The EdUp Experience

The EdUp Experience

The EdUp Experience is hosted by Dr. Joe Sallustio & Elizabeth Leiba who's natural chemistry and down-to-Earth approach personally connect you with some of the most complicated topics in Education today. Along with Elvin Freytes, Producer, The EdUp Experience team brings over 60 years of experience in higher education and you will feel refreshed, upskilled, and reskilled after listening! Our goal is to inspire and educate people to pursue a life long learning mindset no matter the path they choose. Learn more at https://www.edupexperience.com/ We make education your business!... Show More

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October 27, 2020 50 min

In this episode of The EdUp Experience, we talk with Senior Vice President of Everfi, Rob Buelow.  Rob talks to us about how today's students demand more from their campus experience, evaluating institutions on their commitments to safety, health and wellness, and inclusion.  Rob enlightens us about Everfi's Social Impact Index ranking and why there is a necessity to look at emerging factors which are key indicators for the...

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In this episode of The EdUp Experience, Joe and Liz talk with Robert Morse, Chief Data Strategist with US News & World Report.  Bob talks to us about the data, data analysis, indicators, strategy, and reasons for the rankings and why it can be used as a decision point for parents and students looking to make a higher ed decision.  However, rankings are not without controversy - so we ask questions about debt, inclusion, online ...

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In this episode of The EdUp Experience podcast, we welcome Andrew Lang, CEO of Omega Notes.  Andrew talks with Joe and Liz about how Omega Notes works to help students, Generation Z and Millennials in particular, engage with course work using a social media style platform to increase retention rates. They also talk about Andrew's thoughts on open educational resources (OER), how Covid has changed learning behavior and his thoug...

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This is The EdUp Experience President Series Episode #30 - In this episode, we welcome the President of Saybrook University, Dr. Nathan Long.  Saybrook University is dedicated to transformative social change by focusing on the elements that make us human.  Nathan talks to us about the necessity of the humanistic elements being embedded in the online experience to create the right engagement for effective learning.  Nathan also touc...

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In this episode of The EdUp Experience podcast, we welcome Andrew Ko, Founder of Kovexa.  Andrew founded Kovexa to modernize education by accelerating and promoting companies that create pathways for high-tech skills and drive the use of advanced analytics assisting educators.  In addition to discussing Kovexa, we talk to Andrew about educational value, data being the new currency, and educations role in the future of technology

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In this BONUS EdUp Embedded episode of The EdUp Experience, Dr. Joe Sallustio goes one on one with Robert Keiser, COO/Executive Director of Southeastern College & Institute.  Robert discusses the absolute necessity of institutional choice for students citing that students are different, so there needs to be a myriad of institutional types to serve them - this includes career training colleges focused on job skills.  Joe and Rob...

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In this episode of The EdUp Experience, we talk to Dr. Kevin Kruger, the President of the National Association for Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), the body representing Student Affairs professionals at every level.  In this timely and important conversation, Kevin talks to us about the state of student affairs across college campuses given the pandemic and the exhaustion student affairs professionals have been feeling.  W...

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In this episode of The EdUp Experience, our guest is Greg Shepard, Founder & CEO of Boss Capital Partners.  Greg talks to us about the harsh realities for today's entrepreneurs, how the wealth gap inhibits innovations, and why higher education is stuck in the "ratchet effect".  The Business Operating Support System (BOSS), which Greg created, helps acts as a catalyst to help prevent a business from failing.  Greg sa...

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On this EdUp Experts episode, Justin Nguyen, CEO/Founder of GetChoGrindUp and a LinkedIn expert who receives over 200K views on his content each month, goes over the exact method on how creating content can be a unique differentiator when looking for a job.

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In this EdUp Embedded episode of The EdUp Experience, Giovanni Estrada, Founder, FLO-OPS and Dr. Joe Sallustio have a one-on-one about this new learning management system plug-in. They discuss how Giovanni came up with the idea, how it works and how it can be used in higher ed and beyond.  They also talk about how FLO-OPS can help with student engagement, retention and completion rates. 

