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July 31, 2023
Setting budgets is one of the most important responsibilities university leaders must shoulder. Budgets serve as the practical manifestation of a university’s mission and goals, so pursuing the process thoughtfully is critical to driving innovation the right way at any institution. There is a lot more to budgeting than the numbers on the page. Successful senior leaders recognize it is one of the primary instruments they can use to shape change, both now and in the long-term,across campus and beyond.
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July 31, 2023
Setting budgets is one of the most important responsibilities university leaders must shoulder. Budgets serve as the practical manifestation of a university’s mission and goals, so pursuing the process thoughtfully is critical to driving innovation the right way at any institution. There is a lot more to budgeting than the numbers on the page. Successful senior leaders recognize it is one of the primary instruments they can use to shape change, both now and in the long-term,across campus and beyond.
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July 20, 2023
As an adjunct college professor myself, I can’t stress enough the profound influence instructional design has on student success and satisfaction. When instructional methods become stagnant and fail to evolve with the changing needs of learners, a chain reaction of negative consequences is set in motion. Let’s start with the more commonly thought about consequences, such as dwindling motivation and lackluster academic performance. However, as we venture further, we will also shed light on the often overlooked and interconnected repercussions, including retention challenges, unsettling knowledge gaps, career setbacks, diminished satisfaction with the university, a tarnished academic reputation, weakened program competitiveness, and the heartrending reduction or elimination of cherished academic offerings.‍
A black and white image of a man sitting at a laptop against a blue background with the number 1 in the top left corner.
July 17, 2023
Setting budgets is one of the most important responsibilities university leaders must shoulder. Budgets serve as the practical manifestation of a university’s mission and goals, so pursuing the process thoughtfully is critical to driving innovation the right way at any institution. There is a lot more to budgeting than the numbers on the page. Successful senior leaders recognize it is one of the primary instruments they can use to shape change, both now and in the long-term, across campus and beyond.
A black and white image of Dr. Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy smiling against dark blue and light blue semi-circles.
January 17, 2023
We are pleased to have another member of the Noodle Advisory Board, the Dean of the School of Education and a Distinguished Professor at American University, Dr. Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy, on the podcast.
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November 30, 2021
Zero OD completions resulted from distance programs in 2020, but our analysis shows that other popular clinical degrees have already moved to hybrid learning. In collaboration with the Noodle Data Science team, we analyzed the share of clinical degree completions from distance based programs vs in-person programs in 2020.Based on data from Emsi Q4 2021 Data Set (economicmodeling.com).‍
A black and white image of Melora Sundt and Leslie Wheaton smiling against a deep blue background.
September 2, 2021
Two members of Noodle’s Learning team were published today in International Perspectives on Supporting and Engaging Online Learners (Innovations in Higher Education Teaching and Learning, Vol. 39). The work also marks Noodle’s VP of Student Affairs Jaimie Hoffman’s second edited volume.
A group of people wearing masks to protect against the spread of Covid-19.
October 16, 2020
It’s not easy to go online, and it’s especially challenging in a crisis situation. Online higher education experts from Noodle Partners and the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine co-hosted an interactive webinar week to help prepare university faculty and leadership for a swift online move.
An open laptop displays students engaged in a video conference.
October 16, 2020
Data reveals that online learners consistently and increasingly prefer to study at local institutions.
A black and white image of a man sitting at a laptop against a blue background with the number 3 in the top left corner.
July 31, 2023
Setting budgets is one of the most important responsibilities university leaders must shoulder. Budgets serve as the practical manifestation of a university’s mission and goals, so pursuing the process thoughtfully is critical to driving innovation the right way at any institution. There is a lot more to budgeting than the numbers on the page. Successful senior leaders recognize it is one of the primary instruments they can use to shape change, both now and in the long-term,across campus and beyond.
A black and white image of a man sitting at a laptop against a blue background with the number 2 in the top left corner.
July 31, 2023
Setting budgets is one of the most important responsibilities university leaders must shoulder. Budgets serve as the practical manifestation of a university’s mission and goals, so pursuing the process thoughtfully is critical to driving innovation the right way at any institution. There is a lot more to budgeting than the numbers on the page. Successful senior leaders recognize it is one of the primary instruments they can use to shape change, both now and in the long-term,across campus and beyond.
An aerial view of stacks of books organized in different directions.
July 20, 2023
As an adjunct college professor myself, I can’t stress enough the profound influence instructional design has on student success and satisfaction. When instructional methods become stagnant and fail to evolve with the changing needs of learners, a chain reaction of negative consequences is set in motion. Let’s start with the more commonly thought about consequences, such as dwindling motivation and lackluster academic performance. However, as we venture further, we will also shed light on the often overlooked and interconnected repercussions, including retention challenges, unsettling knowledge gaps, career setbacks, diminished satisfaction with the university, a tarnished academic reputation, weakened program competitiveness, and the heartrending reduction or elimination of cherished academic offerings.‍
A black and white image of a man sitting at a laptop against a blue background with the number 1 in the top left corner.
