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By Nicholas Standage in Best Practices posted: Apr, 23rd 2020

Higher Ed Communication During COVID-19

A Consultant’s Perspective: Higher Ed Communication During COVID-19 COVID-19 has introduced large amounts of uncertainty and anxiety for higher education institutions, their students and employers around the world.  How universities communicate about COVID-19 should create clarity, resilience and promote a positive change for their students and staff. Research indicates that during times of distress when […]


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By Alana Ripy in Best Practices, Career Services posted: Mar, 27th 2020

USC Ensures the Continuity of Services During COVID-19

In response to COVID-19 closing college campuses worldwide, many higher education institutions are now providing career services virtually to their students. One such institution that is implementing virtual career services is the University of Southern California (USC) through connectSC (powered by Symplicity CSM). USC has one of the largest multi-school environments with connectSC for all […]


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By Alana Ripy in Best Practices, Career Services, Disability Services, Student Conduct posted: Mar, 19th 2020

Provide the Most Personalized Student Experience

COVID-19, otherwise known as coronavirus, has disrupted higher education institutions worldwide. According to CNBC, as of last week, more than 200 colleges and universities in the United States have closed in an effort to stop the spread of the disease. As your institution starts preparing contingency plans, Symplicity is here to help. For institutions in […]


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By Nicholas Standage in Best Practices, CSM, Student Engagement posted: Mar, 10th 2020

Student Engagement is the Answer

A Consultant’s Perspective: Student Engagement is the Answer Student engagement is widely viewed as one of the keys to addressing problems such as low achievement, employability, alienation and high dropout rates. Engaged students are more likely to perform well on standardized tests and are less likely to drop out of school. Research indicates that student […]


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By Nicholas Standage in Best Practices, Career Services, CSM posted: Feb, 3rd 2020

Implementing Employability Solutions

A Consultant’s Perspective: Implementing Employability Solutions Strategic consulting services are an essential and fundamental component to ensuring a successful implementation of any enterprise solution for higher ed institutions. Only a few providers are able to apply best practices from subject matter experts and dedicate time to really understand the client’s needs. Many EduTech software providers […]


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By Alana Ripy in Best Practices, Disability Services posted: Oct, 3rd 2019

Increasing Retention of Students with Disabilities

Many students that enroll in either a four or two-year higher education institution do so with the intention of graduating within a certain number of years. Unfortunately, not all students that enroll in higher education make it to graduation. There are many challenges that face the average college student today and those challenges are doubled […]


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By Alana Ripy in Best Practices, Career Services, CSM posted: Sep, 13th 2019

Increasing Career Services’ Relevancy

The importance of career services continues to be a key component of university messaging to current or prospective students. This is especially the case with the increase of tuition costs which, in turn, has caused an increase in the average student debt. Research found that “the average cumulative student debt balance in 2017 was $26,900 […]


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By Alana Ripy in Advising, Best Practices, Student Engagement posted: Aug, 29th 2019

Cross-Collaboration Improves Student Engagement

Higher education is becoming more competitive. Colleges and universities are finding new ways to provide more initiatives and programs in order to serve the growing population of students attending college. According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the percentage of students with a bachelor’s and master’s degree has greatly increased in the last […]


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By Alana Ripy in Announcements, Best Practices, Disability Services, Tips and Tricks posted: Apr, 5th 2019

A History of United States Accessibility Laws

The fight for equal rights for people with disabilities has had plenty of ups and downs across the years. Major accomplishments happened after 1970 when a Washington, D.C. court decides every child has the right to a free education. Cielo24’s infographic outlines a brief timeline of U.S. accessibility laws. Although there are numerous laws that […]


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By Alana Ripy in Announcements, Best Practices, Disability Services, Tips and Tricks posted: Mar, 29th 2019

How do Students Feel About Accessibility Awareness on Campus?

In 2018, EDUCAUSE and its Center for Analysis and Research released their 5th annual study of undergraduate students and information technology. More than 64,000 students from 130 U.S. and international institutions were surveyed. Using the results they were able to make generalized statements relating to technology, activities, and access to resources. Accessibility is a large […]


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