Giovanni’s interest in education began durin...

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This is The EdUp Experience President Series, Episode #29 - In this episode, we welcome Dr. David Finegold, President of Chatham University.  Dr. Finegold talks to us his school's rich, 150-year history, with a legacy of tackling the challenge of sustainability, voted as the greenest campus in the US.

His university is also ranked # 3 in the US for undergraduate women's leadership and is devoted to developing initiatives fo...

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This is The EdUp Experience President Series, Episode #28 - In this episode, we welcome Dr. Dwaun Warmack, President of Claflin University.  In this episode, Dr. Warmack talks to us about his university's unique COVID-19 response, using a quick-pivot to online learning, an inclusive taskforce and community awareness.

He also discusses his college's trailblazing role as the first to enter into a partnership with Zoom, receiv...

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This is The EdUp Experience President Series, Episode #27 - In this episode, we welcome Dr. Robert Davies, President of Central Michigan University.  In this episode, Dr. Davies talks to us about the new state of higher education and the word AND and its centrality in decision-making.  We also visit the concept of risk tolerance and why there has to be a choice for everyone moving forward.  Bob talks about how making mistakes has t...

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In this episode of The EdUp Experience, Joe and Liz talk with Bracken Darrell, CEO and President of global, multi-billion dollar, industry and market leader in the design and innovation of computer peripherals and software, Logitech.  Currently, Logitech is valued at over 12B dollars with a global reach so impactful that its products are sold in nearly every country in the world.  Bracken is consistently ranked as one of the world&...

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This is The EdUp Experience President Series, Episode #26 - In this episode, we welcome Dr. Frank Dooley, Chancellor of Purdue University Global.

In this episode, Dr. Frank Dooley talks to us about the RESPONSIBILITY of our faculty to mentor students.  Frank dives deep into the concept of mentoring and what the investment in mentoring yields in terms of quality outcomes.  Additionally, Frank discusses how CV-19 has helped to change...

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In this EdUp Embedded episode of The EdUp Experience, Dr. Wallace Pond, Partner at Top Gun Ventures LLC, and Dr. Joe Sallustio have a one-on-one about a variety of higher education topics. They discuss some of Wallace’s blog posts that highlight how Covid accelerated higher education’s winners and losers. They also talk about what higher education leadership should look like DC & AC (During Covid & After Covid). This is a g...

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In this episode of The EdUp Experience, we talk with Dr. Larry Schall, President of the New England Commission on Higher Education.  After a successful 15 year career as a university President, Dr. Schall took over the 220+ institutional accreditation body in July of 2020.  He discusses model changes, how higher education is seeing record movement, and why expense control is hard (but could be the saving grace for schools).  NE...
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**We had just a few audio challenges in this episode, but hope you will stick with it in a few spots because the content is amazing**

This is The EdUp Experience President Series, Episode #25 - In this episode, we welcome Dr. Christopher Brown, President of Kentucky State University.  

In this episode, Dr. Christopher Brown talks to us about how the public is rediscovering the role and impact of Historically Black Colleges and Univ...

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In this episode of The EdUp Experience, Joe and Liz talk with Dr. Lynn Pasquerella, President of the Association of American College and Universities.  Lynn advocates for the relevancy of liberal arts education, the value of higher education and the impact higher education institutions have on society, and why diversity, equity, and inclusion is the major focus for AACU and it's over 1000 members.  Lynn is also the host of The ...

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This is The EdUp Experience President Series, Episode #25 - In this episode, we welcome Dr. Claudia Schrader the President of Kingsborough Community College

Dr. Schrader describes her student-first, success and retention model with a focus on the diverse student body she serves, that consistently ranks among the leading community colleges in the country in associate degrees awarded to minority students. 

As the first Black woman ...

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