July 17, 2023
Setting budgets is one of the most important responsibilities university leaders must shoulder. Budgets serve as the practical manifestation of a university’s mission and goals, so pursuing the process thoughtfully is critical to driving innovation the right way at any institution. There is a lot more to budgeting than the numbers on the page. Successful senior leaders recognize it is one of the primary instruments they can use to shape change, both now and in the long-term, across campus and beyond.
A black and white image of Dr. Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy smiling against dark blue and light blue semi-circles.
January 17, 2023
We are pleased to have another member of the Noodle Advisory Board, the Dean of the School of Education and a Distinguished Professor at American University, Dr. Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy, on the podcast.
A person's hands type on a laptop.
November 30, 2021
Zero OD completions resulted from distance programs in 2020, but our analysis shows that other popular clinical degrees have already moved to hybrid learning. In collaboration with the Noodle Data Science team, we analyzed the share of clinical degree completions from distance based programs vs in-person programs in 2020.Based on data from Emsi Q4 2021 Data Set (economicmodeling.com).‍
A black and white image of Melora Sundt and Leslie Wheaton smiling against a deep blue background.
September 2, 2021
Two members of Noodle’s Learning team were published today in International Perspectives on Supporting and Engaging Online Learners (Innovations in Higher Education Teaching and Learning, Vol. 39). The work also marks Noodle’s VP of Student Affairs Jaimie Hoffman’s second edited volume.
A group of people wearing masks to protect against the spread of Covid-19.
October 16, 2020
It’s not easy to go online, and it’s especially challenging in a crisis situation. Online higher education experts from Noodle Partners and the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine co-hosted an interactive webinar week to help prepare university faculty and leadership for a swift online move.
An open laptop displays students engaged in a video conference.
October 16, 2020
Data reveals that online learners consistently and increasingly prefer to study at local institutions.
A black and white image of Rich Lyons smiling against dark blue and light blue semi-circles.
June 23, 2021
What exactly does it mean to be the Chief Innovation and Entrepreneurship Officer at UC Berkeley? We wanted to find out, so we invited Rich Lyons to give us the scoop. Rich discusses the exciting initiatives he’s involved in at Berkeley, including a bio-enginuity incubator, a research infrastructure commons, and the “Changemaker” course.
A black and white image of Joshua Kim and Edward Maloney smiling against dark blue and light blue semi-circles.
May 20, 2021
Joshua Kim and Edward Maloney are arguably online higher ed’s most iconic duo. The co-authors of “Learning Innovation and The Future of Higher Education” join Lee for Episode 5 of The Most Interesting People in Higher Ed to share their unique perspectives on online higher ed: what’s shaped its evolution, the challenges it faces today, and the expansive opportunities that lie ahead (plus, some high-quality banter).
A black and white image of Rich Helldobler smiling against dark blue and light blue semi-circles.
April 22, 2021
What does it mean to leave a great legacy behind? Rich Helldobler, President of William Paterson University, has some ideas. Rich delves into his story, his education and the mentors that helped him find his passion in theatre and dance.
A black and white image of Dr. Sevin Yeltekin smiling against dark blue and light blue semi-circles.
March 17, 2021
We’re joined by Dr. Sevin Yeltekin, the Dean of the Simon Business School at the University of Rochester. Dr. Yeltekin discusses her upbringing in Istanbul, her ideas around cryptocurrency as a leading researcher in the field, and her time at Carnegie Mellon University as a professor of Economics and a senior associate dean at the Tepper School of Business.
A black and white image of Dr. Michael Sorrell smiling against dark blue and light blue semi-circles.
February 25, 2021
Lee and Paul Quinn College’s President Dr. Michael Sorrell discuss what great leadership looks like and why Paul Quinn College was the perfect place for Dr. Sorrell to thrive. Dr. Sorrell tells Lee about the first time he wanted to be a college president and the series of events leading up to his decision, 14 years ago, to lead an institution in need.
A black and white image of Dr. Tony Delitto smiling against dark blue and light blue semi-circles.
February 21, 2021
For our first episode, we’re joined by the Dean from the University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, home to some of the nation’s top-ranked programs including Physical Therapy (#1), Occupational Therapy (#3), Speech-Language Pathology (#3) and Audiology (#7), Dr. Tony Delitto. Lee’s conversation with Dr. Delitto starts around the time of high school graduation.
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