Student Retention

Lecture capture goes beyond the classroom at Alabama college

Student success with lecture capture in the classroom spurs Lawson State to extend use to professional development and administration

Sometimes you don’t even know you need a solution until one presents itself. At least that’s how Tegrity Lecture Capture grew from a classroom product to a tool embedded in nearly every aspect of Lawson State Community College. 

The college implemented Tegrity in 2005. With 60 percent of the Birmingham, AL, college’s students holding down full- or part-time work, the school hoped to increase engagement, improve its retention level and help working students with attendance issues, notes Academic Dean Sherri Davis. 

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University Of South Alabama Students Say Cheating Is Prevalent At The Mobile School

Almost half of University of South Alabama students responding to questions about cheating and plagiarism believe that they are prevalent at the school, according to a story this week in The Vanguard student newspaper.

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Keeping Students At Univ. North Dakota Begins Before They Even Get Here

UND is taking new steps in its effort to retain students, but keeping them in class and on track to earn a degree is a job that begins well before they buy their first college textbook or declare a major.

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College Kids Teach Florida International Univ. Administrators The Value Of Hard Work

Hundreds of students at Florida International University were furious at reductions in FIU’s work-study program, and on Thursday school administrators backed down from those planned cuts.

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Stevens Institute of Technology Adopts eThority to Enhance Financial Reporting and Analysis

 eThority, a market leader in business intelligence solutions for higher education,  and  rSmart, a leading provider of distribution and support subscriptions for open source clients, team up to launch a strategic financial analytics initiative at the Stevens Institute of Technology.  Together, the firms will leverage eThority technology, a collective knowledge of Kuali project architecture, and decades of experience in higher education administration to rapidly deploy financial information gleaned from GL, PURAP, Workflow, Kuali Coeus and other disparate systems.  By utilizing eThority, St

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Grand Rapids Community College Receives $2 Million Federal Grant To Target Unprepared Students

Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) has received a grant award of nearly $2 million from the U. S. Department of Education to increase the number of students who stay in college and graduate with a degree.

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College Graduation Rates Are Stagnant Even as Enrollment Rises, a Study Finds

A report to be released on Tuesday by a group seeking to raise college graduation rates shows that despite decades of steadily climbing enrollment rates, the percentage of students making it to the finish line is barely budging.

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Report: Actions for Completion

The oft-noted statistics are grim: only about half of college students complete any degree or certificate within six years, according to the Information Center for Higher Education Policy Making and Analysis. In the fall of 2010, public policy firm HCM Strategists and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation launched a series of conversations for institutional leaders dedicated to increasing success for students traditionally underrepresented in higher education. HCM staff also conducted interviews with 30 campus leaders.

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College Physics Programs Face Ax In Texas

Texas says it will go ahead with plans to phase out some university undergraduate physics programs unless they improve their graduation rates.

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SUNY Report Shows Gains In Performance

The State University of New York's second report card -- released Monday -- showed that student graduation and retention rates improved slightly and money spent on research grew between the 2008-09 and 2009-10 school years.

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