Over the next two months, admissions and enrollment offices will be eagerly — and fearfully — waiting for student acceptances to come in. With on-campus prospective student events a thing of last year, your admissions staff may be looking for additional ways to attract this coming year’s freshman class to your school. Your Digital Commons repository can help those acceptances become a flow rather than a trickle in just 3 steps.
Online Research Commons @ ATU (Arkansas Tech University)
Student Works Collections on Digital Commons @ USU (Utah State University)
Student Life & Culture Collections on Digital Commons @ IWU (Illinois Wesleyan University)
HCNSO Student Work Collections on NSUWorks (Nova Southeastern University)
See how the Augustana Digital Commons team at Augustana University in Rock Island, Illinois embedded a video of students talking about their publications on the IR (image from the carousel shown above)
What about attracting graduate students, too, you ask? You could take much of the same approach by collaborating with your Graduate school or program colleagues. Two collections that combine both undergraduate and graduate students’ work worth viewing are:
Iowa State University Digital Repository’s Capstones, Theses and Dissertations
Digital WPI at Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Student Projects and Research
Do you have other ideas to share with the Digital Commons Community to support attracting student acceptances? Please post your ideas on Twitter and be sure to include our handle, @bepress_DC, so we can share it forward. And, as always, your dedicated Consulting Services representative is available to guide you through creating and adding a new collection or embedding enticing campus images and videos on your IR’s home page. Feel free to reach out to them via email or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you came across this blog and think that Digital Commons might be a solution for your institution please contact us here.