Navigating Data Security: A Guide for Educational Institutions

With the ever-increasing convergence of education and technology, the safeguarding of data has become paramount. Here, we’ll provide higher education institutions and faculty with tips on ensuring data security and compliance. Helping everyone in laying the foundation for a secure digital future. Tips for Data Security and Compliance in Education 1. Encrypt Data Transmission Prioritize …

University at Buffalo Making Strides in Enhancing Teaching Evaluations: An Analysis of the UBSET

Introduction In 2014, the University at Buffalo (UB) embarked on a mission to revolutionize its approach to evaluating teaching effectiveness by introducing the Universal Student Evaluation of Teaching (UBSET). In doing so, UB sought to measure if eleven particular questions (six course-oriented and five instructor-based) derived from the 32-item Student Evaluation of Educational Quality (SEEQ), …

New Year, New No-Stress Semester

The start of a new year is often met with excitement, while the start of a new semester has its fair share of stress for both students and faculty. Whether you’re hitting the books or leading the class, finding ways to manage stress is crucial for a successful and positive academic experience. Here are some …

Navigating the Challenges of Faculty Recruitment and Retention

Recruiting and retaining top-notch faculty staff is a critical challenge for universities today. The success and reputation of an institution largely depend on the quality and dedication of its faculty members. However, the competition for talented educators is fierce, and once they’re on board, retaining them can be equally challenging. Thankfully, there are strategies for …

How Artificial Intelligence Can Boost Your University’s Effectiveness

Universities have increasingly embraced new technologies in the realms of academic and administrative processes. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is proving to be an effective tool to carry out complex tasks more efficiently and with greater accuracy than human intervention. While some are wary of automating certain processes, the advantages of incorporating AI to handle institutional research …

Leveraging technology for blended class environments

By choosing the right technology tools, providing support, and creating an infrastructure conducive to blended learning, educational institutions can navigate this digital landscape and offer students a dynamic and effective learning experience. Technology is the backbone of blended classrooms and plays a pivotal role in ensuring its success. Administrators should focus on the following key …

Mastering Blended Learning: success strategies for educators and administrators

Perhaps you’re contemplating adopting a blended model into your curriculum. It’s never too early to prepare for the next term, so it’s worth exploring the foundation of blended learning, understanding its various models, and the crucial role of technology in this transformative educational approach.In the post pandemic years, blended learning, the fusion of in-person and …

Modeling Positive Learning Habits

As a college professor, it is essential to create the optimal learning environment for your students. To do this, it is important to model positive learning habits in the classroom. The following are five ways to model positive learning habits in the classroom as a college professor. Collaboration and creativity Professors should strive to model …