Monday, January 9, 2012

Business, career, and IT advice for professionals across the board

A few of our people have been in the news lately sharing advice for educators, business owners, public administration professionals, and CIOs alike. We wanted to round up those stories on our blog in case you missed them, and make sure their pointers came your way.

"12 Questions To Boost Your Innovation In 2012." Amy Alexander of Investors Business Daily put together a list of questions professionals should be asking themselves to determine how they can be more innovative in the new year. She turned to Don Mroz, our Provost and Dean of the School of Business, for some of his thoughts. Take a look. Anything you'd add?

"Looking for an online MPA degree? At Post University, it’s totally online." Our Master of Public Administration (MPA) Degree Program caught the attention of Government Product News' Michael Keating. He talked to Jim Nardozzi, Dean for Post College and Director of our Master of Public Administration program, about how it's structured and how public administration professionals should decide if an MPA degree is right for them. Flip over for the details.

"Technology’s growing impact on teaching and learning." Post University Academic Program Manager Jennifer Bouchard has written before on our blog about the increasing importance of developing students' technical and social media skills. The editors of Seen magazine invited her to contribute an article detailing how we can accomplish this by arming educators with these same skills through graduate education programs. Take a look at her recommendations for choosing a graduate education program that helps educators develop tech savvy.

"Positioning Your Business for Success." Inc. magazine turned to Doug Brown, Academic Program Manager for our MBA program, for his tips on how business owners can make sure their company is top-of-mind for customers. Hit the article for strategies every businessperson should know about customer service, engagement, sales, and communications.

"Campus-Wide CRM Integration." As you might have read about on our blog, we've been using Oracle CRM On Demand to manage our student enrollment and admissions processes. Mike Statmore, our CIO who spearheaded the rollout, contributed a piece to College Planning and Management that gives a roadmap  for integrating such technology systems campus-wide. Click over and turn to page 40 to read our recommendations.

"Leveraging IT for Student Recruitment." Our student enrollment and admissions approach also caught the attention of Campus Technology. The publication's editors invited Mike to contribute an article about the story behind the rollout -- including the challenges we were facing with our legacy student information systems, why and how we integrated CRM On Demand throughout our campus, and the improvements in student recruitment and retention we've seen as a result. Slide over for our story and takeaways for other CIOs.

What other advice would you add to what you've read here?