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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 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 Disability Services posted: Aug, 19th 2020

How COVID-19 is Highlighting the Needs of Disabled Students in the UK

As UK universities went into lockdown in the outset of COVID-19, UK Universities scrambled to provide students with a way to study and engage away from campus by utilising technology for remote learning. Now, nearly six months into the new normal of remote learning, it is becoming evident that universities have the capacity to offer […]


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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Student Conduct, Tips and Tricks posted: Jul, 23rd 2020

How UK Universities Can Build Student Confidence

Universities in the UK are currently facing tight scrutiny over sexual assault allegations made on social media by former students who anonymously posted that while they attended the University of St. Andrews in Scotland they experienced sexual assault. These sexual assault allegations included “sexual violence, coercion, and harassment.” The social media campaign has sparked criticism […]


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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Announcements, Current Events, Student Engagement posted: Jul, 21st 2020

How Higher Ed Can Prepare for a COVID-19 Fall

It is still unclear what a fall 2020 semester will mean for higher education. What is known is that this will be the most difficult semester higher education has ever seen. Yet, regardless of a virtual, in-person, or a hybrid fall, colleges and universities across the country face unprecedented challenges. As of June 23, 65 […]


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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Best Practices, Current Events, Disability Services, Tips and Tricks posted: Jul, 17th 2020

Students with Disabilities Face Unique Challenges at UK Universities

Like much of the world, as the UK went into COVID-19 lockdown, it left many individuals without adequate resources for adjustments, particularly the disabled. According to Britain’s Office for National Statistics (ONS), 13.7 million people in Great Britain have a disability. Particularly, younger people who are blind or partially sighted, according to an April 2020 […]


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By Helena Okolicsanyi in Announcements, Career Services, CSM, Virtual Career Fair posted: Jul, 16th 2020

What Makes a Virtual Career Fair: Symplicity Releases Its 2020 Fall Recruitment Report

As universities and colleges around the world prepare for the fall semester with uncertainty, Symplicity wanted to gain insight into how students, employers, and career services staff have pivoted career fairs to virtual in response to COVID-19. We wanted to know what students were looking for, what would be the best way for employers and […]


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