Doctorate in Education

Higher Education Leadership

Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman recently wrote an article that sparked debate and discussion among the higher education community. The article examined teaching methods, looking at multiple question test results following the traditional college lecture compared to active learning methods. It also explored important prerequisites to seeing change in higher education, and different ways information can be more freely shared to support change. To ensure all students succeed, a blended application of tested and innovative teaching techniques can be employed. The following is a roundup of research studies and papers that focus on this topic.

Five Challenges of Today’s Provost

There have always been challenges facing higher education leaders. From remaining true to the school’s mission, vision and traditions to staying competitive with research, innovation and the latest academic offerings. The role of the provost is ripe with challenges and opportunities; problems and solutions. Today, some of the most visible areas of concern include: Diversity and Inclusion In their annual 2017 survey of chief academic officers, higher education media company Inside Higher Education found that provosts realize the importance of diversity as part of the learning experience. If they were not previously aware, widespread student protests in 2015 brought this […]

Careers you can pursue in higher education leadership

Working in higher education is a career that can be incredibly rewarding. However, many in the field can still be searching for more stimulating tasks and that next great challenge. According to Business Insider, researchers found that individuals who pursued careers that challenged them were able to keep their minds sharper for longer and also improve their cognitive functioning. What’s the best way to pave the way to embrace new challenges in your career? Enrolling in an online degree program can give you the chance to revitalize your passion to work in higher education while also giving you the tools […]

The Personality Question

The multiple aspects of human personality are deep rooted and complex. Personality is a product of nature and nurture: who we are genetically, how we were raised, and the experiences that have formed our lives. The way we function in the world is as unique as our own personal DNA. The American Psychological Association defines personality as “individual differences in characteristic patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving.” Personality impacts everything we do in our lives, including how we interact with information and others. Both of which have a direct impact on the way we learn. MBTI®, FFM and VARK® Human […]

Using Data and Analysis in Higher Education

For today’s educational leaders, one ongoing challenge is to provide a quality learning experience for students while keeping the price of tuition affordable. As institutional expenditures continue to rise, University and College leadership continue to look for ways to be fiscally efficient, while also providing a positive experience for the student, from enrollment through graduation and beyond. Using the right data, in the right way, can help institutions and leaders keep up with this ongoing challenge.

The Best-Educated Educators: What You Can Do as a Doctor of Education

Experienced educators like yourself have many choices as to how to grow your career in an industry that continues to evolve with new challenges and rewards. Innovative, collaborative leaders are in high demand, particularly as today’s administrative executives begin to age out of full-time roles and make the transition into retirement. Taking the opportunity to invest in your own education with a terminal degree can make all the difference in reaching your greatest goals for success. Doctor of Education versus Doctor of Philosophy The difference between a Doctor of Education (EdD) and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree has everything […]

The Higher Education Leadership Challenge

College administrators may be heartened to learn that the 7% decline in total undergraduate enrollment between 2010 and 2016 appears to be reversing. The National Center for Education Statistics projects that between 2016 and 2027, the total number of students enrolled in undergraduate programs will grow by 3%, from 16.9 million to 17.4 million. Total post-baccalaureate enrollment will increase at the same 3% rate in the period, after increasing by only 1% between 2010 and 2016. This glimmer of hope comes amid growing pressures on higher education leaders from within their universities and diverse outside forces, including the increase of federal oversight, uncertain economic conditions, […]

Emerging Leaders in Higher Education

Both new and established leaders are emerging as innovators who are adding value to their institutions during this time of opportunity and change. Here, we profile three notable individuals gaining national prominence. Dr. Mark Lombardi, President Maryville University As President of Maryville University, Dr. Mark Lombardi has been instrumental in growing the school’s enrollment to 6,500. Double what the student population was just eight years ago. First, Lombardi led a massive recruiting effort at a time when other universities were contracting due to economic pressures. Maryville’s enrollment is now more diverse than ever before, with students from across the globe. […]

Resistance to Change: Higher Education on the Cusp

Many institutions of higher learning are steeped in tradition with decades of history to honor, preserve, and sustain. Layers of bureaucracy and structure have been built in over the years as schools grew in a time where “going to college” meant living on campus, sitting in class, and learning from the book. Other younger universities, while not as rigid in their legacies, continue to operate on the principles of consistency and formality. Across the board, there are significant areas of opportunity where we see strong resistance to change despite overwhelming desire for innovative thinking. A New Digital Divide Many students […]

Current Trends in Higher Education: Three Changes Making a Difference Today

Higher education leaders are facing multiple challenges – and opportunities – in an ever-evolving professional discipline. Changes to how students learn, what they expect, and where they come from are three important factors trending today. Understanding what these changes mean to the bigger picture can help provide the groundwork for strategic growth at your institution of higher learning. Technology As invasive as technology is in our lives as a whole, it is no surprise that the field of higher education is responding with innovations of its own. Online learning, while not a new trend, continues to advance in sophistication and […]