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5 ways to up your conference ROI with an academy

Interested in a HighEdWeb Academy but unsure of how to sell it to your boss? Our academies provide deep dives into one of three topic areas – leadership, technical/development, or content strategy + user experience. Held immediately before the annual conference, the programming features cohorts

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Meet the 2019 HighEdWeb tracks

Colleges and universities do not exist to create websites. Crazy, right? But true. However, our schools’ digital presences have become vital assets that allow our schools to accomplish what they do exist to do: to recruit, retain, and educate our students; to create knowledge through

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Here’s How to Make Conflict Productive

Mike Powers wants you to use your imagination. “Picture this,” he started his best-of-track session titled “If They Would Just Listen to Us.” “The phone rings in a busy office. The person answers. A professor is on the line. He has a picture of his

Diversity on Higher Education Websites

Presented by Scott Olivieri. Session details. Presentation slides. “This session will be uncomfortable, but we have to talk about it,” Scott Olivieri said as a preface to his HighEdWeb 2018 presentation. Titled “Diversity on Higher Education Websites,” Olivieri examined ways institutions try—and many times fail—to portray

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Erin Supinka Shares the Key to Understanding Everything

Presented by Erin Supinka, assistant director of digital engagement at Dartmouth College Erin Supinka is a big believer in context. “Without context, we can’t understand the full story,” she said during her session HighEdWeb in Sacramento. “Context helps us understand everything else.” What followed in

Stop Taking Your School so Seriously

Presented by Melissa Dix and Bonnie Willison A few years ago, Beloit made a big mistake. A 30,000-person email-wide mistake. 30,000 high school sophomores and juniors received an email with the dreaded salutation,  Dear {first name}. Twitter blew up with students pointing at the glaring error.

Be Human, Be Kind, Design With All in Mind

Presented by Amanda Frisbee How do you dream? For many of us, it’s visual or audio. For Amanda Frisbee’s deaf and hard-of-hearing colleagues, “It’s more telepathic. Things just sort of come to us.” English is a second language for many people in the Deaf community,

Building a student social media team

Presented by Lougan Bishop As higher ed professionals, we’re often called upon to wear many hats…all at the same time. And it can be overwhelming! Five years ago, to take on some of these tasks, Lougan started a volunteer student team to help with social media.