Modern Campus Extends Capabilities to Address Student Concerns About Higher Ed ROI

 Modern Campus, the higher education industry’s leading modern learner engagement platform, today announced the integration of Modern Campus Career Pathways with Modern Campus Acalog, enabling colleges and universities to tie education to career outcomes and demonstrate the value of their courses and programs directly in their academic catalog.

Student debt is at an all-time high and so are the number of job applicants for high-paying job openings. With tuition costing more than ever, today’s learners make enrollment decisions based on the expected ROI of their education investment, and 64% of Americans are skeptical that additional education will help secure a job. With 58% of students enrolling in higher education primarily for career outcomes, the ability for institutions to offer students insight into the career opportunities associated with their course choices delivers exceptional value.

The integration of Acalog and Career Pathways enables higher education institutions to showcase job market data for relevant careers by displaying relevant labor market data—including salary, job postings and projected growth—on course, program or certificate pages. Career Pathways also allows students to take action at the click of a button by encouraging them to enroll or meet with an advisor.

“Making Modern Campus Career Pathways available in Acalog is critical to the success of our higher ed partners,” said Reuben Pressman, chief product officer at Modern Campus. “Building tight, thoughtful integrations between the solutions across our product family—like we have with Career Pathways and Acalog—ensures our customers are positioned to deliver the best experience possible to the learners they serve.”

The combination of Acalog and Career Pathways empowers students to learn about salaries, job postings, or career trajectories right from the college website—allowing them to quickly make informed decisions about their education. For schools, Career Pathways is easy to configure and embed on pages without the need for IT support.

“Learners today have more choices than ever about where they’re going to spend tuition dollars. To guide that decision-making, they’re looking for clear information about the impact any education investment will have on their career path,” said Peter DeVries, president and chief operations officer at Modern Campus. “At Modern Campus, we’re designing solutions that enable our customers to deliver personalized and informed student experiences. At the same time, we’re making it easier for staff—who are often stretched thin—to bring these modern experiences to life.”

Modern Campus Career Pathways also integrates with Modern Campus’ market-leading solutions Omni CMS, the purpose-built, web CMS for higher education, and Destiny One, which enables highered institutions to grow and manage the business of continuing education and workforce development. These integrations provide Career and Program Explorer, a powerful search tool for learners to research specific careers, and Persona Guides, which allow prospects to choose one of the common personas or objectives, to guide their educational or career directions.

About Modern Campus

Modern Campus is obsessed with empowering its 1,800+ higher education customers to thrive when radical transformation is required to respond to lower student enrollments and revenue, rising costs, crushing student debt, and administrative complexity.

The Modern Campus engagement platform powers solutions for non-traditional student management, web content management, catalog and curriculum management, student engagement and development, conversational text messaging, career pathways, and campus maps and virtual tours. The result: innovative institutions can create a learner-to-earner lifecycle that engages modern learners for life, while providing modern administrators with the tools needed to streamline workflows and drive high efficiency.

Learn how Modern Campus is leading the modern learner engagement movement at moderncampus.com and follow us on LinkedIn.

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Modern Campus Accelerating Growth with Chief People Officer Jessica Phinn

 Modern Campus, the leading engagement platform for higher education, today announced the appointment of Jessica Phinn as chief people officer. In this newly created role, Phinn will lead all aspects of human resources, from recruitment through onboarding, employee engagement and beyond. The announcement aligns with the wider focus of Modern Campus continuing its terrific growth, maximizing the potential of its over 400 team members to transform the higher education industry.

Phinn joins Modern Campus with a wealth of experience across more than 20 years of progressive human resources leadership at multiple large organizations, including Pepsi Bottling Group and Loblaw. Before joining Modern Campus, Phinn held the position of senior vice president, people and engagement at Nelson Education, Canada’s leading K-12 education company.

“Maintaining our rapid growth requires creativity and passion at every level of the organization,” said Brian Kibby, chief executive officer at Modern Campus. “Bringing in Jessica as Modern Campus’s Chief People Officer positions us to continue our exponential growth by harnessing the talent and engagement of every member of our team. Her leadership will enable us to create a truly welcoming environment for everyone who’s joined Modern Campus recently through acquisition, while continuing our tradition of excellence in building a workplace that rewards and nurtures leaders.”

