By Alana Ripy in Best Practices, Career Services, CSM posted: Sep, 13th 2019

Increasing Career Services’ Relevancy

The importance of career services continues to be a key component of university messaging to current or prospective students. This is especially the case with the increase of tuition costs which, in turn, has caused an increase in the average student debt. Research found that “the average cumulative student debt balance in 2017 was $26,900 […]


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By Cristina Restrepo in Disability Services, Events posted: Sep, 6th 2019

Conference Recap: Accommodate Symposium 19

This summer, we held our second Accommodate Symposium in Boston, MA. The event took place on July 10th at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel the day before the annual AHEAD Conference. The event was packed with roundtable discussions, best practice sharing, and learning opportunities. Attendees included a mix of experienced and new Accommodate users, as […]


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By Alana Ripy in Advising, Best Practices posted: Aug, 29th 2019

Cross-Collaboration Improves Student Engagement

Higher education is becoming more competitive. Colleges and universities are finding new ways to provide more initiatives and programs in order to serve the growing population of students attending college. According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the percentage of students with a bachelor’s and master’s degree has greatly increased in the last […]


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By Cristina Restrepo in Career Services, CSM, Events posted: Aug, 15th 2019

Conference Recap: CSM Symposium 19

Last month, we held our annual CSM user conference in beautiful Washington D.C. Nearly 200 representatives from over 100 higher education institutions from all over the world joined for two full days of expert-led presentations, breakouts, trainings, and networking sessions. CSM Symposium began the evening of July 7th with an opening reception at the Crystal […]


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By Alana Ripy in Events, Student Conduct posted: Aug, 8th 2019

Addressing Students’ Mental Health Concerns

Mental health concerns are becoming more common and widespread among students. A poll was taken by the Insight Network, a team of therapists and psychiatrists, of 38,000 UK students in 2018 which found that “psychological distress and illness are on the rise in universities.” With the rise of students experiencing mental health disorders, the demand […]


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By Alana Ripy in Career Services, Experiential Learning posted: Aug, 1st 2019

The Rise and Reason for Experiential Learning

Colleges and universities are increasingly focused on integrating experiential learning programs into their curricula in an effort to foster career-ready graduates. According to Susan Ambrose, senior provost for educational innovation at Northeastern University, experiential learning is all about “connecting theory to practice, in a real-world authentic setting, that has real-world constraints and parameters and consequences […]


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By Nicholas Standage in Career Services, CSM posted: Jul, 26th 2019

Match MBA CSEA Standards Using CSM Reporting

Are you not 100% sure of the validity of data captured?  Do you spend significant time and resources in analyzing and formatting this data? Do you need this data to participate in the international Business School rankings? Symplicity CSM´s recent innovation, the MBA CSEA survey, will assist you in resolving all of the above questions. […]


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By Alana Ripy in Disability Services, Events posted: Jul, 18th 2019

Tackling the Issues with Disability Services in Higher Education

Providing the best experience and tools for success for disabled individuals is no longer optional for all higher education institutions. This is due to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) which “enforces several Federal civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination in programs or activities” that include “discrimination on the basis of disability as prohibited by […]


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By Brooke Meinhart in Student Conduct posted: Jun, 27th 2019

Mitigating Risk Associated with Clery Act Compliance

The Clery Act is a law requiring federally funded colleges and universities to publish an Annual Security Report (ASR) detailing campus crime and responses to these incidents. According to the act, victims of crimes are legally required to receive prevention education, a written explanation of their rights, and a trial proceeding conducted by trained officials. […]


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By Cristina Restrepo in Career Services, CSM, Pathways posted: May, 8th 2019

Developing Integrated Academic and Career Maps

How Queens College CUNY is revolutionizing career plans with Pathways To provide augmented guidance to students on the connection between the classroom experience, career skills, and the job market, Queens College CUNY is developing an integrated academic and career learning environment with CSM Pathways. The Hire QC Pathways project launched in Spring 2019 and currently […]


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