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By Alana Ripy in Events, Student Conduct posted: Aug, 8th 2019

Addressing Students’ Mental Health Concerns

Mental health concerns are becoming more common and widespread among students. A poll was taken by the Insight Network, a team of therapists and psychiatrists, of 38,000 UK students in 2018 which found that “psychological distress and illness are on the rise in universities.” With the rise of students experiencing mental health disorders, the demand […]


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By Alana Ripy in Career Services, Experiential Learning, Student Engagement posted: Aug, 1st 2019

The Rise and Reason for Experiential Learning

Colleges and universities are increasingly focused on integrating experiential learning programs into their curricula in an effort to foster career-ready graduates. According to Susan Ambrose, senior provost for educational innovation at Northeastern University, experiential learning is all about “connecting theory to practice, in a real-world authentic setting, that has real-world constraints and parameters and consequences […]


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By Nicholas Standage in Career Services, CSM posted: Jul, 26th 2019

Match MBA CSEA Standards Using CSM Reporting

Are you not 100% sure of the validity of data captured?  Do you spend significant time and resources in analyzing and formatting this data? Do you need this data to participate in the international Business School rankings? Symplicity CSM´s recent innovation, the MBA CSEA survey, will assist you in resolving all of the above questions. […]


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By Alana Ripy in Disability Services, Events posted: Jul, 18th 2019

Tackling the Issues with Disability Services in Higher Education

Providing the best experience and tools for success for disabled individuals is no longer optional for all higher education institutions. This is due to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) which “enforces several Federal civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination in programs or activities” that include “discrimination on the basis of disability as prohibited by […]


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By Victoria Chapa in Student Conduct posted: Jun, 27th 2019

Mitigating Risk Associated with Clery Act Compliance

The Clery Act is a law requiring federally funded colleges and universities to publish an Annual Security Report (ASR) detailing campus crime and responses to these incidents. According to the act, victims of crimes are legally required to receive prevention education, a written explanation of their rights, and a trial proceeding conducted by trained officials. […]


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By Alana Ripy in Career Services, CSM, Pathways posted: May, 8th 2019

Developing Integrated Academic and Career Maps

How Queens College CUNY is revolutionizing career plans with Pathways To provide augmented guidance to students on the connection between the classroom experience, career skills, and the job market, Queens College CUNY is developing an integrated academic and career learning environment with CSM Pathways. The Hire QC Pathways project launched in Spring 2019 and currently […]


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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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By Alana Ripy in Student Conduct posted: Nov, 30th 2018

How Betsy DeVos’ Proposed Title IX Plan Will Affect University Conduct Offices

Sexual assault continues to be a widespread problem across higher education institutions in the United States. Over 90% of sexual assault victims on college campuses do not report the assault. These rates are especially higher among women of color and LGBTQ students. This may be out of fear of disbelief, stigma or multiple other reasons […]


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By Alana Ripy in Advising, Career Services, CSM, Pathways posted: Nov, 7th 2018

Helping Students Build Meaningful Careers With Trackable Career Plans

Nowadays, college students have many options to develop employable skills outside the classroom via experiential learning, co-curricular activities, part-time jobs, and more. With so many options, students tend to get overwhelmed with career development activities and will often neglect the proper actions that will help them secure a job after graduation. To solve for this, […]


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