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By Alana Ripy in Best Practices posted: Jun, 4th 2015

Creating an Online Community in MOOC’s


A massive open online course (MOOC) can use several tools to educate college students. Unfortunately, many online courses forget about the importance of community. Students attending classes on campus automatically get to participate in a community. Online classes that want to offer a higher educational experience need to find ways to create communities where students and instructors can ask questions, provide feedback and hold conversations.


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By Alana Ripy in Career Services posted: Jun, 1st 2015

Where Do Students Want To Move?


Cities like New York and Los Angeles have always attracted more than their fair share of recent college graduates. Professional opportunities are a large part of this draw, but college students also seek the cultural and social diversity that these cities offer. For many, a dynamic arts scene, rich nightlife and other young people are critical to their professional decisions.


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By Alana Ripy in Best Practices posted: May, 21st 2015

Tips for Recent Graduates

Graduating from college is an exciting time for students. The culmination of all that hard work and determination has finally brought them to the end. It is a glorious moment, but one that can also come with dread, especially for students who have yet to find a job. All of their friends seem to have everything figured out, while they are still left wondering what their next step should be. Though they may feel alone, in reality, many students face this issue year after year. While the clock may be ticking, here are some tips that recent graduates can use to get their foot in the door.


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By Victoria Chapa in Announcements posted: Apr, 15th 2015

Partner Spotlight: Symplicity & It’s On Us

We are excited and honored to announce our new partnership with It’s On Us, a White House-led campaign to prevent campus violence and sexual assault. As a trusted technology resource to nearly 1,200 universities across the nation, Symplicity will aid the It’s On Us initiative by distilling valuable information to its internal workforce and customer base, social channels and network of influencers in the higher education space.


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By Victoria Chapa in Announcements posted: Apr, 1st 2015

What’s New to Advocate: Spring 2015 Update

We updated Advocate Tuesday night. Here’s what’s new to the student conduct and behavioral intervention platform!


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By Alana Ripy in Announcements, Career Services, Events posted: Mar, 24th 2015

Our 2015 CSM European Symposium is Just Around the Corner!

CSM European Symposium is less than a month away! Join us on Monday, April 13th in Spain for a day of learning, bonding and fun with your CSM peers!


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By Alana Ripy in Announcements, Career Services, Events posted: Mar, 18th 2015

Top Reasons to Present at CSM Symposium 2015

Only three months left until our annual CSM Symposium, and only a few weeks left to sign up to be a Best Practice Presenter! We are so excited to see everyone in Austin, Texas this June!


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By Victoria Chapa in Announcements, Events posted: Jan, 14th 2015

Predicting a Year of Continued Disruption and Innovation: Key Ed-Tech Insights from CES 2015

Each year at CES, TransformingEDU brings together leading experts, innovators and educators to discuss the new challenges facing the education industry and the important role technology will continue to play. Last week’s 2015 summit certainly didn’t disappoint.


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By Victoria Chapa in Residence Life posted: Nov, 14th 2014

Client Spotlight: How Colgate University Improves The Housing Experience with Residence

Residence makes it easy for students and residential life staff to communicate by keeping all housing tasks in one place. Day-to-day tasks and processes like room selection, managing assignments, selection windows, room condition reports, and inventory are made simple. For today’s client spotlight, we spoke to Office Manager of Residential Life at Colgate University Ashley Weaver about how Residence allows her office to efficiently collect the right data and streamline the housing process.


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By Victoria Chapa in Residence Life, Student Conduct posted: Nov, 11th 2014

Client Spotlight: How the University of Arizona Streamlines Guest Tracking with Advocate

Guest Tracker and Kiosks modules in Advocate are perfect for large university systems that want to integrate all front desk operations into just one database. For today’s client spotlight, we talked to Assistant Director of Student Behavioral Education at UA Residence Life Rosanna Curti about how her office uses Advocate’s Guest Tracker and Kiosks to successfully track and use guest data to influence assessment practice and decision-making.


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