Rising student debt and lack of financial literacy among college students are issues of growing concern to higher ed leaders, particularly those focused on non-academic drivers of student success.
As technology advances and students remain on the cutting edge, colleges and universities have no choice but to keep up. That means ensuring that students can access the information they need, whenever they need it, from whatever device they choose.
The goal of retaining students—and seeing them through to degree completion—has become the focus of numerous research initiatives, articles, technology solutions and intervention strategies. While most of the studies reach very different conclusions, most researchers seem to agree that no one factor holds the key to student persistence.
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College in North Carolina has undertaken an ambitious technology strategy across the institution, designed to simplify the student experience, increase access to technology for students regardless of socioeconomic status, and enable access to multiple tools that students will use later in the workforce.
USA Funds and Truckee Meadows Community College in Nevada have worked in partnership to promote a holistic approach to student loan debt management.
In the last few years, video in education has gone from a luxury addition, to a must-have item. Video use cases went from simple lecture capture to a myriad of creative possibilities—from teacher-student collaborations, through campustubes, to in-video quizzes and interactive tools, and more—available anywhere, on any device.
In 2007, Penn State embarked on an ambitious growth initiative for its World Campus online program. But what started out as a goal to increase enrollment for the World Campus with the deployment of an enterprise CRM solution, now drives recruitment communications, campaigns, and workflows in the admissions office of the main campus at University Park, as well as all 20 Penn State campuses.
Committed to being a true partner to colleges and universities by supporting student success, Barnes & Noble College recently partnered with Why Millennials Matter to launch a national study on the state of student career preparation and student perceptions about careers after college.
When UW-La Crosse saw the analog writing on the wall, it embarked on a multiyear project to transform tens of thousands of hours of video footage into searchable digital files.