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March 5, 2024

High Stakes. Higher Education.

At our Community Summit earlier this month, we announced our new tagline as the theme of the event: High stakes. Higher education. The phrase was intended to set the stage...

January 18, 2022

Inspiration from ‘Ted Lasso’ for Assessment Professionals

One of the things that has brought me great joy this past year is the Apple TV hit comedy, Ted Lasso. While seemingly about a U.S. football coach who is brought to England to...

December 10, 2021

Redesigning College Transcripts for Students and Employers

Student success is heavily dependent on student engagement in courses AND in the institution at large. My interest in micro-credentials and Comprehensive Learner Record ...

How Strong Is the Relationship Between Your CFO and Provost?

In November, University of California, Riverside announced its hire of Elizabeth Watkins as its new provost and executive vice chancellor.

August 13, 2020

To Open or Not: Case Study in Strategic Decision-Making

My campus is not alone in having a battle about the decision to bring back students to campus, although the decision has already been made and students are back. Arguments...

What Data Can — and Can’t Yet — Tell Us

When my twin brother, a commercial pilot, flies a plane, he knows sensors informed by tens of thousands of prior flights are equipped to predict engine failures. But that...

June 11, 2020

Presidential priorities: Areas of concern for College and University Presidents

Higher education was already facing an environment of rising costs and increased competition when COVID-19 struck, leaving higher-ed leaders across the country grappling with...

June 2, 2020

How Your College Can Survive the Pandemic

This blog is co-authored by Javier Miyares, former president of University of Maryland Global Campus.

September 5, 2019

HelioStories: Craig Rudick on Transforming Institutional Analytics

I first began working in higher education data analytics in 2013 after transitioning from academic astrophysics. My initial impression was, “This is it, huh?” I was a bit...

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