higher education advising Tag

A new higher education advocacy group made its public debut in 2017 with a new federal policy framework and a focus on nontraditional students. “Overall, our policy framework is governed by the idea that our federal policies are out of date,” said Julie Peller, executive director of the new organization, Higher Learning Advocates based here in the district. “We want make sure students are first, that we are not leading necessarily with...

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academic advising

Since 2017, several universities are making efforts to accept self-reported SAT and ACT test scores during the application process and only require official reports when a student actually enrolls. The individuals pushing for this change have included Gabrielle McColgan, James Murphy, Marie Bigham, and many other contributors. Institutions, like Colby College, have been allowing students to self-report scores since last year, and it works like this: when you fill out your application,...

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The intersection of education and technology offers an exciting opportunity for those with digital skills. Educators and administrators alike can leverage social media marketing to enhance their programs, grow their student body, and improve their enrollment procedures. Whether you’re looking to nurture your student community online or develop your social media channels from scratch the ideas below will help your university attention grow. Recruit high-potential students With the number of students enrolled...

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There has been a steady increase in the number of adult students (“non-traditional students”) enrolling in college programs across the country over the past decade. It all started with the major economic downturn in 2008, which was accompanied by widespread job losses and the overall employment rate soaring. At that time, many people realized that they needed further education to improve their chances of landing...

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degree planning tool

With NACADA 2018 coming up, we're looking back on the highlights from the 2017 conference. DegreeSight's team introduced our degree planning tool to over one hundred advisors, counselors, deans, and more. Overwhelmingly, we heard the same thing: "We need this!" Anyone whose role relates to academic advising knows that institutions are always asked to do more with less. DegreeSight is a tool that allows advisors to...

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