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The heavy price American women pay for college

May, 2018

Some higher ed administrators may be surprised to learn that women hold two-thirds of the nation’s $1.3 trillion in student debt.

Behavioral teams soothe higher ed student distress

April, 2018
Source: National Behavioral Intervention  Team Association; 2015 survey

After the Virginia Tech tragedy, colleges began to build teams of administrators and faculty to better recognize and support distraught individuals on campus.

Community college advising content, intensity impact engagement and success

April, 2018

Half of community college students report transferring as a goal but have never taken advantage of transfer advising, says a 2018 national report.

College students hail safe, subsidized rides

April, 2018
TRAVEL BENEFIT—Assumption College (above) and other institutions are offering their students discounted rides with services such as Uber.

Discounted Lyft and Uber rides present a transportation alternative for students on a growing number of campuses large and small.

College academic support hub adds mental health care

April, 2018

Students at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center now receive mental health counseling from the office of Student Academic Support Services and Inclusion.

Sponsored Content

5/10/2018

Predictive analytics can serve as the foundation of student success efforts. By drawing together data from disparate campus sources and systems, predictive analytics software can enable institutional leaders to predict the likelihood of student attrition, identify at-risk students, and match them with the right resources that can help them succeed.

5/2/2018

Today’s students have expectations that their courses provide flexible, easy-to-access video content and blended learning environments, but implementing video such as lecture capture platforms at scale across campus—and in a way that drives student success—can be challenging.

4/19/2018

Student loan debt—as well as delinquency and defaults—continue to be serious concerns among students, alumni, parents, higher ed institutions and their communities. The financial burdens on students can negatively impact both their success while enrolled and after graduation, as well as the enrollment, finances and public image of institutions as a whole.

4/17/2018

Collaborative work is key to a student’s success in the workforce of today and tomorrow. Today’s students expect their campus learning spaces to be technology-enabled environments that provide seamless collaboration and wireless connectivity, but creating these spaces can be challenging for institutions, as there are a variety of issues to consider, from room layout to the “digital divide.”

4/12/2018

Campus mail centers have changed dramatically. Due to the rise of e-commerce, many campuses are overwhelmed with package deliveries, and campus mail centers are struggling to keep pace. This trend is forecast to continue for the foreseeable future, resulting in disgruntled students and wasted resources. Leading institutions have found solutions—innovative technology which enables campus mail centers to become efficient, flexible and responsive to this changing environment.