Mergers and Acquisitions in Higher Education

Top of Mind Podcast: Mergers and Acquisitions in Higher Education

The pace of mergers and acquisitions has rapidly accelerated in higher education in recent years as institutions adapt to a changing market. But what happens behind the scenes when two institutions decide to join forces? Northeastern University’s CIO, Cole Camplese knows firsthand from his experience building a unified technology operation for his institution’s recent partnership […]

Making Technology Career Transitions

Top of Mind Podcast: Making Technology Career Transitions

When is the right time for an IT leader to move on to a new role at a new institution? How much should location matter versus potential for career growth? Aisha Jackson answers these questions and shares insights from her experience navigating the first year as a new technology leader since joining the University of […]

Strategies for Overcoming IT Hiring Challenges

Top of Mind Podcast: Strategies for Overcoming IT Hiring Challenges

As the Director of Enterprise Software Systems at Montgomery County Community College in Pennsylvania, Mary Beaver is a paragon of success in building and retaining a high-performing IT team. In fact, the CRM system she and her team of MCCC alumni built won Tambellini Group’s 2023 Innovative Technology Team Award. Listen in as Mary takes […]

The Unicorn CIO: Combining IT and Instructional Design Expertise

Top of Mind Podcast: The Unicorn CIO

A CIO with academic technology expertise is a rare yet valuable asset to any institution. With a PhD in instructional design, Dr. Patricia Kahn, CIO at College of Staten Island-CUNY, is one of those IT unicorns. In our latest Top of Mind podcast, she shares her method for collaborating with leadership peers in vetting and […]

Digital Accessibility: What’s Next for Higher Ed?

Top of Mind Podcast - Digital Accessibility: What’s Next for Higher Ed?

While there isn’t one single definition of digital accessibility that applies to all higher education institutions, there are guiding principles that all should follow. Our Top of Mind guest this month, Brian Fodrey, Carnegie Mellon University’s Assistant Vice President of Business Innovation, shares the guidelines and steps his institution followed in creating their Digital Accessibility Office. […]

ChatGPT on Campus: How AI Tools Are Changing Teaching and Learning

Top of Mind Podcast: ChatGPT on Campus:

It’s no secret that the adoption of AI tools in higher education is growing by the day, and ChatGPT is leading the pack. Our Top of Mind guest this month, Dr. Lin Lin Lipsmeyer, Chair of the Department of Teaching and Learning at the Simmons School of Education and Human Development at Southern Methodist University, […]

Looking Back and Planning Forward: 2022 Technology Trends and Predictions for 2023

Top of Mind Podcast: 2022 Technology Trends and Predictions for 2023

Vicki Tambellini, President and CEO of Tambellini Group, kicks off the new year with her annual take on the top technology trends for 2022, along with her predictions of the drivers that will have the biggest impact on the higher education market in 2023. Listen in for Vicki’s insights on how factors including budget pressures […]

The Magic of Hyperautomation

Top of Mind Podcast: The Magic of Hyperautomation

To realize the benefits of hyperautomation, the University of South Florida (USF) identified three crucial factors for success: an agile mindset, investing with the right partners, and a willingness to experiment with new technologies. Alice Wei, Assistant Vice President of Digital Transformation and Innovation at USF, joins the Top of Mind family this month to […]

The Technology ‘Taste Test’

Top of Mind Podcast: The Technology ‘Taste Test’

Oral Roberts University (ORU) has one technological focus: to be the best campus for 21st-century students. Why? Because the student is worth it. Michael Mathews, CIO and Vice President of Global Learning and Innovation at ORU, joins the October episode of Tambellini Group’s Top of Mind podcast series to share how he made his dreams […]

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