Revisiting 2020 Trend Predictions with Vicki Tambellini

Host Katelyn Ilkani talks with our own Vicki Tambellini, President and CEO of The Tambellini Group, about higher education trends she discussed in January 2020’s Top of Mind podcast. Tambellini notes that campus technology priorities are changing, and while some predictions have held true, COVID-10 has affected others. Tambellini talks about the fall semester and […]

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, […]

Driving Change: The Need for Courageous Leadership in Higher Education

Top of Mind Podcast: Colleges and Universities Returning in the Fall

Host Katelyn Ilkani talks with Keith McIntosh, Vice President for Information Service and Chief Information Officer at the University of Richmond about the need for courageous leadership in higher education. From addressing the needs of an increasingly diverse student population, to navigating the challenges of new learning environments created by the pandemic, to creating cultural […]

Student Privacy Concerns

Top of Mind POdcast: Student Privacy Concerns

Host Katelyn Ilkani talks with Tom Dugas, Assistant Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at Duquesne University, about securing identities. Dugas explains why identity and access management is critical to higher education. He describes the process of building a solid IAM program and choosing a dependable solution. Dugas also discusses how COVID-19 has affected […]

Student Systems 2019 Compendium

Top of Mind: Student Systems 2019 Compendium

As Tambellini concludes its 2020 Student Systems publication series, it is a good time to reflect on the past year and contemplate the future state of student systems. Tambellini’s Student Systems US Higher Education Market Trends and Leaders Report includes the following statistics regarding the student system market. There was an estimated 9 percent decrease […]

Finance, HCM, and Student System Planning in the COVID-19 Era

Top of Mind: Finance, HCM, and Student System Planning in the COVID-19 Era

Where does the move to cloud administrative systems fit into your strategic plan? How has the COVID-19 crisis changed your plans? Will you adopt a cloud administrative system sooner or later? As with all industries, higher education has been experiencing a rapid rate of technological change and has responded in varying degrees. Software vendors have […]

Pandemic: Navigating Transformative Change

Top of Mind: Navigating Transformative Change

The year 2020 is like no other we’ve seen in our lifetime. When normality has fallen by the wayside and systemic change is necessary, questions abound. How will campus reopen in the fall? What changes are necessary to support students, staff, and faculty on campus throughout a pandemic? Transformative change has distinct challenges, regardless of […]

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 […]

Cybersecurity Implications of COVID-19

Top of Mind Podcast: Cybersecurity Implications of COVID-19

Host Katelyn Ilkani talks with Helen Patton, Associate Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at The Ohio State University. Patton explains the security challenges Ohio State has faced with staff working remotely. She shares thoughts on the importance of the partnership between security and technology teams within an institution. Hear suggestions for success in […]