Student Success, Continuing Education, and the Changing Landscape of Higher Education

Top of Mind: Student Success, Continuing Education, and the Changing Landscape of Higher Education

As institutions focus on lifelong learning and as employers focus on retooling their workforce, there is a need to reimagine the methods they use to connect students throughout their life—from first contact with an institution until retirement and beyond—to meet their ongoing educational requirements. The changes are driven by students, institutional goals, and businesses that […]

Student Success Expertise and Insights Infographic

Top of MInd: Student Success Expertise and Insights Infographic

The Tambellini Group is the world’s leading independent technology research and advisory firm dedicated exclusively to higher education. A key focus for Tambellini in 2020 is to expand our research on student success. Key expertise and insights can assist institutions in achieving mission-critical student success initiatives. Subscribe to Tambellini’s Top of Mind, a weekly podcast […]

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 […]

Student Success, Continuing the Transformation Journey

Top of Mind: Student Success, Continuing the Transformation Journey

Co-Columnist: Dave Kieffer, Vice President, Research, Large Enterprise Systems, The Tambellini Group Increased and Changing External Pressures Pressures outside an institution’s control—beyond accreditation, compliance, and regulation—continue to expand. Diversification and the shrinking size of student populations, and student expectations for a personalized educational experience (when, where, and how they want to experience learning) are growing […]

Tambellini Cloud Summit 2019

Top of Mind: Tambellini Cloud Summit 2019

The Tambellini Cloud Transformation Summit took place December 4–6 in the greater Boston area. On the heels of a snowstorm, more than 80 attendees shared best practices, participated in workshops, and learned from their peers how and why institutions are moving to the cloud. The Tambellini Group hosted three world-class keynote speakers who started each […]

Challenges and Opportunities at a Resource-Constrained Institution

Top of Mind Podcast: Challenges and Opportunities at a Resource-Constrained Institution

The University of Maryland, Eastern Shore, like many other institutions, has seen a decline in enrollment and a rise in competition. Less state funding exacerbates the challenge. In this Top of Mind Podcast episode, hear CIO Jerry Waldron explain how he is challenging past policies and getting back to basics. Highlights include: Creative solutions to […]

My Top 10 Takeaways from EDUCAUSE 2019

Top of Mind: Top 10 Takeaways from EDUCAUSE 2019

The Tambellini Group was in Chicago last week at the annual EDUCAUSE conference. It was such a pleasure to meet with current and prospective Tambellini members. The air was energized and the conversations lively. There were some consistent themes and messages throughout the conference, and I came away with some valuable insights.  Most institutions with […]

Student Success: An Expanding Perspective

Top of Mind: 5 Must-Have Open Source Cybersecurity Tools for Higher Education

In the 2017–2018 school year, the average cost of attending a four-year public university for out-of-state students was $40,940.[1] With skepticism about the value of a college degree, increasing costs of attendance, and rapidly growing student debt, higher education institutions are experiencing increasing pressure to demonstrate the value of their programs and likelihood of student success. […]

Supercharging Student Success

Top on Mind Podcast: Supercharging Students' Success

It’s true that graduating from a university or college is an undeniable accomplishment. But, Oral Roberts University (ORU) has a longer-term vision and plants the seed for success to reach beyond commencement day through its student success program. While working with many stakeholders, ORU’s Dr. Kathaleen Reid-Martinez, Provost, and Mike Mathews, Vice President of Technology […]