Six Ways to Know You’re Following FERPA

Six Ways to Know You're Following FERPA FERPA is a privacy law that protects student information and stipulates that education institutions must protect the confidentiality of student records. It also governs the release of and access to students’ education records. Students may access their records at any time, but institutions cannot release student information without explicit permission. FERPA is crucial legislation because it keeps non-education ... Read more

Fostering Long-Term Motivation Part 1: Academic Advisors, Early Enthusiasm, and Goal-Setting

Fostering Long-Term Motivation Part 1: Academic Advisors, Early Enthusiasm, and Goal-Setting This blog is a series on postsecondary students’ long-term motivation during their degree programs and how student service departments can foster motivation at all points of the student’s journey. Postsecondary academic journeys are simply exciting; embarking on a degree program is an entirely new experience and one fraught with potential. Whether a student is joining ... Read more

Part 4: Language Learner Students

Defining and Adapting to Changing Student Demographics Part 4: Language Learner Students This blog is the fourth in a four-part series about the current demographics of students in postsecondary settings and how to address their specific needs with a multi-tiered system. The reasons for pursuing a postsecondary degree are unique to each student, and the amalgam of experience, goals, and characteristics they possess influences their motivation ... Read more

Part 3: Low-Income Students

Defining and Adapting to Changing Student Demographics Part 3: Low-Income Students This blog is the third in a four-part series about the current demographics of students in postsecondary settings and how to address their specific needs with a multi-tiered system. The reasons for pursuing a postsecondary degree are unique to each student, and the amalgam of experience, goals, and characteristics they possess influences their motivation for completing ... Read more

Defining and Adapting to Changing Student Demographics

Defining and Adapting to Changing Student Demographics Part 2: Students with Disabilities This blog is the second in a four-part series about the current demographics of students in postsecondary settings and how to address their specific needs with a multi-tiered system. The reasons for pursuing a postsecondary degree are unique to each student, and the amalgam of experience, goals, and characteristics they possess influences their motivation for ... Read more

Five Best Practices in Online Student Services

Five Best Practices in Online Student Services How to Improve Online Classes The rise of online education is undeniable. According to one recent study, almost 6 million students (30% of the entire college student body) took at least one online class in 2016 in the United States alone. Add in international students, and the number increases much further. Naturally, colleges and universities across the world are looking to ... Read more
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