Transformation of Higher Education - New Books in 2015

Posted by Michael Waxman-Lenz

Feb 24, 2015 10:44:00 AM

The transformation of higher education is a hot topic for authors.  Two new books will be released this spring by Kevin Carey from the New America Institute and Ryan Craig from University Ventures. While the authors have very different professional backgrounds - a policy analyst versus a professional venture capital manager -- they derive at similar conclusions and insights about the future of higher education.  Higher education as we know it will not be sustainable according to the authors and a great deal of disruption and change will be upon future student generations.  

Both books have a remarkable optimism that sees the future of education with greater access, more innovation, better outcomes and lower costs.   Yet change will not happen without pain for many existing institutions. 

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Topics: Funding of unversities, University Ventures, Books

Focus on Taiwan: International Student Recruitment 101

Posted by Lisa Cynamon Mayers

Feb 24, 2015 5:00:00 AM

I recently had the pleasure of connecting with Lavinia Yang, Executive Director of First Study, a Taiwanese education consultancy. Ms. Yang shared in depth responses about the recruiting landscape in Taiwan. Higher education professionals with an interest in developing or expanding recruitment in Taiwan should read Ms. Yang's insightful responses to my questions.

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Topics: International Student Recruitment, Agents, Taiwan

Innovation in Education: Conversing with Codecademy [podcast]

Posted by Lisa Cynamon Mayers

Feb 17, 2015 5:00:00 AM

In our ongoing effort to expose our readers to innovative educational models, we'd like to share this podcast with Nikhil Abraham from Codecademy, the leader in online coding education. Codecademy's model shakes the foundation of traditional education. What is the future of new educational models? How will Codecademy affect traditional modes of education?

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Topics: Podcast, Education, Technology and Education

Forming an International Student Recruitment Travel Consortium

Posted by Lisa Cynamon Mayers

Feb 10, 2015 5:30:00 AM


At the 2014 NAFSA Region VI Conference, I attended a terrific session given by Mindy Yiu and Ann Rahmat of Miami University (Ohio). These knowledgeable higher education professionals presented a session titled Tired of Traveling Alone: How to Form a Consortium Travel Group. Since many of our readers are in the position of planning travel we would like to share the highlights of this session.

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Topics: International Student Recruitment, Recruitment Travel

The Future of Higher Education in the U.S. [podcast]

Posted by Lisa Cynamon Mayers

Feb 3, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Ryan Craig, Managing Director of University Ventures, joins Michael Waxman-Lenz, CEO and co-founder of Intead, in a discussion about the key insights of his forthcoming book College Disrupted: The Great Unbundling of Higher Education. Listeners will enjoy his perspective on the future of higher education in America.

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Topics: Podcast, University Ventures, Higher Education

International Student Recruitment in Cuba

Posted by Lisa Cynamon Mayers

Jan 27, 2015 5:30:00 AM

President Barack Obama’s announcement at the end of 2014 that the US would be restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba opened the floodgates for articles and newscasts about what this will mean for US businesses. There are a range of businesses elbowing to enter the Cuban market, but what does this mean for the higher education sector? What will this mean for study abroad programs in Cuba, language schools that see possibility in opening in Cuba, and, in particular, what will renewed diplomatic ties with Cuba mean for Cuban students who seek to attend institutions abroad?

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Topics: International Student Recruitment, Cuba, New International Student Markets

Bem-vindos! International Student Recruitment in Brazil [podcast]

Posted by Lisa Cynamon Mayers

Jan 20, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Brazil is the buzz word in international education recruitment these days. And we know that you want to learn as much as you can about Brazil. What do you need to know about Brazil in order to make your recruitment strategy more effective? This podcast will give you a great deal of useful information to build or expand your Brazilian student recruitment.

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Topics: International Student Recruitment, Podcast, Brazil

Don't Forget Why Education Matters

Posted by Lisa Cynamon Mayers

Jan 13, 2015 5:00:00 AM


A new year calls for new beginnings. We're always a little sentimental given the fresh start to the new year. In the years we've been working in higher education we've noticed an increasing negativity towards higher education. At the core of everything we do we believe strongly in higher education-- access, affordability, creative approaches, and positive change. We know why education matters.

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Topics: Why Education Matters, Inbound Marketing, Digital Marketing