A Few Truths About Being a Student Affairs Professional


With Student Affairs being comprised of a multitude of diverse roles, providing a one-size-fits-all account of how the pros go about their day is simply not realistic, or even possible for that matter. With that said, there are a few day-in-the-life articles floating around the web that focus on specific positions in Student Affairs, all of which contain some common elements…

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Supporting the Spectrum: Autism on Campus


The number of college entrants self-identifying as having Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a group of complex neuro-developmental disorders, has risen dramatically in the past decade. This trend- prompted by increased diagnosis rates, early intervention, and ongoing support- has allowed for the successful integration of more and more students with ASD into mainstream education. At least, until they become adults. Now,…

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Assessing the Student Experience


It has long been known that engagement is a critical component of student success and retention. While institutions have spent significant time and resources creating programming, events and other methods of engaging students, there was previously no effective way to measure the success of those efforts. Today we’re excited to announce the release of OOHLALA Assessment, a way for students to…

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3 Ways to Boost Student Survey Response Rates


In order to continually support and engage students, post-secondary institutions must be receptive to their needs and input. Unfortunately, traditional approaches to garnering feedback through student surveys don’t always reap substantial interest or participation, thus limiting their potential to inform campus improvement. So, how should post-secondary institutions go about gathering and utilizing valuable feedback in an age marked by unprecedented…

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3 Major Perks of Attending a Conference Alone


Although “colleagues” were listed as one of the eight essentials to bring to NASPA 2017, attending the conference solo certainly has its merits. Even if you will be attending with your co-workers, you may consider branching out on your own for a session or two after reading about the potential benefits of going it alone. 1) You can make the…

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