There is a newly emerging field I would like to christen “university design:” an approach, a methodology for thinking about the future of higher education. First, some definitions. One definition for the word design means “to give form.” Thus, when we are talking about industrial design, that means to give form to objects. Graphic design … Continue reading University Design Mindset: An Essential Skill for University Leaders by David J. Staley, Ph.D.
This autumn, my institution, The Ohio State University, welcomed the largest number of students ever to its Columbus campus: over 61,000 students. For at least the last century, and certainly since the 1950s, Ohio State has been one of the largest campuses in the country. But today, even the size of Ohio State pales before … Continue reading Higher Education at Scale by David J. Staley
By Guest Blogger: Jeremiah Nelson, Ph.D. Dr. Jeremiah Nelson teaches Entrepreneurial Thinking and Innovative Practice in Higher Education in Bay Path's Higher Education Leadership and Organizational Studies (HELOS) doctoral program. He serves as Director of MBA Enrollment Management at Wake Forest University School of Business and President of NAGAP, the Association for Graduate Enrollment Management. A … Continue reading The Paradox of Innovation Management
If history is any indication, crises spur innovation. For example, the great Renaissance was borne out of the Black Death, a time in which a third of Europe’s population died. Historians have written that the horrors of the Black Death disease eventually led to a period of creative adaptation and the development of medical science … Continue reading Pandemic Inspired Leadership Lessons: #1 Plan Now for a Post-Pandemic Future
According to recent studies, there is a shortage of qualified academic leaders willing to step up into senior leadership roles on college campuses these days. Even more alarming are the reports about the uptick in ever more short-lived senior leader stints. For many top leaders, a desire to exercise one’s creative juices--to have an impact--is … Continue reading Overcoming Obstacles to Innovation and Change and How to Respond