Author Archive for Kevin Erdman

Kevin Erdman is one of our contributors here at Higher Ed Hero. He combines a unique background of working within the Higher Education during his college career and working to improve professional development in Higher Ed in his career. As an author, he blends research and personal insight to bring useful information to readers.

Eliminating Sexual Assault on Campus & Title IX: New Changes Proposed

On June 3, 2014, Democratic Senators Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Kristen Gillibrand of New York and Richard Blumenthal held the second of three roundtable meetings in preparation of a proposal for legislation to improve response to sexual assault on campus.…

Deciding on the Common App: Higher Ed Hero’s Pros & Cons for Admissions Staff

The Common Application, or Common App as it’s commonly known, allows college students to apply to many colleges at once without having to fill out duplicate information. While the common app was introduced in 1975, it has seen a drastic…

White House Fights to Prevent Sexual Assault in College

The White House Fights to Prevent Sexual Assault in College. Last week, the Obama Administration released the new guidelines for preventing, and responding to, sexual assault on college campuses. To that end, the White House guidelines give practical steps for…

Higher Ed Hero Spotlight: Crowdfunding at ASU

Last fall, Higher Ed Hero posed the question, Could Crowdfunding be the Future of Higher Education Fundraising? While Crowdfunding is mostly known for raising money for artists, musicians and start-ups, there is certainly a place for it in Higher Education.…

Academic Advising for Today’s Tech-Focused Students

Today’s college students, and the faculty and staff that serve them, face a variety of challenges. One of the biggest challenges any college student faces is getting from their first semester to a diploma in hand. This challenge is also…

Enrollment Mobile Marketing: Best Practices & Top Considerations

The mobile revolution is fully underway and your prospective students are not only consuming the bulk of their information via mobile devices, but they have come to expect mobile engagement. Today’s teens and young adults were practically raised on the…

NLRB Rules on Northwestern Players Union – More Changes Ahead?

On Wednesday, 3/26/14, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) of Chicago made a ruling on Northwestern University football players’ bid to unionize – determining that they are employees of the university with the right to unionize. Northwestern University already declared…

Faculty and Staff Giving Campaigns: Effective Messaging Tips

As most annual fund directors will tell you, effective faculty and staff giving campaigns can be a key to increasing overall advancement support. Universities and colleges where faculty and staff regularly give can leverage their success to increase giving from…

Enrollment Officers’ New Target Demographic – Nontraditional College Students

Recent years have seen many changes in higher education. One of the biggest is the changing demographic of student populations. The terms ‘Nontraditional’ and ‘Post-traditional’ keep popping up in various discussions about today’s college students. What makes students nontraditional? Largely,…

College Gateway Program Gives Ex-Offenders a New Path

The College Gateway Program gives ex-offenders a new path to follow: one through higher education. Based at Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood, Colorado  the program supports ex-offenders as they make the transition back into society by providing a pathway…