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2018 Conference Management & Professional Development

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 an authentic representation of campus diversity on their websites. Olivieri […]

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Campus Emergency Preparedness: Strategies for Content Creators, Tech Masters, and Campus Leaders

Presented by Lisa Catto “Future you is gonna be hella pissed at past you if you DON’T make the time to prepare for an eventual emergency.” -Lisa Catto There’s been an explosion on your campus! Students, staff or faculty may be hurt (or worse). First responders are rushing toward the scene. Then an earthquake strikes, […]

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2018 Conference

Sorry Not Sorry: Managing Content Strategy Challenges in Decentralized Environments

Presented by Amy Grace Wells, editorial director of UX Booth, and Alaina Wiens, director of marketing at the Flint & Genessee Chamber of Commerce One of the presentations kicking off the HighEdWeb 2018 conference was “Sorry Not Sorry: Managing Content Strategy Challenges in Decentralized Environments.” The idea for this session emerged from a panel Alana […]

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2017 Conference

The Pep Talk You Didn’t Know You Needed (MPD6)

Jacob Oyen, of Central College opened his HighEdWeb 17 presentation by noting that life is too short to do something you don’t care about. He checked in with attendees to help set perspective, asking for insight such as, how many of you love your website? [chuckles from the group.] How long have you been working […]

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2016 Conference

A Day in the Life of an Analyst

When Aaron Baker arrived at Harvard last year, to begin work on web analytics, he had…Google Analytics, and its data. But that wasn’t really enough to do the kind of reporting that their office needed. While they had data, Aaron really needed to be able to tell stories. Before you can turn data into stories, […]

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2016 Conference

Gone Idea Fishing: A Creative Problemsolving Tacklebox

Some folks just seem better at coming up with creative ideas than others. If you find that you’re one of the folks who struggles with idea generation and creative problem solving, don’t despair. Matt has provided a full tacklebox of strategies to help. Most good brainstorming sessions follow six basic rules: Start by reviewing the […]

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2016 Conference Management & Professional Development

Explain Your Work! 5 Public Speaking Tips You Can Use Now (#MPD2)

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 Your Work! 5 Public Speaking Tips You Can Use Now. […]

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2016 Conference Management & Professional Development

“That. Is. Not. My. Job.”: @robin2go on Why Teamwork Matters

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 In her “That Is Not My Job” talk, she addressed […]

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2015 Conference

Improv the Situation

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 through the days, weeks, and years stumbling upon new situations, […]

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Management & Professional Development The Working World

From Noob to Know-it-All: Helping Young Professionals Grow

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 professional – someone with less than five years of experience, […]

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2015 Conference

How to Boil the Ocean

MPD2 kicked off its second presentation with the crazy title of “How to Boil the Ocean” from the Washington University in St. Louis web team. Chris Amelung and Ted Elsas shared how they were overwhelmed with web duties on a campus creating breaking news almost daily. As Chris pointed out, “the university can help put […]

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2014 Conference

Human at Work; Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and and Get Better at My Job

We’re going to move fast, but don’t worry. Everything’s online at bit.ly/HumanAtWork. It has a great number of resources in book form and app form to help with productivity, and ways to be 100% Human. [field name=code] Dave did what many presenters do. Talk about a case study. But, this study is of himself. Disclaimer. This […]

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2014 Conference Management & Professional Development

That IS your problem! Creating a collaborative campus

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. For starters, you pretty much have control over your work […]

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2014 Conference

Beyond The Screen

Working in highered means that we have many different audiences to support and dozens of stories to tell. Sitting at your desk stagnates your ability to effectively talk to these groups. Amanda Smith from Illinois State University wants highered professionals to work “Beyond The Screen” to connect better with end users. “I’m not really in […]

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2014 Conference Management & Professional Development

Mix it up! The art of remixing content – #mpd2

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 senior designer for web, graphics and user experience for the […]

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2014 Conference

Jude’s Law

  Jude’s Law says that in order to sustain day to day creativity you have to be happy — and happy comes from having fun. Kegan Sims from Oregon State University just wants to have fun. His talk focused on the reality that highered folks need to be creative on a regular basis  and that […]

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2013 Conference

Lessons Learned from a Lockdown: Using Web and Social Media in a Crisis

Presenters: Kerri Hicks and Cindy Sabato Track: Management and Professional Development (#mpd6) Winning a red stapler award at a HighEdWeb conference means presenters must do a reenactment of their award-winning session. In the case of Kerri Hicks and Cindy Sabato of University of Rhode Island, their presentation WAS a reenactment – a lively, engaging and […]

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2013 Conference

YES YOU CAN! How to Train 650 CMS Users in 18 Months (with Only 3 Employees)

Presenters: Corie Martin Director, Creative Web Services, Western Kentucky University Diana Keeling Web Application Developer, Western Kentucky University http://2013.highedweb.org/EventDetail.aspx?guid=9b4e06a3-52f3-484e-952e-8784662dd311 Western Kentucky University found themselves tasked with a complete website recreation using a CMS a few years ago. Today, they shared with us how they managed to undertake this giant task and how they were able […]

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2013 Conference

Turn That Job Into a Profession

Presenter: George Sackett District Coordinator Web Communications, St. Louis Community College John Wagner Systems Programmer, Princeton University http://2013.highedweb.org/EventDetail.aspx?guid=37c45b47-109a-494c-9979-3eb58184107f I think someone is really gunning for “Best of Track” – starting out with “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”? Alright, I’ll take it. John took the propeller off his hat for this presentation and looked to the audience […]

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2013 Conference

Website of Dreams: If You Build It, Will They Come?

Presenters: Allison Manley, Owner/Designer, Rogue Element Inc. John Nollin, Director of Operations, Promet Source Andy Kucharski, Founder & CEO, Promet Source “Your website looks like it belongs to a credit union.” That’s the last thing that Grinnell College wanted to hear. This liberal arts school, based in Iowa, needed a redesign that reflected one of […]

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2013 Conference

Social Media TOS Crash Course

Social Media TOS Crash Course Karine Joly #mpd3 Warning. What you read here today could be outdated tomorrow. Social media terms of service (TOS) can change. Often. Karine Joly of Higher Ed Experts helped HigherEdWeb attendees navigate through the wordy, often confusing, TOS from major social media platforms. Also, she covered copyright law and shared […]

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2013 Conference

Living Dead Week

Jason Fish, Manager of  Application Programming, Purdue University Google has 20 percent time but presenter Jason Fish asks what are YOU doing to foster growth and innovation in yourself, your colleagues, and your organization? Purdue University’s IT group has “Living Dead Week” where designers and developers are given time each semester to work on something […]

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2012 Conference

Inbound School Marketing: Is Your Website Helping the Bottom Line?

Inbound School Marketing: Is Your Website Helping the Bottom Line? Kyle James, CEO, nuCloud What is the purpose of your website? According to High Ed Web veteran Kyle James CEO of  @nuCloud and founder of @eduGuru, it’s all about marketing. “Marketing is the single most important function of your website,” says James, “Fundamental changes in how we […]

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2011 Conference Management & Professional Development

Project Management According to Attila the Hun #heweb11

View Session Details and Presenter’s Bio. The Feast of Attila, by Mór Than (1870) Daniel Frommelt took HighEdWeb attendees on a journey from the technology of today to an ancient world where a young, nomadic, future king with a bad attitude was, unbeknownst to him, contributing to modern project management. Daniel, fueled by something inside […]