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January 13, 2022

What Faculty’s Automated Emails Are Really Saying to Students

Automated email responses might be a good indicator of work overload. Faculty and professors start each day knowing they’ll be fielding hundreds of emails on top of their already busy workload. On top of teaching, advising, counseling, planning, and meeting with students and colleagues, managing emails is a full-time job in and of itself. Faculty […]

December 13, 2021

Why Hidden Curriculum Prohibits Equity in Higher Ed

Students are hit with a hidden curriculum when they enter college. It’s a system of unwritten rules and unspoken expectations that only the “privileged privileged” are familiar with. First-generation and/or disadvantaged students are overlooked yet still expected to understand how the system works and how to work the system. This leaves us with an equity […]

December 2, 2021

The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Waves of Digitization in Higher Ed

Over the years, colleges and universities have walked through a digital revolution. Technology trends have made their way onto college campuses year after year, dictating when, where, and how students communicate with faculty and instructors. Now that we’ve reached the peak of automated support (chatbots, early alert systems, etc.), many are wondering what’s next. More […]

November 10, 2021

The Great Resignation in Higher Ed: Retaining Faculty & Staff in Tough Times

In the past year and a half, 55% of faculty at higher education institutions have seriously considered changing careers or retiring early (The Chronicle of Higher Education). They’re growing tired, stressed, and emotionally drained due to overwork and lack of work-life balance. The Chronicle compared the levels of stress, anger, and fatigue that faculty and […]

November 3, 2021

Best Practices for Student Success [Webinar]

In our recent webinar, we chatted with three academic experts about engaging at-risk students and the practices they’ve implemented at their universities to foster environments where students can succeed. Watch or listen below!  

October 28, 2021

Are Early Alert Systems on the Way Out?

Among various strategies to improve college retention rates, many institutions have adopted early alert systems throughout the past two decades. But have early alert technologies already seen their better days? Early-alert systems have their place on some college campuses. When implemented and used correctly, they can be a huge help for students struggling academically. Still, […]

October 8, 2021

Examining AI’s Role in Student Support

It’s difficult to give every student the support they need when you’re fielding hundreds, or even thousands, of questions a day. In response, many institutions have turned to AI (artificial intelligence) or rule-based chatbots to help manage the volume of incoming requests. This has freed up faculty and made their jobs a little easier, though we […]

September 22, 2021

Want to Launch EVAN360 at Your University? Here’s How to Get Your Team on Board

You’ve seen a demo and you’re ready to launch EVAN360 at your institution. But now you have to get your team, your department head, and university leadership on board. Implementing any new technology at the university level is a daunting process that requires approvals, demos, security compliance checks, budgetary considerations, and consistent communication. Implementing EVAN360 […]

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