Spotlight Story

Joining the ranks of military friendly colleges for student vets

07/2017
 Rasheed Atwater is a student veteran at Eastern Michigan University. Russell Olwell is an associate dean and professor in the School of Education and Social Policy at Merrimack College in Massachusetts.

Faculty and administrators may assume that student veterans already have the funds they need to pay for school, that they are plugged into healthcare through the Veterans Administration, and are well on their way to a degree or career. This is not the case on campuses across the nation—and student veterans will tell you so.

To help a large university in Michigan better serve student-veterans, we conducted a perception survey.

Asked for three words that described being a student veteran, responses included:

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Strengthening support for dreamers of undocumented immigrants

August, 2017
DREAMER PRIDE—A participant certificate awarded for the completion of Sacramento State’s Dreamer Ally training explains the meaning of its hummingbird logo. These birds are known for overcoming challenges, and  the circle represents a reminder that undocumented students are welcome.

With the specter of a federal crackdown on illegal immigration looming, higher ed institutions are finding ways to better serve undocumented students, and also protect their identities.

Planning and marketing events for undocumented students

August, 2017

Prep and marketing for Rutgers University-Camden’s first college fair for undocumented students, held this June, required an individualized approach, says Mary Beth Daisey, vice chancellor for student affairs.

Freedom of expression on campus: Controversial speakers, student protests

August, 2017

Bills that could impact how students exercise free speech at public higher ed institutions—and that could also dictate how administrators discipline “disruptive” behavior—are winning various levels of support in statehouses across the country.

Making room for the military

August, 2017

Active members of the military represent their own component of the nontraditional population.

Repairing a reputation damaged by protests

August, 2017
The change of Freshmen enrollment at the University of Missouri from 2015 to 2017. (Source: University of Missouri).

Freshman enrollment at the Columbia campus of the University of Missouri has fallen by more than 35 percent since the institution’s well-publicized and racially driven student protests in November 2015, according to a July New York Times article.

Sponsored Content

7/13/2017

The leadership of Dickinson College understands the importance of predictive analytics to help shape their class. But they also know that models can get stale, and will only improve when they are transparent and institutional departments collaborate during the model building and enrollment process.

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The new generation of students and parents has a unique perspective on viewing and paying tuition bills, and a different set of expectations when it comes to the e-commerce options available at their college or university. Understanding and responding to these changing expectations is crucial, not only to remain competitive as an institution, but also to improve efficiency and reduce costs by taking advantage of current tools, technologies and strategies in billing and payments.

The current generation of prospective business students expects more from potential institutions than students of the past did. Identifying the best-fit students, as well as engaging and recruiting them, is more challenging than ever before. This webcast explored the findings from Liaison’s research into how the most successful business schools overcome these challenges. Presenters outlined some best practices to integrate into a recruitment marketing strategy, and described the importance of understanding students’ needs and using the latest technology strategically.

CIOs from five institutions spoke candidly at this roundtable discussion about managing campus technology, building a talented IT team and other common challenges during the TeamDynamix Client Summit, held in Chicago from May 15-17. 

The panel also discussed managing the increasing demand for education technology on campus, resource optimization and talent management, communicating the value of IT, and the importance of building a personal network and leveraging peer collaboration to succeed.

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College and university leaders manage large datasets that are compiled across people, departments and systems. Producing quality performance reports, institutional effectiveness measures, and academic data can be a challenge in today’s environment. In addition to maintaining reliable and accurate data, higher ed leaders are continually asked to do more work, with more depth—but without additional resources.