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An emerging area involves ensuring students who have returned after being dismissed for poor academic performance stay on track to completion.

Officials at Webster University in Missouri noticed a number of graduate students had stopped registering for classes. Recognizing they did not have the staff resources to provide intensive support, they formed a pilot with InsideTrack, a company that partners with colleges to create adaptive coaching options.

Launched in fall 2017, the pilot included 511 students (including 101 online-only students) who receive specialized coaching.

The investigations into election interference by Russian interests using Facebook and Twitter ads underscores the influence that digital advertising can have on opinions and behaviors.

Event management systems have given schools greater control over everything from booking spaces to ordering food, linens and equipment.

Those of us in higher education and in the nonprofit sector know the importance of effective storytelling, yet we often fall prey to telling stories that we want to tell instead of what our audiences desire to read or hear.

ESL ASSIST—Computer science student Yihan Liu,  who is from China, signs out an Amazon Dot Echo from his Arizona State residence hall. He plans to use the device to improve his English. (Charlie Leight/ASU Now).

Arizona State has partnered with Amazon to offer free Echo Dot smart speakers to about 1,600 students, most of whom live in the new Tooker House residential hall.

Thinking beyond painfully slashing big line items, higher ed leaders can realize significant savings in finding smaller cuts that, all together, add up to make a huge impact.

The Trump administration’s plan to phase out DACA by not accepting new applicants is another shift in immigration laws that leaves many students unsure of their status on and off campus.

Brooms is an associate professor of sociology and Africana studies at the University of Cincinnati.

Derrick R. Brooms’ book, Being Black, Being Male on Campus, focuses on 40 young black men who relate their experiences getting into college and trying to thrive when they get there.

Here’s what colleges paying attention to the potential of digital signage as a revenue source—directly or indirectly—are doing to make it work.

Just as students were headed back to campuses in southeastern Texas in late August, Hurricane Harvey struck.

Jennifer Wick is vice president for consulting services at Ruffalo Noel Levitz.

It has become increasingly difficult for some four-year institutions to meet enrollment goals for first-year students.

From its early beginnings as New Jersey State Normal School in 1929, New Jersey City University (NJCU) has transformed itself from a small teachers college into a more comprehensive, competitive, and diverse public university.

Daniel J. Borgia, newly appointed academic dean of Bryant Zhuhai, was founding director of the Florida Gulf Coast University Institute of Chinese Studies, where he developed exchange agreements with Chinese universities.

Bryant University in Rhode Island has appointed Daniel J. Borgia to be academic dean of Bryant Zhuhai, the first and only American university in Zhuhai, China.

Susan Brennan is associate vice president of University Career Services at Bentley University.

Here are strategies that helped career services become a priority at Bentley University in Massachusetts.

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