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The EdUp Experience

We welcome YOU to America’s leading higher education podcast! Hosted by Dr. Joe Sallustio, whose down-to-Earth approach & industry experience helps to make dry & complicated educational topics more fun & engaging to discuss. Elvin Freytes, Producer, brings YOU the most innovative leaders in higher education to the microphone. The EdUp Experience team brings over 40 years of experience in higher education - YOU will feel refreshed, upskilled, & reskilled after listening to this podcast. LEARN MORE: edupexperience.com We make education YOUR business!

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897: Supercharging Marketing with AI - with Max Raphel, Investor & Co-Founder, TrendSights.ai
It’s YOUR time to #EdUp In this episode,  YOUR guest is Max Raphel, Investor & Co-Founder, TrendSights.ai YOUR cohost is Cheryl Boeckman, Senior Vice President, Education, LeadSquared YOUR host is Dr. Joe Sallustio What drove Max to start TrendSights.ai as an AI-first product to give marketers "superpowers" & support fast decision-making? How does TrendSights.ai's platform enable real-time media monitoring, competitor tracking, & sentiment analysis across digital & traditional channels? From automated reporting to an upcoming AI agent for data interpretation, how is TrendSights.ai helping resource-strapped marketing teams level up? As marketing feels the impact of AI, how can the top 5-10% of visionary marketers leverage the technology to accelerate their work & change market positioning? With many universities outsourcing marketing, how can tools like TrendSights.ai empower in-house teams to be more responsive & "in tune with the moment"? From evolving value propositions to the role of AI, what does Max see for the future of higher education in a world of rapid change? Listen in to #EdUp! Thank YOU so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for YOUR time to EdUp! Connect with YOUR EdUp Team - ⁠⁠⁠⁠Elvin Freytes⁠⁠⁠⁠ & ⁠⁠⁠⁠Dr. Joe Sallustio⁠⁠⁠⁠ ● Join YOUR EdUp community at ⁠⁠⁠⁠The EdUp Experience⁠⁠⁠⁠! We make education YOUR business! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/edup/message
36:04 6/10/24
896: An Innovative Learning Experience - with Riccardo Ocleppo, CEO & Founder, OPIT
It’s YOUR time to #EdUp In this episode, President Series #281, YOUR guest is Riccardo Ocleppo⁠, CEO & Founder, ⁠OPIT - Open Institute of Technology YOUR host is Dr. Laurie Shanderson, Host, EdUp Accreditation Insights What inspired Riccardo to found OPIT, & how did his experience with the student community DoxCity influence that decision? How is OPIT differentiating itself in the market by coupling fresh tech curricula with hands-on application & practice? With AI transforming industries, how is OPIT integrating AI & related topics across its degree programs, including its unique Master's in Responsible AI? As the half-life of skills shrinks, how can universities adapt quickly & provide lifelong learning opportunities beyond traditional degrees? What lessons did Riccardo learn about brand-building & flexibility while growing DoxCity into a global community of 15 million students? From expanding into research to offering PhDs, what is Riccardo's long-term vision for establishing OPIT as an innovative, well-rounded university? Listen in to #EdUp! Thank YOU so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for YOUR time to EdUp! Connect with YOUR EdUp Team - ⁠⁠⁠⁠Elvin Freytes⁠⁠⁠⁠ & ⁠⁠⁠⁠Dr. Joe Sallustio⁠⁠⁠⁠ ● Join YOUR EdUp community at ⁠⁠⁠⁠The EdUp Experience⁠⁠⁠⁠! We make education YOUR business! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/edup/message
32:35 6/4/24
895: De-risking Higher Education - with Dr. Amy Smith, Chief Learning Officer, StraighterLine
It’s YOUR time to #EdUp In this episode, YOUR guest is Dr. Amy Smith, Chief Learning Officer, StraighterLine YOUR host is Dr. Laurie Shanderson, Host, EdUp Accreditation Insights How is StraighterLine expanding access to higher education for all types of learners? What innovations allow StraighterLine to provide affordable, low-risk courses that fit into students' busy lives? How does StraighterLine partner with colleges & universities to help students persist & graduate on time? From healthcare to early childhood education, what industry verticals & student populations does StraighterLine focus on serving? With on-demand online courses, 24/7 tutoring, & wraparound supports, how is StraighterLine meeting learners where they are? What does Dr. Smith see as the future of higher education, & how can institutions become more learner-centric? Listen in to #EdUp! Thank YOU so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for YOUR time to EdUp! Connect with YOUR EdUp Team - ⁠⁠⁠⁠Elvin Freytes⁠⁠⁠⁠ & ⁠⁠⁠⁠Dr. Joe Sallustio⁠⁠⁠⁠ ● Join YOUR EdUp community at ⁠⁠⁠⁠The EdUp Experience⁠⁠⁠⁠! We make education YOUR business! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/edup/message
36:24 6/4/24
894: The Davenport Difference - with Richard J. Pappas, President, & Carlos Sanchez, Executive Director, Casa Latina, Davenport University
