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By Alana Ripy in Student Engagement posted: Feb, 27th 2020

HE Affordability Through Digital Transformation

College students today are having second thoughts when it comes to enrolling in a degree program. The recent trends in higher education are making degree programs less and less affordable for today’s college student. One reason for this is that tuition costs continue to rise at a rate higher than that of annual inflation. Another […]


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By Alana Ripy in Career Services, CSM posted: Feb, 19th 2020

Strengthening Career Services in Community Colleges

Today, higher education is seeing an increase in community college enrollment. There are a couple of factors that have contributed to this increase such as increased partnerships between community colleges and four-year institutions and an increase in offering online degree programs. The most powerful trend that is influencing community colleges enrollment, however, is an increase […]


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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 Career Services, CSM posted: Jan, 28th 2020

Student Success in Offering Careers Service Online

University of the Western Cape Careers Service Success and Awards To provide augmented guidance to students and recent alumni on the connection between the classroom experience, career skills, and the job market, the University of the Western Cape (UWC), located in Cape Town, South Africa, has implemented Career Xplora, a comprehensive web-based career services management solution for […]


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By Alana Ripy in Disability Services, Webinars posted: Jan, 16th 2020

Webinar Recap: Supporting Student Disability Services

It’s the start of a new year and improvements to accessibility student services remains a hot topic for UK universities in 2020. In the 2017/18 academic year, it was reported that 94,000 students enrolled at a university in the UK and declared having a disability—a 40% increase since the academic year 2013/14, according to the […]


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By Alana Ripy in Events, Student Conduct posted: Dec, 20th 2019

Improving Reporting for Australian HE Institutions

In the last decade, there have been great strides made by colleges and universities across the globe to address the mental health concerns of their students. Australian universities, however, need to provide more for their students when it comes to mental health. For example, an article in The World University Rankings reported that while Australian […]


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By Alana Ripy in Career Services, CSM, Events posted: Dec, 5th 2019

Enhancing Student Employability in Australian HE Institutions

Engaging students in career services preparation is more important now than it has ever been before. This is especially the case for students attending university in Australia. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, “the proportion of graduates in full-time employment four months after finishing their degrees has plummeted over the past decade to 72.9 per […]


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By Nicholas Standage in Career Services, CSM, Pathways posted: Nov, 27th 2019

Adapting Employability Services to Skills Development

When it comes to student employability, there is a wide range of unique practices and challenges that universities encounter. Several universities develop custom student skill development programmes that tend to align with placement and rising higher in the rankings, achieving accreditations from public authorities, increasing admissions or student retention. What engages students the most, however, […]


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By Alana Ripy in Career Services, CSM, Webinars posted: Nov, 21st 2019

Webinar Recap: Expanding Your Reach with Curated Jobs

November is National Career Development Month! During the month of November, career development professionals are encouraged to celebrate with career-related activities. Today’s enrollment in higher education is seeing more non-traditional students than ever before. These students are mostly first-generation, non-STEM majors, and students pursuing careers in liberal arts. While they represent a large percentage of […]


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By Alana Ripy in Disability Services posted: Nov, 13th 2019

Building Accessibility Culture on College Campuses

Supporting students with disabilities is more than just providing them with the accommodations they need to succeed. Higher education institutions have to build a culture of accessibility on campus that extends outside of the disability services office. A lack of accessibility greatly affects retention, as reported by the American Institutes for Research which found that […]


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