Close your eyes and think back to your college experience. What if, instead of taking your Calculus 101 class in an overstuffed, 500-person lecture hall with a professor barely audible from the top row, you could instead take that same class from the comforts of an AirBnB on Miami Beach.
The human resources department has long owned the employee experience within higher ed, taking responsibility for employee satisfaction. But as the future of work moves towards an asynchronous environment, IT is now playing an increasing role in improving employee satisfaction.
Fall enrollment in 2021 across most institutions is on the decline. Data from the National Student Clearinghouse indicated in a recent report there has been a 3.5% decline in enrollment year over year. While total enrollment has reached historic lows, interestingly several institutions have reported that this year’s incoming freshman class is projected to be larger than any other in recent history. Institutions such as The University of Houston, The University of Dayton in Ohio, Old Dominion and others are showing encouraging trends toward growing enrollment.
College football is just around the corner and that means it’s the start of a new year for college athletics. As athletic programs across the country adjust to the new realities of name, image and likeness, student-athletes are anxious to understand how to take advantage of NIL without jeopardizing their scholarship.
While this fall will mark a return to the classroom for many, remote learning is expected to be part of higher education learning in both the near and long-term. Specifically, lower income students that don’t otherwise have consistent access to transportation will be drawn by the allure that remote learning has to offer. It allows low-income students to better balance the demands of work, their education and other potential familial demands that most other students don’t face.
High school students are often challenged when making choices about higher education. These choices are wrought with complex issues, such as planning a budget, choosing a major, making a short list of institutions to apply to, and numerous other aspects, which can make the process daunting.
Community colleges everywhere are starting to see enrollment numbers climb back up as students look forward to a return to the classroom. However, when the number of students increases too quickly, it can overwhelm staff and provide students with a disappointing experience.
The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated a growing belief among many institutions that admission test requirements create more headaches than they’re worth and do not accurately predict the academic success of students.
When the average student reviews their institution’s website for information, it is more often than not a confusing experience. Even with institutions’ best attempt at providing as much information as possible, students are prone to seek additional support beyond what’s available on the website.
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