Things I Never Thought I Would Hear a CIO Say

Top of Mind Podcast: Things I Never Thought I Would Hear a CIO Say

In conversation with Top of Mind host Katelyn Ilkani, Marilyn Smith, former CIO at George Mason University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, reflects on the changes she has witnessed over her career. Advisor to GMU’s new CIO, Smith shares her advice to listeners who may aspire to lead a higher education IT department. This […]

From AI to DEI: Top Takeaways from ASU+GSV

Top of Mind: ASU+GSV Virtual Summit

If you haven’t attended the ASU+GSV Summit before, it is an experience not to be missed. A joint endeavor between Arizona State University (ASU) and Global Silicon Valley (GSV) Ventures, its “high tech meets education industry” focus brings thousands of innovative educators and EdTech entrepreneurs together each year to talk about “society’s greatest challenge: ensuring […]

Humanizing Online Learning: Creating a Social Engagement Tool Kit

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 […]

#NewNormal in Higher Ed Roundup

Top of Mind: #NewNormal YouTube Roundup

Are You Tuned In? The Tambellini Group’s #NewNormal in Higher Ed series is your go-to source for firsthand perspectives from institutional technology leaders on how the current global pandemic has already changed and will forever alter the future operations and strategic directions of higher education. In these one-on-one interviews with Raechelle Clemmons, Tambellini’s Vice President […]

Technological Improvements and Personal Interactions

Top of Mind: Technological Improvements and Personal Interactions

For all of the prognostications focused on how the current pandemic may forever alter the future of higher education, the severity and swiftness of the economic fallout have already further intensified the most immediate concern every institution faces: reining in ever-escalating tuition rates. It’s been a pressing issue looming large across academe long before campuses […]

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, […]

The Rise of the “Next Normal”: A Three-Pronged Approach for Higher Education IT Leaders

Top of Mind: The Rise of the “Next Normal”

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced higher education institutions to change quickly, and potentially for good. It has shown that colleges and universities can do what was previously unimaginable—enable an entirely remote academic and administrative environment and do it within a matter of weeks. The unyielding constraints of a global health crisis have forced institutions to […]