Episode 054: Dr. Andy Howe, Founder of Higher Education Consulting

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In this episode of MEP, we have an interesting discussion with Dr. Andy Howe of Higher Education Consulting where he talks about the strategies for strong student engagement and the framework for connected learning.

Guest Bio:

Dr. Andy HoweDr. Andy Howe has over 20 years of professional experience in both private and public universities and community colleges. He holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Minnesota. He received his master’s degree in Counseling and Guidance Services from Clemson University and bachelor’s degree in Secondary Teaching of English from Indiana University-Bloomington.

Dr. Howe founded Higher Education Consulting whose mission is to create meaningful partnerships through its highly cooperative approach to help develop innovative, high-impact, and lasting solutions in instruction and student support.

Currently, he is also an Online Instructor in Academic Advising Graduate Program at Kansas State University in partnership with National Academic Advising Association.

His professional interests include national higher education policy issues, trends in access, affordability, and accountability; organizational assessment, outcomes, and change; diversity and inclusion; and retention and success.

Show Notes:

(02:10) Andy’s background

(04:31) Going back to that moment of adversity, when you were put on suspension for academic progress reasons. What was it about that experience with the career counselor in offering their support to you that really impacted you in such a positive way?

(08:02) Why don’t we talk about what we know about student engagement today, both brick and mortar and online. What do people get right, what do we get wrong?

(10:34) Are there instances or common things that you see day to day as you look in the national landscape that schools or individuals get wrong when they think of  student engagement where they go towards trying to apply strategies towards it. Any negatives or pitfalls that we should try to avoid?

(16:43) How do we create a learning ecosystem that intentionally and purposely connects, guides and personalizes the student experience?

Emerging Engagement Model

Source: http://andyhowe.info/emergingengagementmodel.pdf

(20:31) What are you looking for the future of student engagement, and the future of education and learning?

(25:26) If you could have dinner with one person you admire, past or present, who would it be and why?

Keith Hampson of Acrobatiq

Mark Milliron of Civitas Learning

Higher Education Consulting website: http://hiedconsulting.com/


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