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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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Is Your Student Affairs Website Accessible?


Student Affairs Professionals are known for their ability to masterfully navigate the many acronyms within higher education. Well, here is new- lesser known, but invaluable- one to add to the expansive Student Affairs repertoire: WCAG 2.0 Developed by the W3C or World Wide Web Consortium, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 include internationally recognized recommendations on making web content accessible for…

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How to Learn on Your Time with Online Learning Platforms

How to Learn on Your Time with Online Learning Platforms


I have been fortunate to work in student affairs for the past several years. It has been a fun and transformative experience for me. But lately, I’ve been starting to feel as though I’m in a rut. I’m ready for a change, perhaps into a new career field. I’m interested in getting into marketing, but I don’t feel like I…

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Encourage Deep Learning by Emphasizing Study Time

Encourage Deep Learning by Emphasizing Study Time


Research shows that the amount of time spent studying isn’t as important as the quality of learning. Students that study for longer don’t always do better. Instead, it’s the depth of learning, that counts. The depth of learning refers to a student’s attitude and approach towards learning,(1,2).   However, putting emphasis on the amount of time students study is important…

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