Student Retention

Lecture capture moves far beyond a basic class review tool

At University of Central Florida, Tegrity's system is enhancing teaching and learning
 

Student Ambassador Programs: A Hidden Resource

Saving money, earning reputations

In today's difficult economy, colleges and universities are suffering like they never have before. Fundraising levels have dropped dramatically, and the amount donated annually by supporters is roughly half of what it was a few years ago. Endowments are suffering, which impacts schools' ability to support students and programs. In addition, with federal and state budget cuts also running rampant, faculty and staff are being laid off, regardless of their credentials and ability.

Student for a Day

Student engagement, perspective essential for keeping on course

Just for a day I became a student again, and the opportunity to learn from that perspective about the University of Idaho was priceless.

Student leaders extended an invitation for me to spend the evening and night in our residence halls, and that invitation was accepted because I thought it would be a unique experience. More importantly, I want to be grounded - aware of student wants and concerns - and represent them in a positive way as I move forward with university business.

Failure to Launch

College completion challenges not to be overlooked

The recently concluded holiday break wasn't much fun for those very bright but struggling freshmen students who got their first taste ever of academic failure.

Technology Helps Increase Retention and Graduation Rates One Student at a Time

Jenzabar solution empowers Carroll University to reach the right students at the right time

Carroll University, Wisconsin's oldest four-year institution of higher education, aims to provide students with "a vibrant academic experience," says President Douglas N. Hastad. "Our goal is to help students succeed by supporting them as they pursue their degrees." The University recognizes that retaining students is just as important as enrolling new students, and more cost-effective than recruitment. The university is committed to helping students graduate, and to maintaining enrollments that will sustain the institution during challenging economic times like these.

DePaul University Boots Student Services With PeopleSoft Enterprise Online Marketing

DePaul understands the importance of reducing stress among its first-year students.
 

Why Students Are Leaving Your College or University?

Things are changing rapidly in our society and economy and on campuses. The status quo has starting to become more of the status qua. What was once truth, fact, or really more belief and certainty are being replaced by new realities. And those realities have even started to be felt on college campuses where we all worked so hard not to let change in even though we felt perfectly at ease telling everyone what they needed to change.

Retain Students Retain Budgets: A How. To

A primer for colleges and universities

Hardly a day goes by without a college announcing jobs, programs, or spending cuts. You would think with all the brainpower at our colleges and universities they would be able to come up with better solutions than lopping off people, sections and services to students. But they don’t seem to. Why not?

Getting the SENSE of Students

New survey addresses crucial first weeks
 

Community college leaders already know to expect some students will drop out in the first few weeks of the semester. The Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE) can help them figure out why.

Restoring Ohio's Heritage in Higher Education

Journey to a world-class education system
 

THE EROSION WAS SO gradual that many of us failed to notice until great damage had already been done.

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