From Butler to Enabler: How IT Services Empower Teaching and Learning

Top of Mind Podcast: From Butler to Enabler - How IT Services Empower Teaching and Learning

It is no argument that modernizing at any institution is a learning curve. In this month’s Top of Mind podcast episode: “From Butler to Enabler: How IT Services Empower Teaching and Learning,” Alison Robinson, associate vice president and deputy CIO of the Division of Information and Technology Services at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, […]

Pandemic Protocol: The Role of Institutional Technology Leaders and Teams

Top of Mind Podcast: Pandemic Protocol

As higher education institutions continue to roll out vaccination and testing protocols that will be applied going forward, the role of technology (and campus tech leaders) is central to making these new requirements work. In this Top of Mind Podcast, Janet Scannell, Chief Technology Officer at Carleton College, shares her perspective from the CTO role […]

How Higher Education IT Leaders Contribute to Humanized Learning

Top of Mind: How Higher Education IT Leaders Contribute to Humanized Learning

For the last year, humanized learning has been top of mind at many higher education institutions. As I’ve written previously, it is not a new concept. The teaching and learning literature is brimming with resources, ranging from philosophical treatises to practical guides. Historically and currently, most educators and campus leaders use humanized learning to describe […]

Rebuilding Student-Institution Trust after Online Proctoring

Top of Mind: Rebuilding Student-Institution Trust after Online Proctoring

When higher education shut down due to COVID-19 in spring 2020, the capacity to provide quality remote instruction varied widely within and across institutions. Diverse and complex social, economic, and physical factors made the transition to distance learning easier for some students than for others. Not surprisingly, tensions between displaced students and their institutions emerged […]

Humanizing Online Learning: Creating a Social Engagement Toolkit

Top of Mind: Humanizing Online Learning

As colleges and universities settle into another semester of remote instruction, many institutions are striving to create a cohesive community experience for students. The commitment to social engagement has manifested in different ways, including the desire to preserve authentic classroom interactions in online learning spaces. In fact, 40 percent of institutions responding to a recent […]