Browsing Category : Student Affairs

Partnership: San Jose State University


Partnership with OOHLALA’s popular student affairs platform will help students navigate the complexities of campus life SAN JOSE, CA – July 13, 2017 – San Jose State University today announced a partnership with OOHLALA, a mobile app used by hundreds of colleges and universities worldwide to improve student engagement and retention. The platform will enable the 33,000 students on San…

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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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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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