Podcasts

Volt podcasts cover all angles of higher ed marketing & leadership. Higher Voltage covers the defining topics of the moment; Trusted Voices analyzes the intersection of leadership and communication; and Volt@ is our live-event series featuring conversations from conferences and other industry gatherings.

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CBE Prepares Students for an AI-Driven Future – Paul LeBlanc

Erin and Teresa welcome SNHU President Paul LeBlanc to discuss AI, competency-based education and preparing students for a changing workscape.

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It’s Time to Treat Social Media as an Adult – Jenny Li Fowler

Kevin Tyler welcomes MIT’s director of social media strategy to discuss her new book and social media’s impact on higher education marketing.

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Change and the Future of Higher Ed Marketing – Bennie F. Johnson

AMA CEO Bennie F. Johnson joins Kevin Tyler to discuss his vision for the organization and how higher ed marketers can embrace change for the best results.

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10 Resolutions for Higher Ed in 2024

Erin and Teresa explore 10 areas in which higher education can do better in 2024 and offer indispensable advice to leaders seeking to address evolving issues proactively.

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You Can Only Tell a Story That Already Exists

Erin and Teresa welcome Higher Voltage’s Kevin Tyler to discuss institutional culture and climate as they explore the pivotal role of two-way communications in creating a sense of belonging.

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Be Visible, Be Engaged, but Be Circumspect – Dr. Brit Kirwan

Dr. Kirwan explores the delicate tightrope of leadership communications and the need to protect higher ed’s most important tenet: free speech.

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AI Unveiled: Are We at the Peak or the Plateau?

Erin and Teresa dive into AI and its profound impact on higher education, underscoring the need for thoughtful adoption and careful review of policies and use.

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Paul Fain on the Bridge Between Education and the Workforce

The creator of The Job newsletter and the related weekly publication Work Shift joins Teresa and Erin to dig into the practical application of a degree and the importance of prioritizing work readiness.

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What’s Your Institution’s McDonald’s Order?

Dr. Marcus Collins joins Kevin Tyler to discuss institutional culture and how it correlates to a student’s desire to attend.

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‘Solving’ Governance in Less Than 20 Minutes

Teresa and Erin look at Michigan State, WVU and how ‘leakiness’ in an administration can be the result of poor governance.

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Reginald DesRoches on Cultivating Openness and Embracing Politics

The president of Rice University discusses transparency, higher ed politics and personal balance.

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The End of Affirmative Action: What Happens Now?

Natasha Warikoo of Tufts University rejoins the show to discuss the recent SCOTUS decision ending race-conscious admissions in higher ed and what it means moving forward.

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Our Season 1 Recap: ‘Addressing the Tensions That We All Know Exist’

Teresa and Erin look back on four great conversations with leaders in higher education and the common threads that showed up time and again.

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Degree Choices Hopes to Reduce US News’ Rankings Dominance

David Levy discusses how higher ed rankings are doing a disservice to Black applicants and the importance of comprehensive data collection.

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How to Recruit More First-Gen and Underrepresented Students

NYU’s Jonathan B. Williams shares why institutions should partner with communities to develop educational pipelines and recruit diverse student populations.

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