Friday, December 10, 2021

College Presidents Are Speaking Out About Social Mobility

Presidents of colleges and universities that have maintained strong positions in the newly released 2021 Social Mobility Index (SMI) published by CollegeNET, Inc. are speaking about the growing importance of their missions in the face of both Covid-19 and diminishing social mobility in the U.S.  

Here's what some university presidents are saying: 

S. David Wu, President, Baruch College, CUNY — “For the seventh consecutive year, Baruch College ranked #1 in the nation on CollegeNET’s Social Mobility Index (SMI), the premier benchmark recognizing colleges that move students from low-income families into good paying jobs. The CollegeNET #1 ranking has once again confirmed Baruch’s unique value proposition — achieving academic excellence while advancing the social mobility of our students. At a time when the value and relevance of a college education is increasingly questioned, our ability to propel students from all social and economic backgrounds to excellence and opportunity is more important than ever before.”

Michelle J. Anderson, President, Brooklyn College, CUNY — “Once again, Brooklyn College’s transformative work helping students into rewarding careers has been recognized in the Social Media Index for 2021. As we continue to work our way through one of the most challenging periods in our nation’s history, our focus continues to be offering whatever assistance our students need to succeed. Whether it be in the classroom or emotional and financial support, enhancing Brooklyn College student success is our number one goal.”

Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval, Principal, Fresno State University — “Fresno State University has been ranked among the top five universities in social mobility [by CollegeNET’s SMI] for the fifth consecutive year …This ranking shows how Fresno State University transforms its lives through world-class comprehensive higher education, which directly empowers the economic and social landscape of the community.” 

Stephen Percy, President, Portland State University — “A new ranking from CollegeNET places PSU in the top 10% nationwide for social mobility and No.1 in Oregon at 114th out of 1,549 institutions … This recognition is proof that our focus on serving students and having a transformative effect on their lives is working. Building economic opportunity and preparing students for meaningful futures speaks to the core of who we are.” 

Patti Neuhold-Ravikumar, President, University of Central Oklahoma — “We are incredibly proud to have [CollegeNET’s] nationally recognized data and ranking as evidence of living our mission to empower students. UCO offers students a promising path to socioeconomic success and a runway to a bright future,” 

Richard Yao, Interim President, California State University, Channel Islands — “To hear that CSUCI has been rising steadily in the [Social Mobility Index] rankings … is gratifying, but we’re especially pleased to hear that our students are continuing to succeed during a persisting pandemic.” 

Deborah Curtis, President, Indiana State University — “We’re proud to have been recognized once again by CollegeNET for Indiana State University’s life-changing education and its impact on our students. Improving lives and serving the public with high-quality, affordable higher education is at the core of our distinct mission.”

Thomas A. Parham, President, California State University, Dominguez Hills — “Our university’s stellar performance on the Social Mobility Index is a testament to both the academic and co-curricular mission of the Dominguez Hills campus, and the dedication and commitment of our faculty and staff.”

Monday, November 8, 2021

Free Webinar: 25Live and 7Point Solutions - Uniting Events and Facilities Management

Get valuable tips on event and facilities management during our free webinar:

25Live and 7Point Solutions: Uniting Events and Facilities Management

November 18, 2021 11:00 AM, Pacific Time (US and Canada)

A lot of important details get added into a 25Live event. So how do you ensure everything your client requests gets done, especially if you’re not the one doing the tasks?

Join us for our November webinar, when we’ll discuss an exciting integration between 25Live and 7Point Solutions. 

Scott Anderson, the Co-Founder of 7Point Solutions, and Chris Chappell, the Associate Director for Events and Conferences at East Carolina University, will showcase how 7Point Solutions can be used to see and track information in real time, so you know which tasks are getting done and who’s responsible.

 Learn how to simplify your event management and ensure success!

 Register here: for November 18.

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Free Webinar: Academic Features in Series25 Scheduling

Join us for a free webinar Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, 11:00 AM Pacific Time; 2:00 PM Eastern 

Learn how Series25® enterprise-wide scheduling can help you meet the demands of our ever-changing higher education landscape.

September's webinar will highlight academic features of interest. We'll talk about new functionality, including the Meeting Pattern Grid and Section Analytics, in addition to important academic topics such as binding in the Series25 LYNX Interface.

Register here:

Note: Once you register, you’ll receive a follow-up email with more information.

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Thanks to Everyone Who Attended the CollegeNET User Conference!

 It was great re-connecting with the 1,200+ customers who attended the 2021 CollegeNET User Conference in July (held virtually for the second year). Attendees participated in three days of online workshops, seminars, and demos.

During the conference, we were pleased to hear from folks how Series25® scheduling tools have been helping them weather the COVID storm. For example:

“I don’t know how I would have made it through the crazy last year without all of the on-the-fly updates and improvements from CollegeNET.” – University scheduling administrator

Other customer comments included:

"Thank you all SO much for all the recent additions and improvements. Definitely making my job and my life easier!”

“OOOOHHHHHH outstanding!! You guys have outdone yourselves!”

“This was the best session so far. So many new features. Thank you, Mike and CollegeNET Team!”

“Great Job guys with X25!!! Love it” 

“CollegeNet did AMAZING work this year!!!”

“You guys ROCK!”

A warm “Thank you” to everyone who joined us for this year’s User Conference. We’re looking forward to seeing you all again, next year! 

Thursday, June 17, 2021

RIGGED Documentary Now Streaming at


A must-see for anyone concerned about the growing wealth and opportunity gap in the U.S., RIGGED is the new award-winning documentary that shows how to transform US higher education into an engine of opportunity that rebuilds public trust in our institutions and strengthens our national competitiveness and stability.