It’s YOUR time to #EdUp In this episode, President Series #280, YOUR guests are Richard J. Pappas, President, & Carlos Sanchez, Executive Director, Casa Latina, Davenport University YOUR cohost is Douglas A.J. Carlson, Head of Partnerships - Americas, LeadSquared YOUR cohost is Dr. Joe Sallustio How is Davenport University adapting to the changing needs & demographics of students, with initiatives like Casa Latina's bilingual degree programs aimed at serving the Latino community? As the largest private non-profit university in Michigan, how is Davenport balancing career-focused education with lifelong learning & the liberal arts to prepare students for an evolving workforce? What strategies has Davenport employed to dramatically improve student outcomes like graduation & retention rates, earning national recognition as a "transformational institution"? How does Casa Latina leverage the strengths & meet the unique needs of bilingual, bicultural students & their families through a tailored educational approach? From stackable credentials to flexible online/hybrid options, how is Davenport innovating its educational delivery & business model to expand access & affordability? As traditional colleges struggle with relevance & value proposition, what lessons can be learned from Davenport's vision for a more agile, responsive, & inclusive future for higher education? Listen in to #EdUp! Thank YOU so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for YOUR time to EdUp! Connect with YOUR EdUp Team - ⁠⁠⁠⁠Elvin Freytes⁠⁠⁠⁠ & ⁠⁠⁠⁠Dr. Joe Sallustio⁠⁠⁠⁠ ● Join YOUR EdUp community at ⁠⁠⁠⁠The EdUp Experience⁠⁠⁠⁠! We make education YOUR business! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/edup/message
51:09 6/3/24
892: LIVE from Jenzabar's Annual Meeting (JAM)⁠⁠ 2024 - with Devin Ray, Enterprise Application Services Manager, Edgewood College
It’s YOUR time to #EdUp In this episode, recorded LIVE from ⁠⁠Jenzabar's Annual Meeting (JAM)⁠⁠⁠ 2024 conference in Dallas, Texas, YOUR guest is ⁠⁠Devin Ray, Enterprise Application Services Manager, Edgewood College YOUR guest cohost is Jeff Elliott, Senior Director of Product Management, Jenzabar YOUR host is ⁠⁠Dr. Joe Sallustio⁠⁠ Listen in to #EdUp! Thank YOU so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for YOUR time to EdUp! Connect with YOUR EdUp Team - ⁠⁠Elvin Freytes⁠⁠ & ⁠⁠Dr. Joe Sallustio⁠⁠ ● Join YOUR EdUp community at ⁠⁠The EdUp Experience⁠⁠ ● Support EdUp at ⁠⁠The EdUp Merch Experience⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠! We make education YOUR business! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/edup/message
25:05 5/29/24
891: EdUp Mini Series, "The Currency of Change", Part 2 - with ⁠Dr. Jamie Brownlee-Turgeon⁠ & ⁠Andy Benis⁠⁠
It’s YOUR time to #EdUp This episode continues the EdUp Mini Series, "The Currency of Change", part 2 YOUR hosts are ⁠⁠Dr. Jamie Brownlee-Turgeon⁠⁠, Vice Provost of Operations, Graduate and Professional Studies at ⁠Point Loma Nazarene University⁠ & ⁠⁠Andy Benis⁠⁠⁠, Associate VP of Marketing and Interim VP of Enrollment at ⁠Los Angeles Pacific University⁠. Listen in to #EdUp! Thank YOU so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for YOUR time to EdUp! Connect with YOUR EdUp Team - ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Elvin Freytes⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ & ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Dr. Joe Sallustio⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ● Join YOUR EdUp community at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠The EdUp Experience!⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ● Support EdUp at ⁠⁠The EdUp Merch Experience⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠!⁠ We make education YOUR business! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/edup/message
34:23 5/29/24
890: Not Your Grandfather's Carnegie - with Dr. Timothy Knowles, President, The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, & Dr. Shirley M. Collado, President & CEO, College Track
It’s YOUR time to #EdUp In this episode, brought to YOU by Jenzabar's Annual Meeting (⁠JAM 2024⁠), YOUR guests are Dr. Timothy Knowles, President, The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, & Dr. Shirley M. Collado, President & CEO, College Track YOUR cohost is Dr. Joe Sallustio⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ How is the Carnegie Foundation, under Dr. Knowles' leadership, taking an assertive run at the Carnegie Unit & pushing for transformation in both K-12 & post-secondary education? What role is the Carnegie Post-Secondary Commission playing in reimagining higher education as an engine of social & economic mobility, & why was it important to have leaders like Dr. Collado co-chair? How does College Track's intensive, 10-year commitment to underserved students from high school through college completion reflect the organization's conviction that "talent is everywhere, opportunity is not"? From new classifications focused on social mobility to partnerships with College Track & African universities, how is Carnegie using its platform to drive innovation & collaboration for student success? With the value proposition of higher ed increasingly questioned, what gives Drs. Knowles & Collado hope that post-secondary can evolve to meet the needs of today's learners? As first-gen college students themselves, how do Drs. Knowles & Collado's lived experiences shape their sense of urgency & optimism about transformation in education? Listen in to #EdUp! Thank YOU so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for YOUR time to EdUp! Connect with YOUR EdUp Team - ⁠⁠⁠⁠Elvin Freytes⁠⁠⁠⁠ & ⁠⁠⁠⁠Dr. Joe Sallustio⁠⁠⁠⁠ ● Join YOUR EdUp community at ⁠⁠⁠⁠The EdUp Experience⁠⁠⁠⁠! We make education YOUR business! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/edup/message
51:31 5/28/24
889: Passport to Possibility - with Terrence Cheng, Chancellor, Connecticut State Colleges & Universities
