In the Creighton University business office, administrators challenged with balancing the delivery of high-quality, hands-on customer service to students and families with the heavy workload that came with managing the university’s tuition payment options manually.
Why do students persist? Although there are some commonalities, the answer is different at every institution. Predictive modeling seeks to answer the question of why students persist by discovering hidden relationships in data. By leveraging a clear picture of past and present behavior, predictive modeling uses statistical analysis to generate a confident simulation of future behavior.
The ways in which stakeholders across an institution—administrators, faculty and staff members—think about student success will dramatically influence how they program, intervene, and ultimately structure efforts to identify at-risk students and help them succeed.
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) was developed to encourage and enhance cardholder data security and facilitate the broad adoption of consistent data security measures globally. Version 3.2 is being released now and includes a number of updates.
EMV (Europay, MasterCard, Visa) is a new international standard for payment cards which leverages a dynamic chip for more secure point-of-sale transactions. EMV is a proven means of fighting card-present fraud and has been in use around the world for some time, but is just beginning to enter U.S. payment processing systems, including those on college and university campuses.
For institutions looking to grow and expand their student population, a primary challenge is ensuring that administrative services keep pace with the flood of new students.
Student success and improving retention rates have become high priorities in higher education. Given significant breadth in definitions, context, programming, funding, and other key factors, what is most important to consider when it comes to student success and retention efforts?
Students today want more options when it comes to their refunds, and institutions are looking for disbursement methods that limit students’ exposure to fees. In addition, the increased scrutiny and mounting regulatory pressure regarding student refunds disbursement is creating an even greater need for higher ed leaders to reexamine the refund processes at their institutions.
Research shows that each generation sees more value in a college education than the one before. Even with the rising cost of higher education, this next generation of college students—Generation Z—is no exception. However, Gen Z does have different preferences and expectations for learning than previous generations.
The leadership team at Sam Houston State University has created an award-winning professional development program for its staff aimed at maximizing employee potential and enhancing effective leadership, as part of the university’s strategic goal to foster “a lifelong learning environment in support of a diverse faculty and staff who are excellent scholars, educators, and professionals