Student Engagement

When you have a wealth of student data available, you can help them succeed in ways you never imagined.

Measuring Student Success Outside the Classroom

Conventional higher education methods and measurements have traditionally focused on academic learning. But today there is growing acceptance that non-cognitive and social emotional skills are also critical to students’ success. As a result, more schools are highlighting higher engagement rankings as better indicators of student learning, graduation rates, and career achievement.

With consensus reached that engagement in education matters, the obvious question is how to quantify it. That’s where student data comes in handy. As more residence halls switch to keyless entry and growing numbers of students use their phones for everything from class check-ins to lab access to bookstore payments, technology translates these activities into actionable data that yields insights schools can use throughout the student life cycle.

By switching from siloed applications to centralized TouchNet solutions, your institution can gain a truer picture of student engagement on your campus.

OneCard Lets You Customize Functionality and Data

Our OneCard credentialing and declining balance card gives you data on check-ins, attendance, payments and more, giving you insights into campus-wide engagement. On the individual level, an underused meal plan or bus pass can help administrators recognize students who may need help acclimating to college life.

From a planning perspective, analyzing which services and facilities students use most can help administrators allocate spending most effectively to meet existing student expectations and attract incoming freshmen.

OneCard data

Connecting the Dots with Cashiering Advisor

Thanks to its ability to communicate in real time with student information systems, the Advisor dashboard lets your business office spot trends in attendance, payments, and more. By recognizing potential problems and offering solutions – such as schedule changes to improve attendance or identifying transportation solutions for auxiliary campus classes — staff can provide individual customer service that helps students adjust to campus, feel welcome, and be more engaged.

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