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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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4 Ways Being a Post-Secondary Student is Like Being a New Parent


Beyond excessive caffeine consumption and erratic sleep patterns, being a post-secondary student is similar – in many ways – to being a new parent. Having experienced both simultaneously while completing my Master’s degree, I couldn’t help but draw comparisons between the two. The following are four pieces of advice that apply to both scenarios: You must take challenges in stride…

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What Could a Sobriety Movement in 2017 Mean for Student Engagement?


Whereas the offer of a mocktail or non-alcoholic-anything may have once elicited eye-rolls among most partygoers on a Saturday night, sobriety has recently gained some attention as a possible wellness trend in 2017. While the obvious question associated with this trend is why people are opting to cut down or abstain from drinking altogether, I find myself asking what seems…

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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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