Measuring What Matters: "Big Data," Data Analytics, and Student Success By Richard P. Keeling Numbers matter. Quantitative data provide important information, from how many miles it is to our destination to what percentage chance there is of rain today; we [...]
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University of Utah — Vice President for Student Affairs Announced The University of Utah President Ruth Watkins announced on May 1, 2019, that Dr. Lori K. McDonald has been named vice president for student affairs. McDonald, who is currently associate vice president and [...]
K&A at NASPA100 Homepage Photos, Keynotes, and Memories from the NASPA Annual Meeting celebratory sessions Pre-Conference Workshop-Addressing Student Mental Health: Understanding the Past in order to Plan for the Future Counseling services on college campuses began for [...]
Various members of the K&A team will be attending this year's annual NASPA Meeting in Philadelphia to deliver educational sessions, connect with colleagues both old and new, and make new connections to continue our mission of change for learning. More information is included in the [...]
Innovation. A term that predominates the daily higher ed news cycle; characterizing the latest approach by leaders and practitioners in our field to confront a deep and lingering problem facing students or our institutions. Consonant to calls for efficiency and expectations for access, faculty and [...]
Every morning, after a carefully prepared egg white omelette from a box from the internet, I open my email to catch up on my Higher Education gossip. IHE, Huff Post, and the Chronicle are usually all waiting there, unopened, and often with a title related [...]
In the years following the tragedy at Virginia Tech, college and university leaders have heeded the call to strengthen campus-wide violence prevention and crisis response systems. Threat assessment and behavioral intervention teams have become regular and integral components of prevention efforts. Mental health and counseling [...]
In the Summer 2016 issue of Leadership Exchange, there is a page-long article about Design Thinking in Higher Education, by two directors from the jCENTER for Innovative Higher Education at the University of Minnesota. They assert that higher education provides prime challenges for which we [...]
‘Once upon a time’, or its modern day equivalent, ‘a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away’ will catch my attention any time. I love a good story! But as much fun as stories are, I’ve come to understand that stories have a [...]
Welcome to the K&A Blog: a place where the K&A team members share individual ideas, thoughts, opinions, and lessons. As the K&A Fellow, I get the explicit honor of writing the first post. Being an intern at a firm whose team members come from near [...]