EdTalk on Meeting Basic Needs: Eliminating Non-Academic Barriers to Student Success

The EdTalk on “Meeting Basic Needs: Eliminating Non-Academic Barriers to Student Success” by David Helene, Founder & CEO of Edquity focused on the issues causing 3 million students dropping out of college every year due to a time-sensitive financial crisis & how 50% of students currently suffering from food or housing insecurity.
About the Presenter:

David Helene is the founder and CEO of Edquity, the leading provider of financial success and emergency aid platform for high school and college students. Under his leadership, Edquity has worked with principal partners across two different markets – K12 & higher education.

Prior to Edquity, David served as a co-founder of UniFi Scholars, a nonprofit provider of college financial planning education for low-income high school students. Prior to UniFi Scholars David had spent nearly three years at The Cleaning House, a financial trade association representing the interests of the nation’s largest commercial banks.

EdTalk featuring Steve Joordens from University of Toronto

The EdTalk on “Supporting Student Success in a Skills-Based World: Thoughts on the Optimal Ed-Tech Ecosystem” by Dr.Steve Joordens, Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto focused on how an optimal EdTech Ecosystem can support student success through formal development of transferable skills. The webinar also focused on how to choose the best technologies, how to support scaled usage, and what business models and pitches universities should ask from technology vendors.
About the Presenter:
Dr. Steve Joordens is currently the Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto. Apart from his academic roles, professor Joordens is a consumer, producer, and researcher of educational technologies. He also has been a key member of his universities’ Transformative Teaching, and Learning committee that is defining a strategy for innovation which includes a deep consideration of the role technology may play and considered approaches to the procurement and the support these technologies require to maximize their impact on student success. These experiences have lead Professor Joordens to a clearly defined notion of the optimal university-based eco-system needed to transform university culture in a way that maximizes student success. In this webinar, he presented his perspective in a way meant to provoke thought and discussion at what he views as a critical moment for Universities and Colleges the world-over.

EdTalk featuring University of Toronto

The EdTalk on “Supporting Student Success in a Skills-Based World: Thoughts on the Optimal Ed-Tech Ecosystem” by Dr.Steve Joordens, Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto focused on how an optimal EdTech Ecosystem can support student success through formal development of transferable skills. The webinar also focused on how to choose the best technologies, how to support scaled usage, and what business models and pitches universities should ask from technology vendors.
About the Presenter:
Dr. Steve Joordens is currently the Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto. Apart from his academic roles, professor Joordens is a consumer, producer, and researcher of educational technologies. He also has been a key member of his universities’ Transformative Teaching, and Learning committee that is defining a strategy for innovation which includes a deep consideration of the role technology may play and considered approaches to the procurement and the support these technologies require to maximize their impact on student success. These experiences have lead Professor Joordens to a clearly defined notion of the optimal university-based eco-system needed to transform university culture in a way that maximizes student success. In this webinar, he presented his perspective in a way meant to provoke thought and discussion at what he views as a critical moment for Universities and Colleges the world-over.

EdTalk on GDPR: Compliance Risks, Exposure, and Mitigation in Higher Ed

The webinar on “GDPR: Compliance Risks, Exposure and Mitigation in Higher Ed” by Saby Subramanya, Certified Data Protection Officer and A Certified Data Protection Privacy & EU GDPR Practitioner, focused on what GDPR means for Higher Ed and how you can become compliant. This recorded session will help you understand how Higher Ed institutions can learn to comply with GDPR regulations, secure their data, and provide transparency into policies and principles.

About the Presenter:

Saby Subramanya has worked extensively on IT Processes, IT Security, ISMS, IT Governance Risk and Compliance, Project Management, and IT Infrastructure Security across key domains such as Banking, Energy & Utility, Infrastructure, BPO, and Insurance.

He has led many initiatives by implementing best practices and developing a partner relationship in collaboration with global sourcing governance team. He also has hands-on experience in the areas of implementation and assessment of ISO 27001 Standards and Certification, GDPR, Securing Network Architecture, Security Solutions, IT Policies & Procedures, Risk Assessment, Network & Internet Security, IT Security Audits and Reviews, Developing Business Continuity Plans & Disaster Recovery Plans and IT Security & Business Process Review.

