Catch Up with GEAR UP

Catch Up with GEAR UP

GEAR UP’s been a buzzword in education news recently. Need a quick recap on potential budget cuts and the approaching 2017 application deadline? See what GEAR UP programs are up to these days and learn how to win points on your grant application. 1) What is GEAR UP? GEAR UP stands for Gaining Early Awareness […]

Busting 5 Higher Education Myths

Busting 5 Higher Education Myths

We’re back and ready to bust more myths! Let’s investigate five myths in higher education and see if they’re true or totally debunked. 1. Most students graduate in four years. Many people think of colleges as being two-year or four-year schools. You’d think that students at a four-year school only attend for four years. Makes sense, right? […]

How to Solve The Biggest Student Engagement Problems

How to Solve The Biggest Student Engagement Problems

I recently got back from the NASPA Annual Conference for Student Affairs Administrators, where a hot topic and buzzword was engagement. How do we engage students? Why do they become disengaged? What does the word engagement even really mean? With these questions buzzing around in my head, I turned to the National Survey of Student Engagement […]

What We Learned at Oracle Alliance 2017

What We Learned at Oracle Alliance 2017

Our team returned this week from an exciting Oracle Alliance conference in Las Vegas. More than 3,800 Higher Education User Group (HEUG) members attended to share ideas and best practices for using Oracle applications in higher education institutions. Read all about the conference in today’s blog post. A common theme from the conference sessions was […]

Register Now: Engaging First-Year Students Webinar

Register Now: Engaging First-Year Students Webinar

Signal Vine kicked off 2017 with a new webinar series focused on texting best practices, new ideas and strategies, research, and customer success stories. The next webinar is on March 8th, featuring The University of New Mexico. Don’t miss your chance to register! Space is limited. Grab your spot today for the upcoming “Strategies and Best Practices for Engaging First-Year […]

8 Tools Everyone in Higher Ed Should be Using

8 Tools Everyone in Higher Ed Should be Using

There are thousands of resources out there for people who work in higher education. It can be stressful to sort through and find what works best, so we made it easy for you by gathering a list of our 8 favorite tools. 1. Common App If your institution is not already using Common App, we […]

Why Do Low-Income Students Depend on Smartphones?

Why Do Low-Income Students Depend on Smartphones?

To be successful today, you have to be connected. We take internet connection for granted when we’re surrounded by our phones, computers, and tablets, but the truth is that internet access isn’t readily available to everyone. One reason is cost: paying for a computer, internet service, and a phone adds up quickly. Owning a smartphone […]

Download: Blended Messaging Infographic

Download: Blended Messaging Infographic

One of Signal Vine’s unique functions is the ability to send scheduled mass messages and have one-on-one conversations all in one conversation thread. There’s even a phrase for this: blended messaging. Learn more about what blended messaging is and how it helps you scale your text messaging program in today’s infographic. Download the infographic

5 Common Misconceptions About Texting Students

5 Common Misconceptions About Texting Students

For the past decade, email has been the the most common form of communication on most campuses and offices. People are often wary of differing from the “norm.” Texting on college campuses is becoming widely more popular. Still skeptical? Read our reply to five of the most common misconceptions about texting your students. 1. Your students don’t want you […]

Download: 2017 Student Communications Landscape

Download: 2017 Student Communications Landscape

You know that students are no longer using traditional forms of communication (phone calls, voicemail, email)… but what are they using? Take a deep dive into how students are communicating today with the 2017 Student Communications Landscape infographic. .  Download the Infographic