Student Life Cycle Management

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Restorative Practices Build Community in the Residence Hall

By Ted Wachtel

Campus residence hall advisors (RAs) have a tough job. But there is a tool that can make their work easier and more effective: restorative practices. 

Most RAs sign on for the job because they want to help build community, provide guidance to their peers and learn what it means to be in a leadership role. RAs, however, also are charged with managing behavior. They are granted a certain amount of authority to enforce campus policies, rules and regulations.

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After Mistake, a Mea Culpa From Vassar

After 76 applicants were mistakenly told they had been accepted to Vassar College, its president has apologized for the “considerable confusion and hurt” caused by the “terribly upsetting event,” and said the college would reimburse the students’ $65 application fees.

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New Website from TargetX Focuses on Helping College Recruiters and Marketers

Student recruiting firm TargetX has redesigned its website, making it easier for college admissions and marketing professionals to find video, blog posts, book chapters and other best-practice information that will help them succeed in an increasingly competitive environment.

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Cal State Threatens To Withhold $7 Million From Northridge Campus

Cal State says CSUN must reduce current enrollment to abide by budget-related targets or risk losing the funding.

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Developing Latino Leaders

With the growing U.S. Latino population, it is no surprise this is also the fastest growing student population. According to a recent report from the College Board on Latino college completion (covered in University Business in the November/December issue), outreach efforts should be specific to this population. An example of this aim in action is Georgia State University. Because of a focus on the Latino population, graduation rates for Latino students have improved from 38 percent in 2000 to 59 percent in 2010, outpacing the national average of 19 percent in 2009.

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U of Iowa, U of Northern Iowa See Applications Rise Compared To A Year Ago

Applications to the University of Iowa and the University of Northern Iowa for next fall are up compared with this time last year, a school official said.

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More College Freshmen See Getting Good Job As Key Goal, Poll Finds

The UCLA survey asks first-year students to select reasons they are pursuing higher education. The 85.9% who cite job concerns is the most in the 40 years the question has been asked.

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Alabama A&M Students Plan Protest Rally On Campus

Alabama A&M University students are planning to hold a protest rally today at noon on campus, SGA President Andrew Foster said.

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UC Davis Students Occupying Unused Campus Building

Following a noontime rally Tuesday, University of California, Davis, students spilled into an unused campus building, saying they intend to occupy it around the clock.

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Tracking Community College Trends

By the Numbers

Because community colleges serve such a diverse population and face unique challenges separate from their four-year peers, it’s important to monitor and analyze trends specific to these institutions. A recent policy brief from the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) does just that, giving a 20-year overview of trends in educational attainment.

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