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As higher education continues to feel pressure to reduce costs and improve efficiency, campus IT environments are rapidly changing and the speed of cloud adoption is increasing. More schools are utilizing cloud technology to modernize systems, cut costs and analyze data to gain insights about more cost-effective ways to run the institution. But it is crucial that such an important decision is made strategically, and that cloud systems are adequately assessed to ensure they will meet the needs of the institution. 

Higher education has unique needs when it comes to student engagement, from the recruitment cycle through alumni relations. More of today’s institutions are taking new approaches, going beyond the typical point solution mindset and toward a ‘whole campus’ strategy by employing a single engagement platform. Today’s engagement platforms are able to integrate data from multiple systems and touch points, and provide insight through powerful analytics to improve results across the institution. 

Keeping employees engaged while minimizing turnover is a crucial component of institutional success, but unfortunately many colleges and universities are hampered by a culture of disengagement. Recent studies have found that many faculty members and other employees feel they are not engaged with their work. How can higher ed leaders address this common challenge by actively transforming disengagement into engagement, keeping academic faculty and staff members on the job and helping them to support student and institutional success? 

Your admissions tool options are expanding, and prospective students’ expectations continue to rise. Yet business admissions can still be simplified down to three essentials: prioritizing brand awareness, expanding your applicant pool and minimizing administrative tasks.

In this webcast, Bob Alig, Robert Ruiz and Ron Hyman talked through ‘3 Business Admissions Essentials to Strengthen Your Reach and Impact.’ They described how programs across the U.S. are benefiting from BusinessCAS™, the Centralized Application Service (CAS™) for business programs, by:

From early alert programs to degree paths, current student success initiatives often focus solely on academics. But many students leave without completing their degrees due to issues outside of academics. Any institution’s approach to student success must be inclusive of both academic and non-academic issues.

What are some of the trends Jenzabar is seeing in higher ed for 2018 and beyond?

What can institutions do to ensure active engagement from search committee members?

The key to an effective search committee is a high level of engagement, where the committee develops a clear sense of “ownership” of the search process, of the committee’s work and of achieving a successful outcome. Engagement and ownership flow naturally from an institution’s commitment to shared governance and a trust that the search committee will be regarded as a genuine partner throughout the process; they are encouraged at each step along the way.

Describe the importance of retiree health issues when designing health care benefits for retirees. What concerns are you focused on? 

The development of today’s students into tomorrow’s successful alumni ambassadors is an aspiration shared by institutions and students. To realize it, student borrowers must be empowered with the practical skills and knowledge that drive retention, completion and successful loan repayment.

This webcast outlined how an integrated, student-centric approach to default prevention can help you more effectively advance the mutual success of your school and your students.

GEORGE COVINO

Vice President, Student Success

The American Society for Engineering Education, the pre-eminent authority on the education of engineering professionals, knew that associations for other disciplines had great success with Liaison-powered Centralized Application Services (CAS). Nathan Kahl, ASEE’s managing director for communications and society advancement, thought it might be time to offer his member engineering schools the same benefits.

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