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5/10/2018

Incorporating Predictive Analytics into a Student Success Strategy

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.

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5/2/2018

Using Video to Drive Student Success

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.

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4/26/2018

Payment Platforms: Taking A Complete Approach to Student Success

When the leadership of the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) in Pennsylvania began searching for a new platform for campus payments, they knew that student success relies on great technology in the business office as well as the classroom. They also knew that with the right payment options and plans, they could ensure that the college's affordable, quality education was even more accessible to members of the community.

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4/19/2018

UB Survey Results: Student Loan Debt and Student Success

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.

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4/17/2018

Creating Collaborative Learning Spaces

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.”

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4/12/2018

The New Campus Mail Center: How Does Your Mail Center Stack Up?

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.

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4/10/2018

Benchmarking Strategies For Any Campus

While gathering various types of assessment data can be vital to help college and university leaders to identify areas for improvement and to influence strategic decision making, it can be challenging to make sense of this data, and to act accordingly. Benchmarking can address this challenge, by providing a better understanding of the data, identifying which results are outstanding or concerning, and helping higher ed leaders to establish goals for their institution.

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4/3/2018

Planning for the Future of Online Learning

Delivering online learning has become crucial to satisfying the learning demands of nontraditional learners—who are quickly becoming considered “new traditional” learners. Meeting these evolving demands is a moving target for institutions, and as a result, there are a variety of important considerations that are vital to building an online learning program that succeeds both today and in the future.

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3/28/2018

Stakeholder Conversations: The Key to Long-Term Strategic Direction

Conducting meaningful conversations with stakeholders is vital to inform and validate the strategic direction of any institution. However, many traditional methods of gathering this input—such as surveys or town hall meetings—are flawed and can be misleading, often being disproportionately influenced by the loudest or most negative voices.

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3/27/2018

Improving Campus Package Delivery

Campus mail rooms were originally designed to handle letters, and only the occasional package delivery. But today, because of online commerce, that situation has reversed, and many institutions are struggling to handle the volume of packages received on campus. This can create a complicated, inconvenient and costly scenario for students, faculty and the institution.

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3/20/2018

Creating a Campuswide Professional Learning Platform

The leadership of The Ohio State University identified a need for an enterprise-wide learning management solution (LMS) to deliver, track, manage and report on non-academic learning opportunities such as compliance, professional development and other training.

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3/8/2018

Best Practices for Student Payment Plans

The costs of higher education continue to challenge students, while the pressure to reduce administrative overhead and improve efficiency is constant for institutions and their executive leaders. Taking the right approach to student payment plans is one way to address both of these concerns.

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12/12/2017

Changing Higher Education Funding and Transparency Models

How can institutions embrace transparency and flexibility around changing models of revenue and cost mix, student success and graduation rates?  We will share additional insights in how to meet student, institutional, system and/or political goals in the changing world of higher education. Whether your challenges are within a single institution or across a statewide system, you will hear how modern technology can support your journey for future success.

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12/7/2017

Textbook Economics: Winning the Cost Battle Through Digital Tools

Faced with rising costs of higher education, many students are deciding not to purchase required course materials, therefore going through their semester without the tools they need to learn and succeed. Some 50 percent of students say avoiding or delaying these purchases negatively impacts their grades.

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12/5/2017

Battling the Data Breach Epidemic: Securing Your Campus

Colleges and universities have become a favorite target of cybercriminals because of the sheer volume of student information they handle—and the fact that payment processing happens all over campus, from the ticketing office to the bursar’s office to the cafeteria. In addition to endangering students and damaging the reputation of the institution, the financial costs of a data breach could include legal representation, fines, and the expense of notifying affected individuals.

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11/16/2017

Using Mobile Apps in Admissions

An increasing number of institutions are taking advantage of mobile technology to help recruit, engage and enroll prospective and admitted students. Mobile apps are being used for self-guided campus tours, open houses, recruitment events, college nights and more, providing a highly effective way for admissions and enrollment departments to meet the needs of these students.

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11/15/2017

Considering the Holistic Student Experience: Strategies for Facilitating Student Success

From early alert programs to degree paths, many current student success initiatives focus solely on academics. But, many students leave without completing their degrees due to issues outside of academics. Any institution’s approach to student success must be inclusive of both academic and non-academic issues.

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11/14/2017

Strategies for Moving to the Cloud

As higher education continues to feel pressure to reduce costs and improve efficiency, campus IT environments are rapidly changing and the speed of cloud adoption is increasing. More schools are utilizing cloud technology to modernize systems, cut costs and analyze data to gain insights about more cost effective ways to run the institution.

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11/9/2017

Successful CDR Management: An Integration of Proactive Strategies and Responsive Tactics

The development of today’s students into tomorrow’s successful alumni ambassadors is an aspiration shared by institutions and students. To realize it, student borrowers must be empowered with the practical skills and knowledge that drive retention, completion and successful loan repayment.

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11/6/2017

3 Business Admissions Essentials to Strengthen Your Reach and Impact

Your admissions tool options are expanding, and prospective students’ expectations continue to rise. Yet, business admissions can still be simplified down to three essentials: prioritizing brand awareness, expanding your applicant pool and minimizing administrative tasks.

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