Resource News – June 3, 2022

Teaching Professor Conference – Magna Publications – June 3-5

The Teaching Professor Conference is the place for educators who are passionate about the art and science of teaching. It’s an exhilarating three-day event focused on the latest research-based, classroom-tested best practices to enhance your knowledge and drive ever-better outcomes for the students you teach.

Learning Impact 2022 – IMS Global – June 13-16

Learning Impact is the can’t-miss edtech conference of the year. Professionals from K-12 through higher education, government, and learning technology and content providers connect and collaborate to get ahead of what’s next in teaching and learning.

Eduventures Summit – Encoura – June 15-17

Higher education has weathered the COVID-19 pandemic, the biggest storm of the 21st century to date. The sector looks diminished, confused or invigorated, depending on where you look and who you ask. Join us as we debate what’s next at Eduventures Summit.

Coursetune Camp 2022 – Coursetune – June 17

Coursetune Camp is a day-long event of presentations from our K-12, Corporate Learning, and Higher-Education partners sharing how Coursetune has benefited them. This event is free and open to the public.

InstructureCon 2022 – Instructure – July 14

Wherever your educational journey has taken you, we hope it leads you to InstructureCon 2022 this summer. This FREE one-day online event is your chance to hear from fellow educators and other inspiring presenters, network with peers, and fuel up on the latest edtech knowledge on Canvas and the entire Instructure Learning Platform.

USDLA 35th Anniversary National Conference – USDLA – July 18-21

We are gearing up for our 35th Anniversary celebration so please mark your calendars and join us in Nashville!

Educause 2022 Annual Conference – Educause – October 25-28

With the best presenters, the best content, and the best networking, the premier higher ed IT event brings together professionals and technology providers from around the world to discuss their discoveries, grow professionally, and explore solutions to continuing challenges.

QM Connect Conference Expanding Possibilities – QM – November 6-9

It’s time to look beyond what you know and look instead at what is possible. Join your peers at this fall’s QM Connect Conference to see how they are Expanding Possibilities.

Smaller and Restructured: How the Pandemic Is Changing the Higher Education IT Workforce – Educause

One of the most salient consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on higher education has been a reduction and reorganization of the workforce. In this report, Educause shares the voices of senior IT leaders surveyed in October 2021, and focus on respondents’ open-ended descriptions of the impact of the pandemic on their units and on plans for reorganization.

2022 Survey of College and University Chief Academic Officers – Inside Higher Ed

Most provosts say the academic health of their institution is good, and changes made during the pandemic have not negatively impacted academic quality. No provosts indicate that academic health is failing at their institutions, and 54 percent rate it as good. Learn more in this full report.

Spring 2022: Current Term Enrollment Estimates – National Student Clearinghouse Research Center

Enrollment declines continued to worsen this spring. Total postsecondary enrollment fell to 16.2 million this spring, marking a one-year decline of 4.1 percent or 685,000 students. Enrollment declined this spring at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Following a 3.5 percent drop last spring, postsecondary institutions have lost nearly 1.3 million students since spring 2020.

‘My Job Has Fundamentally Changed’: Deans and department chairs on the challenges of an evolving campus workplace. – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Chairs and deans have struggled during the pandemic to keep the affairs of their departments and schools in order, while also trying to figure out how to work — and how to supervise others’ work — through a screen. Some of the questions they have had to wrestle with: How do you support career development of employees remotely? How do you change your approach to promoting equity during a pandemic? How do you encourage employees to return to the office?

Securing the Financial Future of Higher Education – EdTech Magazine

With the right tools and knowledge, higher ed financial professionals are uniquely positioned to help schools navigate the most significant challenge facing college campuses: financial constraints.

Remastering the Master’s Market – Encoura

The master’s degree has long served as a pillar of opportunity for colleges and universities, and it’s easy to see why. On the surface, the story is quite simple: graduate enrollment and master’s conferrals were up through 2020. Good news, right? Well, before you go off and launch that new master’s program, there is a deeper story about decreasing market efficiency that needs to be told.

PROOF POINTS: Lessons from college dropouts who came back – The Hechinger Report

Higher education must also identify strategies to help such students find their way: In 2020, there were 39 million adults who had dropped out of college and never finished their degrees. The Hechinger Report takes a look at some efforts to lure this population back to campuses and help them gain a footing in the workforce.

Student Debt’s Impact on Perceived Value of College – Inside Higher Ed

Younger Americans and those with student debt are far less likely than their peers to believe the benefits of getting a higher education outweigh the costs.

Race on Campus: Are Accreditors Unfair to HBCUs? – The Chronicle of Higher Education
Some historically Black colleges have struggled to remain accredited or get that status back. Advocates say accreditation practices could be at least partially to blame.

4 Misconceptions of Online Learning – Educause

How can faculty and instructional designers address misconceptions about online learning as they transition from reactivity to proactivity following the COVID-19 pandemic?

Drop in Spring-2022 Enrollment Is Worse Than Expected – The Chronicle of Higher Education

New data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center provide a final tally on enrollment for the spring of 2022 — and reveal a persistent trend: College attendance continues to decline.

