Hybrid Is Not the New Normal

Top of Mind: Hybrid is not the New Normal

This winter, I’ve been struck by how often I’ve heard that “hybrid is the new normal” for higher education.[1] EdTech vendor briefings are a common source, typically in the context of new or improved synchronous learning technology. Industry tends to define hybrid more broadly than institutions to include formal and informal combinations of asynchronous, synchronous, […]

Online Proctoring: A Call for Action for Academic Technology Leaders

Top of Mind: Online Proctoring

When COVID-19 first forced higher education institutions to adopt remote instruction, many colleges and universities prioritized online proctoring solutions among their academic technology needs. In April, an EDUCAUSE quick poll reported that 77 percent of responding institutions had already adopted online proctoring solutions or were planning to adopt them in the near future. This finding […]

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 […]

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, […]

On Campus: COVID-19 Challenges and On-premises vs Cloud Solutions

Top of MInd: Newsworthy for Higher Ed

My former colleagues have readily reminded me that I’m not in the trenches anymore, but the instinctive mindset, when reacting to and managing crises, has not left me. The focus and intensity that comes with a crisis situation takes hold of people and organizations to ensure that the operations of their organizations can function. For […]