The Higher Ed Handbook Improving College Student Engagement

Use this guide to help recognize the early signs of student burnout and disengagement before the “point of no return.” Learn how to catch these trends early and build a proactive plan to get students back on track. 

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What You'll Take Away from this Guide:


Seeing the Signs

Learn how to recognize the typical signs of disengaged students and why these indicators are becoming increasingly common.


Building a Plan

Get tips and insights for building short- and long-term plans for helping disengaged students get back on track for good.


Leveraging Technology

Workflow automation can be a powerful tool for recognizing problems before they happen and improving the student experience.

Why Do Students Become Disengaged?

College students are experiencing record levels of anxiety and burnout.

In every term, you can be certain that some of your students will be struggling with life challenges, whether that’s in personal situations with friends or family, their physical or mental health, or stress from their workload.

On top of that, you’ll undoubtedly have students facing academic challenges, whether that’s understanding the material, difficult classroom experiences, or too much work with not enough time to get it done. 

When people are burned out, they tend to disengage. That's why so many students are dropping out of college. As an academic advisor, recognizing those signs of disengagement early and having ready-to-go plans in place are key to the role.

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