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Creating Authentic Belonging at Your Institution with Dr. Lisa Nunn

A majority of higher education institutions tout a certain key message when...

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Student Success Strategies for Incoming Freshmen

A student's first year of college is never easy, and deeply understanding their...

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Personality Traits of Parents of Gen Z Students

There are terms for overly protective and aggressive parents - helicopter...

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Storytelling: Your Competitive Advantage in Higher Ed

Stories are engaging. Stories demonstrate the value of obtaining a degree by...

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How Texting Across Campus Brought Success to Grand Rapids Community College

It’s no secret that effective communication is key for institutions to engage...

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Student Engagement Strategies to Reduce Summer Melt

It’s not difficult to understand why a student may melt when you consider their...

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6 Tips for Communicating with Gen Z Students

Generation Z students were born after 1995, so much of their lives have been...

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How Onondaga Community College Revolutionized Student Success with Texting

Community colleges and their students are faced with unique challenges. 

For...

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Managing Burnout Across Your Campus

 

The pain points for higher ed professionals are numerous. When there are...

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Engaging Parents of First-Generation Students

It is no secret that parents play a big role in the college search process with...

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How to Plan Successful Engagement Campaigns

Many higher ed professionals run student engagement campaigns, but most are...

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Opt-In Best Practices for Higher Ed Texting

Best practices indicate that message senders should gain contact consent and...

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How to Text Students, Alumni and Parents Without Breaking Privacy Laws

You already manage student privacy when it comes to emails, phone calls and...

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Rethinking Parent Engagement in Higher Ed

Parents are very involved in their children's college search process. According...

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10 Best Practices for Texting Students

If there’s one thing to take away from this blog, it’s this: Before you hit...

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How East Tennessee State University Uses Data to Text Students

Personalizing your communications helps increase student engagement. The more...

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Building a Texting Strategy for Current Students

Need a texting plan to engage your current students? We've got you covered.

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Reaching Community College Students

It’s no secret: Community colleges have borne the brunt of enrollment fallouts...

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Higher Ed Trends to Watch in 2022

Higher ed has evolved dramatically in the past several years. Schools raced to...

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The Modern Framework to Higher Ed Budget Planning

Year after year, colleges and universities are expected to meet loftier goals...

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The Legalities of Texting in 2022: What You Need to Know

Texting is by far the preferred communication channel for college students, but...

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When, How, and How Often to Text for Higher Ed

“When is the best time to text students?” “How often should our school use...

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What Students Want - Insights on the Future of Higher Ed

What do students want from your school?

You've got to ask them to get an answer.

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Best Practices for Higher Ed Parent Engagement

The future of parent and family engagement is here, and parent involvement in...

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How to Help Students Better Utilize Mental Health & Support Resources on Campus

Helping students cope with Mental Health is difficult for a number of reasons.

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Challenges & Opportunities in Online Learning: Key Findings from University Leaders

A new study by Juji names student engagement and recruitment as top priorities...

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Putting the “Community” into Community College When It's Needed Most

Two years ago, the hustle culture of life was constantly present. Then the...

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How to erase confusion around COVID-19 vaccine and mask requirements for back to school

Every time you turn on the news or open up Twitter, there it is: a new story or...

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Why you shouldn’t use an emergency texting system for COVID updates

The current state of affairs with coronavirus dominating the headlines calls...

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3 relevant tips for higher ed texting through COVID

Whether or not you use Cadence, Mongoose’s texting platform, is irrelevant...

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Staying connected with students if your campus closes

As COVID numbers continue to fluctuate with the Delta variant, the higher ed...

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3 texting templates that ease student burnout

The pressure of studies combined with the freight train of anxiety that comes...

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How AI and Automation Increase Student Engagement

Questions from students, forms to be filed, and an inbox packed like a thruway...

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4 ways to increase student retention with texting

Students might leave your institution if they’re performing poorly in academics...

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How Louisiana Tech University used texting to develop a campus contact tracing program

Schools are utilizing texting to keep their campus safer during a pandemic

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Advance your institution's communications with Auto Reply

When the staff at your college or university sends a text, it’s only the...

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How an intelligent virtual assistant can help you meet retention goals

By easily helping students accomplish tasks, Harmony keeps them engaged...

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Five touchpoints for communicating with current students

Take advantage of every opportunity to engage with students through texting.

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Communicating effectively with post-traditional college students

With a juggling act of life, family, and work, communicating effectively with...

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Communicating with parents, high school counselors, employers & media

If your communication strategy only includes texting your student population,...

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Texting nudges to supplement your college's communications strategy

While students prefer texting to phone calls and emails, you can never rely on...

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A guide to writing uncomfortable messages

Hint: Don’t pretend you’re the person who just retired

People go on vacation....

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Integrating Salesforce with your texting platform

When the two systems play nice, you’ll get the most out of both.

Managing your...

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5 ways career services should be using texting

Students obtain an education as a pathway to gainful employment, but many...

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Being inclusive without labeling students

“I think it’s about having individual relationships with your students, so...

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Using texting to increase non-traditional student retention

According to the Association of American Colleges and Universities, 74% of all...

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Put more students in the seats for on campus events

How to make your open house a full house

With all of the work that goes into...

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The TCPA and Legalities of Texting

“Brands and businesses think they’re complying with the TCPA by having “Text...

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Enterprise texting for community colleges

While every institution needs to be strategic to effectively communicate with...

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Enhancing your brand experience with texting

How guiding constituents through every touch point can make all the difference

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Are your phone calls to students drowning in a sea of robocalls?

With robo-dialing on the rise, more and more students are ignoring phone calls.

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Texting practices to avoid when using emojis

Sometimes, when you’re writing about the best practices of emoji use in texts,...

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How can colleges push back on generational labels?

All millennials are not the same, and your institution could be making a...

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Which departments should be texting?

Texting can help many departments in your institution reach students. When...

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Social media in higher ed

Chris D’Orso, Associate Director of Admissions at SUNY Brockport, discusses...

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5 next-level texting strategies to engage current college students

You already know that text messaging is the preferred method of communication...

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[Case Study] Texting at Carroll University improves student outcomes

It’s no secret that text messaging is the preferred method of communication for...

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Why it’s important to share texting successes with others on campus

Texting is an extremely simple yet powerful medium to use when communicating...

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Text nudges to engage students

You can see how texting in general is effective, so it’s time to take a deeper...

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Why does your college need a texting communications plan?

Let’s say you decide to use texting as your primary means of communicating with...

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The use of texting for intercollegiate athletics

Join us as we discuss best uses for texting within intercollegiate athletics....

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Using a phone to text students is (now) a bad idea

Many institutions provide admissions counselors with mobile phones. It makes...

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Stop. Using. Periods. Maximizing your text messaging response rate

Why you should (almost) always end student texts with “?” Want to kill a...

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The student communication crisis

In an age when leaving a student a voicemail is the equivalent of stuffing a...

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Seven rules of student engagement - Mongoose style

Higher education is more competitive than ever.  For many campuses to succeed,...

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