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Academic Administration
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Bottom-Line Leadership
Staying Inside Copyright Law: Six Pragmatic Options
Curriculum Restructuring Provides Opportunities for Emerging Leaders
Blended Learning: How to Optimally Integrate Online and F2F
What Types of Support Do Adjuncts Need?
Using the Data You Have: Learning Analytics to Increase Student Success
Academic Leaders as Introverts and Extroverts
The Keys to Staffing an Online Program
Seven Steps for Enriching Ethics in Academic Leadership
Is Blended the Most Effective Format for Adults?
Shooting Ourselves in the Foot
From Real to Virtual Classrooms: The 5 Key Transition Points
10 Things I Never Knew about Being an Academic Chair: Lessons Learned from Year One in Administration
What Makes Faculty Members Participate in Distance Learning?
Researching Collegiality: Can We All Get Along?
The Value of an Online MBA: Employers’ Perceptions
Addressing Issues of Collegiality in Faculty Evaluation
Reaching Four Special Populations
How to Promote a Healthy Department
There’s a Free Tool for (Almost) Any Learning Style!
Coordinating Planning and Implementation of Strategic Initiatives
E-Learning Security: Problems and Solutions
A Strategic, Integrative, Goal-Driven Approach to Teaching Evaluation
Managing Online Programs: 5 Steps to Success
When Academic Deans Partner with Enrollment Managers
Understanding Copyright and Ownership: A Primer for Distance Education
Supporters and Critics: Both Are Essential to Change
The Process Approach to Blended Learning: Learning Beyond the Classroom
The Collegiality Assessment Matrix: Its Time Has Come
Running a MOOC: Secrets of the World’s Largest Distance Education Classes
Collegiality as a Criterion for Personnel Decisions
Tips for Converting to E-portfolios for Faculty Personnel Review
Understanding Prior Learning Assessment: A Key to the Adult Student Market
Preparing for and Managing Academic Scandals
3 (of 8) Keys to Marketing Your Online Program
Motivational Interviewing: A Communication Strategy for Addressing Faculty Performance Issues
Liberated from Distance Learning Myths
Failing Gracefully
Assessing Online Instructor Competency
Nibbled to Death by Ducks: Implications for the Department Chair
Uniting Blended Learning and Service Learning
The Community Role and Challenges of a College Leader
Should You Be Offering Accelerated Programs for Adults?
The Academic Leader as Guru
Keys to Successful Learning Assessment Systems
Changing a Department’s Culture
Mobile Education: The Pros, the Cons, and the Unanswered Questions
Valuing and Rewarding Academic Advising: Models for Chairs and Deans
Moving from Management to Leadership in Distance Ed
Effective Strategies for Hiring the Best New Faculty
Context: The Difference Between Success or Failure in Distance Learning Programs
Using Interest-Based Negotiation
Recruitment & Retention
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Consumer Protection Laws Play an Increased Role in Higher Education
Faculty Development for Student Success
Ramped-Up Student Safety Law Enforcement Could Affect Federal Aid Eligibility
How to Build Online Inquiry Forms That Encourage Early Engagement
Chief Academic Officer as Chief Marketing Officer
Test of Award Letters Finds All Somewhat Confusing
Six Recommendations for Offering Accelerated Programs to Adults
Progress, but Room for Improvement, in Calculating College Costs
The Registrar’s Role in Retention and Student Success
Stealth Applicants: How and Why They Fly under the Radar
Seven Steps to Recruiting Out-of-State Students on a Budget
Improving College 101 Courses
Tips for Involving Faculty in Recruitment and Retention Efforts
Report Details Student Success Initiative’s Outcomes so Far
Using Focus Groups to Understand the LGBTQ Experience
Keeping High School Students Safe during Overnight Admission Visits
DACA: Implications for Admission of Undocumented Immigrants
Student Affairs Insurance
What You Need to Know to Recruit Adults Effectively
‘What a Change 10 Years Makes’: Lessons on Working with Millennials
Advice on Conducting Student Background Checks
Building a Low-Cost Out-of-State Enrollment Strategy
Enrolling Undocumented Immigrants:
What to Know Now
Counseling Services and Recruitment Efforts: What Do Families Want to Know?
