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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Best Practices, Disability Services, Tips and Tricks posted: Oct, 22nd 2020

5 Tips to Ensure UK Uni Disabled Students Are Supported

For those hard of hearing, struggling with dyslexia, or another disability as a college student, online teaching services have provided an ease of access to many UK university students in the switch to online course delivery and students services. For those who have mobility issues, not having to navigate a bustling campus or being able […]


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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Student Conduct posted: Oct, 20th 2020

The Clery Act Handbook Gets a New Look

On Friday, October 16, the Department of Education replaced its long-standing guidance for how colleges should record and report campus crimes to the Department through the Clery Act. The 265-page Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting will be replaced with a 13-page addendum to the handbook. Signed in 1990, the Clery Act has served […]


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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Current Events, Disability Services posted: Oct, 14th 2020

COVID-19 Underscores Why Student Accessibility Is Now More Important Than Ever

COVID-19 has upended every aspect of our daily lives from how we interact, how we learn, and how we work. For higher education institutions the challenges of providing education and services to students virtually involved faculty/staff navigating a steep learning curve on how to provide content without face-to-face interaction. Yet, initially faculty/staff defaulted to doing […]


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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Best Practices, Current Events posted: Oct, 13th 2020

The Importance of Campus Testing, Tracking, and Reporting on COVID-19

As the fall semester pushes through one of the most unusual times in higher education, many colleges and universities that have opted for an in-person semester have not only had to face the changes to in-person teaching and services, but also COVID-19 testing and outbreaks. Two out of three colleges with in-person classes have either […]


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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Best Practices, Student Conduct, Student Engagement posted: Oct, 9th 2020

COVID-19 Best Practices for Student Conduct 

All universities are navigating the new terrain of a different campus life with a global pandemic impacting our everyday lives. Student conduct offices are finding ways to enforce student behavior from social distancing, mask wearing, and other measures that are now common practice to stop the spread of COVID-19. As a result, student conduct staff members are facing unprecedented concerns on how to enforce […]


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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Career Services, CSM posted: Oct, 6th 2020

How Community Colleges Can Support Their Communities

Community colleges tend to serve the most vulnerable populations of students from low-income, first-generation, to individuals of color. Yet, community colleges are historically underfunded in comparison to four-year institutions and have been one of the hardest hit groups since the pandemic shifted everything within higher education. Federal relief funds to institutions only counted full-time student […]


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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Best Practices, Disability Services, Tips and Tricks posted: Oct, 1st 2020

6 Steps UK Universities Can Take to Help Disabled Students

Disabled students across the UK, and globally, were already facing challenges at universities, regardless of the pandemic. According to a June 2020 report by the UK Office for Students, 14.3% of students attending university have at least one disability such as vision impairment, mobility, or a learning disability, among others. Even before COVID-19, the UK […]


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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Student Conduct posted: Sep, 24th 2020

The Impact of Sexual Assault at UK Universities

Recently UK universities have come under fire on ways they mishandle incidents of sexual assault allegations against students, staff, and even professors. Assault allegations at UK universities have received increased attention across the UK with various universities refusing to investigate allegations made by students and mounting pressure on UK universities to address sexual misconduct on […]


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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Disability Services, Student Engagement, Webinars posted: Sep, 17th 2020

Higher Ed Accessibility in 2020  

The month of September not only marks the start of a new fall term, but it’s also International Deaf Awareness Month. First observed in the late 1950s by the World Federation of the Deaf, the month culminates in International Week of the Deaf, which is “dedicated to promoting a greater understand, and celebration, of the Deaf and hard-of-hearing […]


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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Best Practices, Career Services, Tips and Tricks posted: Sep, 10th 2020

The New Normal for UK Careers Staff  

The uprooting of COVID-19 on traditional campus life means that career services staff have had to move away from traditional methods of delivery and messaging. For career services staff that has meant moving all career counseling online and providing hosting webinars with students on how to navigate their online job board, setting up mock interviews, and learning how to navigate online web platforms. This […]


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