More than 15 years into my career, I’ve now had three institutions and more than a decade under my belt, with a few more years in newspapers and a stop in private industry for a couple more. Here’s what I’ve learned.
If you are a first-time attendee at the HighEdWeb conference, you might do a double-take when you look at the schedule and notice a track marked “Management and Professional Development” (aka #MPD). After all, this is a web conference! One might be forgiven for thinking
Amy Calhoun’s session description was certainly intriguing – save enough time to take Fridays off? Yes, please! Amy introduced her talk with this video: Amy’s first bit of advice was to take the word “busy” out of our conversations. “To me, busy implies that the
For the Missouri State chorale, it was an unbelievable day. Of course, it took a lot to get there. The team at Missouri State, including Kevin Agee and Sara Clark, put in hours of work over several months to make a four minute performance work
Across our college campuses, summer brings orientation and advice to our newest students. But many are also starting new jobs in the HighEdWeb field; some new to this strange yet wonderful creature that is higher education. Whether you’re coming into higher ed from journalism, non-profits,
Karlyn Borysenko is principal for Zen Workplace, and she will be presenting at the 2017 Leadership Academy. It’s a two-day deep-dive, immediately before the HighEdWeb Annual Conference, that offers leadership training to web leaders and managers. Leadership isn’t something reserved for individuals in the C-suite — any person
Mark Greenfield serves as the director of web services at University at Buffalo, and he will be presenting Web Governance at the 2017 Leadership Academy. It’s a two-day deep-dive, immediately before the HighEdWeb Annual Conference, that offers leadership training to web leaders and managers. In October, I will be
Implementing Inspiration: What Happens After HighEdWeb – A Look at How Attendees Put Ideas into Action
We learn so much at Higher Education Web Professional’s annual conference and come away with so many incredible ideas—but what happens after we get home? At HighEdWeb, you often hear people talk about searching for their “one thing” – a golden nugget, a key takeaway.
Are you missing that #heweb excitement? Are you needing a creative boost for your WordPress projects? You can still experience WordPress sessions, expertise, and networking with users across the world without the expense and without the hassle of travel! Mark your calendar for an all-day
Conversations: All. Over. The. Place. Sound familiar? You’re not alone. In 2014, Lacy Paschal found her team of 12 at Vanderbilt University buried in email. To defeat this monster, her office implemented a new tool and process. Overwhelmed turned to organized. Scattered turned to streamlined.
What happens when you take Stanford’s School of Humanities and try to centralize the school’s web resources and support across a nursery school, an archaeology collection, a slang dictionary, a collection of 10th century manuscripts, and a variety of academic departments, interdisciplinary programs, and research
Can you explain what you do for a living—and how you contribute to your campus community—succinctly? If folks have a hard time understanding your job or your team’s role, you might be not be getting the credit you deserve. That was the idea behind Explain
Robin Smail is the UX renegade inspiration you never knew you always needed. Just enough time for a final run thru on my #heweb16 talk, “That is Not My Job.” Come watch me talk about fluffy stuff. LAFAYETTE!!! #mpd4 pic.twitter.com/ZgzoLBedgk — Robin2go (@Robin2go) October 17, 2016
Thinking about a website as a project only deteriorates the quality of the site over time. How can we balance project web work with operational web work, especially in higher ed? In “The Web is Not a Project” session (MPD1), Mark Greenfield, Digital Strategist, University
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
In the past, leaders might be described as tough and no-nonsense. Today, words like empathy and vulnerability are associated with leadership. That was the idea behind John Wagner’s Management and Professional Development Track session, that building personal relationships at work helps team members work toward
Have you ever wanted to get ahead at your job, but you couldn’t find a focused program designed for Web professionals? HighEdWeb has the solution: Attend a HighEdWeb Academy. When: Oct. 3-4, right before the HighEdWeb Annual Conference Where: Hilton Milwaukee Downtown Concentrations: integrated marketing,
The HighEdWeb Association will provide up to four grants to teams in different regions of the country who respond to our request for regional conference proposals (RFP). These grants will constitute the funding and resources to hold 2016 HighEdWeb Regional Conferences. To complement the association’s grant
(Author’s note: It’s poetic that I completed this Link post when I did. I hadn’t anticipated that it’d be a few weeks late, but this also is the very reason I was hyped up about Jesse’s session: I needed his session to help work smarter.)
That IS your problem! Creating a collaborative campus Presenter: Corie Martin – Western Kentucky University One isn’t always the loneliest number. Corie Martin of Western Kentucky University notes that, if you’re a department of one at a college or university, there can be some perks.
It was a full house in Skyline II for Conny Leigl’s session, “Mix it up! The art of remixing content,” so much so that this Link blogger had to take notes by hand – you can’t laptop it up without a lap. Leigl is a
Session Details They’re a small team of five, but the Web and Development team at University of Arkansas at Little Rock were ready to take on projects using agile methodology, because yes, it is possible for agile in Higher Ed. Let’s back up. What is agile?
“Faux Pas, Phonies, & Flub-Ups: How to handle social media spoofs, goofs, & snafus” Presenter: Donna Talarico (@donnatalarico), Director, Integrated Communications, Elizabethtown College Track: Management and Professional Development, Session 11 (#MPD11) “Social media is human. To err is human.” Ergo, those of us who work
Aiming to overturn the idea that it’s hard to find women willing to participate on panels, this session collected 9 feisty females with lots to say: Karine Joly (moderator) Alana Riley Colleen Brennan-Barry Tonya Oaks Smith Mallory Wood Robin Smail Lori Packer Magen Tracy
For you non-Project Runway fans, ‘make it work’ is usually the parting phrase of Tim Gunn (mentor to the fashion designer contestants) just before they commit to a specific garment design, leading to sinking-or-swimming at the runway judging. Presenter Tonya Oaks Smith is obviously adept at