Higher Ed Live: Special Edition - 20 Years of Webmastering at Illinois

January 18, 2019

The University of Illinois has a legendary history in technical achievement, with faculty and alumni creating such things as the first graphical browser, YouTube, and PayPal, to name just a few. This explains why the school is celebrating its 20th annual web conference in April 2019. Hear stories about the early days of the web at Illinois, how the conference started, and what adventures have taken place throughout the past 20 years.


Higher Ed Trends - 2019 Edition

January 11, 2019

It's a new year. What better way to kick things off than to check in on higher ed trends. We’ve tapped two Higher Ed Live OGs to bring you this episode. Hear from producer and host, Ashley Budd, and our network founder Seth Odell. Ashley will ask Seth his take on what’s happening in our industry and what to watch.


Student Affairs Live - Looking Back and Thinking Forward: Reflections, Stories and Predictions

December 20, 2018

Join past Student Affairs Live hosts Heather Shea and Ed Cabellon as they reflect back on learning, experiences, and stories as former hosts. We’ll also explore the current state of student affairs and predictions on where we’re heading as a profession.


Marketing Live - Giving and Getting Feedback on Creative Work

December 13, 2018

Getting and giving feedback about creative work presents some unique challenges in higher ed’s consensus- and committee-driven environment. In this episode of Marketing Live, author Todd Henry will provide guidance helping you put your creative team in a position to do its best work. He will discuss ways to create a stable culture that empowers your team and will outline key principles on how to give and get feedback about creative work.


Student Affairs Live - Developing Student Leaders

December 13, 2018

What is leadership education and what can we build in students now that will serve them well when facing the unknown challenges of the future? What does leadership look like in a digital environment? What is socially just leadership education and why is it important? How do we increase capacity and affordability to provide leadership opportunities for ALL students? How can we effectively measure the success of leadership programs? Learn the answers to these questions and more as host Tony Doody interviews Kathy Guthrie (Florida State University) and Robyn Ginese (Rutgers University). Please contribute to the conversation by emailing questions before the show to tony@higheredlive.com or by tweeting live during the show using the #higheredlive hashtag. We’ll do our best to infuse questions from viewers (with attribution) into the live conversation.


Advancement Live - Measuring and Reporting Impact

December 12, 2018

How do we know that our alumni programs add value to the alumni we serve? How do we know what programs to keep, start, and stop? We use facts and data to manage change and growth. Understanding engagement metrics can help you answer these questions. Tune in to learn winning ways to report on outcomes to your boss and to the community. In this episode, we will explore engagement definitions, data collection, and reporting. We'll look at evaluation techniques – surveys, focus groups, and net promoter scores. We'll also explore the relationship between involvement and giving. Plus, using engagement metrics to inform future decisions.


Marketing Live - The Path to a New Brand Story: Sweet Briar College

November 30, 2018

Learn how Sweet Briar College changed the narrative from “the school that nearly closed in 2015” to one of confidence, courage, and grit through a comprehensive marketing effort, including thorough constituent research, a refreshed brand platform, and an ongoing advertising campaign.


Marketing Live - Becoming a Social-First University

November 16, 2018

Learn how West Virginia University went from forgotten to followed on social media. Five years ago, WVU’s social media accounts were an afterthought… and it showed. The staff wanted to change that. Now, they're a leader in higher ed social media. Tune in to find out how everything changed and why your university should make social media a bigger priority.


Advancement Live - Big Time Giving Day Tactics for Small Budgets

November 8, 2018

You don’t need a large team or a huge budget to plan and execute a successful giving day for your institution. All it takes is some creative thinking and a bit of strategy to learn how to maximize your resources to achieve fundraising success. Join Mirko Widenhorn, iModules Strategic Consultant, as he discusses tips, strategies, and best practices for a successful Day of Giving. Plus, hear directly from the teams at Wentworth Institute of Technology and Hamline University to learn how they overcame the challenges of limited resources to unlock their Giving Day potential.


Marketing Live - Crash Course in Design Thinking

October 26, 2018

What is design thinking, and how can you use to address challenges at your institution? This episode will provide a crash course in the five-step human-centered problem-solving framework that focuses on high-impact solutions that meet both stakeholder and institution needs. You’ll learn how to use design thinking in a higher education context and be able to apply it right away (no budget needed!) at your institution.