By Sharon Aschaiek | Sept. 16, 2020
Six months into the COVID-19 pandemic in North America, what have we learned about the best ways to communicate during a crisis? What are the most important takeaways for communicators who work for higher education institutions?
By Sharon Aschaiek | Feb. 27, 2019
This Friday is National Employee Appreciation Day in the U.S., which makes it a good time to consider how well you conduct internal communications at your higher education institution. There’s a lot to be learned about this topic from how Duke University.
By Sharon Aschaiek | Dec. 5, 2018
A big part of excelling in higher education communications means effectively telling the success stories of your institution. That’s something that the communications and marketing team at UBC Library, the University of British Columbia, understands very well.
By Sharon Aschaiek | Oct. 10, 2018
This Saturday, Oct. 13 is International Plain Language Day. Established in 2011 by plain language advocates Cheryl Stephens and Kate Harrison Whiteside, it’s a day to mark the importance of reader-friendly, clear communication that is easy to understand.
By Sharon Aschaiek | Sept. 12, 2018
The higher education marketplace is crowded. Competition to attract students is fierce. Universities and colleges are also competing for funding and talent. So when it comes to standing out, effective communications is more important than ever.
By Sharon Aschaiek | June 6, 2018
June is Effective Communications Month – yes, it’s a real thing, according to the go-to guide for special days, Chase’s Calendar of Events. While getting communications right is a priority for universities and colleges year-round…
By Sharon Aschaiek | April 18, 2018
Most of us can’t resist a good story – and for a good reason: they provide information in a way that’s interesting and engaging. They can be funny, inspiring, eye-opening or cautionary. But whatever kind of story is told, there’s a good chance the lesson will stick.
By Sharon Aschaiek | April 11, 2018
As a higher education communicator, I have many opportunities to collaborate with post-secondary schools on interesting, innovative communication projects. It’s incredibly rewarding for me to partner with universities…