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 […]

#DearVendor: Those Cold Calls, Though

Top of MInd: Newsworthy for Higher Ed

A couple of weeks ago, I had plans to write about cold calls as my next #DearVendor post. Then COVID-19 hit and those plans—and seemingly all plans—flew right out the window. So I turned my attention instead to writing about how technology companies could best support their higher education constituents during this unprecedented time (see […]

Coronavirus, Compassion, and Change

Top of MInd: Newsworthy for Higher Ed

I feel for my former colleagues and friends in higher education right now. Having recently left an institutional role, I can easily imagine the conversations that are happening on campuses across the United States, the difficult decisions that are being made, and the stress that COVID-19 is creating for institutions and their leaders, their faculty […]

Coronavirus and COVID-19: How Colleges and Universities Should Prepare

Top of Mind Podcast: Coronavirus and COVID-19: How Colleges and Universities Should Prepare

Tambellini’s Vice President of Industry Relations Raechelle Clemmons discusses measures higher education institutions should take to prepare for consequences of the novel coronavirus. This podcast focuses on disaster recovery and business continuity and the unique situations in which institutions may find themselves. Colleges and universities may be faced with the need to close, requiring IT […]

Expanding the Definition of Technology and Student Success

Top of Mind: Expanding the Definition of Technology and Student Success

Student success is to the beginning of this decade what MOOCs were to the beginning of the last one. Talk about student success is inescapable. Legislators, regulatory bodies, journalists, education institutions, technology providers—everyone is talking about student success. There’s no question that student success is also top of mind for higher education technology professionals. Two […]