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As Higher Education enters a phase of existential innovation, the partners at Beyond Academics host internal discussions, expert interviews, and crowdsourced insight sessions to help guide leaders in the journey. Learn more at beyondacademics.com

The FutureX Podcast Matt Alex, Hector H. Lopez, & Joe Abraham

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As Higher Education enters a phase of existential innovation, the partners at Beyond Academics host internal discussions, expert interviews, and crowdsourced insight sessions to help guide leaders in the journey. Learn more at beyondacademics.com

    The Brand Transformation In Higher Ed

    The Brand Transformation In Higher Ed

    Whether enrollment is the hot topic on campus, or it’s about increasing revenues through non credit learners, brand matters. For decades, higher ed has been able to live off students knocking on (and often breaking down) the door. But the new constituents - especially the lifelong learner has numerous options to choose from, and marketing becomes a mission-critical area of excellence at each institution. In this episode two of the Beyond partners discuss the current state, and ...

    • 19 min
    Moving IT to the right seat on the bus

    Moving IT to the right seat on the bus

    Historically the IT department in Iran has sat in the back taking orders from every other department on what needs to be ordered, what needs to be fixed, and what strategy to implement. That is a broken approach that will not lead to a sustainable future. In this episode the beyond partners discuss why that’s the case. 

    • 18 min
    The [Urgent] Need For HR Transformation

    The [Urgent] Need For HR Transformation

    Why this transformation is so important and urgent:The great resignation is taking its toll on all industries, but higher ed’s talent pool is not as deep as most. We’re not in the tech or sports entertainment lanes - where there is an abundance of talent pouring in. Every person we lose to another industry is an exponential loss. No matter how good a school’s technology strategy, enrollment strategy, brand, or location is, if we can’t keep good people happy - especially those with deep i...

    • 24 min
    Ep 13 | Chancellor Steven Gonzalez on Invention and Necessity

    Ep 13 | Chancellor Steven Gonzalez on Invention and Necessity

    Chancellor Gonzalez (1/4)Necessity is the mother of invention. When resources are limited, schools like Maricopa County Community College have started to look elsewhere for not only funding. But this was not only a financial necessity, it was also an opportunity for the school to partner with industries that could set their students up for success after graduation. Listen in as Chancellor Steven Gonzalez talks about this new approach.--In January of 2020, Dr. Steven Gonzalez assumed the role ...

    • 17 min
    Ep 12 | Chancellor Ben Nelson on Courage to Face the Fear

    Ep 12 | Chancellor Ben Nelson on Courage to Face the Fear

    Doing something different takes unconventional thinking and bold ideas. But how do these qualities meld with the ideas of courage and confidence? Those who believe they can get by on courage alone may be misleading themselves in that they know they’re not taking the right path. This can translate into students who go through college, and complete their courses to the best of their abilities, but still feel lost while entering the workforce. In this episode of the Changemakers series, Ch...

    • 23 min
    Ep 11 | President Santa Ono on the Future of Global Education

    Ep 11 | President Santa Ono on the Future of Global Education

    President Santa Ono (4/4)As the prices of tuition in domestic universities rise, many face the challenge of being priced out of higher education. But there may be hope beyond their country’s borders. The emerging student — specifically international students — may begin looking very different than just another affluent student seeking to learn abroad. In this episode of the Changemaker series, President Santa Ono of the University of British Columbia discusses how emerging international ...

    • 12 min

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FutureX brings a fresh and innovative lens

FutureX brings an innovation, and transformation lens needed for Higher Ed leaders to do some intrinsic analysis of their organizations in the form of a stimulating industry leader interview. They provide some tactical examples that allow leaders to think about how they can start to think about their own institutional transformation.

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