Friday Campus Connections

Join us every Friday to see how connectedness shows up in "real-world" stories and scenarios.  Here are 3 articles, blogs, or other resources that illustrate the power of connectedness.  Of course, we'll keep blogging away too.  We hope you'll stop back by on Monday, to see our newest post.  And don't forget to follow us on twitter (@Ice_Inst_Org).  Happy Friday!

The Cost of College Attrition at Four-Year Colleges & Universities

While this study is now 5 years old, it still makes the rounds and is a powerful reminder of what is at stake with every student.  Most likely go directly to their institution's line to see how the "rank" but be sure to read through the findings as well.  Read more>>>

4 Strategies to Make Your Connected Campus a Success

Essentially, this article starts to deconstruct systems thinking or design architecture, but the individual ideas are strong.  One caution about the final concept (learning space design).  Do so quite thoughtfully.  As my old friend and colleague Dr. Gordon Sanson from Monash University said after spending hundreds of thousands of dollars redesigning spaces, "I think we just wasted several hundred thousand dollars...!" Read more>>>

Architecting for Learning Analytics: Innovating for Sustainable Impact

Sticking with the institutional connectedness theme, the need for robust data reporting is heavily dependent on connection strategies.  From organizational structure to system architecture, this piece does a nice job explaining the importance of connectedness for both people and systems.  Read more>>>