Winner, Best Full-Length Documentary

    Toronto Film Magazine Festival


Official Selection 

  • Montreal Independent Film Festival
  • Toronto Documentary Feature & Short Film Festival
  • Direct Online Monthly Film Festival
  • TMFF – The Monthly Film Festival

Watch the full-length documentary and trailer here.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Free Discussion for Academic Schedulers: “The Transition Out of Socially Distanced Scheduling” May 6 at 11:00 AM, PDT


The second of two CollegeNET-hosted discussion sessions for academic schedulers will help schools plan for their return to on-campus instruction.  This informal conversation will allow schedulers to compare notes with other schools and brainstorm different approaches for transitioning out of socially distanced scheduling. 

The first session, held in April, filled up quickly. Many participants reported that the Schedule25® Optimizer was very helpful in adjusting to closures during the pandemic, and schedulers are continuing to rely on the Optimizer as their schools prepare for the move away from socially distanced scheduling.

How is your campus planning to make this transition to Fall and Winter scheduling?  Join fellow schedulers to share experiences and ideas and learn from the insights of your colleagues.

Join the discussion:
May 6 at 11:00 AM, PDT

Register here 

Thursday, April 8, 2021

CollegeNET Hosts Free Discussions for Academic Schedulers: The Transition Out of Socially Distanced Scheduling - April 22 and May 6 at 11:00 AM, PDT

To help schools plan for their return to on-campus instruction, CollegeNET will facilitate informal discussion sessions for academic schedulers. These conversations will allow schedulers to compare notes with other schools and brainstorm different approaches for transitioning out of socially distanced scheduling. 

Fall and Winter scheduling needs are variable and subject to change. Many schools are being asked to be flexible: some schools plan to meet in person, some are completely virtual, and some land in the middle. How is your campus planning to make this transition?  

Join these free discussions to share ideas, ask questions, and learn from the insights of your colleagues.

April 22 at 11:00 AM, PDT  (FULL)

May 6 at 11:00 AM, PDT

 Register here 

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021

"No Other Product Offers This!” -- University of Utah Students Get Career-Ready with StandOut Video Interviewing Practice

Recognizing that strong video interviewing skills are becoming essential for students preparing to enter the job market, Stan Inman, Director of the Career & Professional Development Center, at the University of Utah, began searching for a video-based system that would help the school meet that challenge.

Career coaches at The U envisioned a self-service tool that would enable students to practice and review on their own time. But they also hoped to find a practice platform that would allow students to share their videos with them – as well as with mentors, parents, and peers – to review and give feedback.

StandOut was chosen and implemented at the Career & Professional Development Center and quickly became popular among students, who can now practice, record, and review interviews on their own time; and among career coaches, who appreciate having a robust platform to enhance their coaching services. 

 “The ability to create a database of questions organized according to specific disciplines and careers is extremely beneficial,” says Mr. Inman. “We were impressed with the overall quality of the product, but particularly the AI language scoring technology. No other product offers this! CollegeNET’s stability in the higher ed market was also a big selling point. We know we can count on the company to provide continued upgrades and enhancements.” 

StandOut Video Interviewing Benefits:

  • Self-guided practice and re-recording 
  • Feedback from mentors, instructors and peers 
  • Speaking skills scored via AI and cognitive computing 
  • Unlimited customizable questions 
  • Scalability and adaptability to classroom settings 
  • Boosts confidence and speaking skills 
  • Ideal for English-as-a-second-language students 
  • Develops critical interviewing skills in the age of social distancing

Read the full University of Utah success story here:

To learn how StandOut AI video technology can improve career services, campus hiring, and admissions interviewing on your campus, contact


Monday, February 22, 2021

Free Webinar: Campus-Wide Scheduling with Series25

Join us for a free webinar Wed, Feb 24, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST 

Learn how Series25® enterprise-wide scheduling can help you meet the demands of our ever-changing higher education landscape.

Over the last year, we've all learned the need for flexibility in campus scheduling to handle unforeseen changes. Now, more than ever, it's essential to see everything happening on campus. Let us show you how to plan for more efficient, responsive scheduling.  

You'll learn how Series25 is your best resource for:

  • Optimizing academic classroom scheduling with bi-directional communications to all SIS types
  • Efficiently scheduling simple vs. advanced events across campus(es)
  • Achieving a seamless scheduling workflow
  • Knowing what's happening across campuses at all times
  • Tracking location utilization and ensuring proper social distancing
  • Communicating changes during emergencies
  • Saving money

 Register here:

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

The New CollegeNET 25Live and CourseLeaf CLSS Integration Combines Course Scheduling and Automated Best-Case Room Placement for Optimal Schedule Building

 Integrating 25Live® and CLSS® technology allows schedulers to quickly and efficiently select the best room and class section pairings 

By enabling access to 25Live classroom data while building a course schedule in CLSS, the new integration eliminates the need to move between systems. Now, schedulers have additional functionality and flexibility to plan multiple scenarios, forecast demand, and create an optimized course and room schedule.

We’re tremendously excited about this integration and expanded partnership,” said Julia Noonan, CollegeNET’s Vice President of Sales. “We’ve worked closely with CourseLeaf for some time now to serve our mutual clients’ needs. We’re pleased that this latest collaboration enables room schedulers to leverage 25Live technology when creating their class schedules.”

“We are excited about this integration because it adds yet another tool - our Look and Book functionality - to CLSS that enables institutions to make better scheduling decisions utilizing data pulled from 25Live,” said Lee Brintle, CourseLeaf CEO.  “We consistently work with our partners to deliver additional value to our customers, and we could not be more thrilled to work with CollegeNET on this integration.” 

Learn more here: