HighEdWeb resources now available for all Penn State faculty, staff, students

February 06, 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Last November, the Higher Education Web Professionals Association (HighEdWeb) an international nonprofit organization, announced Penn State as its first institutional member. As an institutional member, all Penn State faculty, staff and students now have free access to HighEdWeb’s expanded content, including premium access to  the HighEdWeb Membership Community. This includes access to the organization's conference recordings, Slack workspace, job board and more. 

HighEdWeb is the premier international community of diverse digital professionals that is strategically positioned to advance higher education through training and resources, and by fostering connections with other colleges and universities.  

The institutional membership can benefit web developers, marketing communications professionals, managers of web teams or website content, and students that aspire to careers in these fields. HighEdWeb provides valuable professional development for all who want to explore the unique digital issues facing colleges and universities. 

Nikki Massaro Kauffman, programmer/analyst in the College of Arts and Architecture, and Robin Smail, multimedia specialist in Enterprise IT, are both on HighEdWeb's board of directors. A number of Penn State staff attended the HighEdWeb 2019 Annual Conference, held October 13-16 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As members, Penn State faculty, staff and students have access to past annual conference presentations and more.

Kauffman; Smail; Christopher Lucas, associate vice president for user success in the Office of Information Technology; and staff from Penn State's Office of Global Programs led the initiative to make Penn State an institutional member. 

“The (HighEdWeb) board of directors discussed institutional membership in light of our interest,” said Kauffmann. “We’re excited that we were able to get access to this for Penn State.” 

Anyone in the Penn State community that is interested in accessing the HighEdWeb Membership Community should complete the "Join an Institutional Membership" form with their @psu.edu account. Once that is completed, HighEdWeb will add them to Penn State's institutional membership. 

“We’re so glad to have Penn State as an institutional member,” said Sara Clark, director of operations at Higher Education Web Professionals Association.

For more information, contact highedweb@highedweb.org.

Last Updated February 10, 2020