More than 800 colleges and universities have made SAT/ACT scores optional for applicants. As admissions offices refine their processes accordingly, flexible technology and new data models are essential to success.
Migrating to the cloud is not a one-time, one-size-fits-all solution. Each institution needs to choose how much or how little to migrate and at what pace. When thinking about the cloud, start with your end goals—those related to student and institutional success. Then work backward to make choices and investments that will get you where you want to go.
First of a series: Using the principles of “choice architecture” and enrollment management software, admissions offices can structure student outreach to guide students toward good decisions that lead to student success.
The path to a culture of high-performance at your institution is rooted in three basic elements: people, process, and strategy.
Governance is an essential part of your institution, but is your current methodology as beneficial and productive as it could be? Nothing is perfect, but when your board, president, administrators and faculty are on the same page, the possibilities for your institution are endless.
What’s the biggest market for higher education? If you think it’s 18- to 22-year-olds, your mindset is a few years behind the curve. New studies show that nontraditional learners, those outside the standard conceptualization of a college student, now make up the majority of those pursuing collegiate and postgraduate degrees.
Knee-deep into a sweeping reform movement that vowed to get more students into and through the higher-education system, college administrators have yet to identify a silver-bullet solution for college completion.
You don’t need a crystal ball to tell you that mobile tools and applications will play a huge role in the future of higher education. Students and professors virtually live on handheld devices. You can’t walk across campus without bumping into a student texting on a smartphone or doing coursework on a tablet.
In recent years, Internet-ready mobile devices have evolved from a fringe curiosity to a staple of everyday life. And it should come as no surprise that college students are among the most voracious users.
College and university officials tend to bristle at the suggestion that they should “think like a business.” While it’s critical for institutions to be transparent in their operations and to use resources such as data analytics to drive change within and across the organization, higher education is not a traditional corporate enterprise. Institutions face unique challenges, many of which do not fit neatly on a balance sheet.