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GETTING FINANCES IN ORDER—The Student Wellness Center at Ohio State provides a variety of services to support overall wellness, including financial education. Through one-hour sessions, trained volunteer peer coaches help with financial goal setting, banking basics, budgeting and debt repayment.

Before a higher ed institution partners with a bank to provide financial literacy programming, answering these four questions will determine how such a partnership should be structured in a way that is beneficial to all parties.

Outside of online and in-person financial literacy sessions, colleges and universities are finding innovative strategies to guide students toward being more financially responsible in both their college and adult lives.

Students with hearing disabilities can struggle even in rooms with the best acoustics. Here are four ways Rochester Institute of Technology in New York, home of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, helps deaf and hard of hearing students access lectures and class discussions.

Colleges and universities are providing at-risk students—including those with children or those who are homeless or in foster care—with more than just higher ed access and employment, they are providing training that makes a long-term difference.

Abbie Goldberg, a professor of psychology at Clark University, studied the growing population of transgender and gender-nonconforming students across the U.S.

Abbie Goldberg, a professor of psychology at Clark University, studied the growing population of transgender and gender-nonconforming students across the U.S. While some institutions promote trans-inclusive policies and practices, others have not kept pace.

GRADUATION GROWTH—Parents in Arkansas Community Colleges’ Career Pathways Initiative complete at twice the rate of other students.

Here are the funding, implementation and training strategies for at-risk student programs at Arkansas Community Colleges, Endicott College, Kennesaw State University and Western Michigan University. 

As driverless shuttles and ride-sharing become more widespread, consider these five strategies for integrating them with other campus transportation options.

What are the biggest challenges colleges and universities face when it comes to moving students around campus and to destinations in the surrounding community?

John McLaughlin is the managing director for Higher Education Practice at Gallagher Insurance. Elizabeth Carmichael is president of Carmichael Associates, which specializes in compliance and risk management.

Creating a comprehensive concussion management plan and following the changing nature of the insurance market relative to traumatic brain injury coverage are key.

How can college retail leaders compete with e-commerce? It’s time to get back to basics. Here are five strategies for staying relevant.

Here’s the rundown for Colgate University, San Diego State University, Clayton State University, Columbus State Community College, Seward County Community College and California State University, Long Beach.

When the strategy is that staff reach out to students rather than wait for students to come to them, some colleges experience higher retention rates, which, in turn, helps the bottom line.

NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising, a 12,000-member association based at Kansas State University, has many resources on intrusive advising and related topics.

How is higher ed performing with the “intrusive” approach to academic advising?

“Most schools that we have consulted with are still taking a reactive approach to working with struggling students and are waiting until academic performance or engagement suffers. The most successful schools are implementing a proactive approach and engaging pre-start to guide students through the process, and then engaging periodically throughout their attendance to identify challenges before they affect student performance.”

Nick Mance is president of Southwestern Illinois College, Community College District #522.

Nick Mance resigned recently as chair of the board of trustees at Southwestern Illinois College, Community College District #522, and has become president of the college.

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