It’s YOUR time to #EdUp In this episode, President Series #278, YOUR guest is ⁠Terrence Cheng, Chancellor, Connecticut State Colleges & Universities YOUR cohost is Laura Ipsen, President & CEO of Ellucian YOUR cohost is Dr. Joe Sallustio How is CSCU leveraging technology like AI to better support its 85,000 students across 12 community colleges, 4 universities, & an online state college? As a first-generation college student & immigrant, how does Terrence's background shape his leadership approach in making higher education more equitable & accessible? What key lessons has CSCU learned from its recent consolidation of 12 community colleges into a singly accredited institution, & what advice would Terrence offer other system leaders considering similar mergers? With CSCU institutions serving as the primary drivers of socioeconomic mobility & workforce development in Connecticut, how is the system partnering with industry & government to strengthen career pathways? From addressing learning loss to cultivating a culture of belonging, what are the most pressing challenges & opportunities facing CSCU in the years ahead? As student demographics, learning modalities, & workforce needs rapidly evolve, what does Terrence see as the future of public higher education? Listen in to #EdUp! Thank YOU so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for YOUR time to EdUp! Connect with YOUR EdUp Team - ⁠⁠⁠⁠Elvin Freytes⁠⁠⁠⁠ & ⁠⁠⁠⁠Dr. Joe Sallustio⁠⁠⁠⁠ ● Join YOUR EdUp community at ⁠⁠⁠⁠The EdUp Experience⁠⁠⁠⁠! We make education YOUR business! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/edup/message
49:27 5/26/24
888: Chipping Away at the Skills Gap - with Scott Dow, Board Member, LA Semiconductor & President, Heroic Game Day
It’s YOUR time to #EdUp In this episode, brought to YOU by Jenzabar's Annual Meeting (⁠JAM 2024⁠), YOUR guest is ⁠Scott Dow, Board Member, LA Semiconductor & President, Heroic Game Day YOUR cohost is Dr. Joe Sallustio⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ How can immersive virtual environments that simulate real-world experiences like building computer chips or managing a farm inspire students to explore careers in high-demand fields? What role can institutions of higher education play in supporting a cradle-to-career pipeline that cultivates the next generation of innovators, starting from the earliest grades? With 70% of semiconductor industry jobs not requiring a college degree, how can Heroic Game Day connect underemployed parents to upskilling opportunities & well-paying careers? How is Heroic Game Day partnering with industry leaders like LA Semiconductor to get elementary school students excited about STEM through game-based learning? What skills do today's K-6 students need to thrive in a future shaped by artificial intelligence, & how does Heroic Game Day's platform help develop critical competencies like resilience, communication, & problem-solving? As the U.S. faces a projected shortage of up to 1 million tech workers in the next decade, what lessons can be learned from Heroic Game Day's approach to engaging & preparing future talent? Listen in to #EdUp! Thank YOU so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for YOUR time to EdUp! Connect with YOUR EdUp Team - ⁠⁠⁠⁠Elvin Freytes⁠⁠⁠⁠ & ⁠⁠⁠⁠Dr. Joe Sallustio⁠⁠⁠⁠ ● Join YOUR EdUp community at ⁠⁠⁠⁠The EdUp Experience⁠⁠⁠⁠! We make education YOUR business! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/edup/message
37:41 5/22/24
887: Opening the Gates - with Shai Reshef, Founder & President, University of the People
It’s YOUR time to #EdUp In this episode, President Series #277, brought to YOU by Jenzabar's Annual Meeting (⁠JAM 2024⁠), YOUR guest is ⁠Shai Reshef, Founder & President, University of the People YOUR cohost is Douglas A.J. Carlson, Head of Partnerships - Americas, LeadSquared How is University of the People opening the gates to higher education for over 137,000 students from 200 countries & territories who may not have had the opportunity otherwise? What unique challenges do marginalized & underserved student populations like refugees, survivors of genocide, & Afghan women face in accessing higher education, & how is University of the People supporting them? How does University of the People's model of using open educational resources, volunteer faculty, & low overhead allow it to offer accredited, job-ready degrees at little to no cost to students? What innovations in curriculum design, technology, & student support is University of the People implementing to ensure its diverse global learners can succeed & graduate? From partnering with top universities to winning the Yidan Prize, what key milestones have marked University of the People's journey from startup to transformative force in higher ed over the past 15 years? What lessons can traditional universities learn from University of the People about increasing accessibility, affordability & ROI for students, & what does Shai see as the future of higher education? Listen in to #EdUp! Thank YOU so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for YOUR time to EdUp! Connect with YOUR EdUp Team - ⁠⁠⁠⁠Elvin Freytes⁠⁠⁠⁠ & ⁠⁠⁠⁠Dr. Joe Sallustio⁠⁠⁠⁠ ● Join YOUR EdUp community at ⁠⁠⁠⁠The EdUp Experience⁠⁠⁠⁠! We make education YOUR business! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/edup/message
48:00 5/21/24
886: EdUp Mini Series, "The Currency of Change", Part 1: "But We've Always Done It This Way" - with ⁠Dr. Jamie Brownlee-Turgeon⁠ & ⁠Andy Benis⁠⁠
It’s YOUR time to #EdUp This episode begins a new EdUp Mini Series, "The Currency of Change", with part 1: "But We've Always Done It This Way". YOUR hosts are ⁠Dr. Jamie Brownlee-Turgeon⁠, Vice Provost of Operations, Graduate and Professional Studies at Point Loma Nazarene University & ⁠Andy Benis⁠⁠, Associate VP of Marketing and Interim VP of Enrollment at Los Angeles Pacific University. How can higher education institutions move beyond the mindset of "we've always done it this way" to adapt to the rapidly evolving needs & expectations of today's learners? What are some of the faulty assumptions & old ways of thinking that are holding institutions back from necessary change & transformation? How is the changing student demographic & the questioning of the value of higher education creating an existential crisis for the industry as a whole? What role does institutional leadership play in facilitating honest conversations about the challenges ahead & collaborating across silos to develop solutions? From personalized learning powered by AI to diversifying program modalities, what are some examples of colleges & universities successfully innovating to meet the moment? What can individuals at all levels of an institution do to help shift mindsets, build relationships across departments, & contribute to a culture of continuous improvement? Listen in to #EdUp! Thank YOU so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for YOUR time to EdUp! Connect with YOUR EdUp Team - ⁠⁠⁠⁠Elvin Freytes⁠⁠⁠⁠ & ⁠⁠⁠⁠Dr. Joe Sallustio⁠⁠⁠⁠ ● Join YOUR EdUp community at ⁠⁠⁠⁠The EdUp Experience!⁠⁠⁠⁠ ● Support EdUp at ⁠The EdUp Merch Experience⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠! We make education YOUR business! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/edup/message