Survey: Prospective Students Eye Career & Workforce Landscape When Deciding Their Futures – CampusTechnology

According to nonprofit ECMC Group’s latest Question The Quo Education Pulse survey of 14- to 18-year-olds, high-schoolers are paying attention to the career landscape and workforce shortages, and they’re looking for the fastest, least expensive route to careers in high-demand fields.

Combined US Higher Education Enrollment Fall 2012 – Spring 2022 Phil on EdTech

“The two best sources for enrollment data for US Higher Education are the Department of Education’s IPEDS data set and the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) reports. The NSC shares both the Current Term Enrollment Estimates reports (May and December) and ongoing Stay Informed estimates during the spring and fall terms as data comes in.”

What 3 Charts Can Tell Us About College Graduation Trends – EdSurge

There was so much data waiting to be explored in College Scorecard’s seemingly endless depths that we went back for more. This time, we’re taking a look at what its thousands of data points can tell us about graduation at institutions in the U.S.

A federal watchdog said OPMs need more oversight. Here’s how that will affect colleges and companies. – HigherEdDive

While a recent GAO report wasn’t an indictment of online program managers, it does signal that changes are coming to the industry.

Teen Sleep, Brain Science and the Debate Over School Start Times – EdSurge

Brain science says teens need more sleep, and that they’re wired to stay up late and sleep in. So when schools start early, many students may find it impossible to get the recommended amount of shut-eye. Edsurge dives into the start-time debate with Lisa Lewis, an education journalist turned advocate who is out with a new book, “The Sleep-Deprived Teen.”

What Colleges and Instructors Need From Ed-Tech Companies – Inside Higher Ed

The last two years disrupted many aspects of higher education, and the educational technology market — and the relationship between colleges and companies – are no exception. This week’s episode of The Key explores how well the many hundreds of ed-tech companies that work with colleges, professors and students actually meet the needs of the institutions and their people, where they fall short, and how they can do better.

Teaching More and Talking Less: Using Examples During Class – Faculty Focus

In this episode, Faculty Focus talks with Jeremy Rentz about the positive aspects that come from students doing work in class. By allowing students to figure things out for themselves, and giving them time to discover and interact with one another, students can have powerful learning experiences. 

Promoting the Intersectionality of Accessibility with DE&I – Magic EdTech

In this GAAD-special episode, Magic EdTech invites Shell Little, and Magic EdTech’s Eric Stano and Erin Evans to talk about where accessibility meets DE&I in learning. How can organizations can come together to truly enable “Digital Learning for Everyone”?

The Changing Higher Ed Ecosystem – The Chronicle of Higher Education & LinkedIn

Join The Chronicle’s Goldie Blumenstyk as she talks with a panel of experts at our upcoming virtual forum, “The Changing Higher-Ed Ecosystem.” They’ll examine:

  •  What’s the potential impact of the growing competitors to traditional college programs?
  • How will new innovations, such as microcredentials and digital learner records, affect students?
  • With the edtech market exploding, what do colleges need to be on the watch for – and what can they ignore?

Facilitating Virtual Dialogues On Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion – eLearning Industry

It’s always challenging to facilitate DEI-related dialogues during a training session. If not addressed appropriately, such conversations might lead to ideological conflicts, and many learners might experience feelings of awkwardness and insecurity. So, how can a trainer tactfully handle DEI-related dialogues and make learners feel safe and valued? Join ATD in this session and get your answer! 


Listen, understand, act: How to close gaps in your education experiences – Qualtrics – June 7

Education institutions have always aimed to foster environments for students to learn and thrive. While this work has not been without its challenges, the past few years have escalated these challenges to unprecedented levels.

How Learner Readiness Changed Over the Past Decade and During the Pandemic — Discussing New Data from the National Readiness Report – SmarterMeasure – June 7

SmarterServices recently published the National Readiness Report which provides quantitative, nationwide insight into trends in learner readiness based on data from nearly a half-million students from hundreds of institutions. Register  to hear Dr. Mac Adkins, Founder and Chief Academic Officer of SmarterServices, present the research findings and offer insights on how your school can assist your students.

2022 Survey of College and University Chief Academic Officers – Inside Higher Ed – June 8

Our 2022 Inside Higher Ed Annual Survey of College and University Chief Academic Officers results are now available! Surprisingly, most provosts answered that the academic health of their institution is good even after another turbulent year. However, provosts were split on whether their institutions’ financial status has improved in the last year. About 41% used the economic downturn in 2020 to change their academic budgets. And nearly 90% say that these financial concerns are prevalent in their institution’s discussion about launching new academic programs.

Digital Teaching and Learning – Inside Higher Ed & The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Today, few issues in higher education capture as much interest as digital teaching and learning. The pandemic gave these efforts new urgency, as many students and professors gained new experiences with remote learning. In the coming months, colleges and universities will need to decide how and to what extent they will continue to pursue innovations in online education — investing in tools and knowledge to help educators and students experience a high-quality learning experience anytime, anywhere.

Change Student Behavior for True Digital Citizenship – Edsurge & Hapara – June 15

Learn how to build true digital citizenship in your school district without just closing browser tabs–get started on the journey to impactful changes in online student behavior.