The Assessment’s Gap

By Austin Connell May 2018 graduate College of Education Human Development and Family Studies       One of the main components of my internship with Dr. Ellis this semester was to go to each department within Student Services and assess the impact it is having on students. Is that department helping with retention at the …

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Chris Carver – Our Division. Our Stories.

Christina Carver, She/Her Office Manager; Residential Life, Housing, and Food Service About Me I’m really just a gigantic nerd disguised as a functional adult. I’ve worked in comic book stores on two continents, like playing arcade games, was a semi-professional belly dancer for 21 years, and love spending time with my husband and two children. …

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Jim Fitzsimmons – Our Division. Our Stories.

Jim Fitzsimmons, He/Him Director, Fitness and Recreational Sports About Me I’m just a guy who has allowed his passions to guide his purpose. I have been lucky enough to travel most of the world and it has convinced me relationships and experiences matter more than all of life’s trinkets. I find 99% of what people …

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Saundra Mitrovich – Our Division. Our Stories.

Saundra Mitrovich, She/Her Outreach and Retention Coordinator The Center: Every Student. Every Story About Me Saundra Mitrovich was born in Paradise, California and raised in Oroville, California and is an enrolled member of the Tyme Maidu Tribe of the Berry Creek, Rancheria as well as a descendant of the Yahmonee Maidu Tribe in Quincy, California. …

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Help! Research Based Approaches for Improving Service Utilization and Student Success

By Perry Fittrer, Ph.D. Assistant Director of the McNair Scholars Program  As the new academic year begins, Student Services is gearing up to provide students with a wide range of support services. However, many students may never seek help from these carefully crafted services and programs. Why is this? How do we increase service utilization? …

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Multiframe Thinking & Lasting Change

By James Beattie, PhD Associate Director, ASUN Center for Student Engagement Higher education stakeholders are increasingly demanding efficiency gains in the form of measurable outcomes from Colleges and Universities.  In fact, Robst (2001) indicated, “Government officials suggest that using performance measures and limiting state appropriations for higher education will control higher education costs and force …

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The Role of Student Affairs on the Post-election Campus

Joy, dismay, fear, elation, security, vulnerability, anger, betrayal, despair, hope. The results of the 2016 presidential election elicited a wide spectrum of reactions from both colleagues and students. The breadth and strength of the reactions prompted us to write to you, our colleagues, who, like our country, reflect diversity in all its forms including ideologies, …

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Advanced Registration, More Than Recruitment

By Theo Meek Coordinator, Admissions and Records Review more information on the effectiveness of Advanced Registration What do 3,183 students, a 93.2% full-time semester-to-semester retention rate, and an average enrollment of 15.8 credits all have in common? They are all characteristics of the freshmen class of Fall 2016 that participated in the University of Nevada, …

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Personal Finance for Students in Higher Education

By Delana Miller Assistant Director of Accounting, ASUN Center for Student Engagement Today’s students have access to purchase virtually anything with just a few clicks.  Whether it’s via mobile apps or online shopping, spending money has never been easier.  This proves all too true for acquiring credit cards as well.  With access to credit, the …

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Institutional Socialization and Difference

By Sandra Rodríguez Director of the ASUN Center for Student Engagement Whether or not Higher Education as an institution can evolve into an entity with greater depth and meaning is challenged if it is rooted in cultural hegemony, that is, the cultural dominance of one social group – the white, educated, upper class in the …

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