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Aerial View of Beautiful College Campus, Lawrence University in Appleton Wisconsin.

“New Year, New Me” – Finding Institutional Identity Through Higher Education’s Uncertainty

Embracing change has been a common theme in higher ed so far this year. Everybody’s talking about the work by a researcher out of Carleton College, who formulated the Higher Education Demand Index, or HEDI. In case you missed it, HEDI suggests enrollment, especially at less selective colleges, won’t survive a decline in degree-seeking students if they continue to ignore the data and turn to status quo solutions (e.g., engaging more target populations like veterans, out of state students, international students).
TargetX is HEDA Core Compatible

TargetX is HEDA Core Compatible! Here’s What You Need To Know.

This January, TargetX was announced as one of the first Salesforce HEDA Core Compatible Partners for 2018, and we’re excited to share this news with our clients, friends, and the higher education community. At TargetX, we’ve been proudly building higher ed focused solutions on Salesforce for nearly a decade – embracing the power of the Salesforce platform while adapting and innovating for the evolving needs of higher education.

Can Text Messaging Simplify the Admissions Process?

Submitting college applications. Sending transcripts. Personalizing essays. Coordinating references. The list goes on and on. Applying to college is often a grueling process, particularly when students lack the guidance and resources to properly navigate the admissions system. Recognizing these issues, the White House’s Office of Public Engagement has teamed up with Huge and Civic Nation to pilot a text messaging program called Up Next.

How ESSA Impacts College Student Success

It’s been one month since the Every Student Succeeds Act was signed into law. As the most recent iteration of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, this law seeks to give states more authority and accountability over achievement goals, academic standards, assessment, and intervention strategies.

“Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another's skin, another's voice, another's soul.” — Joyce Carol Oates

Random Reads

Occasionally, I will share three somewhat random articles that caught my attention that I think might spur some conversation (or at least make you ponder the ideas). I welcome your comments here — as well as articles you feel we should all be reading.