Student Success

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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.

Marlboro College: Reflections on the 'road not taken'

January, 2019

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—

How today’s employees get the job ‘won’

December, 2018
PERSPECTIVE ON THE DATA—“It really struck us that the high school economy still provides 13 million good jobs,” says Anthony P. Carnevale, director of Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, which helped produce recent job research.

Two out of three jobs now demand at least some education or training, confirms new research. Three pathways still remain: a high school education, middle-skills training or education, and a four-year college degree.

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.

5 ways to make meaningful connections with adult learners

December, 2018
Tom Ryan is an enrollment consultant at Schneider Associates, an integrated marketing firm based in Boston.

Nontraditional students need a boost to overcome some of the barriers to re-enrolling in continuing education and degree completion programs. Find out how to meet the challenge.

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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.

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.