30:51 5/20/24
885: Rehabilitating the System - with Dr. David C. Hayes⁠, Forensic Psychologist & Instructor Working with Incarcerated Students, & ⁠Arti Finn⁠, Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, ⁠Orijin⁠
It’s YOUR time to #EdUp In this episode, brought to YOU by Jenzabar's Annual Meeting (⁠JAM 2024⁠), YOUR guests are Dr. David C. Hayes, Forensic Psychologist & Instructor Working with Incarcerated Students, & Arti Finn, Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Orijin YOUR host is Dr. Jacob Easley II, Host, EdUp Xcelerated Excellence How is Orijin⁠ transforming corrections from warehousing to rehabilitation by providing incarcerated individuals with technology for education, job training, & reentry planning? What challenges & barriers do incarcerated students face in accessing higher education, & how are organizations like Orijin & educators like David working to overcome them? Why is it critical to change the public perception & stigma around individuals involved with the criminal justice system to support their successful reentry & employment? How can higher education institutions, corrections departments, & employers collaborate to provide meaningful educational opportunities & career pathways for justice-involved individuals? What role does data play in Orijin's approach to individualized learning & motivating incarcerated students to engage in programming? As the U.S. prison population exceeds 2 million & recidivism rates remain high, what do Arti & David see as the future of criminal justice reform & the power of education to break cycles of incarceration? Listen in to #EdUp! Thank YOU so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for YOUR time to EdUp! Connect with YOUR EdUp Team - ⁠⁠⁠⁠Elvin Freytes⁠⁠⁠⁠ & ⁠⁠⁠⁠Dr. Joe Sallustio⁠⁠⁠⁠ ● Join YOUR EdUp community at ⁠⁠⁠⁠The EdUp Experience!⁠⁠⁠⁠ ● Support EdUp at ⁠The EdUp Merch Experience⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠! We make education YOUR business! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/edup/message
49:48 5/15/24
884: Redesigning Higher Ed for the Future - with Dr. ⁠Nan Travers⁠, ⁠& ⁠Dr. Holly Zanville⁠, Co-Leads, ⁠Credential As You Go
It’s YOUR time to #EdUp In this episode, brought to YOU by Jenzabar's Annual Meeting (⁠JAM 2024⁠), YOUR guests are Dr. Nan Travers, Director for the Center for Leadership in Credential Learning, State University of New York, Empire State University & Co-lead, Credential As You Go⁠, & Dr. Holly Zanville, Co-Lead, Credential As You Go, Research Professor, George Washington University, & Lead of the Learn & Work Ecosystem Library. YOUR host is ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Dr. Michelle Cantu-Wilson, Vice President of Education & Workforce, Outreach Strategists, & Trustee at San Jacinto College, How are the Credential As You Go initiative & the resources it provides helping institutions rethink credentialing to better serve the 40+ million Americans who have some college but no credential? What are the six key approaches Credential As You Go has identified that institutions are taking to implement incremental credentialing, from "learn as you go" to "retro as you go"? How is Credential As You Go working with states, higher education institutions, & accrediting agencies to make incremental credentialing the new normal in post-secondary education? What role does the Learn & Work Ecosystem Library play in providing critical information to stakeholders navigating the complex landscape of credentials, pathways, & workforce initiatives? How can faculty tap into the resources of Credential As You Go & the Learn & Work Ecosystem Library as they develop new incremental credentials? What do Nan & Holly see as the future of higher education, & how can a lifelong, skills-based approach to credentialing transform economic opportunity & mobility for learners? Listen in to #EdUp! Thank YOU so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for YOUR time to EdUp! Connect with YOUR EdUp Team - ⁠⁠⁠⁠Elvin Freytes⁠⁠⁠⁠ & ⁠⁠⁠⁠Dr. Joe Sallustio⁠⁠⁠⁠ ● Join YOUR EdUp community at ⁠⁠⁠⁠The EdUp Experience!⁠⁠⁠⁠ ● Support EdUp at ⁠The EdUp Merch Experience⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠! We make education YOUR business! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/edup/message
40:33 5/14/24
883: Cultivating Critical Thinking - with Salah Khalil, Founding Director, Macat International Limited
It’s YOUR time to #EdUp In this episode, brought to YOU by Jenzabar's Annual Meeting (⁠JAM 2024⁠), YOUR guest is ⁠Salah Khalil, Founding Director, Macat International Limited YOUR cohost is Erika Liodice, Executive Director at the Alliance for Innovation & Transformation YOUR host is ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Dr. Joe Sallustio Why is critical thinking the most important skill for the future, & how is Macat working to promote 21st century skills globally? With AI rapidly changing education & employment, how can higher education institutions adapt their curriculums to focus on durable, transferable skills? What does the research show about the best ways to teach & assess critical thinking skills? How is Macat partnering with organizations like the OECD to measure critical thinking & creativity in higher education worldwide? What can YOU learn from how different countries & cultures approach critical thinking education? Why is global collaboration & partnership essential for addressing the looming skills gap crisis that could affect 1 billion people by 2030? Listen in to #EdUp! Thank YOU so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for YOUR time to EdUp! Connect with YOUR EdUp Team - ⁠⁠⁠⁠Elvin Freytes⁠⁠⁠⁠ & ⁠⁠⁠⁠Dr. Joe Sallustio⁠⁠⁠⁠ ● Join YOUR EdUp community at ⁠⁠⁠⁠The EdUp Experience⁠⁠⁠⁠! We make education YOUR business! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/edup/message
