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Higher ed elevates CTE

December, 2018
CAREER SPARK—California Community Colleges rebranded CTE as “career education” as part of a $6 million campaign. Leaders dropped the word “technical” after surveys indicated it created a misconception among students that programs covered only IT and coding.

How community colleges are rebranding career training to reflect advanced pathways and earnings potential.

College acceptance offers: You’re in—under these conditions

October, 2018
CLEAR GOALS FOR A CLEAR PATH—Students accepted to Kansas State U under conditional admissions work closely with academic coaches during freshman year.

Higher ed institutions tap into the trend of offering conditional admissions—opening up possibilities for less prepared students and maintaining enrollment.

Four-year college plans by student income

October, 2018

For many low-income students, lack of encouragement at home and fear of rejection limits interest in higher ed. Conditional admissions gives these individuals the chance to consider universities they thought were out of their reach.

Math summer camp as B-school prep

September, 2018
EQUATE THIS—A student from Yale School of Management’s Class of 2019 works out an equation during the program’s summer math camp.

Post-grad business schools are identifying opportunities to prep incoming students for the rigorous coursework, particularly as more students are admitted without traditional business backgrounds.

Higher ed’s test-optional movement grows significantly

September, 2018

With studies indicating that test success is relative to family income, high school quality and cultural identity, some schools are turning to other methods, including essays and short videos, to select prospective students.

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Training faculty is challenging. Get tips that encourage faculty to create interactive online courses.

A comment CIO Ravi Ravishanker consistently heard when Wellesley College hired him nine years ago was that the Massachusetts school needed a new ERP system. The 1,100 employees at the women’s liberal arts college wanted a cloud-based solution that anyone could use.

“Unfortunately, there weren’t many choices available at the time, so I renewed our current system to buy some time,” says Ravishanker.

12/13/2018

Students expect their higher education experience to be modern and digital, but for many institutions, core systems across campus still rely on paper-based, manual and siloed processes. By automating processes and modernizing workflows, institutions can improve the user experience while reducing costs and workload and improving efficiency.

From left to right: Meghan Turjanica, Product Manager for Student Success, Jenzabar; Mathew Arndt, Lead Data Scientist, Jenzabar; Wade Leuwerke, Associate Professor, Drake University, Co-creator, Jenzabar Student Success Survey.

Many institutions ask their enrollment teams, advising offices, faculty and other departments to focus on student success, but these departments often do not understand all of the unique factors that contribute to the success of their students. A more holistic view is crucial to helping students succeed.