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Student Centricity: A Podcast for Higher Ed Professionals
Season 2, Episode 4 – Creating a Sense of Belonging for First-Generation Students
A third of first-generation college students drop out within their first three years. To cultivate success for these individuals, institutions need more than the usual on-campus resources. Returning to Student Centricity is Dr. Ne’Shaun Jones, Institutional Support Consultant at Trellis Company, to help us recognize the unique issues facing first-generation students and explore what faculty and staff can do to help them graduate.
Season 2, Episode 3 – College Stopouts—How to Connect and Reclaim Withdrawn Students
There are many reasons why a college student might stop out but increasing the time it takes to get a degree can come at a great cost to both students and institutions. On this episode of Student Centricity, we are joined by Dr. George A. Williams of Our Lady of the Lake University and Dr. Ne’Shaun Jones of Trellis Company, who share their expertise on how to prevent stop outs by investing in student resources and engagement.
Season 2, Episode 2 – Highlights: Fall 2020 Student Financial Wellness Survey
The relationship between student financial wellbeing and student success is closer than you may think. In this episode of Student Centricity, Jeff Webster, Trellis Company’s Director of Research and lead author of Trellis’ annual Student Financial Wellness Survey, shares recent findings as well as research to practice recommendations for supporting the financial needs of postsecondary students.
Season 2, Episode 1 – How One University Transformed its Customer Experience
Improving its customer experience was top of mind for Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) officials. It was essential to the university’s leadership to create an environment where students felt heard and understood. Listen in as PVAMU’s Dr. Sarina Willis, vice president for enrollment management, and Soluria Pearson, customer experience manager, discuss student-centric initiatives the university has put forward and how they adapted in a remote environment.
Season 1, Episode 5 – Best Practices for Supporting Latino College Students
While Latino students are seeking higher education at an increasing rate, their success outcomes have stalled. In this episode of Student Centricity, we explore institutional insights and strategies for better supporting this critical student population with Marisol Garza, PhD. She is an Institutional Support Consultant at Trellis Company and former Latino student success researcher.
Season 1, Episode 4 – Simplifying Financial Aid Communications
Financial Aid Communications can often impact both student enrollment and student borrowing, but what changed should you make? Research shows that these communications can often be overly complicated and filled with financial aid acronyms that are foreign to students and parents. However, there is a road to helping the intended audiences increase their understanding of the information.
Season 1, Episode 3 – How Can Higher Ed Provide Great Customer Service?
The concept of customer service is often applied to the service industry (retail, restaurants, etc.). But did you know that customer service is also vital in higher education? College students are, in a sense, customers. And at a time when they are becoming more discerning in their college selection, how colleges and universities approach customer service can make a big difference in recruiting as well as retention. Listen in as Steve Smith shares his five, easy-to-remember rules for great customer service in higher education.
Season 1, Episode 2 – The Role of Digital Accessibility in Attracting New Students
Accessibility is often thought of in the physical sense, but as colleges and universities transition to more digital and virtual experiences, digital accessibility is becoming more important. This timely podcast covers the role digital accessibility plays in both active and passive recruitment of new students who are experiencing the institution primarily through the website and other digital means.
Season 1, Episode 1 – Highlights from the State of Student Aid in Texas 2021 Annual Report with Trellis Company’s Carla Fletcher
In our first episode of Student Centricity, we interviewed Trellis Company’ Senior Research Analyst and Author of the State of Student Aid and Higher Education in Texas (SOSA) annual report, Carla Fletcher. We discussed some of the key findings uncovered in the SOSA and how these findings impact student success.
Overview To improve financial aid communications, use clearer language that’s free of institutional jargon or advanced financial terminology. Apply readability measures, such as the Flesch-Kincaid grade level, to your financial aid communications materials. Use familiar [...]
A reputation for bad customer service can stick to an organization, and institutions of higher education aren’t immune. But when schools provide good customer service, students feel more comfortable asking for help, assured that their [...]
Round Rock, TX – The Texas Diversity Council recently presented Trellis Company with its DiversityFIRST™ Corporate Leadership Award. Trellis was honored for its everyone= program, which celebrates the diversity and value of everyone who works [...]
Round Rock, TX – Trellis Company, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation and leading provider of loan and contact center support and financial education services for the U.S. Government and commercial businesses, today announced that Timothy J. [...]
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and Trellis Company partner to publish Financial Wellness Learning Collaborative Report Austin, TX – The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), in partnership with Trellis Company, published a new report [...]
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