Why engaging students in problem-solving is needed now
Higher ed must mobilize students’ inquisitiveness, energy and desire to effect change to improve communities—and to help students thrive in a rapidly changing job market and world, says UB guest columnist Eric Skipper, provost for University of South Carolina Beaufort.
Student-athletes: Sidelined by the pandemic, but not isolated
Communication is key to keeping them motivated and supported for the seasons that we know will return, even if we don’t have a start date, say UB guest columnists Jessica Mannetti and Mark Nofri, coaches at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut.
How to prevent a whale phishing attack
Attackers are taking advantage of the pandemic, with work-from-home orders, and of the potential disruption to chains of command, say UB guest columnists David Carson and Harvey Gannon. Here's Flagler College's story of a thwarted phishing attempt and seven ways for any institution to protect itself.
Higher ed’s plan: Adapt. Endure. Thrive
Those institutions of higher learning that are upfront about the uncertainty of the fall semester are those that will gain the trust of their students and families, and endure after this trying time has passed, says UB guest columnist Francesco C. Cesareo, president of Assumption College, which will become Assumption University on June 10.
We are all ‘essential’
The future will be shaped by those whose education is now preparing them for their contributions to whatever comeback we envision, say UB guest columnists Jo Allen and Andrew K. Benton, of Meredith College and Pepperdine U, respectively. Our investment in students could not be more critical.
How coronavirus tested a graduate program launch
Master of Business Creation faculty members pivoted to manage the new program like the startups of their student entrepreneurs, says UB guest columnist Thad Kelling, of the University of Utah. The program, designed to be fluid and customizable, improved with a move online.