Student Life Cycle Management

Mobile Web Solutions in Admissions: Hitting or Missing the Mark?

Published at the end of January, the Noel-Levitz study on the mobile browsing behaviors and expectations of prospective students provided this list of six items considered to be the most valuable content for mobile experiences: academic program listing, cost/scholarship calculators, calendar of important dates and deadlines, specific details about academic programs, application process summary and online applications forms.

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Ind. Governor Backs Proposal to Deal With 'Credit Creep' (with audio)

Governor Mitch Daniels says he will sign the so-called "credit creep" bill. The proposal limits the number of credit hours needed to earn a degree at state colleges and universities.

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At Some Colleges, Parental Recommendations Make An Impression

The letter recommending Christianne Beasley for admission to Smith College didn't come from the most unbiased of sources. But there was no disputing the writer knew this applicant as well as anyone.

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Texas Four-Year Graduation Rates Lag, But Do They Matter?

Only two of the state’s 38 public four-year universities can graduate half of their students within four years — and even then, just barely. At the University of Texas at Austin, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board reports, 53 percent of incoming freshmen graduate in four years. Texas A&M University graduates 51 percent.

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Schools Try to Match the Jobless With 3.4 Million Jobs

Ever since the deep recession hit four years ago, many colleges have been rethinking their continuing education programs, straining to figure out how best to help the many unemployed Americans who have looked to them as a lifeline.

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Colleges Misassign Many to Remedial Classes, Studies Find

Two new studies from the Community College Research Center at Columbia University’s Teachers College have found that community colleges unnecessarily place tens of thousands of entering students in remedial classes — and that their placement decisions would be just as good if they relied on high school grade-point averages instead of standardized placement tests.

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Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS) program introduces Pathevo® to STEM all-stars

Owen Software, producer of Pathevo® , the education and career planning web service for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines announced today that the Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS) program has incorporated Owen Software Pathevo® into its Spring 2012 curriculum.

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Colleges of the Arts and Artisans

Inspiring the new creative economy

Futurist Richard Florida moved the needle with his book The Rise of the Creative Class (Basic Books, 2002)—establishing creativity as a 21st century learning and earning skill, and a driving force of economic growth, jobs creation, and cultural enrichment in today’s competitive global society.

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Utah Task Force Has Ideas To Help Women Become College Grads

Utah must act to reverse the widening gap between men’s and women’s rates of college attainment if the state hopes to reach its education goals, according to findings of the Utah Women’s College Task Force, presented Tuesday to the Governor’s Education Excellence Commission.

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Keeping Students on Board

Implementing a research and development approach

Student retention is a big problem that doesn’t get the attention it deserves. About one-third of college students fail to obtain a degree six years after taking their first college course, and the United States is no longer in the top 10 list of countries with the highest graduation rates, according to the College Board. The drop-out rate affects long-term economic prosperity nationwide. This is particularly true in an age where knowledge, creativity, and innovation are key drivers in a globalized economy.

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