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.

What Does Tennessee’s Free Community College Plan Say About the Future of Higher Education?

On Monday, February 3rd, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam outlined a plan to provide free community college courses for High School students that weren’t able to get into a four-year school. The Republican governor’s plan is to fund tuition from the…

Higher Ed Hero’s 5 Tips to Make Your University Blog Outstanding

More people today get their information online than from any other source. This includes your top university prospects, be them students, ideal faculty, alumni, donors or other partners. Having a compelling and informative university blog allows you to highlight what…

Educating Current Students to Increase Young Alumni Engagement

Today’s young alumni are tomorrow’s major gifts and legacy donors. Having an effective plan for engaging your young alumni is the key to growing the alumni base that will support your institution in the years to come. Many believe that…

5 Tips to Keep College Students Engaged Over Holiday Break

Whether you have returning students  in your spring semester classes or are expecting to see mostly new faces, keeping students engaged before the start of the semester is a great way to “hit the ground running” when classes resume. The…

How LinkedIn University Pages Are Impacting College Admissions

This summer, LinkedIn announced the launch of their University Pages. This new feature was designed to connect prospective college students to the post-grad career potential at various colleges. It works by allowing colleges to have their own unique “University Page.”…

What the Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act Will Mean for Your College

The senate committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) is currently gearing up for the 2014 reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA). They are holding a series of hearings on various topics regarding what should be changed. In…

Meningitis Outbreak at Princeton: Using A Vaccine Yet to be Approved in the U.S.

Yesterday, the Princeton board of trustees approved administering a vaccine yet to be approved in the U.S. 7 people have been infected, with 7,900 students still at a possible risk. The disease? Meningitis. Or, more specifically, serogroup B Meningitis, a…

Embracing First-Generation Students: The I’m First Project

First-generation college students, particularly those who come from a low-income background, face a unique set of challenges when applying to college and then completing their education. Statistics show that nearly 30 percent of college students today are first-generation, low-income and…

How to Renovate Campus Housing for Today’s Students

The follow article is from KSS Architect David Zaiser. David is an expert on the design of learning environments. He has worked on numerous projects on learning environments for colleges and universities. He has also spoken on the subject of…

Time Magazine Reaction Piece – It’s (Not) Time to Pay College Athletes

Last month, Time Magazine had a cover story “It’s Time to Pay College Athletes” arguing for compensating football and basketball players. The cover featured Johnny “Football” Manziel in his best Heisman pose leveraging the recent controversy over allegations Johnny Football…