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Accessibility Six Questions

6 questions with Accessibility Summit keynote speaker Derek Jackson

Derek Jackson will open the HighEdWeb 2022 Accessibility Summit with a keynote, “The Forest Through the Accessibility Tree.” Link caught up with Jackson — a Digital Accessibility Developer with Digital Accessibility Services at Harvard University — about the focus of his presentation and how technical details can help us understand the larger accessibility picture. Why […]

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HighEdWeb 2022 Accessibility Summit is this week

The HighEdWeb Accessibility Summit is coming up soon – this Thursday, July 28. This all-day event is packed with presentations, quick poster sessions and even a trivia competition. Our incredible sponsors, Dubbot (platinum), Equalize Digital (platinum), Localist (gold), Monsido (gold) and Terminalfour (gold) make this day possible, so please make sure to stop in and […]

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HighEdWeb Announces Leadership Updates

We are excited to have a handful of new officers and directors coming on board to support the returning and renewed team helping move the association forward toward its strategic goals. New Board of Directors officers The following officers were elected to serve in their roles through May 2024: Treasurer Robert Heyser Robert is a […]

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Volunteering for professional development

Professional development refers to increasing our knowledge or our skills, but it can also include increasing our network. There are a variety of professional development opportunities available to us within our careers. Some of the most common ones include conferences, workshops or classes (in person or online). Working in higher ed often forces us to […]

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Association News

Why to consider presenting

Every year, the Higher Education Web Professionals Association hosts multiple events that rely on higher education professionals to serve as presenters. The presentations can range from brief sessions to posters to workshops. Carrie Harris Phillips offers a few benefits of presenting at one of these events. 1. Fulfill a resolution You vowed to try something […]

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‘I understand it’s not about me’

New Board Member Chris D’Orso talks about his ambitions for HighEdWeb and his favorite conference memories Earlier this fall, HighEdWeb elected Chris D’Orso, Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions at SUNY Brockport, to a three-year term as a member of the Board of Directors, replacing outgoing member Jeff Stevens. In addition to his role on the […]

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2021 Conference

Partner Article: The Modernization of Higher Education: Navigating New Challenges in a Digital World

NOTE: As part of our sponsor agreements with Annual Conference sponsors, we occasionally post information provided by our sponsor-partners on their behalf. This is one such article. Thank you and enjoy! The COVID-19 pandemic significantly altered the way that colleges and universities approached academics, campus life, and internal operations. While some experts claimed that the […]

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Accessibility

Meet the 2021 Accessibility Summit Platinum Sponsor: Pantheon

The HighEdWeb 2021 Accessibility Summit would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. Learn more about this year’s platinum sponsor, Pantheon. Pantheon’s WebOps Platform improves productivity to drive down the cost of making changes to your Drupal and WordPress websites. You can help your institution get more from your websites with Pantheon.  […]

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Accessibility

‘Everyone benefits from learning about digital accessibility’; Q&A with Accessibility Summit organizers

Why attend the Accessibility Summit? The HighEdWeb Accessibility Summit 2021 is coming to a computer near you on July 20, 2021! This one-day, online event is completely focused on advancing digital accessibility in higher education. So, why should you attend the Summit? Read what the event committee chairs have to say about this exciting conference! […]

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HighEdWeb announces new leadership

We are excited to have a new group of officers and directors coming on board to help the association move forward and work toward its strategic goals.

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Accessibility

One-day online event features accessibility best practices for higher ed

The HighEdWeb Accessibility Summit 2021 is an online event focused on the critical topic of digital accessibility in higher education. Whether you are new to the topic of accessibility or an experienced advocate in the field, join us online July 20, 2021, for a full day of learning and networking. As higher ed web professionals […]

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2021 Conference

Why speak at HighEdWeb? Let us count the ways …

The deadline for submitting a speaking proposal for the always-awesome HighEdWeb annual conference is almost here: Monday, April 19! This year’s conference unfolds online on Oct. 4 and 5, but it can’t happen without people sharing your time and expertise. You can submit a 45-minute proposal (pre-recorded, with a live Q&A) or an energetic 10-minute […]

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Taking care: HighEdWeb members start wellness newsletter

