Universities Strategies to Support Students’ Mental Health Amid the Pandemic

The global pandemic caused by the coronavirus has overturned many lives in just a few months. A rise in mental health issues has occurred for thousands of people across the United States. College students are among those suffering.  So, what … Continue reading Universities Strategies to Support Students’ Mental Health Amid the Pandemic

​ ​​University Maker Space & Medical Center Network Coordination

​ ​​​Calling All USU Innovation and Maker Spaces!  ​​Our friends at dpict—a design and facilitation firm— and The Value Web network would like to support connections between your university maker spaces and medical centers to collaborate in response to the … Continue reading ​ ​​University Maker Space & Medical Center Network Coordination

University Public Safety Partnerships that Advance Student Success

Public safety concerns all communities across the United States. Over the past decade, people’s sense of safety has been in decline. Yet, statistics indicate that crime overall has been decreasing, due in part to new technologies and more innovative strategies. … Continue reading University Public Safety Partnerships that Advance Student Success

Check List 2: Campus-Community Relationships to Build Resiliency

At the USU summer meeting, we partnered with APLU’s Council on Engagement and Outreach, to dig deep into the topics of resiliency and partnerships. From that meeting, we developed two checklists to help institutions strengthen their resiliency.  Our second checklist, … Continue reading Check List 2: Campus-Community Relationships to Build Resiliency

Checklist: Key Components of A More Resilient University That Anchors the Community

At the USU summer meeting, we partnered with APLU’s Council on Engagement and Outreach, to dig deep into the topics of resiliency and partnerships. From that meeting, we developed two checklists to help institutions strengthen their resiliency.  Our first checklist, … Continue reading Checklist: Key Components of A More Resilient University That Anchors the Community

Resilient Cities, Resilient Communities

Over the summer, USU, in partnership with the Council for Engagement and Outreach, held a facilitated convening to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to strengthen resiliency on our campuses and in our neighborhoods through partnership and develop a practical set of action items around strengthening partnerships and resiliency on your campus and in your community. One of the highlights of the event was the graphic facilitation, which creatively captured the key insights from each session.  Have a look and learn with us. Leading Through Shocks by Dr. John Cavanaugh, President and CEO, Consortium of Universities of the … Continue reading Resilient Cities, Resilient Communities

(Re)Connect to College – Working with “Stop-out” Students in Cleveland

Cleveland State University (CSU) and College Now Greater Cleveland are collaborating on a project called (Re)Connect to College – aimed at helping stop-out students to return to the University and earn their degrees. Ohio has a statewide goal of increasing … Continue reading (Re)Connect to College – Working with “Stop-out” Students in Cleveland

The Future Ready Campus: Opportunities + Outcomes = Student Success

How can we connect student success outcomes, return on investment, and strategic resource allocation in a way that sustains the innovations that are necessary to support the success of the next generation of college students? The above core question was … Continue reading The Future Ready Campus: Opportunities + Outcomes = Student Success