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Pulse of the Student in a Modern Campus


December 10, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Ron Anderson & Curt DeJean | Lagniappe Software LLC


Summit Stage Recording

About the Speakers

Ron Anderson
Co-Founder - Lagniappe (lan-yap) Software

  • Has worked in Higher Education for over 25 years.
  • Five years as an administrator in Higher Education and over 20 years as a consultant in Higher Education Technology.
  • Curt DeJean
    Co-Founder - Lagniappe (lan-yap) Software

  • Serving the Higher Education community as a software technology vendor and consultant for over 22 years.
  • Designing and building systems to support student engagement and faculty/staff efficiencies.

  • The Story

  • Student = Lifelong Learner
  • Modern Campus = Fully Hybrid On-campus and Online Institution
  • The Pulse of the Student: Engagement = Relationship
  • Social Media Impact - Are students consumers?
  • The Why

  • Why is it important to read the pulse of the student?
  • Title: CBS This Morning - interview with incoming freshman
  • The expectations of timely and meaningful interactions
  • Enrollment is a continuous event
  • Leveraging technology to engage students
  • What's Next

  • Using Engagement Tools to measure student pulse
  • Title: Customer Psychology And The Unexpected Power of Surveys https://sixteenventures.com/psychology-of-surveys
  • Students as Consumers - Both sides of the coin
  • Title: Why Schools should treat Students as Consumers
  • Deborah Green - Director of Student Recruitment, University of Hull
  • Title: Students are Not Consumers
  • TEDx - Patrick Mcghee, University of Bolton

  • Call to Action

  • The need to service incoming students quickly
  • Dynamically Connect Advisors and Students
  • Engage your existing and prospective student population
  • Embed surveys at key locations within the student portal
  • Closing Thoughts

    Our Company name is Lagniappe.

    Pronounced lan-yap.

    Lagniappe derives from New World Spanish la ñapa, “the gift.” The word came into the rich Creole dialect mixture of New Orleans and there acquired a French spelling. It is still used in the Gulf states, especially southern Louisiana, to denote a little bonus that a friendly shopkeeper might add to a purchase. By extension, it may mean “an extra or unexpected gift or benefit.” Lagniappe in essence means “A little something extra.” In the form of products, services, and training, Lagniappe Software provides that “little something extra” needed to take your PeopleSoft Campus Solutions software to the next level.


    We recently launched our company with several product offerings

  • Our Applications:
  • Fluid Admissions Application
  • Transfer Credit Dashboard
  • Dynamic Advising Assignments
  • Fluid Course and Teacher Evaluations using our Survey and Form Design Tool
  • 3C's Express using out Pop-Multi tool. A one-stop-shop for Population Selection and 3C's processing
  • Our Tools:
  • Survey and Form Design / Pop-Multi Framework

  • Curt DeJean: curt.dejean@lanyapps.com Ron Anderson: ron.anderson@lanyapps.com Website: www.lanyapps.com

    What will you do with what you just learned?

    "You can design today for tomorrow, or you can design tomorrow, today."