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Does Your Institution's Mailing Address Affect Your Enrollment Rate?

By Tracy Corry on Jul 25, 2022 8:57:21 PM

The SCOTUS ruling to end Roe v Wade and a federally-guaranteed right to an abortion has left prospective and current college students reconsidering where they want to spend the next four years of their lives. As state legislators begin to determine how to proceed with this new ruling, those within institutions of higher education face ramifications for their students, campus health centers, and how they educate and train their medical students. 

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Addressing the Mental Health Crisis in Higher Education

By Tracy Corry on May 9, 2022 4:29:56 PM

The number of college students seeking mental health services and accommodations has been steadily increasing over the last few years– and even though the pandemic has intensified this unfortunate trend to a seemingly critical point, it most certainly wasn’t the sole driver of the mental health crisis currently plaguing institutions of higher education today. And although it’s not just students facing struggles with depression and anxiety, this epidemic appears to be more acute in younger, college-aged people with nearly 30 percent of people between ages 18 and 25 reporting a mental illness in 2019 and 25% of 18- to 24-year-olds surveyed reported thoughts of self-harm according to reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Using Social Media to Attract, Engage, and Retain Prospective Students

By Tracy Corry on Jan 13, 2022 9:00:00 AM

With application submissions for the Fall 2022 semester wrapping up, admissions leaders are shifting focus to the class of 2023, examining how to best attract this new pool of prospective students to their institutions. Since the start of the pandemic, admissions and marketing teams have had to pivot - working to find new strategies to engage with students as on-campus visits, tours, and events were canceled or limited. And with the overall number of enrollees decreasing, it’s become more important than ever to continuously engage with students and parents to maintain interest and excitement in an increasingly competitive landscape.

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How to Create a More Positive Campus Climate

By Tracy Corry on Nov 9, 2021 8:30:00 AM

Classes are in full swing and students have (hopefully) settled happily into campus life. For most higher education institutions, it’s not just your first-year students that are new to campus living but, thanks to Covid, many second-year students are just experiencing the ins and outs of their new in-person school life as well. Your upper-class students might be missing ‘the good old days’ of unrestricted social gatherings, bare faces, and the absence of a brain probing nose swab on a weekly basis. Regardless of year, these students have experienced a significant shift in their lives with the new academic year.

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Professor burnout and the possible impact on student retention rates

By Tracy Corry on Oct 5, 2021 9:00:00 AM

School is back in session, and many are back to a little bit of normalcy after the Covid-19 pandemic propelled higher education institutions into uncharted territory with abrupt shutdowns and the challenges of online learning and instruction. Nonetheless, there has been an increased push to establish mental health support programs and services to help students deal with the lingering stress, depression and anxiety related to the feelings of isolation and uncertainties about the pandemic and what lies ahead.

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