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Strengthening support for undocumented dreamers

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.

Making room for the military

August, 2017

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

Dozens of ‘elites’ urged to add Pell Grant students

July, 2017
MAY THE FORCE BE WITH THEM—Graduates of USC’s Neighborhood Academic Initiative—a rigorous college-prep program for students from low-income communities near campus—got a ceremonial visit from actor Mark Hamill,  of Luke Skywalker and Star Wars fame, and some of his fictional antagonists.

A small change in admissions at many of the most selective colleges and universities could make a big difference to low-income learners. 

Healthcare: Insurance policy challenges

July, 2017
CARE CONVENIENCE—University of Pittsburgh's 12,000 faculty and staff can visit the on-campus, no-cost UPMC MyHealth@Work Health and Wellness Center for everyday ailments, vaccinations and access to health and wellness resources.

Health insurance is a hot topic in Congress, and that’s not the only place. Each year, campus leaders are confronted by a daunting need to contain costs while providing benefits expected by employees.

Keeping you posted: Campus mailing management

July, 2017
OPEN FOR BUSINESS—Students at Vanderbilt University, which recently renovated its mailing center, need not worry about making a stop during office hours for package pickup. Physical mail slots were replaced by a wall of intelligent parcel lockers, and students simply enter an access code to retrieve a delivery.

The mailroom is becoming a more visible and important part of auxiliary services at colleges across the country, with some institutions overhauling their facilities completely to accommodate the new technology that streamlines service.

Sponsored Content

8/10/2017

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.

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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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