Working social media in many industries, particularly higher education, can be a demanding and constant responsibility. Realizing a need to provide something for these professionals, but without adding to cognitive load, two HighEdWeb members developed a wellness newsletter. Erin Supinka, associate director of digital engagement at Dartmouth College, and Krista Boniface, senior social media strategist […]

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Analytics Summit coming up on April 29

The Higher Education Web Professionals Association will host a brand new, online event focused on analytics this month. The HighEdWeb 2021 Analytics Summit, taking place on April 29, 2021, will provide valuable training and professional development for those who want to improve content performance and build confidence in their marketing measurement capabilities. Topics include: Google […]

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2020 Conference Marketing Social Media

Boring documents = creative freedom?: Liz Gross on her Red Stapler-winning presentation

Liz Gross outlines ‘Five Essential Documents for a Strategic Social Media Program’ In 2012, Liz Gross was a marketing communications director for the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha (now the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee at Waukesha). She attended her first HighEdWeb Conference – conveniently next door, in Milwaukee – and presented a poster she fondly recalls was “made […]

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Call for board nominations: Help lead HighEdWeb!

HighEdWeb is looking for candidates to serve on the association’s Board of Directors. Check out the job description for a full list of responsibilities, duties and qualifications. The HighEdWeb board advances the association’s mission of educating digital professionals working at higher education institutions. Board members govern the association and help shape its future. Members are […]

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Member Highlights

Despite distance, Brenden Sparks brings HighEdWebbers together in adventure

Imagine: You’re walking down a cold, dark hallway. All you can hear are the sounds of footsteps from the others slowly making their way forward with you. You don’t know what’s at the end of the corridor – but whatever it is – you know it’s going to put up a fight. Suddenly, you hear […]

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Management & Professional Development Uncategorized

Dress(ember)ing to impress: HighEdWeb member raises awareness, funds toward preventing human trafficking

This month, Chris D’Orso — long-time HighEdWebber and associate director of admissions for SUNY Brockport — has turned a lot of heads and turned up awareness and funds for a serious cause. Chris is wearing a dress every day as part of the Dressember project to raise money for prevention of and awareness about the […]

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Marketing Social Media Website Development

Building Higher Ed Brands: A framework for building a digital marketing ecosystem that is geared for enrollment growth

With the release of Byron Sharp’s How Brands Grow and How Brands Grow Part 2 and the work of Les Binet and Peter Field, higher ed marketing managers have benefited from the development of empirical marketing principles that provide guideposts for enrollment growth.  However, what isn’t so clear is how to apply those tenets to […]

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Marketing Uncategorized

Unpacking a new era of brand experiences in higher ed

Traditional marketing tells you that everything in regards to brand reputation and awareness boils down to the health of your website. You know the drill — You have to rank well, draw a crowd that comes back time and time again to consult your site for content, and then, naturally, you shake them down through […]

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Call for Committee Chair Volunteers: We can’t do it without you!

HighEdWeb is powered by volunteers. From coordinating our annual conference to maintaining our website, we would not be able to operate without the dedication of our committed volunteer community. Volunteering is not only a way to give back, but a way to push our Association forward. As the year comes to an end, we are […]

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Accessibility Community Groups Management & Professional Development Website Development

Join the discussion: accessibility and web governance groups meet in August

The HighEdWeb Community Groups continue on Zoom. And you’re invited!

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Association News

Announcing new treasurer at HighEdWeb

Ben Rapin was recently elected treasurer of the HighEdWeb Association. In this role, Ben will work with the Operations Director and Finance Committee members to oversee Association finances, serve as the Chair of the Finance Committee, and serve on the Executive Committee for the Board of Directors.

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Marketing Mobile Website Development

#HEWebHero Q&A: Dave Olsen

We asked our HEWeb community, who is your #HEWebHero? Erik Runyon recommended Dave Olsen, assistant director of digital marketing technology at West Virginia University. Dave is part of WVU’s university relations team and works closely with admissions on enrollment marketing. This spring, that was all about virtual events. We caught up with Dave to ask […]

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Let’s discuss! Continuing the conversations from HighEdWeb 2019

HighEdWeb is hosting online community group discussions with some of your favorite presenters to discuss a variety of topics.