Student Affairs Live - The Science of Sleep

March 20, 2019

How and why do we sleep? How does our sleep change across our life span? What are the implications of sleep deprivation on college students and how might that guide our practice? How has technology transformed our understanding of sleep? How do caffeine and alcohol work within the body to affect the quality of sleep? Are pills like melatonin and Ambien effective in providing healthful sleep? What is cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I)? What are some tips and strategies to improve the quality of our sleep? Learn the answers to these questions and more as host Tony Doody interviews Dr. Brad Wolgast (Director of the Center for Counseling and Student Development at the University of Delaware). Please contribute to the conversation by emailing questions before the show to 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.

Marketing Live - Transfer Receptivity: Transforming Culture and the Student Experience

March 19, 2019

Policies and procedures tend to shape higher education institutional cultures disproportionately, shortchanging an emphasis on the student experience. Similarly, traditional approaches to transferring credits and physically moving between institutions place the responsibility of transferring on the student, not the institution. It’s time to flip the script. Join us as we explore the principles of transfer receptive cultures and their effects on the transfer experience for students of color.

Higher Ed Live: Special Edition - College for Sale?

March 15, 2019

Once again, higher education is in the national spotlight. Dozens of people — parents, coaches, consultants, and celebrities — were indicted earlier this week in a massive college admissions scandal that begs questions about whether or not the entire system is rigged to favor the wealthy. In this special edition broadcast, we’ll discuss the scandal with an esteemed panel of higher education experts. Diving into the many issues this scandal raises, we’ll explore the institution-wide short and longterm repercussions, try to determine where we go from here, and so much more.

Higher Ed Live Special Edition - GIF-ing the Light Fantastic: Making and Measuring Animated GIFs

March 14, 2019

Join Andrew Cassel and Jon-Stephen Stansel share a passion for creating one of the most engaging forms of content on the internet: GIFs. In this episode they’ll discuss the challenges and rewards of making GIFs, measuring the effectiveness of GIF content, using GIFs to help tell the story of your school (and maybe attract the interest of prospective students), and talk about one of the greatest debates in internet history: how to pronounce the GIF acronym.

Higher Ed Live: Special Edition - What to Expect at ListenUp EDU

March 13, 2019

ListenUp EDU is a higher ed conference like no other. Student affairs, marketing and communications, alumni engagement, and advancement professionals from across the country will explore how a culture of listening, service, and trust-building can make us better at what we do. In this special edition of Higher Ed Live, hear from two of the conference co-founders as they share why they created ListenUp and what you can expect in 2019. For those watching live, they’ll also answer your questions. Host Ashley Budd will chime in as well with the perspective of a prior attendee and facilitator. Learn more and register at – use discount code HELIVE100 for $100 off your registration.

Admissions Live - Harnessing User Generated Content with Instagram Stories

March 5, 2019

Today, more than 87% of commercial brands are leveraging user-generated content in their marketing strategies. Learn more about how you why you should be seeking out this cost-effective content source and how you can identify awesome photos, videos, and comments to share from your best followers.

Advancement Live - The Latest in Online Giving Trends

February 27, 2019

As schools combat donor fatigue amid challenging fundraising goals, it’s more important than ever to uncover giving strategies that work. Tune in as Mirko Widenhorn, iModules Strategic Consultant teams up with Blake Piper, Assistant Director of Annual Giving at Temple University as they discuss the latest trends in online giving, the importance of email, the impact of mobile, and the new ways you can spark your constituents to open their wallets and give back to your institution.

Higher Ed Special Edition: Seizing Events as Strategic Communication Opportunities

February 22, 2019

Through the lens of Commencement, learn how Georgia Tech’s Campus Communications partners with Special Events to create fresh content for both teams. This session outlines the long-term planning process, available resources both sides can offer, and advice on identifying newsworthy aspects in annual events.

Student Affairs Live - Student Affairs Side Hustles

February 21, 2019

Some student affairs professionals are pursuing side hustles. Some folks are pursuing a side hustle in the hopes of turning it into a full-time opportunity, others to complement their primary student affairs role, and others to pursue needed financial resources their student affairs role is not able to offer.

On this episode of Student Affairs Live, host Keith Edwards speaks with Paul Brown, Amma Marfo, Lauren Tyger, and Michael Benitez about the benefits, downsides, and complexities of student affairs side hustles.

Student Affairs Live - Using Images for Research, Pedagogy and Practice

February 14, 2019

What are the challenges and benefits of using imagery for research, teaching, and practice? How can images be used to explore concepts such as privilege, oppression, class, gender? What are practical examples of photo elicitation, photo voice, visual content analysis, art-based inquiry, and digital story-telling? What are some ethical and practical considerations when using digital tools for research? How does signage, imagery and campus layout cultivate or diminish a sense of belonging? Learn the answers to these questions and more as host Tony Doody interviews Carrie Kortegast (Northern Illinois University) and Bridget T Kelly (University of Maryland). Please contribute to the conversation by emailing questions before the show to 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.