Student Affairs Live - Building Living-Learning Communities that Work: Advancing Design, Delivery, and Assessment

January 11, 2018

Many postsecondary institutions use living-learning communities (LLC) as a tool for recruitment, engagement, and retention. Current research illustrates that solely having an LLC is insufficient as a means towards realizing these outcomes. In this session, panelists will discuss proven strategies for helping students achieve outcomes often associated with LLCs and provide recommendations for design, delivery, and assessment. On this episode of Student Affairs Live, guest host Keith Edwards speaks with Karen Kurotsuchi Inkelas, Jody Jessup-Anger, and Matthew Mayhew about their research on LLCs. These scholars will discuss lessons that practitioners can use to improve the student outcomes from LLCs. This free episode will air live on Wednesday, January 10 at 1 p.m. ET. To watch the archived video, just return to this page at any point after the episode airs.


Marketing Live - Communicating Careers

January 4, 2018

85% of students state the primary reason they're going to college is to get a better job. The evolving trends in the working world and expectations from employers makes it a challenging landscape to navigate. Learn how universities can best prepare students for their careers from Everette Fortner, University of Virginia's Associate Vice President of Career and Professional Development, and Darden School of Business professor.


Marketing Live - Telling a Story to Sell the Change

December 22, 2017

Marketing leaders are change managers. When a substantial change takes place within your institution – be that a rebranding or repositioning, a name change, an alliance with another institution, or other major initiative – it will fall to the central marketing and communication office to become the face of that change, successfully communicate it with both internal and external stakeholders, and build acceptance. Using Augsburg University’s recent name change and its new relationship with Luther Seminary as case studies, this episode of Marketing Live will cover an approach to these challenges grounded in storytelling.


Advancement Live - Enhancing your Instagram Strategy

December 20, 2017

Stories Archive. Stories Highlights. Following Hashtags. Instagram is making some significant changes, and they all add up to major opportunities for those of us in higher ed communications and advancement. In this episode of Advancement Live, Kim Infanti chats with three higher education social media pros from Michigan State, Darmouth College, and SUNY Oswego. All three are using Instagram stories in innovative ways, and they’re tracking Instagram analytics to enhance their strategies like never before. This is an all-Instagram episode that you don’t want to miss!


Admissions Live - Trending Topics in Admissions: A Year in Review

December 18, 2017

2017 marked a newsworthy year in college admissions. Popular culture, the political climate, social issues, and technology helped drive a national conversation about the status of college admissions in America; the good, the bad, and the ugly. One thing is for certain, 2017 was a year of big stories and significant changes that will influence the admissions landscape for years to come. On this episode of Admissions Live, we are joined by Eric Hoover, a senior writer at the Chronicle of Higher Education, and Jon Boeckenstedt, Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management and Marketing at DePaul University and author, to identify and discuss the hottest topics in admissions in 2017 and how they will impact the field in the future.


Student Affairs Live - Trends, Benefits & Challenges: University-Community Relationships

December 14, 2017

On this episode of Student Affairs Live, host Tony Doody talks with Beth Bagwell (Executive Director of the International Town & Gown Association), Dilnavaz Cama (Department Manager for Student Life's Off-Campus and Commuter Student Services at The Ohio State University), and Emily Allen (Senior City Planner for Neighborhoods for the City of Fort Collins), to explore trends, benefits, and issues in university (GOWN) and community (TOWN) relationships.


Marketing Live - Sharing Science Stories on Social Media

December 7, 2017

Faculty and researchers can be hesitant when it comes to sharing their work on social media. It’s up to communication professionals to explain the value in sharing their work. Hear from a long-time social media pro about building trust with some of your most skeptical colleagues – scientists. Learn how to take content from conferences and help researchers communicate real science via social media.


Student Affairs Live - To Doc or not to Doc: Considerations for Pursuing a Doctorate for Student Affairs Practitioners

December 6, 2017

Are you a student affairs practitioner considering a doctorate? How do you know if this is the right step for your career path? Is a doctorate necessary for upward mobility in student affairs? What are the pros and cons of pursuing a doctorate? What are the pros and cons of pursuing a student affairs career without a doctorate?

On this episode of Student Affairs Live, guest host Keith Edwards speaks with current doctorate student - Fernando Rodriguez, practitioner with a doctorate - Ed Cabellon, and faculty member and former student affairs practitioner - OiYan Poon. Guests will discuss their varied perspectives to help student affairs practitioners think more deeply about whether pursuing a doctorate is right for them or not, rather than just feeling like it is something everyone should do.


Marketing Live - Breaking Silos in Higher Ed

November 30, 2017

Silos in higher education aren't limited to the departments within your immediate structure. Silos exist across campus. You see them among academic units, athletics, and business operations. More appear in foundations and student support services. Higher ed builds silos to keep focus in one space. Too often this practice ignores interdisciplinary opportunities. The result: silos are not aligned with university priorities. A perfect storm of change is forcing us to break down these silos – technology, the great recession, new demands for transparency, accountability, and cooperation from students and leadership. Tune in to this episode of Marketing Live and learn how to break down silos using technology. We'll also discuss creating intentional connections with staff members. Some tactics include special projects, staff development, and internal hiring processes.