Know about FERPA compliance

Know about FERPA compliance I recently had a catch up session with an old friend and former peer, whom I will refer to as “Anne”, from my Higher Ed Leadership doctoral program. Each of us have moved along in our Student Services careers, Anne in Student Conduct, and myself in Academic Advising. Because FERPA compliance has been on my mind, and a lot has happened ... Read more

Meeting Students Where They Are

Meeting Students Where They Are A Modern Challenge Facing Higher Education The higher education landscape is changing: colleges are struggling to attract and retain students, student demographics are shifting, and colleges that don’t adapt are now closing their doors. What’s the answer to this problem? Meeting students where they are. Anyone paying attention to trends in higher education knows this: student demographics are changing. We don’t need ... Read more

Using best market tools to connect electronically with students should be priority for all universities.

Using best market tools to connect electronically with students should be priority for all universities. In my frontline academic advising role at a flagship state university, my daily work is fairly predictable. I’m a department specialist for a humanities program with a dwindling number of majors; all of whom enjoy the subject material, and either have a firm stock reply for post baccalaureate plans, or ... Read more

OEI selects ConexED for Online Advising and Counseling

California Online Education Initiative selects ConexED for online academic advising and counseling California higher education regulatory policies mandate that online students receive support services equitable to those provided to students taking on campus courses. As such, the California Community Colleges Online Education Initiative (OEI) is developing a system-wide network of trained online academic advising and community college counselors. Working in collaboration with the Foundation for California Community ... Read more

Protecting Students: ADA & FERPA Compliant Video Enagement Software

Protecting Students: ADA & FERPA Compliant Video Enagement Software State funded colleges and universities have been mobilizing towards online learning platforms to offer students online degree options. These schools have quickly realized that not only syllabuses and assignments should be accessible online, but student services also need to be a part of their online degree program. The big question is, do your student services departments ... Read more

Improving Online Course Completion and Retention at Community Colleges

Improving Online Course Completion and Retention at Community Colleges: What do we know about student learning outcomes in online courses?  If one were to simply wade through the first page of Google search results for, “online course completion statistics;” the results would vary from: 1) They’re better 2) They’re worse 3) Not sure 4) It depends.  The latter is most interesting, as it depends on ... Read more
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