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Chief diversity officers (CDOs) carry the monumental responsibility of creating meaningful and sustained structural and cultural change at an institution. For CDOs to be effective, they must have direct access to executive leadership, a scaffold of institutional supports, and appropriate staff and financial resources.
Watch this video to learn how frequently you should use interactive elements like chat functions and polling, ways to adapt the traditional in-person orientation format, how orientation leaders can build excitement across the summer, and how to create opportunities for students to connect with each other.
A senior representative from Quest Diagnostics discusses the current state of COVID-19 testing on college campuses, explains why testing protocols vary so widely, and offers a glimpse of new and better tests schools could be using soon.
Heads of school are increasingly being asked to respond to incivility in the classroom and events off campus. Discover five steps independent schools can follow to reduce tension, address flashpoints, and promote a culture of civility on campus.
2020 created a perfect storm to expedite the evolution of digital student activism. Students are innovating to find virtual replacements for some of the essential functions of in-person activism: building support for a cause, demonstrating urgency, and amplifying unrepresented voices.
The new Title IX rule from the Department of Education has immediate implications for institutions as they try to meet the required changes amid their ongoing coronavirus response. Read 3 considerations to keep in mind during COVID-19.
First-year students face unique academic and social barriers during their transition to campus, which can hinder their retention. This resource profiles first-year experience (FYE) programs,including first-year seminars, living learning communities, and mentor programs. Additionally, it looks at program development and evaluation, staffing, and student and faculty engagement.
As most institutions transition to virtual orientation in response to COVID-19, students will turn to the orientation website even more frequently for updates. An engaging and student-friendly orientation website can help make students more excited for fall classes, while a confusing one may leave them questioning their college decision.
This diagnostic is designed to curate our most relevant research for you, based on your responses, to aid you in planning for post-coronavirus university operations.
As the cost of higher education has risen in the United States, more students are experiencing increased financial stress while pursuing their degree. Review the following two-page overviews to better understand the impact of food insecurity and textbook costs on the student experience, as well as learn new strategies from other institutions on how to best address these concerns.