Engineerica News

The 5 Pillars of Learning Centers, with Penny Turrentine: 1. Professional Development

30 October 2020

In part one of a short series of podcast episodes, we sit down with Penny Turrentine, Ph. D., Adjunct Faculty and Program Coordinator at Pima Community College, to discuss some of the foundational pillars on which to build a successful Learning Center at your college or university. Inspired by her most...

The Effect of the Pandemic on Higher Education: Student POV

20 October 2020

The outbreak of the coronavirus caused a major disruption to colleges and universities across the country and forced institutions to move from in-person classes to online or hybrid instruction. The COVID-19 pandemic also disrupted the lives of higher education students and affected their physical and mental well-being in profound ways....

Send Students Text Reminders and Announcements with Ease

28 September 2020

Students spend a lot of time on their cell phones, which makes texting a great way to reach them. There are many applications for SMS (text messaging) in the academic environment.  You may wish to send text reminders for in-person or virtual appointments, broadcast general announcements to your whole student...

Microsoft 365 Outlook Calendar 2-Way Sync with AccuCampus and Accudemia

28 September 2020

We are delighted to announce support for a third-party utility that sync your Outlook 365 or Google Calendar appointments with your AccuCampus or Accudemia appointments.  Not only will this seamlessly add your AccuCampus or Accudemia appointments to Outlook or Google Calendar, but it will also add your Outlook or Google...

Three Questions Advisors Must Ask to Foster Student Success

24 August 2020

This fall will be unlike any other fall semester considering the effects and COVID-19. Colleges and Universities are considering many different methods of instruction. Some classes may be synchronous live online, traditional with classroom social distancing, blended with online, or flex online, four, eight, or sixteen weeks. Whew! With so...

What I Learned from Working as a Peer Tutor

28 July 2020

This past spring I had the privilege of tutoring and preparing students in Anatomy and Physiology courses at Lincoln Land Community College. This was my first experience and was one of the most rewarding positions I have filled. While my knowledge and skill set is in A&P, these preparation tips...

The Plan to Safely Reopen Campuses After a Pandemic

1 July 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has left higher-education leaders facing difficult decisions on when to reopen campuses and how to go about it. Although it may be easier for institutions to hold classes solely online, campuses and personal interactions are viewed as essential elements of learning and key parts of the college...

How to Optimize Student Engagement in a Virtual Learning Environment

7 May 2020

There are many benefits of a virtual learning environment: they provide flexibility, adaptability, and accessibility. However, the lack of face-to-face interaction between students and instructors is often an issue. Instructors are left wondering if their students feel supported or engaged within this virtual setting. Fortunately, there are ways to maintain...

Podcast Episode: Using Data to Make Operational Decisions with Michael Osadchuk, Cal Baptist

4 May 2020

We're highlighting and celebrating the stories of our higher education professionals whose passion is making a difference in the lives of their students.   We’ve been impressed by our student services professionals and their response to the COVID-19 pandemic and today’s interview is no different.   A couple of weeks...

Highlights of our Client Experience

24 April 2020

The transition to the online world was a sudden one. To help in this transition, our Accudemia development team quickly designed, programmed, and released new features to coordinate and track online meetings between center’s staff and students. We wanted to know how well these new capabilities meet our client’s needs....