Creating engaging and equitable student experiences by transforming your spaces, services, systems, and staff.
Higher education is facing unprecedented social, demographic, technological, and economic shifts and challenges.
For colleges and universities to remain competitive and be engines of opportunity, they must adapt and improve the engagement of students, faculty, staff, and alumni so that people are better connected to the mission, to the information and services they need, and to each other. They must also make higher education work better for everyone – in particular students who face greater challenges of access, navigation, and opportunity that arise from systemic socio-economic inequities.
Here’s what we know: only 41% of college students graduate within four years (NCES), only 40% of students are engaged (NSSE), and only 34% of faculty and staff are engaged (Gallup). From brightspot’s Student Experience Snapshot, we know that first-generation students are 10% less likely to feel like they belong, and students of color are 18% less likely to play leadership roles on campus. Colleges and universities must transform by better connecting their people, programs, and places to increase student success, improve research support, and enable staff productivity while making their institution and operations more efficient.
“brightspot uniquely succeeds at being a strong thought partner on innovation and an implementation partner that enables change in services across the campus experience.”
– Ben Maddox, Chief Instructional Technology Officer, NYU