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How to Make the Case for Strategic Investment in IT

The right data story can transform IT from a cost center to a driver of institutional goals. Here's how to make the most of benchmarking resources and formulate a narrative to help advance technology projects and lay the foundation for digital transformation in higher ed.

Digital Transformation for the New 'Now' in Higher Ed

As colleges and universities pursue their digital transformation journeys, budget restrictions, lack of buy-in and other roadblocks often stand in the way of strategic goals. Here, we take the pulse of institutions' Dx efforts, where resources are being spent, top challenges and more.

4 Institutional Effectiveness Indicators to Watch

Is your college or university on track to achieve its strategic goals? Taking the pulse of these four areas can identify problems that need attention or successes moving the institution forward.

Putting Community Engagement at the Center of Online Learning

What would a learning management system centered on culture and community look like? The United Negro College Fund hopes to answer that question with HBCUv, a new learning platform that aims to reshape the future of online education for historically Black colleges and universities. We spoke with Ed Smith-Lewis, VP of strategic partnerships and institutional programs at UNCF, and Nathan Young, head of strategy for Ethos at Deloitte Digital, about bringing the HBCU experience to an online environment, the defining characteristics of HBCUv and the equity-centered design process behind their work.

Higher Education Data Centers Move to a Cloud Operating Model

More and more, higher education institutions are migrating their data centers to a cloud operating model. Here, Chris Wessells offers CT his perspectives on what this means for our institutions, for the IT professionals that lead them, and for data centers of the future.



Supporting Students and Faculty in the New Normal

As classrooms evolve to accommodate the flexibility and innovation of new learning models, it's important to provide ample training and resources for all constituents. Here are three key areas to consider.

How Technology Can Help Community Colleges Take Hold of Student Outcomes

Faced with steep enrollment declines and increased stop-out rates, community colleges must re-envision how they are engaging students. Here are three technology-enabled strategies to support student success.   

Enabling the Digital-First Campus

Leveraged strategically, technology can streamline university services and processes and ultimately help advance the institutional mission. Here, higher education leaders share how they pursue digital efficiencies, optimize operations and foster a culture of continuous improvement.

What Southern New Hampshire University Does to Engage a Remote Workforce

Southern New Hampshire University is well known for innovation in online learning, but prior to the pandemic, the institution had less than 100 employees working remotely, and had only just begun building out its remote work policies. In March 2020, the abrupt shift to fully remote work required a new approach to employee engagement. We spoke with Jennifer LaFountain, director of employee experience at SNHU, about how the institution is developing a culture that allows employees to feel connected no matter where they are located.

Designing for Student Voice: Social Annotation for Equitable Learning

How can education technology help ensure that every student has a voice? Perusall co-founder Gary King shares the learning design principles behind the company's social annotation platform.