“Modern Campus has a well-earned reputation as a beacon for top edtech talent, and because of this and the highly engaged leadership team, it is a role that I found to be extremely compatible and one that I simply couldn’t pass up,” Phinn said. “I’m a firm believer that employees are truly a company’s most valuable asset, and with this I found a perfect match in Modern Campus. I am truly excited to join the organization and engage with all my new colleagues as they continue on their growth trajectory.”

Phinn holds a Bachelor of Human Resources Management from York University and is a certified human resources leader (CHRL).

The rapid growth of Modern Campus is due in part to welcoming five new companies in the past 12 months. The company acquired interactive campus map and virtual tour provider nuCloud in early 2021, followed by academic catalog and curriculum management provider DIGARC, and student engagement and development leader Presence. In January of this year, Modern Campus announced its acquisitions of leading higher education text-messaging provider Signal Vine and Augusoft, a leader in enrollment management for continuing education and corporate education programs.

Modern Campus partnered with Partners in Publishing on this executive search.

About Modern Campus

Modern Campus is obsessed with empowering its 1,800+ higher education customers to thrive when radical transformation is required to respond to lower student enrollments and revenue, rising costs, crushing student debt, and administrative complexity.

The Modern Campus engagement platform powers solutions for non-traditional student management, web content management, catalog and curriculum management, student engagement and development, conversational text messaging, career pathways, and campus maps and virtual tours. The result: innovative institutions can create a learner-to-earner lifecycle that engages modern learners for life, while providing modern administrators with the tools needed to streamline workflows and drive high efficiency.

Learn how Modern Campus is leading the modern learner engagement movement at moderncampus.com and follow us on LinkedIn.

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Modern Campus Acquires Signal Vine, Leading Conversational Text-Messaging Platform for Higher Education

 Modern Campus, the leading learner engagement platform, today announced the acquisition of Signal Vine, the higher education industry’s most impactful conversational text-messaging platform. The addition of Signal Vine to Modern Campus will enable more institutions to drive measurable gains in enrollment and retention while collecting actionable data to further drive student success. The acquisition expands Modern Campus’s customer base to more than 1,700 colleges and universities across North America and enables each institution to serve their students with a highly personalized experience throughout the learner-to-earner journey.

Text messaging is a must-have communication solution for every school, and many struggle with delivering high-touch engagement at scale. Signal Vine solves that. Signal Vine is the only conversational text-messaging solution for higher education that allows for high-touch engagement at scale. Its Blended Messaging® approach provides colleges and universities with a personalized text messaging solution to effectively engage students with messaging that is:

· One-to-one: Personalized, conversational text messaging to students from their institution, tailored to elicit response from a specific student.

· Data-driven: Easily integrated with data from core campus systems to drive relevance and create urgency.

· Event-triggered: Enables instant communication based on a specific event or action, with no staff work needed.

· AI-optimized: Analyzes messages to identify and respond to common questions and responses, increasing staff efficiency.

“Student engagement is the number one predictor of learner success, full stop. Institutions that understand this and take steps to improve engagement at every stage of the student lifecycle, are leading the transformation of higher ed,” said Brian Kibby, chief executive officer of Modern Campus. “That’s what’s so exciting about Signal Vine – they make personalized, conversational messaging easier, and are as laser focused on driving learner outcomes as we are. It’s a perfect fit for Modern Campus.”

Signal Vine is highly complementary with the Modern Campus engagement platform. In addition to offering it as a standalone conversational text-messaging solution, Modern Campus will integrate Signal Vine across its family of products, providing customers with even deeper engagement strategies to meet the needs of modern learners.

“This is an exciting milestone for Signal Vine. We’ve rapidly grown adoption across higher ed institutions because of our commitment to their success,” said Brian Kathman, chief executive officer of Signal Vine. “And in Modern Campus, we found the perfect partner. Their commitment to customer success, student engagement, personalization – not to mention the strong cultural fit for our team – means this is equally exciting for our customers and employees.”

“Signal Vine is a match made in heaven for Modern Campus,” said Stephen Rice, principal at The Riverside Company, the equity partner for Modern Campus. “This addition further illustrates how deeply the company cares about leading the transformation facing higher ed institutions, and how deeply The Riverside Company cares about fueling that transformation. I can’t wait to see what they accomplish together.”

