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Category: Student Life

Complementing Student Services with a Mobile App

If you look up “what are student services” you will be directed, firstly, to its definition, followed by a list…

The Evolution of Student Communication

Students Don’t Check Email. Student communication is often decentralized on many campuses. Each department plans and manages their own programming…

Case Study: Youngstown State University

When you have a campus of over 12,000 students, increasing student engagement can be a very challenging goal. With so…

Mental Health Crisis on Campus

Full Mental Health Infographic: Download Mental health on campus has recently become one of the biggest concerns for higher ed…

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…

What are Students Talking About?

Mobile technology has fundamentally changed how students engage with their institutions and with each other. Today‚Äôs students are a mobile-first…

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…

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…

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,…

Betsy DeVos & the Future Direction of Higher Ed

Before a rare tie-breaker brought DeVos into her role as Secretary of Education, there was a great deal of discussion…

Why Students Affected by The U.S. Travel Ban Are Looking Up (North)

As we know, international study experiences do not always live up to student expectations, particularly in cases of inadequate institutional…

The Great Balancing Act of Campus Mental Health Services

An article recently published by InsideHigherEd sheds some light on the ongoing struggle to balance instant response and referral for…

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