EdTalks Featuring Penn State University

The webinar on “ Culture of Institutional Effectiveness: Creating & Sustaining the Innovative Wheel” by Lance C. Kennedy-Phillips focused on how to form a culture of assessment in higher-education that can be highly sustainable and fruitful. It also emphasized on the guiding principles that institutions should establish to improvise and encourage a culture of assessment that can be driven internally to increase campus success and improve faculty’s overall functioning.

About the Presenter:

Lance Kennedy-Phillips is the Vice Provost for Planning and Assessment at Penn State University. Lance, earlier as the associate vice provost for institutional research at the University of Illinois collaborated with college deans and administrative units to maximize the use of data in strategic planning, program review, outcomes assessment, and accreditation. He conducted institutional studies of factors that influence and enhance student success. Kennedy-Phillips’s other experiences include serving as executive director of the Center for the Study of Student Life at Ohio State, associate director of institutional planning and research at The University of Florida and a research associate in institutional research and planning at DePaul University.

Edtalks Featuring College of Charleston

The Webinar on “Making a Leap to Modern Tech: What’s in Store for Higher Ed in 2019” by Mark Staples focuses on how technology is transforming Higher ed and how modern technology and tools can impact the lives of students, staff, and faculty.

About the Presenter:

Mark Staples is the Sr. Vice President/Chief Information Officer at the College of Charleston. He has served as a senior information technology executive with 31 years of IT leadership experience at five research institutions and two teaching universities. In 2015 and 2016, he served as the founder and co-chair of the Education Roundtable for the Boston chapter of the Society of Information Management. In 2015 he was nominated for Boston CIO of the Year in the non-profit sector and in 2016 he finished as a finalist among more than 70 other CIOs.

EdTalks Featuring University of Rochester

The webinar on “Enrollment Management & Student Success: A Unified Approach” by Jonathan Burdick focuses on the expanding role of admissions profession and its increasing impact on institutional policy making. It addition, it offers a chance to better understand the demand for achieving success in higher
education, the effects of financial aid on attendance, new ways of retaining students, and enhancing the future of enrollment management.

About the Presenter:

As Dean and Vice Provost for the University of Rochester, Jonathan Burdick oversees university financial aid, marketing, undergraduate and international admissions. He has contributed to the field for 33 years with a focus on increasing campus inclusiveness and internationalization.

EdTalks Featuring University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Webinar on “The Blockchain Revolution In Cybersecurity” was by Mr. Bob Turner who is Chief Information Security Officer & Director at University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has shared his thoughts and views as to how blockchain technology provides eminent cyber-security as compared to a central database structure.

About the Presenter:
As the Chief Information Security Officer at University of Wisconsin-Madison, Bob primarily leads the development and delivery of a comprehensive information security and privacy program. His previous experience includes managing consultants focused on cybersecurity policy and compliance with the assessment of information systems and cybersecurity inspection as principal strengths.

EdTalks Featuring University of South Florida

The Webinar on “Predictive Analytics in Higher Education” by Dr. Paul Dosal shares his insights on predictive analytics transforming higher education and how you can prepare for this change.

About the Presenter:
Paul as the Vice President for Student Affairs and Student Success at the University of South Florida is responsible for coordinating the university-wide student success initiative, a strategic campaign to raise retention and graduation rates, boost student satisfaction, minimize financial indebtedness, and prepare all students for success in their careers or graduate and professional schools.

EdTalks Featuring Phillip Long

The Webinar on “The Next Step After Blockchain Basics” was by Prof. Phillip D. Long who was formerly the Associate Vice Provost at the University of Texas, Austin. He has shared his thoughts and views on the opportunities and challenges behind the distributed trust technologies that are emerging, from credentialing options to identity to the importance of provenance.

About the Presenter:

Phil is a Senior Scholar at the Georgetown University Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship. Phil worked previously as the Chief Innovation Officer for Project 20201 & the Associate Vice Provost at the University of Texas, Austin. His current work focuses on distributed ledgers in the context of documenting competencies & higher-ed credentialing, learning analytics, emerging technologies, learning engineering and the design of physical learning spaces.

