The Slate.org Scoop: February 2022

August 2020
 


QUARTERLY NEWS, VIEWS & FAQ'S

As an active user and member of the Slate.org community, you will receive the quarterly Slate.org Scoop. Missed the last newsletter? Head on over to the Slate.org forum where we will post each edition online.

 

🆕 UPDATES & ENHANCEMENTS

Single Sign-On for Students
Students can now use their Slate.org credentials to log into all their current college applications! They will no longer need to remember ten different passwords for each university, allowing them to centrally manage all their applications. Colleges and universities have the option to enable these permissions within their Slate database. Be sure to let your students know of this new feature.

New Video Documentation on Knowledge Base
Has it been a while since you logged into Slate.org and feeling a little rusty? Check out some new video documentation to help you create student lists, add users, and update your staff permissions.


Have ideas for enhancements to Slate.org? Don't forget to click on the Feedback icon in the Slate.org navigation toolbar!

 

💻  VIRTUAL CONVERSATIONS

We will be kicking off National School Counseling Week (February 7 - 11) with a session highlighting the basics of Slate.org. Be sure to check out our TwitterInstagram, and Facebook feeds that week for tips and tricks on Slate.org.

Slate.org: Getting Back to the Basics with Slate.org 
Tuesday, February 8 at 1:00 PM ET
Are you newer to Slate.org or need a refresher on how to create student or college lists? Maybe you have colleagues who have heard of Slate.org, but are hesitant to use it? Register for our upcoming Slate.org webinar where Technolutions staff will cover best practices, answer frequently asked questions, and demo newer features. Don't forget to tell your friends and colleagues!

Slate.org Community Conversation
Thursday, February 10 at 1:00 PM ET 

Have a specific question that wasn't answered in a community forum or looking to chat with other Slate.org users? Join us for an informal chat and come with questions!

COMMUNITY 

🌎 📜  Slate.org by the Numbers
The Slate.org community now has over 5,000 student accounts and has grown to over 26,000 users across 135 countries!

🎧☀️ Summer Lovin'
Dreaming of warmer weather? Take a listen to some of our favorite summer throwback hits  and pretend you're relaxing on the beach with the breeze in your hair. 

 

GETTING TO KNOW SLATE.ORG'S NEW STAFF  

Sarah McInnis (pictured on left)
General Manager of Slate.org

Francesca Schenker (pictured on right)

Slate.org Program Manager

What has your career path been like?
S: My first job out of college was as an Admissions Counselor at my alma mater, shout out to the University of Saint Joseph! After leaving USJ as the Director of Admissions I took on the role of Enrollment Operations Manager at Holyoke Community College. I immersed myself in all things Community College as I implemented their CRM. My main take-a-way from that role is that equity and access to higher education are at the crux of what we need to be doing everyday as change agents in higher education.
F:
After teaching ESL in Spain, I got my first real job in study abroad at Sacred Heart University here in Connecticut. After a decade working in higher education, at three very distinct universities (Catholic, private, public), I decided to change gears and work behind the scenes at Slate.org in my hometown of New Haven! I am excited to work with all of you as you help students on their path to college access!


What do you do to de-stress?
S: This may sound cliché, but listening to podcasts that I can relate to has really centered me recently. And no, I don’t mean True Crime podcasts, though I do like a good mystery. I appreciate listening to others speak about their experiences and knowing that I’m not the only one who has similar thoughts and beliefs. I think podcasts are stress relieving because you can listen without having to have an immediate response. I like to let thoughts rattle around in my head before chatting with a friend or my spouse about them.
F: 
I learned how to knit a few years ago and it's been a great hobby, especially when working from home for a year and a half. I made a sweater for my mom for Christmas and I truly have never felt so accomplished! Otherwise, I love to read, listen to showtunes (any Broadway fans out there?!), or hang out with my husband and my sweet pup, Lucy.

What's a fun fact that not many people know about you?
S: I am a self-proclaimed Oreo aficionado. I always try the new flavors they release, which are not always as delicious as the original in my opinion. My second favorite flavor after the original double stuffed would be the dark chocolate filling, worth a try if you have not had those yet. Pro-tip: Oreos pair very well with Champagne! But if you are having them with milk, the real question is to dunk or not to dunk!?!
F: 
From the ages of three to nine years old, I lived within one of the residential colleges at Yale where my dad was a dean. It was a really fun way to grow up: being babysat by students, dinners in the dining hall, and birthday parties in the courtyard. Who knows? Maybe spending these formative years on a college campus instilled in me a love of higher education from a young age!

 
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