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The TCPA and Legalities of Texting

“Brands and businesses think they’re complying with the TCPA by having “Text STOP to end” or “Message and data rate apply”, but those types of disclosures have nothing to do with the CTPA.” - Adam Bowser

What’s the difference between auto-dialers and colleges that send mass texts to students? How does the Telephone Consumer Protection Act affect your school's communication plan? Attorney Adam Bowser, Partner with the D.C. law firm Arent Fox and an expert on consumer protection and privacy laws, joins FYI - For Your Institution - to discuss the TCPA and the legalities of texting students.

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Higher ed in the pressure cooker

Colleges and universities are facing many challenges, and they’re not just financial. Rick Seltzer, Senior Reporter for Inside Higher Ed, sits with Mike Kochczynski to discuss the social, economic and demographic issues bearing down on schools, and the importance of serving the needs of students going forward.

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Re-imagining advancement

When alums know they can make an impact, they’re more likely to get involved and contribute to their alma maters. Cutler Andrews, Senior Vice President of Fundraising Consulting at Ruffalo Noel Levitz, talks with Mongoose's Mike Kochczynski about how schools can re-imagine their approach to advancement to increase engagement and alumni gifts.

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Pushing back on generational labels

All millennials are not the same, and your institution could be making a mistake by lumping people of the same age group together. If you’re grouping your current and prospective students by generational stereotypes, you’re not serving their needs (or yours). Dr. Scott Cline, Vice President of Enrollment at California College of the Arts, talks about the importance of data and the problem with lazy generational labeling.

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Open textbooks and the future of content

What is the future of content in higher ed, and what lessons can be learned from the evolution of online file sharing? Hugh McGuire, co-founder of Rebus Foundation joins Mongoose to talk about content accessibility and the possibilities that exist with Open Textbooks.

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Setting your school apart and creating value

Students need to find a school that is the right fit for them. Dr. Walter Kimbrough, President of Dillard University talks with Mike Kochczynski about creating value in school programs, managing institutional goals with revenue realities, handling controversy on campus and running a school in 2019.

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Changing the way we think about advancement and alumni identity

“I think I would benefit more if a school took an interest in who I am today, rather than who I was when I was 20.”

A great conversation on advancement with Dr. Jay Dillon, founder of Alumni Identity. Jay talks with Mike about how institutions should change the way they think about and view alums and donors, and how that strategy has led to better results for USF and UCLA. (Plus, hear the best email subject line he’s ever used – 23% open rate!)

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Making connections with storytelling

Is a story more powerful than statistics? Ellen Treanor, associate vice president of brand strategy at Southern Utah University, explains how engaging students with storytelling can make a huge difference in your enrollment efforts. Mongoose’s Mike Kochczynski hosts the conversation.

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Social media in higher ed

Chris D’Orso, Associate Director of Admissions at SUNY Brockport, discusses social media in higher education, with tips on managing various school social platforms, interacting with students, and finding the right times to inject personality into your posts. Mongoose’s Mike Kochczynski hosts the conversation.

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Managing texting preferences

Mongoose’s Dave Marshall and Andrew Veatch discuss the best practices for higher ed institutions to manage texting preferences in an enterprise environment. Topics covered include how to handle contact and student opt-outs and choosing the right staff members to send texts.

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How to text students and parents without breaking privacy laws

You already manage student privacy when it comes to emails, phone calls and other channels. The good news is that texting is just another medium. Yes, there are a few special things to keep in mind, but it’s actually fairly simple to be in compliance. Here’s what you need to know.

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Communicating with parents of prospective students

There is no denying the importance of the parents’ role in college application process. Schools that find effective ways to communicate with parents will have an upper hand when it comes to college admissions. This guide will help you identify who you’re talking to and how to best earn parents’ trust.

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Legalities of texting students

You want to text students. But you don’t want to break the law. (Orange may be the new black, but it’s still not your color.) Lucky for you, it’s fairly easy to stay in compliance.

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