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About Harford Community College
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Without sufficient engagement data, the Student Life team was unable to assess students' needs and design compeling programs
How do you compel commuter students to stay on campus outside of class to attend programs? Convincing students of the value of co-curricular engagement is especially challenging given that the overwhelming majority—80%—of today's college students work, with 39% working full time.
For Harford Community College, the challenge is compounded by geography; the college is located in a rural/surban area which means that public transportation options—which students rely upon heavily—aren’t very abundant.
Harford’s Student Life team knew that in order to engage students, they needed to design build programs that are compelling and meet students when and where they are. Trouble was, without access to reliable engagement data, Student Life didn't know their students' interests and availabilities.
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Goal #3 on Harford Community College’s 2013-2017 strategic plan was to “develop resources and infrastructure required to meet future challenges.” One strategy they identified for this was to “invest in technology that will increasingly support student success and employee productivity.”
Our students are coming to us as digital natives. If we don’t create systems around tools that they’ll use and understand, then we’re not going to thrive in the way that we could.Beth MosserAssociate Dean of Academic Operations
Modern Campus Presence was one of the first tools that Harford turned to in order to meet this goal. Rather than requiring Harford’s students to adapt to fit the college, the college adopted a tool that fit how students already obtain information.
Harford was able to combine knowledge of the public transit schedule with Presence’s data insights, showing their Student Life staff the best days, times, and spaces to host programs for their students. Additionally, Presence’s simple interface and mobile app makes it easy for students to learn about what’s happening on campus, even if their daily route doesn’t take them past the Student Center.
Having access to real-time data has also been extremely rewarding. By knowing, in the moment, who is and isn’t attending programs, staff and student leaders can make adjustments to improve their programs and engage more learners. College leadership is especially thrilled to have discovered a long-term statistic: students who attend events are 53.7% more likely to persist through to the next academic year!
I’m inspired when I see our student leaders naturally use Presence to make better decisions based upon the data they have in front of them.Beth Mosser
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