Experiential Learning

Top of Mind Podcast: Experiential Learning

Dr. Mordecai Brownlee, Vice President for Student Success at St. Philip’s College, discusses the benefits of experiential learning with host Katelyn Ilkani of The Tambellini Group. Dr. Brownlee shares thoughts on helping college students prepare to enter the workforce, emphasizing the role of experiential learning in career exposure. Topics include student engagement and success, the […]

The Role of the Chief Data Officer in Higher Education

Top of Mind Podcast: The Role of the Chief Data Officer in Higher Education

The Tambellini Group’s Katelyn Ilkani interviews San Cannon, Associate Vice Provost for Data Governance and Chief Data Officer at the University of Rochester. Cannon explains the duties of a Chief Data Officer and why higher education institutions should consider establishing such a position. Topics include technology’s role in data management, the importance of establishing relationships […]

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 […]

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 […]

Student Privacy Concerns

Top of Mind POdcast: Student Privacy Concerns

Host Katelyn Ilkani talks with Tom Dugas, Assistant Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at Duquesne University, about securing identities. Dugas explains why identity and access management is critical to higher education. He describes the process of building a solid IAM program and choosing a dependable solution. Dugas also discusses how COVID-19 has affected […]

Cybersecurity Implications of COVID-19

Top of Mind Podcast: Cybersecurity Implications of COVID-19

Host Katelyn Ilkani talks with Helen Patton, Associate Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at The Ohio State University. Patton explains the security challenges Ohio State has faced with staff working remotely. She shares thoughts on the importance of the partnership between security and technology teams within an institution. Hear suggestions for success in […]

A Small Liberal Arts Institution’s Reaction to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Top of Mind: A Small Liberal Arts Institution’s Reaction to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Ellina Chernobilsky, Caldwell University’s Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, talks about COVID-19’s impact on campus. Classes, services, and decision-making are all online, and the virtual environment presents a “tremendous learning curve” for everyone. Chernobilsky explains how developing new, creative methods to support leadership, faculty, and students “may pave the way to a new normal”: […]

Higher Education Business Continuity Planning During a Crisis

Tambellini’s Vice President of Research, Large Enterprise Systems, Dave Kieffer discusses higher education’s dependency on technology and how past crises and contingency planning for other situations have prepared institutions for meeting the challenges presented by closures due to COVID-19. Kieffer highlights the strengths technology brings to communication during these times, as well as the frustrations […]