This transaction marks the fourth acquisition by Modern Campus in the past 12 months; the company acquired interactive campus map and virtual tour provider nuCloud in early 2021, followed by academic catalog and curriculum management provider DIGARC, and student engagement and development leader Presence.

Signal Vine employees will join Modern Campus, adding to a higher education powerhouse of exceptional industry talent. Brian Kibby will remain CEO of Modern Campus.

About Modern Campus

Modern Campus is obsessed with empowering its 1,700+ higher education customers to thrive when radical transformation is required to respond to lower student enrollments and revenue, rising costs, crushing student debt, and administrative complexity.

The Modern Campus engagement platform powers solutions for non-traditional student management, web content management, catalog and curriculum management, student engagement and development, career pathways, and campus maps and virtual tours. The result: innovative institutions can create a learner-to-earner lifecycle that engages modern learners for life, while providing modern administrators with the tools needed to streamline workflows and drive high efficiency.

Learn how Modern Campus is leading the modern learner engagement movement at moderncampus.com and follow us on LinkedIn.

About Signal Vine

Signal Vine is the leading higher education AI messaging platform transforming how higher education institutions reach, support and engage students throughout their academic life cycles. With more than 50 million student interactions, Signal Vine’s Blended Messaging® personalizes engagement using AI, workflow automation, and one-to-one messaging to keep students on the path to success. Signal Vine has been improving enrollment and retention outcomes with a proactive approach across the entire campus and student life cycle.

To learn more, visit signalvine.com or view a demo: signalvine.com/text-messaging-platform.

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Author Fr. Albert Felice-Pace O.P. Shares His Extensive Knowledge and Rich History of the Campus Ministry, in His Book “An Abridged History of Catholic Campus Ministry”

Fr. Albert Felice-Pace O.P. expounds the rich and colorful background of the Catholic Campus Ministry. A thoughtful and enlightening reference that paints the pivotal picture of a multi-dimensional, dynamic campus ministry history where resiliency, collaboration, and faith rules.

These astounding historical events narrates a significant impact of campus ministry and the brave women and men especially during World War II who brought Catholicism to the masses while empowering social justice across diverse faiths and backgrounds.

The Newman Center and those who serve within it vested our Catholic faith, inspired pragmatic action and responsible leadership, and create a renewal of humanity and God’s love in our world.

Read the book and discover the origins, its humble beginnings, and how it eventually flourished until to this day. This book is a must-have for those searching for a comprehensive, background reference, and other facets of the Catholic faith. Own a copy today!

Book is available at: https://youronlinepublicist.com/product/an-abridged-history-of-catholic-campus-ministry-by-fr-albert-felice-pace-o-p/

An Abridged History of Catholic Campus Ministry
Author: Fr. Albert Felice-Pace, O.P.
Publisher: Your Online Publicist
Publication Date: July 2021
Genre: Religion, Education, History
Target Audience: Bishops, Catholic Campus Ministers, Priests, Religious, Laity, Catholic Church historians, young adults, anyone interested in Church ministry.

About the Author
Fr. Albert Felice-Pace O.P. was born on the Island of Malta, the 3rd of seven children. A year after finishing high school, he entered the Dominican Order and was ordained a priest on April 2, 1960. In November 1961 he left Malta to come to the United States on the invitation of the Provincial of the Western Dominican Province. After one year at the Dominican parish in Berkeley, CA, he was transferred to the Dominican parish in Los Angeles (Eagle Rock) as Associate Pastor and part-time Newman Chaplain for Occidental College. It was there he began his Catholic campus ministry journey.

After seven years in Los Angeles, Fr. Albert was appointed Student Master for the Dominican students in Oakland, CA for two years and then transferred to the Newman Center serving the University of California, Riverside. He was then appointed by Bishop Straling as the Director of Adult Faith Formation and of the Charismatic Renewal after four years in campus ministry. Fr. Albert then went on to serve as the Pastor of the Newman Center serving Arizona State University in Tempe, the University of Oregon in Eugene, the University of Arizona in Tucson, and the University of Nevada Las Vegas over 49 years before finally retiring.

