Student Affairs

Increasing Student Retention In the Wake of Mental Health Crises on Campus

According to the Healthy Minds Study, which collects data from 373 campuses nationwide, “60% of college students met the criteria for at least one mental health problem.” Additionally, another national survey found that “almost three quarters of students reported moderate or severe psychological distress.” So is it possible to increase student retention while simultaneously supporting …

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Supporting Student Affairs Professionals Before They Burn-Out

Since the pandemic, student affairs professionals have been hard at work getting their students back on track. From changes to learning environments (virtual and in-person), to increased struggles in academic & campus-life, and ever-increasing needs for financial & wellness efforts, many admins are struggling to keep up. Factor in the number of student affairs professionals …

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Student Affairs Leadership: How to Successfully Manage Your First Team

As a new student affairs professional, managing a team all on your own might be uncharted territory. It can be a nerve-wracking experience to suddenly be responsible for so many employees looking to you for feedback and guidance. But you’re ready for the challenge!  Thanks to your training and education in student affairs, you are …

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5 Tips to Balance Your New Higher Ed Career

To put it simply, you are on cloud nine. You just got hired for your dream job in higher education and were accepted into your dream graduate program. Congratulations! So, what happens now? While balancing a career in higher education and graduate school is no simple task, it certainly isn’t impossible.  There are definitive upsides …

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10 Higher Ed Podcasts to Keep University Leaders Up-To-Date

While we hope everyone in Student Affairs and Higher Ed is getting some well-deserved rest and relaxation this summer you might also be looking for ways to stay informed on trends, tips, and advice, as well as stay connected to your Higher Ed community.  With a little help from our Higher Ed Co-op, we’ve compiled a …

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