Features Dr. Sally Linowski from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Linowski, an Associate Dean of Students, as well as an adjunct assistant professor at the UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences. The episode talks about the challenges in building and maintaining a relationship between the campus and the community, the easiest and hardest parts of strategic planning, and more.
Outlines a 10- step process for creating a campus security plans in healthcare or educational institutions. The steps include recommendations for designing a plan, establishing goals, ensuring strategic systems of communication, and building infrastructure capacities.
Overviews policies that promote data sharing among state agencies in Ohio. Describes collaboration between programs and initiatives and highlights ways in which data is being used to improve school climate plans.
Shows what activities Kansas State Department of Education schools partake in that generate and sustain school climate improvement. References programs and partnerships taken on by Kansas both of their own authorship and from without to meet these ends.
Presents National Survey of Student Engagement survey findings that indicate a majority of undergraduate students feel insufficiently challenged by their courses. These results highlight the importance of designing course assignments that prompt students to put forth their best effort.
Reports on the status of the "College Promise Campaign," a commitment to fund a college education for every eligible student, advancing on the path to earn a degree, a certificate, and/or credits that transfer to a four-year university, starting in America’s community colleges.
Describes recent shifts in the way higher education administrators and educators view student-centricity and its relationship to school rankings and academic quality. For example, understanding of the importance of meeting students’ expectations has led institutions of higher education to look beyond the recognition of the value of customer service.
Contains one-page program summary of the 4 Examples of Excelencia and the 16 finalist programs making a positive difference in the educational achievement of Latino students in higher education. These programs do not serve Latino students exclusively, but each program disaggregates their data and can demonstrate success with Latino students.
Shares articles and interviews from leaders across the higher education community reflecting on how their institutions are evolving to meet the needs of modern students, and using technology not for its own sake, but to meet and exceed students’ expectations.