Discussing disintermediation on HigherEdLive ( 1 p.m. EDT May 13)

Update (May 15, 2014): The program is now available for viewing in the HigherEdLive archives. Thanks to everyone who tuned in.

Mark your calendars for this Tuesday, May 13, for a special edition of HigherEdLive about one of my favorite topics: disintermediation in the higher education sphere.

Disintermediation — the removal of mediators in a process, such as a supply chain — is a topic I’ve written about on this blog before (most recently here) and one I’ll be addressing next month at the PRSA Midwest District Conference in Springfield, Missouri.

If there’s anyone who knows his stuff about disintermediation in higher education, it’s Andrew Gossen, social media strategist at Cornell’s alumni association. He’ll be leading this HigherEdLive discussion, which centers around how institutional advancement is being affected by disintermediation on all fronts: from alumni relations to fundraising to organizational structure to communications, PR and marketing (where I come in). I’ll be joining Andrew’s panel, along with Christine Tempesta of MIT and Cornel’s Jennifer Kwiatkowski.

Here’s how HigherEdLive describes this event:

As digital technologies make it easier for people to find each other and self-organize around issues that they care about, many of the roles of Advancement offices are becoming obsolete. This show examines this challenge from the perspectives of communications, alumni affairs, and fundraising.

Join the Google+ hangout at 1 p.m. EDT Tuesday, May 13, for this conversation.

Author: andrewcareaga

Higher ed PR and marketing guy. Communications director for Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) in Rolla, Missouri, USA. Slow runner, mediocre guitarist, lover of music and puns, and an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. I blog and Tweet about #highered, #music, #gocards and #random stuff.

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