Browsing Category : Student Engagement

5 Tips for Students Living Away From Home for the First Time


For some, going away to college or university may be the first time they find themselves navigating the world on their own; away from the support of their parents, expected to be truly independent. While this change can be exciting, it can also be overwhelming. If a student has no prior experience living on their own, it can feel as…

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What are Students Talking About?


Mobile technology has fundamentally changed how students engage with their institutions and with each other. Today’s students are a mobile-first generation who see their smartphones as the primary means of interaction with friends, family and institutions. The campus wall on your campus app is a powerful resource for students to participate in these interactions. New Student Hurdles Two of the…

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Checking Your School’s Vitals with KPIs


KPIs (or Key Performance Indicators) can be an extremely valuable tool for Student Affairs professionals. Simply put, it is impossible to measure every single data-point of a business, so KPIs enable us to check the ‘vitals’. Speaking the Language: Leading and Lagging Indicators For the purposes of this discussion, we will be organizing our examples around student retention and orientation.…

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Annual Higher Ed Student Engagement Survey 2017


Survey Results Full Infographic: Download Students’ orientation experience plays a significant role in their perception of their overall college experience, according to data from a new survey released this week. The survey, which explores student life on campus, was conducted by OOHLALA Mobile, a higher education company founded by former student affairs professionals that partners with colleges and universities to develop…

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