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Confront the Future with Strategic Planning

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Confront the Future with Strategic Planning

By Teresa de Onis As a managed services provider with more than 20 years focused solely on higher education, Apogee talks with school leaders and administrators all over the country daily. From small, regionally focused institutions to large public schools, we’ve learned about how higher ed leaders see the world and their place in it. We routinely use what we’ve learned (and learn) to help Apogee partners realize their vision and goals. We also spend a lot of time thinking about what we can do to serve our customers better. As true partners in higher education, we believe it’s our purpose to help customers make data-driven planning decisions and explore how technology can create successful outcomes for their most essential institutional initiatives. Before meeting with a new potential client, our team makes it a best practice to review the school’s strategic plan. By early this year, we had read 491…

Higher Ed Strategic Plans Report 2020

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Higher Ed Strategic Plans Report 2020

Technology Timescale: The Relationship Between Technology and Pedagogical Initiatives Over Time By Rajiv Shenoy and Teresa de Onis In the wake of the current pandemic and protests over systemic racism, higher education is experiencing an existential threat. Both events cast a bright light on the difficulties of making quality education accessible to the underserved, from the black community to first-generation immigrants, to ESL students, and those in rural or poverty-stricken parts of the country. The intense disruption to academics-as-usual, and the profound need for higher education to be a beacon of hope and opportunity, have revealed fascinating differences in strategic planning among universities. In May 2020, Apogee analyzed 491 publicly available strategic plans for a variety of higher education institutions, with starts and projected ends recorded, to understand the state of strategic planning in the pre-COVID-19 world. Our goal is to help our customers make data-driven planning decisions, help them…

Episode 4: Derek Jackson, Associate Vice President for Student Life, Kansas State University

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Episode 4: Derek Jackson, Associate Vice President for Student Life, Kansas State University

Derek Jackson will join us to share how Auxiliary Services are launching new technologies to enhance the student experience.  

Episode 3: Jessie Minton, Chief Information Officer, University of Oregon

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Episode 3: Jessie Minton, Chief Information Officer, University of Oregon

Jessie Minton, Chief Information Officer of University of Oregon, has made major strides to improve operations and innovation.  

Episode 2: Tara LaChapell, Chief Information Officer, Ripon College

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Episode 2: Tara LaChapell, Chief Information Officer, Ripon College

Tara shares insights into leading a small, rural college’s IT strategy and innovation plans. Listen in to how leadership and people are critical to the universities success.  

Episode 1: Heath Price, Associate Chief Information Officer, University of Kentucky

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Episode 1: Heath Price, Associate Chief Information Officer, University of Kentucky

Heath discusses Kentucky’s initiatives, his role as Associate Chief Information Officer, and where he sees higher education heading into the near future.   

Are Jim Collins’ Ideas Still Relevant for Higher Education Today

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Are Jim Collins’ Ideas Still Relevant for Higher Education Today

University leaders are facing challenges on multiple fronts while pursuing their institutional missions—everything from uncertain finances, technological challenges, to departmental silos. Yet some higher education institutions remain timeless leaders. What are they doing that others are not? In his monograph, “Good to Great and the Social Sectors,” Jim Collins outlines the attributes of “great leaders,” and provides a framework for achieving great institutions. It’s the accompaniment to his best-selling book, “Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap … And Others Don’t,” which sold over four million copies, was translated into 35 languages and earned a following well beyond the business world, such as with football coaches, pastors, and school presidents. This whitepaper will examine the enduring principles of Dr. Collins’ work as they relate to higher education and how leaders can confront the challenge of leveraging technology to enable institutional greatness – not to disrupt the institution’s mission.…

How to Unify a Multigenerational Campus

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How to Unify a Multigenerational Campus

Four generations are now navigating the university experience together. Today’s freshman are the most digitally advanced and interacting with older generations working well into their 70s. Each generation has their own preferred communication style. This video identifies new ways to bring a multi-generational campus together.  

Greater Team Collaboration in Higher Education

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Greater Team Collaboration in Higher Education

Higher education can benefit from team collaboration particularly between IT, business, and finance leaders.