session, entitled Data-Informed Decisions in Higher Education, at the NACUBO Planning & Budgeting Forum on Monday, September 16 in Pittsburgh.  Webber notes that college and university leaders are facing complex new challenges on many fronts and data-driven decision making seems to offer promise for finding solutions. The panelists will provide multiple…
Wed, 07/03/2019 - 12:13pm
During the month of June members of Cohort 5 of the IHE’s executive EdD program in higher education management spent a week in China. Besides visiting universities in Beijing and Shanghai to hear presentations on a range of topics, the cohort toured famous sites such as the Great Wall, the Summer Palace, and the Forbidden City. Alumna Haixia Xu, deputy director of the Comparative Education Division of the Chinese Ministry of Education,…
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Fri, 06/14/2019 - 3:15pm
The Institute of Higher Education is pleased to announce the appointment of George C. Spencer Jr. as assistant professor of higher education beginning fall 2019. He joins IHE from the Steinhardt Graduate School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University where he has been a Dean’s Faculty Fellow since 2017. “I am delighted to join the faculty of the Institute of Higher Education at UGA,” says Spencer. “It is exciting to…
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Wed, 06/12/2019 - 9:31am
Maurice Shirley visited with faculty and students at the Institute on Tuesday, June 11. In addition to a roundtable discussion with students, Dr. Shirley presented a lecture outlining his professional background and research on the effects of employment on college student outcomes. While the percentage of high school students employed is lower and shows a downward trend, data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates a dramatic shift occurs…
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Tue, 05/21/2019 - 2:19pm
On Thursday, May 23, Karen Webber will deliver a keynote address at the Austrian Network for Higher Education Research meeting. Her talk, "Building Capacity in Institutional Research and Decision Support in Higher Education," addresses the conference's theme exploring potential tension in research between rigor and relevance. After the two-day conference, she will visit Danube University in Krems before returning to the States to attend the 2019…
Wed, 05/15/2019 - 4:56pm
Alumna Heidi Scheusner Leming (PhD ’13) has received the 2019 John Jones Award for Outstanding Performance as a Senior Student Affairs Officer from the leading student affairs organization, NASPA, Region III. The award recognizes student affairs officers, who are well-respected as collaborative, effective, and inspirational leaders by a range of campus constituencies, who show strategic and innovative leadership in providing programs and…
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Wed, 05/15/2019 - 2:09pm
Alumnus Jeff Stein (EdD, 2017) has been named vice president for strategic initiatives at Elon University where he has been serving as an associate vice president and the chief of staff under two Elon presidents. In his new role, Stein will oversee creation and implementation of Elon’s next 10-year strategic plan and support special projects and partnerships between the university and local and regional governments and organizations. Jeff will…
Tue, 04/30/2019 - 12:15pm
Alumnus Todd Holcomb (EdD ’92) has been named the eighth president of Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo, Iowa, beginning July 1, 2019. Hawkeye Community College serves more than 25,000 individuals and awards nearly 1,500 diplomas and degrees annually. Since 1966, the college has had a significant impact on the Waterloo and Cedar Rapids area, by graduating more than 50,000 students, with 94 percent staying in Iowa. He currently serves as…
Tue, 04/30/2019 - 12:00pm
Several IHE alumni and friends contributed to the Institute of Higher Education fund during the first-ever Georgia Giving Week, held April 20-26. Participants received a special discount on items at the University Bookstore and a limited edition UGA mini pennant magnet. Everyone at the Institute appreciates your generous support. Thank you for taking the time to make a donation. The Institute of Higher Education Fund assists in the continued…