Higher Ed Hero’s Tips On Developing College Rubrics

As you prepare for the kickoff of the 2014-2015 academic year, it is important to have the best tools available to you for teaching and grading. One such tool, rubrics, can help you save time grading student work while improving…

Higher Ed Hero’s Top 5 Strategies to Re-Engage Lost Alumni

In the first few years after college, your former students and (hopefully) one-day donors are likely to move often, change their numbers and often become lost to your institution. If they’re not engaged during this period, it becomes much more…

Financial Aid Reform: New FAST Act Calls for 2-Question FAFSA Form

New legislation was introduced last week to reform Financial Aid in Higher Education. One of the major proposed changes was scrapping the current, 108-question and 10-page form for a 2-question form that could fit on a postcard. The authors of…

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…