If you’re experiencing the frustration that comes with tracking service hours manually, you’re not alone. Whether you are using Google Docs, carbon copies or email to keep track of your students’ service hours, we understand the challenges that come with having an inefficient paper process. Now that you’re interested in a digital process and started researching your options, we encourage you to have an open dialogue with the resources you find. Ask lots of questions and share the specifics about your service program with the platform provider to see if they are a good fit for your school’s needs.
Inside Higher Ed’s sixth annual Survey of College and University Presidents aims to understand how these leaders perceive and address the challenges facing postsecondary institutions in the United States.
Institutions invest a lot of time and effort reviewing applications and making admissions decisions. Yet the process is often frustrating for students and intense for admissions and IT staff who manage the systems and workflow. Learn why you should build a purposeful digital ecosystem for a best-in-class applications review and decision process.
This report summarizes a convening of leaders from AASA (The Superintendents Association), American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), and Hobsons, who met to share success stories and strategies that can help accelerate the creation of effective K-12-to-college pathways—whether that college experience includes technical school or trade certifications or a two- or four-year college or university.
To connect learning to life and stay in school, students need to be engaged with their education through three separate dimensions of student life: academically, socially, and emotionally. In this white paper, we lay out many different strategies to engaging all of your students through these three parts of their high school community.
Student retention has gained greater attention in recent years due to increased scrutiny by legislators, accrediting bodies, the media and the general public. However, while a large body of research is available regarding college student retention, many institutions are still grappling with decisions, including which programs and strategies to implement and how to assess their effectiveness.
As post-secondary learners make more informed choices from an increasing number of education options, focusing on their success will be the key driver of institutional effectiveness and prosperity. This paper examines how people interact with higher education today, showing how that relationship will continue to evolve to meet individual and societal needs.
In July of 2015, Hobsons hosted a small convening of admissions and enrollment management leaders in partnership with the American Council on Education (ACE), to discuss college access and success for underrepresented minority and low-income students. What emerged was a rich and robust discussion on the challenges, successes, and promising practices that will allow education professionals to meet mission-critical diversity goals and advance equity in postsecondary education.
In recent years, schools, districts, and states have increasingly relied on Individual Learning Plans (ILPs) to ensure that students gain the skills necessary to succeed in college and the workforce. Also known as Academic Achievement Plans, Personal Graduation Plans, and Four-Year Plans, ILPs are personalized, goal-oriented programs designed to help students focus on their academic and career futures.
Increasingly, higher education institutions in America are rethinking their admissions and recruiting practices to draw students who will be a good fit with their institutional culture. This study, part of a series of surveys of key campus leaders by Inside Higher Ed and Gallup, explores important questions about higher education admissions and recruiting policies and procedures as perceived by those grappling with key issues.
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