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Partnering with Academic Services: Three Aspects of Collaboration

Collaboration is powerful. At Synergis Education, we believe most endeavors are best realized through collaboration, and we know it makes us and our partners stronger—we stake our business on it. Here in Academic Services, we approach each curriculum design project as a collaborative partnership. What is this partnership like? Three aspects stand out. We partner [...]

March 13th, 2017|Academics|

When the Comfort Zone is the Danger Zone

During a presidential primary season where party elites on both sides of the aisle have been unpleasantly surprised by widespread dissatisfaction, those of us in higher education should engage in some tough self-reflection regarding our constituents--about how we serve students and why. Institutions looking to strengthen their long-term viability will focus on developing a portfolio [...]

February 20th, 2017|White Papers|

I Love Working with Faculty

I really enjoy being an instructional designer. I have worn many hats over the years. Being an instructional designer is a great fit for my strengths because I get to be a creative problem solver. I get to contribute. I enjoy finding ways to make assessments more engaging for students. I love working with faculty [...]

February 13th, 2017|Academics|

Strangers in a Strange Land: Instructional Design and the Academy

A recent report from the Chronicle of Higher Education provides some interesting survey results regarding instructional design and its place in higher education. While the use of instructional design theory and professional designers has been given a boost by both the emphasis on outcomes assessment and the growth in online and hybrid delivery systems, it [...]

September 30th, 2016|White Papers|

When the Box is All You Know: Leadership, Change, and the Academy

Leaders in higher education are well aware the critical issues they face—relevance, value, and sustainability. They are working to navigate an educational landscape that is complex and changing, and seeking to craft responses to these issues. A major concern, however, is the extent to which leaders are both equipped for, and willing to address, some [...]

September 30th, 2016|White Papers|

Pace University Partners with Synergis to Expand Nationally Recognized Online Degree Programs

Pace University is expanding its nationally ranked online programs in partnership with Synergis Education. Pace's online bachelor's degree completion programs offer disciplines relevant to some of the most popular fields in the workplace including: business, nursing, communications and technology. Pace University, as part of an effort to further expand its nationally recognized online degree programs, has enlisted the services [...]

April 8th, 2016|Press Releases|

Looking and Seeing: Understanding the Environment in Private Nonprofit Higher Education

Among Japanese samurai, there was a cautionary maxim that one needs to really see things and not merely look at them - an important concept for people who fought with razor-sharp swords. In a larger sense, this adage is also an admonishment to us to see things as they really are and not as we [...]

March 31st, 2016|White Papers|

Tough Times and Clear Thinking: Coming to Grips with the Higher Education Market

The university or college campus is awash in ideas meant to challenge and stimulate. All too often, however, it is also a place where "ideals" are largely ones devoted to the academic status quo: the groves of academe as a place with a particularly acute vision. Unfortunately, this vision is often facing into the past [...]

March 31st, 2016|White Papers|

Partnership, Innovation and Growth: A Case Study

When we look at successful partners, a few key characteristics stand out: the ability to work in a way that leverages the relative strengths of the two parties; a willingness to embrace multiple delivery options as an important contribution to the academic portfolio; the capacity to identify and act on new opportunities; and consistent support [...]

March 31st, 2016|White Papers|

Nursing Shortage Still

We know that some of the most in-demand programs at both the undergraduate levels are in healthcare, and in particular, the nursing field. And the projected nursing shortage is alarming - even after some expansion in programs designed to train registered nurses. In fact, there seems to be something of a disconnect between societal needs [...]

March 30th, 2016|White Papers|