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May 20, 2021

Are Virtual Waiting Rooms Helping or Hurting Students?

Colleges and universities have learned a lot about student needs and organizational structures throughout the pandemic. Now that we’re nearing the other side, institutions have a lot to consider in terms of education practices, technology, and support. Are there new technologies to adopt? Are there preexisting processes and structures that no longer serve students well? […]

May 13, 2021

The Real Reasons Why 33% of First-generation Students Drop Out

First-generation students are likely to face barriers continuing-generation students do not. Consequently, their college experience is more challenging as they navigate a new, unfamiliar environment for the first time without previous parental experience to glean from. According to the Education Advisory Board (EAB), 33% of first-generation students leave college within three years of starting. While […]

May 6, 2021

The Deficit of Mental Health Resources on College Campuses

Mental health among college students has become a more widely recognized concern over the past several years, and even more so due to isolation brought on by the pandemic. Still, colleges and universities have a long way to go when it comes to connecting students to the right counselor or psychiatrist for help at the […]

May 3, 2021

Supporting Students During Transitional Times

As the spring semester comes to an end, higher education institutions are entering a new season of student support. The summer semester is about to roll in, followed by a wave of incoming students. There’s usually a brief lull in the summer as many students are away, faculty counts are slimmer, and campus activity calms […]

April 23, 2021

Tearing Down Educational Silos & Building a New Future for Higher Ed

Higher education structures are typically heavily siloed. While colleges and universities offer a plethora of resources to help students succeed, navigating the system can be complicated. The larger or more populous the campus, the more challenging it is to utilize all the resources and services available. The library, computer lab, writing center, tutoring center, advising […]

April 14, 2021

The Future of Academic Resilience

When envisioning the ideal student experience within higher education, what comes to mind? What’s missing from the current education environment that would contribute to the ideal? Higher education institutions have taken great strides to boost academic resilience, make college more accessible and affordable, and help students achieve success in school and into their careers. Schools […]

April 1, 2021

Building Academic Resilience

The transition to college is a big—and often stressful—leap for first-year students. How they respond to stress and change is directly related to academic performance, social connectedness, and future success. That’s why colleges and universities are invested in promoting academic resilience to help students overcome adversity and thrive in their learning environment. Building Resilience Resilience […]

March 24, 2021

Refining the Transfer Student Journey

Transfer students face the daunting process of applying to college not once but twice. Making sure credits transfer, reapplying for financial aid, and meeting application deadlines is complex and students don’t always know where to find the help they need along the way. Many students plan to transfer from the start of their higher education […]

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