A day filled with speakers, connections, and warm Southern California sun await those heading to California Baptist University in Riverside, California, for HighEdWeb West on June 10, HighEdWeb’s last regional conference of 2016. The one-day conference features a rapid procession of presentations and 15-minute lightning
A NOTE from HighEdWeb: Recently, in service to our core mission “to advance web professionals, technologies and standards in higher education,” HighEdWeb has entered into a partnership with WPCampus, a community dedicated to the use of WordPress in higher ed (more on that partnership soon!).
Many view institutional social media accounts as the central hub to see exactly what’s happening on campus; past, present, and future. There’s constant debate over what content is “Facebook worthy” or should be live-tweeted throughout the event, but what happens when you have too much
March Madness, as the NCAA basketball tournament is known, transcends the athletic contests to create a tapestry of stories at colleges large and small. The perennial basketball powers — Kansas and Kentucky, Duke and UConn — expect to do well and be there. But what
Diversity in STEM roles has become a hot topic throughout our community. I know it’s certainly a great topic of conversation within the HighEdWeb Board of Directors as we consider the future of the association. As the mother of a now-adult woman, it has always
About 150 people attended HighEdWeb New England on March 18 and those in attendance heard mountains of great ideas from the presenters. We picked just five to share with you, but there’s more plenty more to be found by following #hewebNE on Twitter. From Lisa
Editor’s Note: Larry Falck, coordinator of digital media at Francis Marion University, earned a Red Stapler for best presentation in its track at #heweb15 with “Improv the Situation.” Larry was kind enough to create an adaptation in blog form with Link. Nothing in life is scripted. We walk
In 2014, Dave Cameron, Lead Web Producer and Content Strategist for Enrollment Management at Ithaca College, taught us how to reclaim our humanity at work. Lately he’s been thinking a lot about what it means to be human. And Friday at HighEd Web New England during
This conference is about sharing ideas and experiences with each other. The content is by us and for us. It is about truly helping each other by teaching each other about what we do well and where we could have avoided mistakes.
HighEdWeb is pleased to welcome our HighEdWeb 2016 Annual Conference opening keynote: Kimberly Bryant, Aspen Institute Fellow and founder of Black Girls CODE. Ms. Bryant (@6gems) is a biotechnology/engineering professional who has spent the last decade in a series of technical management roles for Fortune 100
Being the “new kid” in the office isn’t always easy, and it’s even more of a challenge when you’re in your first “grown up” job out of college, and may seem like a kid to colleagues. It’s unlikely that you’ll never work with a young
“As with any HighEdWeb event, what I look forward to the most is being with the people who attend. Every single time I develop and deepen friendships that enrich my professional life, as well as my personal one.”
Hey, y’all. Welcome to what I hope will be a continuing series in LINK focused on our road to HighEdWeb 2016. My name is @marleysmom, and I’ll be your tour guide (and conference chair/leader) this year. I’m incredibly proud to have been given the responsibility
The Higher Education Web Professionals Association (HighEdWeb) is pleased to welcome Martin Sickafoose to its Board of Directors. Martin Sickafoose has over 25 years of creative and digital experience, the last ten of which have been spent at Purdue University. He is the director of
The Higher Education Web Professionals Association is pleased to welcome the following new committee chairs: Membership Committee: The Membership Committee manages the administration of the Association’s membership program, implements and expands member benefits, and is the voice of the Association’s members. Jacob Dolan – co-chair,
The poster presentations are a unique opportunity for presenters to engage in many individual or small group conversations around their chosen topic. Following on the tail of the other presentation tracks, it surprises many of the attendees by how valuable the poster presentations are for collaboration, information sharing, and networking.
Todd Barber – University of Tennessee Health Science Center @ctbarber #uad12 Islands happen. No matter what department you’re in, or how big your campus is, you often start out with natural gaps between groups of people…especially IT and content creators. And it’s not always easy
The final presentation of the Marketing and Communications track focused on one of the newer social media channels: Snapchat. Presenters Tony Dobies and Candace Nelson from West Virginia University consider it to be growing to the point that they expect it to push ahead of
What a Tumblr Learned Meerkating His Periscope?: The Future of Social Media & Higher Ed presentation pitched by Ron Bronson was a completely different animal by the time we met in MCS 11. Ron admitted that when he proposed his idea to #heweb15, he thought
Stephen Fornal from Tarrant County College, discussed the important of accessibility in university (well really, ALL) websites. The goal of his UAD9 presentation was to convince us to level the field and be inclusive; website accessibility should not only be about the law. Stephen pointed
Presenter: Zach Richard, Marketing Analyst, Notre Dame @zrichard4 Session Details: #uad4 Zach Richard, who nearly didn’t wear pants to his presentation, didn’t just tell us how he increased conversions: he showed us how he did it. And what they’ve done at Notre Dame is pretty impressive.
HIGHEDWEB IN MEMPHIS Oct. 17-19, 2016 • #heweb16 http://2016.highedweb.org/ We’re excited to be visiting the home of the Blues, Elvis and the best barbecue in the country. Plan on joining us for some old favorites – exciting keynotes, enriching sessions and lots of networking –
The Higher Education Web Professionals Association’s mission is to “strive to advance web professionals, technologies and standards in higher education.” We do this in a variety of ways, including providing top-notch professional development opportunities in our conferences and workshops. And exactly because they are such
Scott Stratten (sometimes better known as @unmarketing) totally rocked when he spoke at HighEdWeb 2013 in Buffalo. He returns for HighEdWeb 2015 in Milwaukee with a keynote talk at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, and will be joined by his wife and UnPodcast partner Alison Kramer. Link
As a student supervisor of a team of six at Kennedy Library, Conny Liegl (TITLE) is challenged not just with providing services to clients and stakeholders, but also carry a moral responsibility for her employed students. Students are essential to her daily work, and indispensable for many large-scale, high-visibility