I’ve been tagged by Robert French for a meme making its way in the blogosphere. That’s actually a first for me (and if it’s the first time you read about blog memes, don’t worry, they are contagious, but not lethal ;-)
I thought it would be a great opportunity to highlight five of the great higher ed bloggers listed in my directory.
You already know I’m really interested in communications, marketing, Web and admissions, that’s why I also like to read blogs dealing with other areas of higher education. So, here we go in alphabetical order:
Alumni Futures: Andrew Shaindlin, Executive Director of the Caltech Alumni Association at the California Institute of Technology, hasn’t been blogging for a long time. He started last February, but he posts regularly well-researched, well-written posts targeted to professionals working in alum associations (as you will see on his blog, we share the same passion for “bolded” statements in posts for easy scanning).
Confessions of a Community College Dean: I’m a big fan of Dean Dad and wrote about his blog in the past. I love to read his posts to get a sense of what’s going on in the mind of an academic Dean. He is a great writer and also shares tidbits of his life as a dad, as well, which I found refreshing.
Higher Ed Marketing: So, this one is about marketing and not another area of higher education as mentioned above. Andrew Careaga, Director of Communications at UMR – and one of the advisory board members of Higher Ed Experts – has been blogging about higher ed marketing since November 2005. While often short, most of this posts look at the big picture. I like that.
Mistaken Goals: Kevin Guidry, an Information Technology Fellow at Sewanee: The University of the South, started to blog in November 2006. He focuses on student affairs and technology, and provides great insights on the major issues affecting his peers and our institutions.
Why don’t you add your own five picks to this selection by posting a comment?