EdTalks Featuring Penn State University

The Webinar on “Managing The Present Day University: Strategies for Sustainability, Transformation, and Achieving Excellence!” was by Lance Kennedy-Phillips who is the Vice Provost for Planning and Assessment at Penn State. He has shared his thoughts and views on new and enduring challenges of university management and proposes ways that will help university members achieve their academic and institutional goals.

About the Presenter:

Lance Kennedy-Phillips has over 20 years of experience in higher education administration and has held positions at DePaul University, The University of Florida, The University of Illinois at Chicago, and The Ohio State University. As vice provost, he is responsible for leading the Office of Planning and Assessment. He provides leadership and support for four essential University functions: institutional research, learning outcomes assessment, accreditation, and strategic planning.

EdTalks Featuring Stanford University

The Webinar on “Top CIO Priorities of 2018” was by Mr. Paul Robles who is the Chief Information Officer for Residential & Dinning Enterprises at Stanford University.

About the Presenter:

Paul holds a BS in Engineering from Texas A&M and has worked in the technology industry for 20+ years. Previously he worked at UC Berkeley where he worked as the Associate Chief Information Officer with Student Affairs. Throughout his career he has oversaw technology solutions for 32 departments within the university, including Residential and Dining services. Paul has a great passion for technology and believes that it fulfills our imaginations in ways that improve our lives.

EdTalks Featuring Clemson University

The Webinar on “Identity Management & Trust Services: Improving Security, Managing Identities & End User Accessibility” was by Dr. Jill Gemmill who is the Chief Technology Officer, Middleware at Clemson University.

About the Presenter:

Dr. Jill Gemmill is a creative innovator who has persistently addressed the gap between university IT services and the IT requirements for university research. She has bootstrapped multiple programs to address those gaps via external funds. Dr. Gemmill has over 35 years of experience in university information technology with an unusual breadth of experience that includes scientific and high-performance computing; campus and regional network infrastructure and services; federated authentication/authorization technology and infrastructure; data security technology and policy, collaboration technology standards, and scientific visualization.

EdTalks Featuring University at Buffalo

The Webinar on “How IT Enables Student Engagement” was by Mr. J. Brice Bible who is the Vice President and Chief Information Officer (VPCIO) At University at Buffalo. Through this EdTalk, discover how IT solutions can encourage student engagement, and ultimately lead to student success.

About the Presenter:

J. Brice Bible brings to the University at Buffalo a passion for higher education and information technology as UB’s Vice President and Chief Information Officer. As the senior IT officer, he is responsible for the oversight of all components of UB’s information technology with special focus on advancing UB’s research and education mission as a progressive university. Bible has over 20 years of experience in higher education information technology services and has managed $35 million annual budgets with divisions as large as 300 people.

EdTalks Featuring Purdue University

The Webinar on “Groundbreaking Engagement Strategies to Drive Enrollment In Higher-Ed” was by Kristina Wong Davis who serves as the Vice Provost for Enrollment Management at Purdue University. She has shared her thoughts and views as to what are engaging enrollment strategies every institution should look at in the near future and how enrollment management needs to be driven to its end goal.

About the Presenter:

As the Vice Provost for Enrollment Management at Purdue University, Kristina primarily provides leadership to the areas of admissions, financial aid, the registrar and enrollment analysis and reporting. Her passion is access to higher education and ensuring that public higher education is available to students with the drive, interest, and commitment to succeed.

EdTalks Featuring University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Webinar on “The Changing Trends in Higher-Ed With Stronger Cybersecurity” was by Mr. Bob Turner who is Chief Information Security Officer at University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has shared his thoughts and views as to what are engaging cybersecurity developments every institution should look at in the near future and how cybersecurity needs to be driven to its end goal.

About the Presenter:

As the Chief Information Security Officer at University of Wisconsin-Madison, Bob primarily leads the development and delivery of a comprehensive information security and privacy program. His previous experience includes managing consultants focused on cybersecurity policy and compliance with the assessment of information systems and cybersecurity inspection as principal strengths.

