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Some 75 percent of high school seniors say they visit a college campus without ever contacting the admissions department. Not all prospective students want or are able to take a guided tour of campus, but without an alternative, many students visit on their own, and are walking away with unanswered questions and no communication from the college or university.

Sodexo has provided dining and hospitality, student accommodations and facilities management services to the higher education community in the United States and around the world for nearly 50 years. As a strategic partner they focus on improving the student experience through integrated services that promote quality of life. Sodexo’s University Lifestyle Survey tracks the undergraduate student journey, providing valuable insights and identifying key trends in non-academic areas of university life. 

Describe the importance of potential cost and time savings in relation to health care benefits for both LSU retirees and current staff.

Christopher Revord, Founder and CEO, YouBthere

What are some of your current observations about hybrid learning programs?

Seven years ago, Western Kentucky University said goodbye to its time-consuming, paper-based way of issuing financial aid refunds and said hello to BankMobile, an electronic disbursement service that has led to major savings.

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 improve only when they are transparent and institutional departments collaborate during the model building and enrollment process. 

While students have a variety of options when it comes to paying for college, making unwise financial decisions can lead to negative consequences for the student as well as the institution. Overborrowing, poor planning and budgeting, and misunderstanding financial aid can create seemingly insurmountable debt that can affect academic performance, push students to leave school before completion, and burden them long after graduation.

Institutions today are being asked to do more and more with less and less. That might make sense from a business standpoint as it makes them more profitable, but it risks burning out and stressing out employees. 

This web seminar described the value a campus card transaction system deployed through SaaS can bring to an existing card program, how it can help extend the reach and capability of the card office, and how a SaaS-deployed system can redirect the efforts of the card office team so they can focus on what matters most.

Higher education is in the midst of significant change. Institutions are under pressure to reduce costs and improve the efficiency of operations while providing responsive, quality services to students. Many college and university leaders are turning to transformative technologies such as electronic forms, workflow automation and enterprise content management (ECM) to help them overcome these challenges.

In recent years, the requirements of public higher education institutions have changed drastically, increasing the pressure to modernize their IT systems. To meet those challenges, many universities are looking at available options, including the cloud.

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