Higher Education Professional Development Resource Center

Higher Education Professional Development Resource Center

Opportunities for continuous learning and robust discussion on pressing and evergreen campus topics

With staff working remotely more often and tightening budgets limiting access to in-person conferences, it is more critical than ever for campuses to provide intentional opportunities to staff for professional development. Leaders and managers can use the resources on this page to promote continuous learning and opportunities for robust discussion on a variety of topics related to higher education, including:

Our hope is to promote continuous learning and opportunities for robust discussion around topics that transcend the current crisis and ground teams in their sustained mission and objectives.  

How to use our resource hub

Enrollment Strategy

This webconference will explore what enrollment managers can expect from introducing a test optional policy – weighing the potential benefits, as well as challenges, presented by these policies. We will explore institutional considerations to keep in mind when shifting to a test optional policy and share case studies from institutions that have recently gone test optional.

Marketing Adult and Professional Programs

This session explores how community colleges can remove these barriers and guide incoming students toward programs that advance their careers. Topics covered include tuition reimbursement, noncredit-to-credit bridges, and prior learning assessment.

Student Success

About the Webconference Higher education presents students with an overwhelming number of opportunities for academic, professional, and personal growth inside and outside of the classroom. Unfortunately, many students may not know what opportunities are available, which best fit their interests and needs, or when to engage with specific opportunities or services. Experience mapping is a […]

Join us for this 3-part webconference series where we explore how you can create opportunities to build student confidence through early academic wins, leverage peers to normalize help-seeking behavior, and reinforce the connection between students' career aspirations and education.

This webinar will look at a number of practices that universities have successfully used to integrate experiential learning into the curriculum, from connecting faculty and students with community partners to place students in internships, to leveraging on campus employment to give students exposure to professional skills.

About the Webconference Each year a significant number of credits are lost due to failing grades and student withdrawals from courses. While counting these incomplete credits is relatively straightforward across a whole department, determining which specific courses to focus on and why students are not passing is often significantly more difficult. EAB’s Course Completion Playbook […]

Online Education Strategy

About the Webconference In the first session of the Academic Program Innovation Webinar series we will discuss lessons learned from early movers in the continuing and online education (COE) space on innovating program design and delivery to reach new and changing student segments. By using accelerated course formats, modularity, experiential learning components, and/or demonstrated mastery, […]

Student Mental Health and Wellbeing

Over the last decade students’ demand for mental health services has significantly grown and it shows no signs of slowing down. This webconference explores demographic trends in mental health needs among college students.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Learn how the pressure from students and shifting demographics that are driving a new urgency among academic leaders to prioritize both greater numerical representation of underrepresented groups among faculty and a more inclusive environment for faculty, students, and staff.

Academic Program Prioritization and Development

Budget Models

Watch the on-demand webinar on our YouTube channel. About the Webconference A major barrier to adjusting to the new financial reality is the belief that any reduction in academic resources must necessarily reduce quality. Excellence in instruction and scholarship clearly require significant investments of faculty time and other resources, but the relationship between costs and […]

Whether your institution is a small, expensive private college that began working with aid optimization consultants decades ago, or a large, low-cost regional public university that only recently felt a need for more strategic use of aid, institutional aid allocation is an essential part of the institution’s recruitment strategy. This webconference will explain the fundamentals […]

Administrative Savings

These presentations provide institutions with the tools to identify opportunities for administrative process improvement and embed a reengineering mindset among frontline staff and managers alike, all with the goal of reclaiming lost productivity, increasing staff capacity to facilitate a growth mindset, and achieving cost savings.

Fundraising and Alumni Relations

To build partnerships with campus leaders, advancement must take the lead in creating opportunities for academic partners to succeed and in building a culture of engagement in development activities.

Facilities Management

Information Technology

About the Webconference Given the impact AI is beginning to have in industry, leaders in higher education feel increasing pressure to understand how AI could be used in our sector. To that end, the IT Forum invited representatives from Georgia State University and California State University, Northridge to participate in a panel discussion. The conversation […]

About the Webconference During the Service Management Functional Collaborative, many members described challenges around the selection, implementation, and adoption of service management systems. This webconference features two members, Tom Gerace (Assistant Vice President for Enterprise Services at Tulane University) and Nick Pistentis (Director of Client Service at Metropolitan State University of Denver), responding to participant […]

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