Articles: Student Services

05/2014
Many colleges are advising students how they can save money with digital and used textbooks.

As costly as tuition and textbooks can be, poor planning and time management can raise the prices even higher.

05/2014

From managing loans to controlling spending, many college students find themselves dealing with a host of financial responsibilities for the very first time. And it’s not uncommon for them to trip up.

03/2014
Instrumental in implementing the new online payments system were  (left to right) Allison Foltz, Mike Boolukos and Melody Baker from the  information technology office.

Cash flow is as important to nonprofits as it is to corporate entities. That’s something officials at Salisbury University in Maryland had in mind when they engaged outside help several years ago to provide students with online payment gateways, tuition payment plans and electronic bills.

03/2014
Customization and automation are key elements  of the new administrative system developed for the Distance Learning Center, located in Ullsvik Hall.

In the past, University of Wisconsin-Platteville staff had to manually enter the records of any student pursuing an online degree.

03/2014

When you think about the blinding pace of technological change, it’s a wonder the University of Iowa’s student information system worked for as long as it did.

02/2014

Workforce development has long been a bastion of the community college environment.

02/2014

Industry-driven
A Toyota workforce study revealed: Within 10 years, at least 200 employees in their Indiana manufacturing plant would retire.

01/2014
The Loyola platform is a one-stop shop for tracking and spending points.

“Engage with the career center” sounds a bit like “eat your vegetables” to a college student.

01/2014

Spencer Parker had a plan: Take his high school volleyball stardom to college, spend a couple of years at a smaller school to develop his academic and athletic skills, then move on to a larger setting.

01/2014

An increasing number of students with special needs now attend four-year universities, with admissions officers reporting a fivefold increase in their applications over the past 30 years. But with this opportunity also comes additional challenges in ensuring that their needs are met.

12/2013

In today’s competitive higher education market, colleges and universities must prove the value of the degrees they bestow to graduates each year.

12/2013

Does autism run in families? Can children with autism grow up to live independently?

11/2013

With so many students depending on community college as their best—and sometimes only—option for higher education, it’s time for community colleges to get their fair share of education funds.

11/2013
Merging departments and cross-training employees reduced the campus “run-around” and eased staff burden.

Delivering student services as important as tutoring, disability assistance, and advising is especially vital at LDS Business College, an open-enrollment school whose student body often faces hardships.

11/2013
Volunteer mentors assisting students academically is part of a three-pronged approach to helping at-risk students and boosting retention.

Not so long ago, students at LDS Business College in Salt Lake City whose semester grade-point averages fell below a certain level were placed on academic probation. But it did very little to get them the help they needed.

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