EdTalks Featuring University of California, Los Angeles

The Webinar on “The Future of Enrollment Management in Higher-Ed” by Youlonda Copeland-Morgan who serves as the Vice Provost for Enrollment Management at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She has shared her thoughts and views as to what will enrollment look like in the near future and how will enrollment management meet the needs of Higher-Ed.

About the Presenter:

As the Vice Provost for Enrollment Management at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Youlonda has primary responsibility for achieving UCLA’s undergraduate enrollment goals and oversees Undergraduate Admission, Financial Aid and Scholarships, as well as strategic community outreach functions. Copeland-Morgan has been a recognized leader in higher education for more than 35 years.

EdTalks Featuring Harvard University

This Webinar is part of our 2020 Series. Peter Bol, Vice Provost for Advances in Learning (VPAL) at Harvad University shares his thoughts and views on: What will education look like in 2020, and how will information technology evolve to meet the needs of students, faculty, and the administration?

About the Presenter:

As the founding director of the Harvard Center for Geographic Analysis, Peter has long been interested in how technology can be used to advance learning and teaching in all fields. He also teaches the HarvardX course, ChinaX, one of the most ambitious and comprehensive massive open online courses ever produced, with content spanning over 15 months. He has taught on-campus versions of the course in both traditional and blended formats for several decades.

EdTalks Featuring Case Western Reserve University

This Webinar is part of our 2020 Series. Sue Workman, Vice President and CIO at Case Western Reserve University shares his thoughts and views on: What will education look like in 2020, and how will information technology evolve to meet the needs of students, faculty, and the administration?

About the Presenter:

Sue B. Workman, Vice President for Information Technology Services and Chief Information Officer of Case Western Reserve University, has had more than three decades of experience in a broad range of functions within the field of Information Technology.
Sue is responsible for creating the vision and strategies which enable the delivery of technology solutions that support Case Western Reserve University’s mission of teaching, learning and research and the day‐to‐day functions of the university.

EdTalks Featuring The University of Texas at Austin – Part 2

This Webinar is part of our 2020 Series. Phillip Long, Chief Innovation Officer at University of Texas, Austin shares his thoughts and views on: What will education look like in 2020, and how will information technology evolve to meet the needs of students, faculty, and the administration?

About the Presenter:

Philip Long is the Chief Innovation Officer and Assoc. Vice Provost of Learning Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin.

He is one of the driving forces behind Project 2021, UT Austin strategic initiative aimed to align the university towards education innovation, research-informed teaching and learning, and an optimal and life-long student experience.

EdTalks Featuring The University of Alabama at Birmingham

This Webinar is part of our 2020 Series. Curtis Carver, VP & Chief Innovation Officer at University of Alabama at Birmingham shares his thoughts and views on: What will education look like in 2020, and how will information technology evolve to meet the needs of students, faculty, and the administration?

About the Presenter:

Curtis A. Carver is the Vice President and CIO at University of Alabama at Birmingham

Dr. Carver is an inspirational leader and visionary with more than 30 years of success achieving strategic business goals and transforming lives. He has extensive experience in technology strategy and operations for large multinational organizations.

EdTalks Featuring The University of Chicago 

This Webinar is part of our 2020 Series. Christopher Higgins, Former Executive Director at University of Chicago shares his thoughts and views on: What will education look like in 2020, and how will information technology evolve to meet the needs of students, faculty, and the administration?

About the Presenter:

Christopher Higgins was the Former Executive Director of the University of Chicago and Ed Tech Futurist. He worked in the field of learning and design for nearly 25 years and has lead numerous multi-disciplinary committees to evaluate and select tools to support advances in learning and student engagement, leading key transitions in learning management systems.

EdTalks Featuring The University of Texas at Austin – Part 1

This Webinar is part of our 2020 Series. Phillip Long, Chief Innovation Officer at University of Texas, Austin shares his thoughts and views on: What will education look like in 2020, and how will information technology evolve to meet the needs of students, faculty, and the administration?

About the Presenter:

Philip Long is the Chief Innovation Officer and Assoc. Vice Provost of Learning Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin.

He is one of the driving forces behind Project 2021, UT Austin strategic initiative aimed to align the university towards education innovation, research-informed teaching and learning, and an optimal and life-long student experience.

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