Browsing Category : Student Engagement

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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Relearning the Art of Learning


Modern college and university students are faced with a difficult reality: simultaneously developing their tenuous sense of self while trying to establish their life goals in a society that is evolving at exponential speed. Although the millennial generation believes in the necessity of higher education in their professional development, they place more importance on the directly applicable real-world professional skills…

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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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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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