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…

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…

Part-Time Faculty in the Age of Obamacare: How the ACA Will Affect Adjuncts

November 22, 2013 Scores of adjunct faculty at dozens of colleges returned to campus this fall to find significantly lighter course loads and smaller paychecks. More than 200 schools, mostly public community colleges, have slashed the hours of adjuncts and…