101 Ways To Cafe: Part 1

  101 Ways To Cafe: Part 1 15 ways to use Solo Recordings Instructor — explain the syllabus once & post recording for a class Instructor — explain an assignment once and post recording for a class Instructor/TA — using Share Screen, post how-to videos by recording a series of steps in programs like Excel or SPSS Admissions, Registrar, IT Support, Advisor, Alumni Relations, Librarian, etc. — post recorded steps ... Read more

Westminster College Selects Cranium Cafe, Launching Virtual Advising and Admissions

Westminster College Selects Cranium Cafe for Virtual Video Advising Salt Lake City, July 17, 2014 — Cranium Cafe today announced that Westminster College — a school lauded by the Princeton Review for its quality of life, green efforts, and academics — has chosen to use Cranium Cafe’s video meeting & collaboration software. “The implementation of Cranium Cafe reflects Westminster’s ongoing commitment to building relationships,” said ... Read more

Student Optimism & Dream Crushing

  “I love being around students. They’re so optimistic. They haven’t gone out into the world and had their dreams crushed yet.” I was a student when I heard these words, and it was an alumnus from my alma mater speaking to me. When he said it, I balked. I was four months from graduating at the time and completely primed to fixate on the “dreams ... Read more

What I Learned from Academic Advisors

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net   I learned a lot during the two-day Utah Advising Association Conference. I learned that “good” students struggle too. I learned that students frequently turn down help, even when they’re academically drowning. I learned that students are more likely to trust someone who is smiling (it has to be a real smile though — a “Duchenne” smile). I also learned that academic advisors ... Read more

Empowering Students with Mind Riot

Empowering Students with Mind Riot Cranium Cafe will be presenting at The Leonardo's innovation collaborative for high school students. “I wish we had that when I was in high school!” This is what entrepreneurs say when they hear about Mind Riot — The Leonardo’s three-day innovation collaborative for 100 high school students from around the state. With the help of field experts from science, technology, and ... Read more

Upcoming: NACADA Region 10 & UAA

  Upcoming: NACADA Region 10 & UAA Cranium Cafe presenting on the importance of human connection in student services. We’re pretty excited about NACADA Region 10’s annual conference in Jackson Hole this week, and the Utah Academic Advising Association’s annual conference in Ogden on the 29th. Remember Cindy from our last post? She was our CEO’s academic advisor, and she provides a constant source of inspiration for all ... Read more
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