By Alana Ripy in Disability Services, Webinars posted: Jan, 16th 2020

Webinar Recap: Supporting Student Disability Services

It’s the start of a new year and improvements to accessibility student services remains a hot topic for UK universities in 2020. In the 2017/18 academic year, it was reported that 94,000 students enrolled at a university in the UK and declared having a disability—a 40% increase since the academic year 2013/14, according to the […]

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By Alana Ripy in Events, Student Conduct posted: Dec, 20th 2019

Improving Reporting for Australian HE Institutions

In the last decade, there have been great strides made by colleges and universities across the globe to address the mental health concerns of their students. Australian universities, however, need to provide more for their students when it comes to mental health. For example, an article in The World University Rankings reported that while Australian […]

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By Alana Ripy in Career Services, CSM, Events posted: Dec, 5th 2019

Enhancing Student Employability in Australian HE Institutions

Engaging students in career services preparation is more important now than it has ever been before. This is especially the case for students attending university in Australia. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, “the proportion of graduates in full-time employment four months after finishing their degrees has plummeted over the past decade to 72.9 per […]

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By Alana Ripy in Career Services, CSM, Webinars posted: Nov, 21st 2019

Webinar Recap: Expanding Your Reach with Curated Jobs

November is National Career Development Month! During the month of November, career development professionals are encouraged to celebrate with career-related activities. Today’s enrollment in higher education is seeing more non-traditional students than ever before. These students are mostly first-generation, non-STEM majors, and students pursuing careers in liberal arts. While they represent a large percentage of […]

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By Alana Ripy in Disability Services posted: Nov, 13th 2019

Building Accessibility Culture on College Campuses

Supporting students with disabilities is more than just providing them with the accommodations they need to succeed. Higher education institutions have to build a culture of accessibility on campus that extends outside of the disability services office. A lack of accessibility greatly affects retention, as reported by the American Institutes for Research which found that […]

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By Alana Ripy in Disability Services, Student Conduct posted: Nov, 7th 2019

The Impact of Diversity and Inclusion

Recently colleges and universities across the country have made adjustments to be more inclusive in response to a growing diverse student population. According to the Postsecondary National Policy Institute, 10 percent of a sample of more than 33,000 undergraduate students identified as gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, asexual, pansexual, or questioning. Additionally, a 2015-16 report found […]

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By Alana Ripy in Student Engagement posted: Oct, 24th 2019

Higher Ed Focuses on Skills Development

The higher education landscape is rapidly changing, directly tied to the shifting needs of the college and university students. The 2019 Student Survey Report, conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), indicated that “nearly all groups of students cited the opportunity to develop both skills that are applied and specific to the […]

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By Alana Ripy in Current Events, Student Conduct posted: Oct, 17th 2019

Encouraging Campus Safety with Better Reporting

Sexual assault and sexual violence continue to be at the center of Title IX discussions on college campuses. The staggering evidence of sexual assault and misconduct keeps colleges and universities constantly looking for ways to improve their behavioral prevention and case management system. A recent survey conducted among 33 major universities, published in The Washington […]

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By Alana Ripy in Best Practices, Disability Services posted: Oct, 3rd 2019

Increasing Retention of Students with Disabilities

Many students that enroll in either a four or two-year higher education institution do so with the intention of graduating within a certain number of years. Unfortunately, not all students that enroll in higher education make it to graduation. There are many challenges that face the average college student today and those challenges are doubled […]

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By Alana Ripy in Career Services, CSM, Pathways posted: Sep, 26th 2019

Putting the University First

Universities today are focused on empowering all students to become career-ready and connecting them to high-quality, relevant opportunities—Symplicity’s #1 priority is supporting this mission. The university has always been our customer and we’re committed to supporting it and its students first and foremost. We feel now more than ever the importance of providing a technology […]

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