Slatest News: July 2023

Updates & Enhancements

Dispatches from Slate Feedback

Check out the latest from Slate Feedback—our product management team has been actively soliciting your thoughts for new ideas and posting updates about existing and completed features. Here are a few of our favorite updates from the last few weeks:

  • Last week at Technolutions: June & July Updates
    Curious about recent updates to Slate? In addition to new feature updates, we're also publishing tweaks and bug fixes via our new periodic posting, "Last Week at Technolutions." Follow our Product Management channel in the Community Forums for info on the latest publishes to Test and Production environments.

  • New Beta UI
    Have you tried out the new Beta UI that is available in Production and Test Environments? Provide your feedback in this Community Forum post or in Slate Feedback! We are making updates based on your ideas.

The More You Know

Virtual Conversations: Slate Presents

Join our very own Charlene Raube and Tim Dunning as they present two upcoming webinars designed for users who are integrating Common App within Slate focusing on first year applications in August and transfer applications in September. Whether you're integrating for the first time or just have questions about the Common App process and Slate, they will be covering a variety of topics. Mark your calendars and register today.

There will also be two complementary Community Conversations hosted August 16 at 1:00 pm ET and August 23 at 1:00 pm ET where members of the Slate community can ask more specific questions and share insights and experiences on integration with Common App. 

Visit the Slate Presents portal in your Home Slate to watch any of our previous Slate Presents webinars and to register for these Community Conversations. 

Community Conversations

Join Technolutions staff and members of the Slate community for regularly scheduled, discussion-based sessions on specific topics. These calls are available to all, so come learn from the broad knowledge of the Slate community—including the expertise of Technolutions staff and the experiences of your colleagues at other institutions. 
To view the complete schedule, register for Community Conversations, and submit questions in advance, visit the Community Conversations portal, accessible from your Home Slate or via Database >> Community Conversations. Join us the next few weeks for:

Thursday, July 27

  • 1:00 pm ET: Ask Us Anything: Events

  • 1:00 pm ET: Advancement: Ask Us Anything

  • 2:00 pm ET: Getting Started with Student Success

  • 2:00 pm ET: Implementation Office Hours

  • Monday, July 31

    • 2:00 pm ET: Welcome to Slate: Getting Started

  • Tuesday, August 1

    • 4:00 pm ET: Slate Use Cases: Inventory Management

  • Wednesday, August 2

    • 1:00 pm ET: Voyager: Amplifying Recruitment and Travel Efforts

    • 4:00 pm ET: Checking up on Your Checklists Part 1

  • Thursday, August 3

    • 1:00 pm ET: Checking up on Your Checklists Part 2

    • 2:00 pm ET: Getting Started with Student Success

2:00 pm ET: Implementation Office Hours

Slate on Tour

Get the full #SlateOnTour experience with Technolutions staff at these upcoming conferences. Come say hello—and tell your Slate (and future Slate!) colleagues, too.   

  • National Association for College Admission Counseling, Baltimore, September 21-23: We can't wait to head to Baltimore for this year's NACAC conference! Make sure to bring your Slate and high school counselor colleagues over to visit us at Booth #1515—we'll be talking all things Slate and

  • Association of Advancement Services Professionals, Chicago, September 27-29: Join us in the Windy City at the Hilton Chicago for the Association of Advancement Services Professionals (AASP) Conference.

  • NACADA Annual Conference, Orlando, October 4-7: If you happen to be in the Orlando area, swing by the Rosen Shingle Creek to learn more about Slate for Student Success!

  • EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, Chicago, October 9-12: We'll be at the McCormick Place for this year's EDUCAUSE Conference. Stop by and visit us at Booth #1133!

Slate Preferred Partners

Carnegie Training Events

Carnegie will be hosting their next Slate Camp at Goucher College in Baltimore, MD from Tuesday, September 19 to Wednesday, September 20. Held prior to the 2023 NACAC Conference, this program will offer two different tracks: Territory Management and Advancement. During these sessions, attendees from both tracks will develop a fundamental understanding of the following topics through a combination of training content and workshop time: Queries, Events, Portals, Trips, and Voyager.

Can't make it to Slate Camp? Join Carnegie virtually for their next Tiny Training on Using Advanced Exports in Portal held on Wednesday, August 9 from 2:00-4:00 pm ET with another to follow on Tuesday, November 14 from 1:00-3:00 pm ET on Using Liquid Markup.

Visit the Carnegie Training Events site for further information and to register!

Spotlight on the Slate Community

Summit Rewind

It's been a minute since the Slate Summit, but if you're looking to relive any of the amazing moments, hit the play button and enjoy our Summit Sizzle Reel!

Sail Away

Climb aboard with our favorite yacht rock playlist.

Get To Know…

Rashida Mitchell, Executive Assistant

What's the best piece of advice you've ever been given?
I grew up very close to my maternal grandparents. The best advice they ever gave me was that it's okay to make mistakes. They always told me no one is perfect. Making mistakes is one of the best ways to learn and grow as a person.

What's a fun fact not many of us know about you?
I grew up in Jamaica for the first 5 years of my life which is known for its great food, reggae music, tropical weather, beautiful beaches, and fastest man (Usain Bolt) in the world. I make sure my family and I still visit a couple of times every year. 

What characteristic do you most admire in others?
I am a firm believer that everyone should be treated with the same respect. Having or showing respect is crucial for healthy relationships, whether they are personal or professional. When we respect someone, we recognize their positive qualities and behaviors. 

What song is currently stuck in your head?

As a mom of two teenage daughters, it’s very hard not to listen to what they are playing on their devices. Even though I don’t know many songs they play, I really like the song All My Life by Lil Durk and J. Cole. I usually don’t like anything my daughters listen to, mainly because I can't understand it, but this one has stuck with me.


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