42:40 5/13/24
882: Lifelong Career Readiness - with Dr. Michelle Cheang, Director, Catalyze Challenge
It’s YOUR time to #EdUp In this episode, brought to YOU by Jenzabar's Annual Meeting (⁠JAM 2024⁠), YOUR guest is ⁠Dr. Michelle Cheang, Director, Catalyze Challenge YOUR cohost is Dr. Constance St. Germain, President, Capella University YOUR host is ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Dr. Michelle Cantu-Wilson, Owner of Vida Consulting for Higher Education & Trustee at San Jacinto College, How is Catalyze working to reimagine education & wraparound services for young people to unlock economic opportunity, especially for historically underserved groups? What are some of the innovative programs & partnerships Catalyze grantees are implementing to provide career exposure & exploration to middle & high school students? How is Catalyze gathering insights & learnings from grantees to identify best practices in bridging K-12, higher education, & employers to create workforce-aligned pathways? What role do families play in successful career education programs, & how are Catalyze grantees engaging parents as partners? From AI integration to regional workforce needs, what trends is Dr. Cheang seeing in the proposals to the Catalyze Challenge grant program? What does Dr. Cheang see as the future of workforce development for young people, & how can a lifelong, experiential approach to career readiness transform outcomes? Listen in to #EdUp! Thank YOU so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for YOUR time to EdUp! Connect with YOUR EdUp Team - ⁠⁠⁠⁠Elvin Freytes⁠⁠⁠⁠ & ⁠⁠⁠⁠Dr. Joe Sallustio⁠⁠⁠⁠ ● Join YOUR EdUp community at ⁠⁠⁠⁠The EdUp Experience⁠⁠⁠⁠! We make education YOUR business! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/edup/message
39:39 5/8/24
881: EdUp Tribal Colleges & Universities (TCUs) Mini Series - with Lori Sherman, ⁠President, ⁠Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College⁠, & ⁠Christopher Caldwell⁠, President, ⁠College of Menominee Nation
It’s YOUR time to #EdUp In this episode, President Series #275 & 276, & part of an EdUp Tribal Colleges & Universities (TCUs) Mini Series, YOUR guests are ⁠Lori Sherman, ⁠President, ⁠Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College⁠, & ⁠Christopher Caldwell⁠, President, ⁠College of Menominee Nation⁠ YOUR hosts are ⁠Dr. Erica J Moore⁠, Vice President for Indigenous Institutional Transformation, & ⁠Amber Morseau⁠⁠, Indigenous Institutional Transformation Specialist, ⁠American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC)⁠ Listen in to #EdUp! Thank YOU so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for YOUR time to EdUp! Connect with YOUR #EdUp Team - ⁠Elvin Freytes⁠ & ⁠Dr. Joe Sallustio⁠ ● Join YOUR #EdUp community at ⁠The EdUp Experience⁠! We make education YOUR business!   --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/edup/message
71:11 5/7/24
880: Championing Equity in Challenging Times - with Dr. John J. “Ski” Sygielski, President & CEO, HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College
It’s YOUR time to #EdUp In this episode, President Series #274, brought to YOU by Jenzabar's Annual Meeting (⁠JAM 2024⁠), YOUR guest is ⁠Dr. John J. “Ski” Sygielski, President & CEO, HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, YOUR cohost is Maureen Murphy, Retired President, College of Southern Maryland YOUR host is ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Dr. Michelle Cantu-Wilson, Owner of Vida Consulting for Higher Education & Trustee at San Jacinto College, How is Dr. Sygielski working to address structural racism & promote diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging at HACC, even amid pushback from some legislators? What innovations has HACC implemented to support student success, especially for under-represented populations, through wraparound services, mentoring programs, & community partnerships? How is HACC adapting to the changing needs & expectations of students, including the demand for shorter-term credentials, flexibility, & alignment with workforce needs? As HACC explores integrating artificial intelligence & other emerging technologies, what opportunities & challenges does Dr. Sygielski anticipate for teaching, learning & college operations? With the shifting demographics & needs of students, how does Dr. Sygielski envision the future of higher education & the necessity for community colleges to be agile, innovative & focused on relevance? What lessons can other higher ed leaders learn from Dr. Sygielski's insights on courageous leadership, change management, & keeping students at the center of decision-making? Listen in to #EdUp! Thank YOU so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for YOUR time to EdUp! Connect with YOUR EdUp Team - ⁠⁠⁠⁠Elvin Freytes⁠⁠⁠⁠ & ⁠⁠⁠⁠Dr. Joe Sallustio⁠⁠⁠⁠ ● Join YOUR EdUp community at ⁠⁠⁠⁠The EdUp Experience⁠⁠⁠⁠! We make education YOUR business! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/edup/message
49:08 5/6/24
879: A Corporate Model for Student Success - with Dr. Jason Hale, Director of Education Success, Havenpark Communities
