New Mexico Higher Education Assessment and Retention Conference

2022 NMHEAR  Conference

Opportunity from Crisis: Adversity as a Springboard for Progress

February 24 and 25 at the Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town

Meet Robert Ubell, NMHEAR’s  2022 Conference Keynote Speaker

In his most recent and just released book,Staying Online, Robert Ubell offers uncommon insights into how to reimagine digital higher education. As colleges and universities increasingly recognize that online learning is central to the future of post-secondary education, faculty and senior leaders must now grapple with how to assimilate, manage, and grow effective programs. Looking deeply into the dynamics of online learning today, Robert Ubell maps its potential to boost marginalized students, stabilize shifts in retention and tuition, and balance nonprofit and commercial services. This impressive collection spans the author’s day-to-day experiences as a digital learning pioneer, presents pragmatic yet forward-thinking solutions on scaling-up and digital economics, and prepares managers, administrators, provosts, and other leaders to educate our unsettled college students as online platforms fully integrate into the mainstream.

Robert Ubell is Vice Dean Emeritus of Online Learning at NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering and a Senior Advisor to Stevens Institute of Technology. Recipient of the highest honor given for individual achievement in digital education, the A. Frank Mayadas Leadership Award, Ubell is a Fellow of the Online Learning Consortium(OLC) and a member of the Advisory Board of Online Learning, the journal of OLC, where he served on the organization’s board for a number of years. He was a member of McGraw-Hill Education’s Learning Science Research Advisory Board, is a columnist for EdSurge, and writes for Inside Higher Ed, The Chronicle and other major publications. He consults for both universities and industry about securing digital education success. At Stevens, he ran four joint Master’s degrees in China at Beijing Institute of Technology and Central University of Finance and Economics. In London, he served as American Publisher of Nature, the prominent science weekly, and launched the journal, Nature Biotechnology. Ubell has contributed nearly 90 articles to scholarly and general periodicals and is the author or editor of 20 books, with the most recent beingGoing Online, published in 2017, and its companion volume,Staying Online, published September 2021. 

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New Mexico Higher Education Assessment and Retention Conference