2010 summer honorees

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Providing Proof, Pronto

Financial Aid, Palm Beach State College

Because of the smooth aid award eligibility process, students can concentrate on the business of getting to campus and getting housing, books, and other details in order.

Following Freshmen

Office of Student Success and Retention, Utah Valley University

The Retention Mentors team, based at various locations across campus, have contact - but not overcontact - with at-risk students to help provide assistance as needed and keep them in school.

Timely Advice

Tippie College of Business, The University of Iowa

Thanks to the new system, staff can spend more time assisting students and much less time processing phone requests for meetings.

Blackboard Jumble

Center for Teaching & Learning, Regent University

Blackboard, the ubiquitous online course-management tool, is a valuable resource for faculty, staff, and administrators alike. However, its learning outcomes are only as good as the quality of material that faculty members use to build all of their courses on the back end, a typically lengthy process. So when Regent University (Va.) officials decided to add an undergraduate business major and approached the school’s Center for Teaching & Learning in April 2008 to develop and deploy 40 online courses over the next year, CTL staff knew they had to find a different way of doing things.

Trends With Benefits

Department of Human Resources, Ramapo College of New Jersey

Employees arriving on campus for Day One can get acquainted with the institution without sitting in an orientation session.

Green Is Good

Office of Advancement, Southern Polytechnic State University

Pierrette Maillet, associate director of annual giving at Southern Polytechnic State University, with just a bit of the paperwork that no longer needs printing.

Repositioning Positions

Hegi Family Career Development Center Southern Methodist University

Stacks of old job posting binders no longer clutter the center, making it more welcoming to student visitors.