In the past year and a half, 55% of faculty at higher education institutions have seriously considered changing careers or retiring early (The Chronicle of Higher Education). They’re growing tired, stressed, and emotionally drained due to overwork and lack of work-life balance. The Chronicle compared the levels of stress, anger, and fatigue that faculty members […]
In our recent webinar, we chatted with three academic experts about engaging at-risk students and the practices they’ve implemented at their universities to foster environments where students can succeed. Watch or listen below!
Among various strategies to improve college retention rates, many institutions have adopted early alert systems throughout the past two decades. But have early alert technologies already seen their better days? Early-alert systems have their place on some college campuses. When implemented and used correctly, they can be a huge help for students struggling academically. Still, […]
It’s difficult to give every student the support they need when you’re fielding hundreds, or even thousands, of questions a day. In response, many institutions have turned to AI (artificial intelligence) or rule-based chatbots to help manage the volume of incoming requests. This has freed up faculty and made their jobs a little easier, though we […]
You’ve seen a demo and you’re ready to launch EVAN360 at your institution. But now you have to get your team, your department head, and university leadership on board. Implementing any new technology at the university level is a daunting process that requires approvals, demos, security compliance checks, budgetary considerations, and consistent communication. Implementing EVAN360 […]
College enrollment is at an all time low. In 2021, spring enrollment fell from 17.5 million to 16.9 million (a 3.5% drop) across colleges of all sectors.* 3.5% may seem small, but it accounts for 603,000 students. That number is seven times lower than the year before (National Student Clearinghouse). Why? There are all sorts […]
When we think about supporting college students, undergraduates are usually the focus. Graduate programs are less likely to offer robust support services at the same level that undergraduates receive. Why does the support experience greatly differ between the two? College is College, Right? The transitions from high school to college and college to a career […]
Hundreds of studies show that low-income, first-generation, and minority students finish school at lower rate than students who are in the majority. It has nothing to do with intellect and everything to do with opportunity. Historically, students who have previous college exposure or parents to lean on for advice have an advantage from the moment […]