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Is Your Data Secure?

Data security and data privacy are often thought of, and lumped, together.   Data privacy involves the data holder’s consensual release of information to others.   The release of the data may be permitted under the data holder’s Privacy Policy or may not (or may not be addressed in the data holder’s Privacy Policy).  We have discussed data privacy in previous blogs.

Next Level Student Community Building – Phase 5

Colleges and universities are already engaged in building student communities through various means.  Student community encompasses many of the activities colleges and universities engage with the students outside their academic core.   Community building includes:...

Student Business Intelligence – Phase 4

Colleges and universities already capture a plethora of student data in their computer systems.  Student data typically captured and analyzed includes: Academic measures such as academic test scores (ACT, SAT), class rankings, etc. Diversity measures including...

Taking College/University Technology to the Next Level

In walking around college and university campuses, what you quickly notice is many (most? all?) students are hunched over smart phones texting, emailing, searching, etc.  Today’s generation of students have grown up using their smart phones, tablets, and laptops continually. They live in an environment connected to their peers through technology.

How can colleges and universities use technology to engage students and connect to them?   What have colleges and universities done to utilize technology? What next steps should a college / university take to engage students through technology?

Social Engagement – A Key to Student Success and Retention

Academic research and theories dating back to the mid-1970’s discuss, study, and statistically show that social engagement and integration impacts student retention and success. Our white paper “Increasing Student Retention, Saving Money, and Improving College Public...

Privacy – Everyone’s Concern

Today’s news is full of stories highlighting privacy concerns and violations.  Stories range from the hacking of major data sources for credit card numbers and other financial details, to Europe’s crackdown on personal data through GDPR (General Data Protection...

Proactive Digital Engagement Increases Student Success and Retention

Recognizing it is in their best interests and missions, colleges and universities have long deployed student support programs and services with the intent to increase student success, achievement, and retention.    Depending on the college or university, Student...