Admin & Management

President Moves: Cornell leader steps down as hiring ramps up

Cornell President Martha E. Pollack has announced she will retire on June 30 after leading the New York university for seven years. Pollack's departure marks the third Ivy League leader to step down amid political turbulence in recent months.

Financial aid offices: How to stop a massive employee exodus

Financial aid offices were already struggling with staff shortages, a lack of representation and other personnel challenges when the FAFSA fiasco struck higher ed. A new report offers strategies to retain staff.

Reimagining “Doing More with Less” in the Business Office

Date & Time: Tuesday, June 18th at 2 pm ET

In this 20-minute UB Ed Talk, a business and management expert, who’s also a university professor, will discuss how to look at “doing more with less” through a new lens, seeing it as an opportunity for innovation in the business office.

Is Biden’s Title IX rule built to last? This expert is unsure

With increased protections afforded to LGBTQIA+ students and new protections afforded to alleged sexual assault victims, Biden's long-awaited Title IX revisions are already facing criticism.

Operational Efficiency in Higher Education HR: Mastering the Art of Doing More with Less

Date & Time: Thursday, May 30th at 2 pm ET

In this 20-minute UB Ed Talk, learn how operational efficiency can transform your HR processes and save time by reducing unnecessary, manual work. We’ll discuss strategic improvements to make your institution more competitive in employee recruitment and establish a supportive work environment that encourages long-term retention. 

Improving Faculty Well-Being: A 3-Level Strategy to Reduce Burnout and Increase Retention

Date & Time: Tuesday, May 14th at 2 pm ET

In this 20-minute UB Ed Talk, two experts in faculty success, well-being, and retention will outline a practical 3-level strategy for institutional leaders at any level to create a more supportive environment for all faculty members.  

***All attendees will be provided with the results of the NCFDD’s annual faculty development survey.  

Right-Sizing and Democratizing Access: Strategic No-Code Tool Selection and Deployment in Higher Education

Date & Time: Wednesday, May 1st at 2 pm ET

This session will share insights from the University of Connecticut's experience in choosing tools that meet wide-ranging departmental needs while promoting an open-access policy to spur innovation and lessen the demand on support services. We'll dive into three critical strategies for a successful rollout: effective sizing, broadening access, and ensuring these efforts complement central IT’s objectives.  

Distance education via online learning may be in a for a huge shake-up due to this proposal

While an agreement that allows smaller schools to provide online learning free of complicated compliance measures may be in peril, some experts believe the need for stronger consumer protection outweighs the negatives.

How policymakers, higher ed leaders aim to correctly implement performance-based funding

While the model has been adopted and discarded across the country since the 1970s, recent guidelines aim to ensure its staying power. 

Performance-based funding: The new normal or a schtick?

While the model has recently drawn fanfare from policymakers, some higher education leaders and the public, others argue that evidence suggests that it will not only not work, but it will also backfire.

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