It’s YOUR time to #EdUp In this episode, brought to YOU by Jenzabar's Annual Meeting (⁠JAM 2024⁠), YOUR guest is Dr. Jason Hale, Director of Education Services, Havenpark Communities YOUR cohost is Elvin Freytes⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ YOUR host is Dr. Joe Sallustio⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ How is Havenpark Communities, a manufactured home operator & developer, working to support the educational success of its residents through programs like scholarships, mentoring, & college access clubs? What inspired the creation of Havenpark's education initiatives, & how has Dr. Hale's background in higher education admissions & high school counseling informed his approach to this unique role? How is Havenpark partnering with colleges & universities to create pathways & opportunities for its residents, many of whom are first-generation students? What additional partnerships would Dr. Hale like to see? Through the stories of Havenpark's scholarship recipients, how is the company working to change perceptions & break down stereotypes about who lives in manufactured home communities? As Havenpark's education programs continue to expand, what new initiatives is Dr. Hale excited to launch to support residents at every stage of their educational journeys, from elementary school through college & beyond? What lessons can leaders in higher education learn from Havenpark's innovative approach to corporate social responsibility & its deep commitment to the educational success of its residents? Listen in to #EdUp! Thank YOU so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for YOUR time to EdUp! Connect with YOUR EdUp Team - ⁠⁠⁠⁠Elvin Freytes⁠⁠⁠⁠ & ⁠⁠⁠⁠Dr. Joe Sallustio⁠⁠⁠⁠ ● Join YOUR EdUp community at ⁠⁠⁠⁠The EdUp Experience⁠⁠⁠⁠! We make education YOUR business! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/edup/message
36:23 4/29/24
878: Differentiating for the Win - with Dr. Robert E. Johnson, President, Western New England University
It’s YOUR time to #EdUp In this episode, President Series #273, brought to YOU by Jenzabar's Annual Meeting (⁠JAM 2024⁠), YOUR guest is ⁠Dr. Robert E. Johnson, President, Western New England University, YOUR cohost is ⁠Dr. Aisha Francis, President, Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, YOUR host is ⁠Dr. Joe Sallustio⁠ How is Western New England University creating a "powerful preparation for the future of work" through its focus on the new traditional university, agile mind education, & personal exploration & growth? What strategies has Western New England employed to achieve strong enrollment growth, high job placement rates, & social mobility for its graduates, even amid challenging demographic trends? How is Dr. Johnson working to foster an agile, data-driven culture of innovation & change at Western New England in order to "adapt or die" in a rapidly evolving higher ed landscape? As a leader, how does Dr. Johnson approach difficult conversations & feedback, separating the "personality from the profession" to identify valid issues that need to be addressed? What lessons can other higher ed leaders learn from Dr. Johnson's experience successfully differentiating Western New England & communicating its value proposition in the competitive Massachusetts market? What does Dr. Johnson see as the biggest opportunities & challenges for the future of higher education, & what role does he believe this generation of students will play in solving the world's problems? Listen in to #EdUp! Thank YOU so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for YOUR time to EdUp! Connect with YOUR EdUp Team - ⁠⁠⁠⁠Elvin Freytes⁠⁠⁠⁠ & ⁠⁠⁠⁠Dr. Joe Sallustio⁠⁠⁠⁠ ● Join YOUR EdUp community at ⁠⁠⁠⁠The EdUp Experience⁠⁠⁠⁠! We make education YOUR business! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/edup/message
42:43 4/23/24
877: Defying the Odds - with Dr. Waded Cruzado, President, Montana State University
It’s YOUR time to #EdUp In this episode, President Series #272, brought to YOU by Jenzabar's Annual Meeting (JAM 2024), YOUR guest is Dr. Waded Cruzado, President, Montana State University, YOUR cohost is Dr. Bruce C. Kusch, President of Ensign College, YOUR host is Dr. Joe Sallustio How has Dr. Cruzado's commitment to the land-grant mission shaped her leadership at Montana State University over her 14-year tenure as president? What strategies has Montana State employed to promote access & student success while growing its research profile as a Carnegie R1 university? How is Montana State integrating undergraduate research experiences & industry-aligned micro-credentials into its degree pathways to provide hands-on learning & workforce readiness? Through initiatives like the Hilleman Scholars Program, how is Dr. Cruzado working to expand college access & success for promising students who may not see themselves as "college material"? What lessons can other higher ed leaders learn from Dr. Cruzado's experience leading Montana State through challenges like the COVID-19 pandemic & avoiding the enrollment declines & budget cuts facing many other institutions? What does Dr. Cruzado see as the biggest opportunities & challenges for the future of higher education, especially around communicating the value proposition of a college degree in an era of technological disruption? Listen in to #EdUp! Thank YOU so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for YOUR time to EdUp! Connect with YOUR EdUp Team - ⁠⁠⁠Elvin Freytes⁠⁠⁠ & ⁠⁠⁠Dr. Joe Sallustio⁠⁠⁠ ● Join YOUR EdUp community at ⁠⁠⁠The EdUp Experience⁠⁠⁠! We make education YOUR business! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/edup/message
48:41 4/22/24
876: A Panel Discussion from ⁠InsightsEDU⁠ 2024 - with Karl Daubmann, Dr. Melik Khoury, & Dr. Joe Sallustio
