Weekly interviews with trailblazers who are reshaping and rethinking education as we know it. From IT and marketing directors, to university presidents and K-12 superintendents, to advisors and admissions staff –you’ll get a direct line to the changemakers on the frontlines of innovation. Learn how the world of education is changing and what those changes mean for both the sector and society.
Education Empowered is hosted by Jason Belland, VP of Education Cloud Industry Solutions at Salesforce.org, and brought to you by Salesforce.org in partnership with Mission.org. New episodes release every Thursday.
College and Career Readiness In the New Learn-Anywhere World
Reenvisioning Higher Education: A Conversation with Dr. Melik Khoury
Dr. Melik Khoury is the 11th President of Unity College. In today's conversation, Melik shares how Unity is completely redefining what it means to be a student and what they are doing to improve the student experience in today's changing world. Plus, he and Jason discuss affordability and accessibility and where Melik’s personal passion for education originates.
The Role of Faculty in Designing the Student-Centered University with Diane Biesecker
Diane Biesecker is the Acting Director of IT and School Systems and the Salesforce Application Manager at the University of Virginia Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. She joins Jason to talk about IT’s role in student success and how technology can make faculty interactions with students more meaningful. Plus, they dive into the technology and cultural challenges facing institutions today and education trends they are excited about for the future.
The New University: A Conversation with Jeff Selingo and Michael Horn
What do changing student demographics mean for colleges? What can universities do to differentiate themselves? More broadly, what’s in store for the future of higher education?
Joining the podcast to help us answer these questions and many more are thought leaders Michael Horn and Jeff Selingo. They discuss the biggest obstacles facing universities today – including student wellness and virtual learning – and share what it really takes for a college to create a seamless student experience.
Addressing Wellness in Education with NASPA’s Kevin Kruger
Welcome back to Season 4 of Education Empowered! Here to help us kick off the new season is Kevin Kruger, President and CEO of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.
Kevin and Jason discuss wellness as it relates to students, staff, and faculty alike, how institutions can best address growing mental health challenges, and the intersection of wellbeing and equity in education. Plus, Kevin shares what trends in the ed sector he is most excited for in 2021.
Welcome to Education Empowered
Weekly interviews with trailblazers who are reshaping and rethinking education as we know it. From IT and marketing directors, to university presidents and K-12 superintendents, to advisors and admissions staff – you’ll get a direct line to the changemakers on the frontlines of innovation. Learn how the world of education is changing and what those changes mean for both the sector and society.
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Jason is a great host and the guests are super interesting. Really important issues that need our attention!