Submitted by Ann McClure on Tue, 02/21/2012 - 11:09pm
Many graduated from low-performing high schools that ill-prepared them for college, making them unlikely to get a degree. L.A.'s. community college district is responding with special programs, but one social scientist says it's not enough.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Wed, 02/15/2012 - 8:47pm
UT-Austin President Bill Powers issued a campus-wide email this afternoon acknowledging his receipt of the task force’s recommendations to boost the school's four-year graduation rate to 70 percent by 2016.
Submitted by Tim Goral on Tue, 02/07/2012 - 9:48am
Community colleges have always been a popular place for students to begin their higher education career. Often smaller, closer, and more affordable than their four-year counterparts, they can help students get accustomed to college-level work or simply save on tuition. The national goal of producing more college graduates has increased the focus on ensuring students actually transfer on. Keith Coates, a student services advisor at Columbus State Community College, Delaware Campus (Ohio), reports that they’re seeing a lot of students who want to transfer but may not know to where.
Submitted by Tim Goral on Mon, 02/06/2012 - 2:23pm
Thursday, February 23, 2:00 p.m. (Eastern) Retaining students is one of the most critical issues facing colleges and universities today. Yet most institutions only learn of at-risk students after their grades are posted or they drop out. Sullivan University has deployed an early warning system to reach out to students early and more often using data from its student information system, portal solution, and contact management tools.
Submitted by Tim Goral on Thu, 02/02/2012 - 9:07am
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.