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04Jun 2015

At Pharos, we talk a lot about student care and what a university should provide. We go to tremendous lengths to work with you (our client) to see what your vision is for your campus and how we can adapt our services to fit your needs; it’s all about you and what you provide for your student.

As a full-time student and part-time intern with Pharos, I see how easy it is to get lost in your plans and forget that it all boils down to one question:

What do your students need?

 

So today I was asked to write about what a university owes its students from the perspective of a student, and I’m happy to oblige. I truly hope it helps your university and classrooms to understand what students really look for in your school. Continue reading

03Jun 2015

Part of what makes student retention so difficult is that it’s a different process for each school. No two colleges are alike, so it’s up to each university to work to custom-fit innovations for their school. Today, we would like to give recognition to Wesley College for their amazing (and continuing) efforts in proactively improving their student care systems! Continue reading

29May 2015

As a die-hard procrastinator, I am determined to give this life strategy the credit it deserves…
starting tomorrow.

Preaching to students about the dangers of procrastination has never worked for me — mostly because I embrace my own natural tendency to procrastinate. I decided long ago that sharing my strategies for taming and optimizing this habit is a much better use of my time. So instead of trying to convince students to start their work earlier, here are the five things I tell them that have helped me harness and optimize my gift of procrastination. Continue reading

28May 2015

An institution’s mission statement is the cornerstone of its very existence; it’s what governs all of your school’s activities. Everything from faculty, to staff, to admissions, to curriculum, to landscaping, to dorm culture, and everything in between is a reflection of your institution’s mission. With so many independent pieces, it’s easy for that mission to get muddled up.

But not to worry! We’re here with five easy questions that you can ask yourself and your institution to make sure you live up to the promises you make. 

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28May 2015

From Canada back to the states in the great city of Chicago, Matt Boisvert and Rachel Phillips-Buck will be at CCCU’s 2015 Senior Student Development Officers Conference next week.

 

Council for Christian Colleges & Universities

2015 Senior Student Development Officers Conference

Significant Conversations: Practical Implications
May 30-June 1, 2015
Loyola University
Chicago, IL

Will you be in attendance? Let us know and we’ll look forward to meeting up with you!