From AI to DEI: Top Takeaways from ASU+GSV

Top of Mind: ASU+GSV Virtual Summit

If you haven’t attended the ASU+GSV Summit before, it is an experience not to be missed. A joint endeavor between Arizona State University (ASU) and Global Silicon Valley (GSV) Ventures, its “high tech meets education industry” focus brings thousands of innovative educators and EdTech entrepreneurs together each year to talk about “society’s greatest challenge: ensuring […]

From Pivot-Ready to Resilient: Creating Flexible Workplaces for the Future

Top of Mind: Creating Flexible Workplaces for the Future

Fall has always been a magical time on college campuses. Energy and anticipation are in the air as new students arrive on campus for the first time and seniors return for their final year. After a quiet summer, colleges and universities are once again packed with people and alive with activity. The excitement is palpable, […]

Four Trends that Say IT Leaders Should Help Lead the Way

Top of Mind: Four Trends that Say IT Leaders Should Help Lead the Way

For the last decade, and perhaps more, technology leaders in higher education have been engaged in a debate about the CIO as “strategist” or “plumber” and whether the CIO should have a seat at the senior leadership table. Some have gotten there, only to realize that not all seats are created equally. And then the […]

The Rise of the “Next Normal”: A Three-Pronged Approach for Higher Education IT Leaders

Top of Mind: The Rise of the “Next Normal”

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced higher education institutions to change quickly, and potentially for good. It has shown that colleges and universities can do what was previously unimaginable—enable an entirely remote academic and administrative environment and do it within a matter of weeks. The unyielding constraints of a global health crisis have forced institutions to […]

Easing Out of COVID-19: Three Things for IT Leaders to Focus On

Top of MInd: Newsworthy for Higher Ed

For much of higher education, the descent into the current COVID-19 state looked—and for those in the midst of it, may have felt—a little bit like a crash landing. Many institutions began engaging in continuity planning weeks in advance, but when the decision was made to “go remote,” first for instruction and then for administration, […]

Is a COVID-19 Pivot Needed in Higher Education (and For Those Who Serve It)?

Top of MInd: Newsworthy for Higher Ed

I’ve spent a lot of time over the last few weeks thinking about what, if any, long-term impact the COVID-19 experience will have on our lives and expectations, broadly, and on higher education, specifically. I suspect many of us have. How long will this pandemic continue? Will we return to ‘normal’ at some point, or […]

Balancing Strategic Priorities in a Time of Crisis

Top of MInd: Newsworthy for Higher Ed

There’s an age-old tension between urgent and important, and most IT leaders know it all too well. “Don’t let the urgent get in the way of the important,” or so the saying goes. But this is much easier said than done. During ‘normal’ times, one’s day can easily get derailed by a system outage, audit […]