Besides ministering in various campuses Fr. Albert was involved in local, regional, and national activities of campus ministers. He served as the President of the Pacific Northwest Catholic Campus Ministers Association as well as being a member of the National Executive Board of Catholic Campus Ministry, the National Executive Board for Diocesan Campus Ministry, and on various CCMA committees. Fr. Albert chaired the National Convention for Campus Ministers and led Frank J. Lewis Institute for three years at the University of San Francisco. He was also awarded the Reverend Charles Forsyth Award in recognition for his leadership in campus ministry nationally, regionally, and locally.

Fr. Albert was extremely active in Campus Ministry over the last 61 years of his priesthood and loves his ministry to university students very much. He now enjoys his retirement days rooting on his favorite sports teams – the 49ers, the San Francisco Giants, and the Warriors.

Modern Campus Announces Availability of Personalization and Pathways Capabilities

Modern Campus, the industry’s leading modern learner engagement platform, today announced the launch and general availability of Personalization by Modern Campus for Omni CMS and Modern Campus Pathways for Omni CMS and Destiny One.

Today’s learner is looking for a postsecondary experience that aligns with their interests and puts them on a pathway to a great career. Six out of ten students say that, of all companies they engage with online, their college is the furthest behind in personalizing their experience, and 74% of internet users say they get frustrated when content isn’t relevant to their interests. What’s more, the modern learner closely aligns the value of their education investment with their career pathway. In a survey of alumni, 72% of graduates felt it was worthwhile taking out student loans when their institution provided high-quality career support. Even though 58% of students enroll in degree programs to achieve career outcomes, 41% of bachelor’s degree holders are under-employed in their first job out of school.

“Modern learners are first and foremost consumers and are used to highly personalized digital experiences. At the same time, they are keenly aware of rising tuition costs, and want to know how their investment in education will pay off in terms of career opportunities. Higher education institutions that help modern learners view the school as ‘right for me’ are more likely to successfully attract, engage and retain them,” said Peter DeVries, president and chief operating officer, Modern Campus. “The innovation behind Personalization by Modern Campus and Modern Campus Pathways is a direct result of our obsession with customer success. I’m thrilled that with these enhancements we’re enabling our customers’ innovation with tools to help them meet – and even exceed – the needs of modern learners.”

Personalization by Modern Campus

Personalization by Modern Campus enables higher education institutions to deliver “right for me” content to attract and engage students. Colleges and universities can create highly personalized digital experiences to support a number of use cases, for example:

– Displaying information related to a specific program based on a prospective student’s prior visitor behavior;
– Creating urgency by displaying an upcoming enrollment deadline for a prospective student’s program of interest;
– Forwarding website visitors to the relevant in state, near state or out of state tuition pages for their program based on their geolocation;
– Presenting a call-to-action for a freshman to join a club after multiple visits to its webpage; and
– Suggesting a continuing education program or micro-credential opportunity based on an alumnus’s location and interests.

Personalization by Modern Campus is included at no charge to customers of Omni CMS.

Modern Campus Pathways

Modern Campus Pathways enables higher education institutions to provide prospective students with real-time career and program information to inform their education and career ROI goals. Collegesand universities candrive engagement and enrollment growth by providing relevant labor market information, including:

– Delivering a powerful search feature that allows prospective students to search by program or career title to learn what the school offers and compare programs and careers by cost, completion time and median salary for each educational pathway;
– Displaying up-to-date career market information including salary, job postings and projected growth on a program’s landing page; and
– Posting job-market information personalized to the prospective student’s geographic location.

Modern Campus Pathways is available as an add-on module for Omni CMS and Destiny One.

About Modern Campus 
Modern Campus, the innovator driving  Omni CMS  and  Destiny One, empowers higher education institutions to thrive when radical change is required to successfully respond to lower student enrollments and revenue, rising costs, crushing student debt and even school closures.

Powered by the industry’s leading “student first”  modern learner engagement platform, presidents and provosts can create pathways for lifelong learning, while marketing and IT leaders can deliver Amazon-like  personalization  and instant fulfillment. Award-winning products and average annual revenue growth of 19% for its 550+ higher education customers have earned Modern Campus a 98% retention rate and a reputation for customer obsession.