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    What Swimming From Alcatraz to San Francisco Taught Me About Higher Education Consulting

    Generally, I write about strategic planning or operations improvement in higher education.  Last month, however, I swam from Alcatraz to San Francisco.  At first I didn’t know that setting this personal goal and the hours of swimming in the ocean as I trained for the event had any connection to my professional pursuits. I was wrong. After the event, I saw how my personal passion for... 

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    Disruptive Change in Higher Education

    Disruptive Change In Higher Education: From the Inside Out

    Over the last year I’ve had many conversations about the role ed tech incubators and accelerators play in stimulating disruptive change in higher education.  Today I read an article  written by Andy Thomason about colleges creating their own in-house ed tech incubators.  Thomason positions the dialogue between the ed-tech startups and universities as a “two-way conversation.” Startups... 

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    Social Media for Higher Education CIOs

    Higher Education CIOs & Aspiring Tech Leaders: Use Social Media to Build Your Personal Brand

    This post is part of an occasional career focused blog series for aspiring Higher Education CIOs or sitting CIOs. Previous posts can be accessed here. Yesterday I read a great blog post by Dr. James Michael Nolan, President of Southwestern College.  He makes a case for the importance of social media in the business of higher education.   Social media is in large part how students engage in and... 

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    Higher Education CIO Career Coaching

    Aspiring IT Leaders: 4 Actions to Get You Closer to Landing a Higher Education CIO Role

    This post is part of an occasional career focused blog series for aspiring Higher Education CIOs or sitting CIOs. Previous posts can be accessed here. Are you a mid-level IT manager interested in preparing for the next step up in your career path?  If this is the case, take some time to evaluate your skills and experiences against essential skills institutions look for in a CIO.  The Center for... 

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