Keep pace with ever-changing education technologies. With insights and ideas from higher education executives, Top of Mind with Tambellini Group explores the people and technology innovations shaping the future of learning. New episodes monthly.
Higher Education Mergers and Acquisitions
The pace of mergers and acquisitions has rapidly accelerated in higher education in recent years as institutions adapt to a changing market. But what happens behind the scenes when two institutions decide to join forces?
Northeastern University's CIO, Cole Camplese knows firsthand from his experience building a unified technology operation for his institution’s recent partnership with Mills College in Oakland, California. Learn about all the planning and efforts involved in this month's podcast.
Making Technology Career Transitions
When is the right time for an IT leader to move on to a new role at a new institution? How much should location matter versus potential for career growth? Aisha Jackson answers these questions and shares insights from her experience navigating the first year as a new technology leader since joining the University of California, Santa Cruz as Vice Chancellor of Information Technology in August 2022.
Strategies for Overcoming IT Hiring Challenges
As the Director of Enterprise Software Systems at Montgomery County Community College in Pennsylvania, Mary Beaver is a paragon of success in building and retaining a high-performing IT team. In fact, the CRM system she and her team of MCCC alumni built won Tambellini Group’s 2023 Innovative Technology Team Award.
Listen in as Mary takes us behind the scenes and shares how IT mentoring and student worker programs helped her institution overcome the challenges of finding skilled IT team members.
The Unicorn CIO: Combining IT and Instructional Design Expertise
A CIO with academic technology expertise is a rare yet valuable asset to any institution. With a PhD in instructional design, Dr. Patricia Kahn, CIO at College of Staten Island-CUNY, is one of those IT unicorns.
In our latest Top of Mind podcast, she shares her method for collaborating with leadership peers in vetting and choosing the right mix of academic technology tools to ensure flexibility in teaching, learning, and working environments in an unpredictable world.
Digital Accessibility: What’s Next for Higher Ed?
While there isn’t one single definition of digital accessibility that applies to all higher education institutions, there are guiding principles that all should follow. Our Top of Mind guest this month, Brian Fodrey, Carnegie Mellon University’s Assistant Vice President of Business Innovation, shares the guidelines and steps his institution followed in creating their Digital Accessibility Office.
ChatGPT on Campus: How AI Tools are Changing Teaching and Learning
It’s no secret that the adoption of AI tools in higher education is growing by the day, and ChatGPT is leading the pack. Our Top of Mind guest this month, Dr. Lin Lin Lipsmeyer, Chair of the Department of Teaching and Learning at the Simmons School of Education and Human Development at Southern Methodist University, gives us a thorough overview of the broad spectrum of views and opinions about ChatGPT’s future impact and its potential uses as both a teaching and learning tool.