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AMA Conference: Keeping things Simple
By Dayna Catropa. The American Marketing Association’s Symposium for the Marketing of Higher Education is in Boston this week and the event is off to a great start. After the first day of presentations, one idea seems consistent -- the importance of simplifying when it comes to marketing messaging and design. This idea surfaced in discussions about website design, communicating with internal audiences, reaching prospective students and measuring results. Read more...
Can We Make School Less Boring?
By John Warner. So I’ve been reading about the “Mountaintop Project” at Lehigh University and thinking about how maybe we should turn the college curriculum upside down. The Mountaintop Project is the brainchild of Lehigh alum Scott Belair, who has amassed enough wealth through the founding of Urban Outfitters to give $20 million to his alma mater to create a dedicated place of learning inside of two abandoned steel mills near the Lehigh campus. Belair sees it as a “24 hour campus with hundreds of students” where the goal is to spend an entire semester, “solving the world’s problems.” Read more...
Lee, I'm interested in a post about how your earlier attempts may have foundered (i.e. writing consulting), and how you are making this foray different.
I addressed some of these issues here and here, but I think it’s worth diving in a little deeper: what makes this time different? Read more...
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Teaching Sustainability in 21st Century America - #8a
By G. Rendell. My position at Greenback University is in the Sustainability Office, which is located on the operations side of the house. Our primary responsibility is to get the campus operating less unsustainably although, to that end, we actively participate in curricular and co-curricular efforts to get students to understand and expect some level of sustainability. Read more...