Building Your Brand into Your Information Sessions
A Multidimensional Approach to Student Retention
Questions about Social Justice Work in Higher Education
The Importance of Being Earnest: NIU’s Move to Self-Reported Academic Records
The Registrar’s Role in Retention and Student Success
The Registrar’s Role in Retention and Student Success
‘Gen-1 House’ Aids Low-Income, First-Generation Students
No Selling Allowed: Reaching Prospective Adult Students on LinkedIn
Making the Most of Social Media
Four Reasons to Increase Your Online Education Marketing Budget
Finding the Right Balance between Traditional and Mobile-Friendly Web Resources
Evaluation Is Key in Making the Most of Campus Visits
Student Life
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'Courageous Conversations’ Help Change Policies, Transform Culture
Expect Ramped-Up Student Safety Enforcement in 2014
Recommendations for Referring Students to Mental Health Counseling
Student Engagement: What Is It?
Basic Counseling Skills Help Educators and Staff Make Better Referrals
How to Manage Regulatory Overload: Balancing Compliance with Educational Objectives
Q&A: Supporting and Retaining Student Veterans
Don’t Overlook the Power of Student Organizations to Help Members Succeed
Study Reveals Noncognitive Differences between First-Generation and Non-First-Generation Students
Helping Undeclared Students Move toward Selecting Majors
Factors That Encourage Student Participation in Surveys
Why and How Student Affairs Should Prepare for Fisher
Study: International Students Have Few Close U.S. Friends
Best Practices for Mandated Assessment of At-Risk Students
Meeting Graduate Students’ Unique Non-Academic Needs
Student Affairs Insurance
Fostering Student Civic Engagement: An Interview
Student Affairs Assessment for Beginners
Using Case Management on Campus to Prevent Violence and Risk
New Restrictions on Responding to Students Who May Be Suicidal: Q & A
Reducing Student Homesickness: Q&A
Preparing to Serve Chronically Ill Students
Preventing and Responding to Social Media Misuse
Legal Changes Affect Involuntary Withdrawal of Suicidal Students
Helping At-Risk Students Build Resilience
Getting Geeks Involved on Campus
Learning More about College Men and Their Experiences
Creating Trans-Inclusive Policies and Procedures: The First Five Steps
Mandated Programming Instead of Mandated Therapy?
Supporting Students in Extremely Difficult Economic Times
Tip on Creating a Parents’ Council: Draw Up a Charter
Teaching & Learning
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Using Self-Determination Theory to Improve Online Learner Motivation
The Art of Asking Questions
Evaluating Online Discussions
Letting the Students Lead
Five Pedagogical Practices to Improve Your Online Course
Reading Circles Get Students to Do the Reading
Creating an Ethical Online Environment
Does Detection Software Solve the Plagiarism Problem?
Blended Learning: Integrating Online and F2F
Quick Feedback, Engaged Students
Selecting the Appropriate Communication Tools
Course Satisfaction for Adult Students
Be Proud You Teach Online!
Museum Exhibits and Macroeconomics?
Discussion Board Assignments: Alternatives to the Question-and-Answer Format
Students and Reading: An Impressive Analysis
Tips for Humanizing Your Online Course
Tutoring in Large Lectures?
9 Course Development Tips
Giving Students Choices in How Much Assignments Count
Overcoming the 10 Most Serious and Challenging Obstacles of Teaching Online
Too Many Papers: Two Solutions
Reciprocal Feedback in the Online Classroom
Teaching Strategies That Help Students Learn
How Does Temperament Affect Online Learner Success and Retention?
Cell Phones in Class: A Student Survey
Frequent, Low-Stakes Grading: Assessment for Communication, Confidence
Motivation: Intrinsic, Extrinsic, or More
Ideas for Active Online Learning
Capstone Courses: Many Options
Using Student Facilitators in the Online Classroom
A New Way to Assess Student Learning
Authentic Assignments: What Are They?
Recommendations for Blended Learning Course Design
Dead Ideas in Teaching
Brain-Based Online Learning Design
An Assignment that Prevents Plagiarism
Practical Advice for Going from Face to Face to Online
Not Just for Introductory Courses
Simplifying Online Course Design
Teachable Moments - The Grading Conference
Building Learning Communities beyond the Online Classroom
Long-Term Benefits of Learner-Centered Instruction
Group Work, Discussion Strategies to Manage Online Instructor Workload
Metacognitive Pestering for Beginning Students
Understanding the Online Learning Experience
Five Habits—Easy but Often Neglected Practices That Improve Outcomes
Instructor Characteristics That Affect Online Student Success
A Course Redesign that Contributed to Student Success
Online Learning and Service-Learning: How They Can Work Together
Daily Experts: A Technique to Encourage Student Participation
Effective Online Grading
Blended Learning