UCSB STEP Program – Nourishment for My Soul

There’s not a week I look forward to in my job more than STEP Program, a summer bridge program for incoming first year, first generation, and under-represented students at UCSB. I have served as a transitional facilitator for  the last four years an

HOW TO: Use iPads as Digital Signage Kiosks

We have deployed iPads as signage players in our new student union for two applications on campus: meeting room placards and resident dining station identifiers. We chose iPads because they were significantly cheaper than most other alternatives. We also

6 Tips for an Accessible Content Strategy

This post is sponsored and written by Formstack, an easy-to-use online form building solution. In higher education, maintaining a Section 508 compliant web presence is essential. However, many people assume that a website’s accessibility is the programme

Marketing Live Preview: Tell Our Story Better

We’ve all heard it. It’s the refrain from passionate board members, senior administrators and others in the university community that oversimplifies and undervalues our role as marketers. “We just need to tell our story better.” More often than no

Advancement Live Preview: Getting Appointments & Making the Ask

On Tuesday, August 26, at 1 p.m., Advancement Live co-host Ryan Catherwood has Arthur Criscillis, Ed.D, Managing Partner at Alexander Haas, an Atlanta-based consulting firm dedicated to advancement programs. This edition of Advancement Live is focused on p

Increasing College Diversity

In most four-year college strategic plans, there is a good-faith statement calling for increasing diversity as an institutional goal.

First Generation Students Part II: Cultural Fit

This week’s post will look at how the cultural fit between first-generation students and colleges and universities can impact student success.