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Supporting Students On Probation

Supporting Students On Probation
National data on academic probation rates are not tracked.  However, we know that many students struggle academically, especially in the first year. What are your students experiencing? What are some of the reasons students struggle?  View some tips to help students succeed academically.  

What Does $1.5 Trillion Have To Do With Student Employment?

What Does $1.5 Trillion Have To Do With Student Employment?
The costs of a college education have increased dramatically and many students need additional funds to support their college education.  In fact, the cost of higher education increased by 538% from1985 to 2015, and Student Loan Hero reports 1.5 trillion dollars in national student loan debt.  Student debt can cripple a student's ability to save to buy a car or a house, and thus, it is recommended that students only take the minimum loan amounts needed.  Working while in college can reduce the amount of student loan monies needed, and thus, hopefully, reduce student indebtedness.

Professional Development - What Are Your Challenges?

Professional Development - What Are Your Challenges?

Not enough professional development dollars to go around? Cost of conferences getting too expensive? Not enough time for you to research all the trainings available?

We all know that professional development is a tremendous learning tool that impacts employee satisfaction and retention, so why doesn’t every organization have a professional development program and why doesn’t every employee take advantage of professional development opportunities? What do you need and want from a professional development program? We want to hear from you!

Just the Facts! 10 Concerning Mental Health Stats About College Students

Just the Facts!  10 Concerning Mental Health Stats About College Students
College counseling and health centers are reporting record levels of mental health-related concerns, ranging from a full spectrum of anxiety disorders and depression to self-injurious behaviors and suicide.  The Penn State Center for Collegiate Mental Health reported an average 30-40% increase in students’ use of counseling centers between 2009 and 2015 at a time when enrollment grew by approximately 5%. While institutions have directed resources to support the increased need, 50% of students who stopped attending college because of mental health-related reasons did not access mental health services and supports on campus. 

Higher Ed Acronyms: ICYMI They Are Getting OC IMO

Higher Ed Acronyms: ICYMI They Are Getting OC IMO

We all have them. We all say them.  We sometimes know what they stand for… but do our students?

Acronyms – An 8-letter word that has hundreds, thousands, millions of iterations, and heavily relied on in higher education.  We have the FAFSA, FERPA, and FOIPOP. FOIPOP? Yes, FOIPOP!  CLEP, PSEO, and ESOL. Let’s be honest, half the time we can’t keep our acronyms straight, so how can we expect our students to understand them? 

Party Like It’s 1776

Party Like It’s 1776
As we know, Independence Day is celebrated on July 4 and is known as "the Fourth of July". In the United States, Independence Day “is the anniversary of the publication of the declaration of independence from Great Britain in 1776”. To celebrate, many people display the American flag, attend baseball games, host BBQ’s, and attend firework displays.  But did you know New York has the largest fireworks display, 31 towns have “liberty” in their name, and the chance that the hot dogs and pork sausages consumed on the Fourth of July originated in Iowa is over 25%. To learn more facts, get party ideas or learn about military discounts, please check out the resources below.