For many, a university or college education is simply a pathway to an exciting career. But in the case of first-generation students, it represents so much more: hope, progress and most of all, courage. (more…)
Welcome to November, when college and university students are well into their first semester, deeply engaged in their classes, cheering on their sports teams and enjoying campus life. (more…)
Quality of Life is foundational to human well-being, affecting every aspect of life at every stage of life.
Starting college is a milestone for students, beset with excitement, anticipation—and anxiety. (more…)
Global Chief Diversity Officer
Are you doing what you thought you would be doing when you started college? If so, you’re among the few.
It’s often unreasonable to expect 18-year-olds to know exactly what they want to do for the rest of their lives—but that’s precisely what the current model demands. (more…)
Disruption – disaster or opportunity? The 2008 global recession was a milestone, profoundly affecting every aspect of the economy, with repercussions extending to the present. The military term “VUCA” sums up the situation: “volatile, uncertain, complicated, and ambiguous.” (more…)
Shifting global trends have had a significant impact on the business, economic and political landscapes—and the academic world is not immune. (more…)
From the kitchen table to the political stage, the ever-increasing cost to attend college has become a hot topic of discussion. As costs have risen, students have taken on more and more student loan debt and other forms of financial liability to finance their education. Adding to the apprehension, many of these students face an uncertain job market after graduation, making it difficult to manage living expenses and student loan payments. (more…)
Transfer students are an important contribution to the University ecosystem. They bring different experiences and perspectives to the campus environment and have a unique set of needs for life on campus. Ensuring that transfer students receive a convenient, safe, and personalized experience is vital to driving continued transfer student enrollment and retention. More importantly, it is every education institution’s responsibility to support this subset of students and prepare them for success. (more…)