Student Retention

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Rutgers Trustees Show Disapproval Toward Camden Campus-Rowan Merger

The Rutgers Board of Trustees and several professors voiced displeasure tonight with the proposed plan to combine Rutgers-Camden with Rowan University to form a single research institution that would bear Rowan’s name.

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Blackboard Launches Solution to Improve Developmental Education

Blackboard Inc. today announced the official launch of Blackboard Developmental Education™ (Blackboard DevEd), an innovative approach aimed at improving student outcomes and increasing completion rates in an area where many institutions have struggled. The solution, which was first piloted by several institutions in the fall, now includes built-in assessment and analytics tools that enable course instructors to further personalize their instruction.

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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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A Very Rough Road For Community College Students

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.

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A Shocking New Way To Play: Face To Face

In an Internet age, a board game club changes the pace

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Harvard Challenges Students To Think Big

Solution to a global problem will get a $100,000 prize

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California State U Offers Early Start For Students Who Need Math Or English Help

New college students short on math and English skills will be required to complete a special program over the summer before starting at a California State University.

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UT-Austin Unveils Plan to Boost Graduation Rates

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.

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U Of Alabama In Huntsville Tweaks Housing Policy For Local Students

The University of Alabama in Huntsville today announced it is tweaking its mandatory housing policy for some local students.

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Six Questions Transfer Students Ask—And How Advisors Should Answer

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.

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