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Redoubling our commitment to veteran student success

January, 2019

The number of student veterans on college campuses is growing.  As more veterans look to continue their education after service to our nation, it’s critically important for colleges and universities to help veterans re-enter civilian life, adapt to the academic environment, and achieve the goal of earning a higher education.

Student lactation stations on campus

December, 2018
LACTATION POLICIES FOR STUDENTS—Campus administrators (about 60% from facilities, about 25% from administration and finance, and about 11% from human resources) were asked if they have a student policy.
CONVENIENT AND COMFORTABLE—Lactation rooms at the University of Pennsylvania include a hospital-grade pump and colorful walls.

While most higher ed institutions are in compliance with the 2010 update of the Fair Labor Act and provide staff with a designated area to express milk, there is a large variation in these accommodations for students.

Exploring positive autism-spectrum outcomes in higher ed

December, 2018
SPECTRUM VOICES—The Spectrum of Opportunity Conference in California included these speakers.
CONFERENCE RHYTHMS—Fun at the Spectrum of Opportunity Conference at Cal Lutheran included a drum circle and an alternative-communication social.

California Lutheran University’s Spectrum of Opportunity Conference aims to help high school students with autism spectrum disorder and their parents, plus faculty and administrators, learn about what’s needed to succeed.

Your college’s health claims report arrived. Now what?

December, 2018
 Michael Babore is executive vice president of consulting services for Relation Insurance Services’ Education Solutions practice. Neil Majors is president of Relation Insurance Services’ Education Solutions practice.

Learn four ways to better understand and optimize your student health insurance plan.

The hidden costs of food insecurity on campus

November, 2018

Katie Broton, a doctoral candidate and a member of the Hope Center for College, Community and Justice at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, discusses how some students are making difficult trade-offs between paying for college or meeting their basic needs.

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1/24/2019

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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.

A Kentucky university saw Cohort Default Rates plummet and financial literacy improve almost immediately after implementing two programs that take different, but related, approaches to student success.

At the end of 2013, the three colleges that now make up Sullivan University in Louisville had Cohort Default Rates of about 25 percent each. At the end of the 2018 school year—five years after partnering with Student Connections to implement Borrower Connect—these same schools had default rates from 13.5 percent to 15.4 percent.