3 Things SA Pros Should Know About “Smart” Nudging
How can student affairs professionals leverage their resources and knowledge of human behavior to advance student success at scale while maintaining personalized connections with students? With access to more data and technology than ever before, campuses are implementing digital nudging interventions that are designed to fit intuitively with a student’s lifestyle. Through the combination of behavioral science and data analytics, these “smart” nudges go beyond reminders about assignments and deadlines. Similar to how companies like Netflix predict TV shows or movies that “you might also like” based on consumer data and algorithms, institutions can improve the quality of the student experience through personalized nudges delivered electronically and informed by student data or real-time responses. In this post RPI Research and Policy Associate Alexa Wesley discusses how smart nudges can provide students with guidance and messages of encouragement relevant to their specific concerns and circumstances.
Adult Learners and Students with Children KC Guide to NASPA 2018
The new majority is so diverse that we forget to consider them as a group. Join our KC at NASPA for sponsored and other relevant programs to get in tune with the best practices for serving students with an identity factor of nontraditional student.
RESEARCH & POLICY INSTITUTE GUIDE TO #NASPA18
Join members of NASPA’s Research and Policy Institute (RPI) at #NASPA18 to learn more about our work to connect research, policy, and effective student affairs practice in support of student success and the strategic priorities of the Association. Be sure to stop by the NASPA Booth in the Exhibit Hall to learn more about the work RPI staff are engaged in! The RPI blog is a great way to stay caught up with us year-round.
Nudging in Student Affairs: Key Concepts and Applications
College students can face a combination of logistical, financial, and psychological stressors that can potentially drive them off-track and lead them to make decisions that may not be in their best long-term interests. Students struggling to adjust to college and feeling like they “just don’t fit in” may stand to benefit most from being nudged into co-curricular engagement activities across campus or student support services, such as career counseling or advising. In this post, NASPA Research and Policy Associate Alexa Wesley discusses how, through intentional delivery and framing of information, student affairs professionals can promote the uptake and effectiveness of programs that will help students manage their competing priorities, build meaningful social connections, and improve overall health and wellbeing. This blog is the first in a series of posts that will discuss various applications of behavioral science in the context of higher education and student affairs.
Women In Student Affairs Knowledge Community Program Guide 2018 NASPA Annual Conference
The Women In Student Affairs Knowledge Community presents its 2018 NASPA Annual Conference program and event guide.
The Prosper Act and TRIO students
The “Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity” Act (PROSPER Act), the HEA reauthorization bill proposed by the House Education and Workforce Committee would negatively impact TRIO students and other low-income students. Learn more about the impacts of the PROSPER Act for TRIO programs and low-income students in this post by Kimberly Grieve & John Howe at the University of South Dakota.