Raftr Support: June 18 Update

Raftr Support: June 18 Update

All Platforms: Raft Management Updates for Basic and Premium rafts: See Pro site page for Basic vs. Premium Raft features Android: Updated comments (and their replies) on Posts to support media Updated UI for Rafts: Updated app and Raft headers on Raft pages Removed Members section from Home page, and added to Info page and a new Members page Removed Messages and Channels sections from Home page Updated UI for Settings menu and Info page Merged settings and membership for Everyone Channels and their Rafts Rafts now have a "Chat" tab to open the default/ Everyone Channel Premium Rafts with…
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Maximize Your Orientation App Capabilities With These 10 Must-Have Features

Maximize Your Orientation App Capabilities With These 10 Must-Have Features

Ah, orientation, the information-packed first peek at college life for new students. Both nerve-wracking and exciting, orientation sets the tone for a student’s college experience. A survey found that students who rated their orientation experience positively were 17% more likely to continue having a positive college experience. While students with negative orientation experiences were 71% more likely to have poor academic outcomes (such as receiving lower grade point averages). Orientation sets students up for success, both academically and socially. Unfortunately, however, there’s often a disconnect between the information orientation staff sends out and what students actually receive. And the way…
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Stress Less: Step by Step Strategies to Productively Host a University Staff Meeting

Stress Less: Step by Step Strategies to Productively Host a University Staff Meeting

Are you focusing too much on minutiae and housekeeping items? Missing the mark on meaningful engagement? It doesn’t have to be that way! Make your next student affairs staff meeting productive by following these simple steps. 1. Know your audience Have you ever heard the complaint, “That could have been an email?” Well, sometimes it’s true. As you start planning for your meeting, be mindful of who you send an invitation to. Identify who absolutely needs to be there and indicate to everyone else that their presence is appreciated but not necessary. Improve productivity from the start by selecting individuals…
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3 Tips to Level Up Your Higher Ed Networking

3 Tips to Level Up Your Higher Ed Networking

The higher ed networking world has changed substantially in the last decade and especially in the previous year. Networking events and live conferences have been replaced by endless Zoom calls, Slack channels, and likes and shares on social media. While nothing beats face-to-face talks and a solid handshake, virtual networking can connect higher education professionals to more peers across the country and the world — but first, they have to stand out among the millions of others online. Luckily, all it takes to build your professional network in this virtual world are a few tweaks to your profile, some bold…
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