Rising to Meet Student Needs in a Post-Pandemic Era

The COVID-19 pandemic forced a shift from an in-person college experience to virtual learning and simultaneously brought increased awareness to the reality of students’ challenges and educational barriers.

The Chronicle of Higher Education’s article, “Connecting with the Whole Student Experience,” offers insight into the socio-economic challenges today’s college students face – including food and housing insecurities, childcare costs, and mental health struggles. The article, which is part of a larger report, “Reimagining the Student Experience,” was published in August 2022. 

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Quincy University Introduces a ‘Books in Tuition’ Program

Quincy University supports digital initiatives with a new bundled textbooks program, takes ownership of their brand, and the customer experience.

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What's Next for Student Success? [Webinar Recap]

Helping students succeed is a priority for us at Akademos, which is why our focus is on continually tracking industry trends on products and features to support student success in higher education. Pam Mueller, Senior Director of Account Development, along with two senior members of our Product team, Clay Salit and Brett Horton, led a 20-minute discussion in July that highlighted the up-and-coming products and features being developed to support student success.

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Sul Ross State University Increasing Degree Affordability

In collaboration with online course materials platform Akademos, the West Texas public university is taking the high cost out of buying course materials and textbooks

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North Park University Online Textbook Platform Boosts Affordability

In a move to increase affordability for its socio-economically diverse student population, Chicago’s North Park University has made the move to an online course materials platform. The new initiative will enable the nearly 3,000 university students to access textbooks and course materials at a lower price.

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Rockford University Launches Initiative to Reduce Textbook Costs

Rockford University, a private liberal arts institution named as a “Best in the Midwest” college by The Princeton Review and a Best Midwest Regional University by U.S. News & World Report, is launching a a new online bookstore initiative powered by Akademos to reduce the cost of textbooks for their students. Our new partnership will also give faculty and administration access to integrated analytics tools designed to better track student engagement with course-level content and use data to support student success. Through integration with the university’s student accounts, financial aid, and learning management systems, students will have increased convenience and accessibility in one technology platform. Sodexo, the school's food service provider will operate a physical store on campus for merchandise and apparel.

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