Managing Change in Admissions Technology and Processes

If you’re trying to implement change at an institution of higher education, you may feel like a fish swimming against the current. Dr. Keith Mock, vice president for enrollment management at Faulkner University and Dr. Suzanne Sharp, Liaison’s executive director for enrollment management consulting (and Read More

Highlights from Higher Ed: The Higher Ed/Business Connection and Alternative Funding

Online Portal Connects Ohio Businesses with Higher Ed Institutions The Ohio Department of Higher Education has unveiled a new online portal called the Ohio Innovation Exchange. The portal, which cost nearly $1.5 million to create, compiles data from Ohio State University, Ohio University and other Read More

Let’s Talk About Smarter Graduate Admissions Technology.

IT professionals in higher education have a lot to manage. You’re supporting students, faculty, staff and parents with greatly varied needs. You’re maintaining student information systems, classroom technologies and online learning tools. You’re setting up integrations between disparate systems, possibly wrangling department or program-specific software Read More

Highlights from Higher Ed: Recession Preparations and Declining MBA Apps

Do White Admissions Counselors Look for the “Right Kind” of Black Students? A new study by Ted Thornhill, an assistant professor of sociology at Florida Gulf Coast University, revealed that 26% of white admissions counselors are less likely to respond to the emails of black Read More

Advancing MBA Admissions — and the Social Good — at Marist College

This article originally appeared in AMBITION, the digital magazine published by the Association of MBAs (AMBA). Kelly Holmes, dean of graduate admission at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY, is wearing quite a few hats these days. In addition to managing admissions processes for 15 graduate Read More

Highlights from Higher Ed: IHE’s Annual Survey and Highest Paying Majors

Black Students Most Disadvantaged in the Deep South A new report published by the University of Southern California reveals that black public university students in Louisiana and Mississippi, the two U.S. states with the highest percentage of African-American residents, are among the most disadvantaged nationwide. Read More

Get to Know One of Our Cal State Apply Early Giveaway Winners

Last year, in partnership with the California State University (CSU), Liaison offered three $5,000 prizes in the Cal State Apply Early Giveaway. The giveaway rewarded three applicants who applied early with a scholarship which could be used for educational expenses including tuition, fees, books, housing and Read More

Rethinking the Viewbook for More Effective Recruiting

Once upon a time, the viewbook was the star of admissions publications. It functioned as The Complete Guide to Your Institution for Prospective Students, describing every academic program, athletic team, student organization, facility and support service on campus in great detail. Viewbooks were costly to Read More

Highlights from Higher Ed: Nontraditional Needs and Success without School

Meeting Nontraditional Needs 500 adults are currently earning bachelor’s degrees part time through the University of Pennsylvania. In an effort to better serve nontraditional students, the school will be making history by offering the first online bachelor’s degree at an Ivy League college beginning in Read More

Addressing Biomedical Programs’ Unique Admissions Challenges

Graduate biomedical programs have distinct needs when it comes to admissions. Yet, often operating under the umbrella of a larger department or organization, admissions staff are frequently forced to make do with application systems that aren’t designed to accommodate these needs. Van Andel Institute, for Read More