It’s YOUR time to #EdUp In this very special episode, recorded in person as part of a panel discussion on Navigating the Future: Placing Students at the Heart of Higher Education, from the InsightsEDU 2024 conference in Phoenix, AZ, YOUR guests are Karl Daubmann, Dean, College of Architecture & Design, Lawrence Technological University, Dr. Melik Khoury, President & Chief Executive Officer, Unity Environmental University, ⁠Dr. Joe Sallustio, Chief Experience Officer, Lindenwood University YOUR moderator is Tracy Kreikemeier, Chief Relationship Officer, EducationDynamics Listen in to #EdUp! Thank YOU so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for YOUR time to EdUp! Connect with YOUR EdUp Team - Elvin Freytes & Dr. Joe Sallustio ● Join YOUR EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! We make education YOUR business! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/edup/message
61:31 4/19/24
875: EdUp Tribal Colleges & Universities (TCUs) Mini Series - with Dr. Celeste R. Townsend⁠⁠, President, ⁠California Indian Nations College⁠, & ⁠Manoj Patil⁠, President, ⁠⁠Little Priest Tribal College
It’s YOUR time to #EdUp In this episode, President Series #271, & part of an EdUp Tribal Colleges & Universities (TCUs) Mini Series, YOUR guests are ⁠Dr. Celeste R. Townsend⁠, President, California Indian Nations College, & Manoj Patil, President, ⁠Little Priest Tribal College⁠ YOUR hosts are ⁠Dr. Erica J Moore⁠, Vice President for Indigenous Institutional Transformation, & ⁠Amber Morseau⁠⁠, Indigenous Institutional Transformation Specialist, ⁠American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC)⁠ Listen in to #EdUp! Thank YOU so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for YOUR time to EdUp! Connect with YOUR #EdUp Team - ⁠Elvin Freytes⁠ & ⁠Dr. Joe Sallustio⁠ ● Join YOUR #EdUp community at ⁠The EdUp Experience⁠! We make education YOUR business! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/edup/message
73:32 4/16/24
874: Higher Ed's Next Frontier - with Marni Baker Stein, Chief Content Officer, Coursera
It’s YOUR time to #EdUp In this episode,  YOUR guest is ⁠Marni Baker Stein⁠, Chief Content Officer, ⁠Coursera⁠ YOUR cohost is ⁠Brent Fitch⁠, President, ⁠Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design (RMCAD)⁠ YOUR host is ⁠Dr. Joe Sallustio⁠ How has Marni's journey at Coursera evolved over the past year as Chief Content Officer? What have been the biggest surprises & challenges? How is Coursera partnering with universities to incorporate cutting-edge content like generative AI into courses & curricula in an agile way? What are the trends Marni is seeing in learner demand for micro-credentials & short, job-aligned skill building courses & certifications? How is Coursera enabling pathways from these into full degrees? Beyond universities, how is Coursera working with employers & governments to curate content for reskilling/upskilling & to build out educational infrastructure & talent pipelines? What does Marni see as the future of higher education in an era of rapid technological change & a growing focus on lifelong learning & skills? Listen in to #EdUp! Thank YOU so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for YOUR time to EdUp! Connect with YOUR EdUp Team - ⁠⁠⁠⁠Elvin Freytes⁠⁠⁠⁠ & ⁠⁠⁠⁠Dr. Joe Sallustio⁠⁠⁠⁠ ● Join YOUR EdUp community at ⁠⁠⁠⁠The EdUp Experience⁠⁠⁠⁠! We make education YOUR business! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/edup/message
41:13 4/15/24
873: LIVE From Ellucian Live 2024 - with ⁠Cyndi Cain Fitzgerald⁠, University Manager of Business Intelligence Analytics, ⁠Antioch University⁠
It’s YOUR time to #EdUp In this episode, recorded in person at the ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ellucian Live 2024⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Conference in San Antonio, Texas, #elive24, YOUR guest is ⁠⁠Cyndi Cain Fitzgerald⁠, University Manager of Business Intelligence Analytics, ⁠Antioch University⁠ YOUR host is Elvin Freytes⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Listen in to #EdUp! Thank YOU so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for YOUR time to EdUp! Connect with YOUR EdUp Team - ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Elvin Freytes⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ & ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Dr. Joe Sallustio⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ● Join YOUR EdUp community at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠The EdUp Experience⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠! We make education YOUR business! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/edup/message
13:01 4/10/24
872: LIVE From Ellucian Live 2024 - with Isaac Segal, Founder, EduNav & Senior Advisor, Ellucian, & Amy Gaines, VP, Strategic Initiatives, Ellucian
It’s YOUR time to #EdUp In this episode, recorded in person at the ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ellucian Live 2024⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Conference in San Antonio, Texas, #elive24, YOUR guest is ⁠⁠Isaac Segal, Founder, EduNav & Senior Advisor, Ellucian, & Amy Gaines, VP, Strategic Initiatives, Ellucian⁠ YOUR host is ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Dr. Joe Sallustio⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠  Listen in to #EdUp! Thank YOU so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for YOUR time to EdUp! Connect with YOUR EdUp Team - ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Elvin Freytes⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ & ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Dr. Joe Sallustio⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ● Join YOUR EdUp community at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠The EdUp Experience⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠! We make education YOUR business! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/edup/message
17:48 4/10/24
871: LIVE From Ellucian Live 2024 - with Bill Blackford, VP of Global Talent Acquisition & People Ops, Ellucian
