Adopting Recruitment and Admissions Solutions

Top of Mind: Adopting Recruitment and Admissions Solutions

Introduction Over the past ten years, there has been significant interest and growth in the adoption of best-of-breed recruitment and admissions (R&A) solutions to augment standard student system functionality. There is also a growing expectation that the constituent relationship management (CRM) that is inherent to R&A solutions should extend into other areas of the student […]

The First “Digital Only” Admissions Cycle

Top of Mind: The Higher Ed CIO’s 2021 Agenda - Business Leadership

Part 1: Early Hurdles and Predictions In my former career as a journalist reporting on college admissions trends, I learned early that enrollment management directors are a breed of academic professionals who are enamored with technology and know how to use it. They have a well-deserved reputation for being early and eager adopters of apps, […]

Process Automation in Higher Ed: Hype or Reality?

Top of MInd: Process Automation in Higher Ed

Hype. Whether scrolling through Twitter, LinkedIn, or your email, you cannot escape the hype around low code and robotic process automation (RPA). So, as you hear the hype, you may be inclined to read a little, then continue to scroll past it, given everything else on your plate. We’ve always dealt with the latest hyped […]

The Blending of Research Information Management and Faculty Information Management

Top of Mind: The Blending of RIMS and FIS

Research and faculty are each core assets of an institution and are critical to an institution’s reputation. As higher education slowly recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, institutional research and faculty will play an essential role in the recovery process. Many institutions are reporting an emphasis on increasing and diversifying their revenue stream and expanding partnerships […]

Four Technologies Higher Ed Apps Leaders Should be Investing in for 2021

Top of Mind: Four Technologies Higher Ed Apps Leaders Should be Investing in for 2021

So, 2020 did not go as we expected—in really any facet of our personal or professional lives. Our plans were derailed, so planning for 2021 is even more daunting than our normal annual planning. Should we just extend our 2020 plans? Or start over with what we’ve learned this year? What can we expect to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]