It’s YOUR time to #EdUp In this episode, recorded in person at the ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ellucian Live 2024⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Conference in San Antonio, Texas, #elive24, YOUR guest is ⁠⁠Bill Blackford, VP of Global Talent Acquisition & People Ops, Ellucian YOUR host is ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Dr. Joe Sallustio⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠  Listen in to #EdUp! Thank YOU so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for YOUR time to EdUp! Connect with YOUR EdUp Team - ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Elvin Freytes⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ & ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Dr. Joe Sallustio⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ● Join YOUR EdUp community at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠The EdUp Experience⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠! We make education YOUR business! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/edup/message
13:49 4/10/24
870: LIVE From Ellucian Live 2024 - with Anna Vakulick, Deputy CIO, The George Washington University
It’s YOUR time to #EdUp In this episode, recorded in person at the ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ellucian Live 2024⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Conference in San Antonio, Texas, #elive24, YOUR guest is ⁠⁠Anna Vakulick, Deputy CIO, The George Washington University YOUR host is ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Dr. Joe Sallustio⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠  Listen in to #EdUp! Thank YOU so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for YOUR time to EdUp! Connect with YOUR EdUp Team - ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Elvin Freytes⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ & ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Dr. Joe Sallustio⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ● Join YOUR EdUp community at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠The EdUp Experience⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠! We make education YOUR business! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/edup/message
15:14 4/10/24
869: LIVE From Ellucian Live 2024 - with ⁠⁠⁠Leroy Doubleday⁠, & ⁠Wilmani Humphries⁠, Ellucian⁠⁠, ⁠Nichole Pollard⁠, ⁠Frederick Community College⁠, & ⁠Sarah Prince⁠, ⁠Prince George's Community College⁠
It’s YOUR time to #EdUp In this episode, recorded in person at the ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ellucian Live 2024⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Conference in San Antonio, Texas, #elive24, YOUR guests are ⁠⁠Leroy Doubleday, Account Executive & Wilmani Humphries, Solutions Consultant, Ellucian⁠, Nichole Pollard, AVP, Student Success, Frederick Community College, & Sarah Prince, Director of Recruitment & Admissions, Prince George's Community College YOUR host is ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Dr. Joe Sallustio⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠  Listen in to #EdUp! Thank YOU so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for YOUR time to EdUp! Connect with YOUR EdUp Team - ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Elvin Freytes⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ & ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Dr. Joe Sallustio⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ● Join YOUR EdUp community at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠The EdUp Experience⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠! We make education YOUR business! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/edup/message
29:08 4/9/24
868: LIVE From Ellucian Live 2024 - with Valerie Singer⁠⁠, WWPS Global Education Leader, ⁠⁠Amazon Web Services⁠⁠
It’s YOUR time to #EdUp In this episode, recorded in person at the ⁠⁠⁠⁠Ellucian Live 2024⁠⁠⁠⁠ Conference in San Antonio, Texas, #elive24, YOUR guest is ⁠⁠⁠Valerie Singer⁠, WWPS Global Education Leader, ⁠Amazon Web Services⁠ YOUR host is ⁠⁠⁠⁠Dr. Joe Sallustio⁠⁠⁠⁠  Listen in to #EdUp! Thank YOU so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for YOUR time to EdUp! Connect with YOUR EdUp Team - ⁠⁠⁠⁠Elvin Freytes⁠⁠⁠⁠ & ⁠⁠⁠⁠Dr. Joe Sallustio⁠⁠⁠⁠ ● Join YOUR EdUp community at ⁠⁠⁠⁠The EdUp Experience⁠⁠⁠⁠! We make education YOUR business! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/edup/message
25:05 4/9/24
867: LIVE From Ellucian Live 2024 - with ⁠⁠Josh Sosnin, SVP & Chief Information Security Officer, Ellucian, & Students, Christian Christovich, Alexis Obeng, & Natalie Rankin
It’s YOUR time to #EdUp In this episode, recorded in person at the ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Ellucian Live 2024⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Conference in San Antonio, Texas, #elive24, YOUR guests are ⁠⁠Josh Sosnin, SVP & Chief Information Security Officer, Ellucian, with students - Christian Christovich, University of San Antonio, Alexis Obeng, University of San Antonio, & Natalie Rankin, St. Mary's University YOUR host is ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Dr. Joe Sallustio⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠  Listen in to #EdUp! Thank YOU so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for YOUR time to EdUp! Connect with YOUR EdUp Team - ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Elvin Freytes⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ & ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Dr. Joe Sallustio⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ● Join YOUR EdUp community at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠The EdUp Experience⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠! We make education YOUR business! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/edup/message
23:36 4/9/24