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“In the beginning, I was focused on developing systems and processes. Now, I see that role becoming more of a mentor and facilitator of performance improvement.”

Brandon Stokes is director of retention and student success at Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina.

When the national averages for freshman retention rates at public schools sits around 64 percent and private schools hover around 70 percent, there’s clearly room for improvement in ensuring students return to campus the following fall.

“No margin, no mission!” is how one respondent to UB’s 2018 Outlook survey of campus leaders described the high stakes involved in raising more tuition revenue, non-tuition revenue and fundraising dollars in 2018.

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

Nido Qubein is president of High Point University in North Carolina.

Instead of hoping that mentorship happens, we have to help both students and our colleagues understand the fundamentals of making these connections.

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.

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.

Jack Sharman and Brandon K. Essig are partners in the white collar criminal defense and corporate investigations practice at the law firm Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC. Clint Speegle is an associate in the firm’s NCAA compliance practice. 

A recent decision by U.S. District Court Judge Philip Simon granted a preliminary injunction in favor of a male University of Notre Dame student.

The strategic plans of every administrator and department must work collectively toward the overall goals of a college or university.

Jairy Hunter has spent the majority of his career with a few thousand students at small, private Charleston Southern University, but he rose through the ranks at a series of larger, public institutions.

After earning a master’s degree in student personnel, Hunter became assistant to the president at Blue Ridge Community College, also in North Carolina, where he began to learn the intricacies of running a campus.

California State University’s math mandates, which go into effect fall 2018, simplify the articulation policies for students transferring from California community colleges to CSU. 

Jonathan Holloway, now provost of Northwestern University, was dean of Yale College and chair of the department of African American Studies.

Jonathan Holloway is now provost of Northwestern University.

Source: 2017 research from Kognito (surveys with nearly 15,000 faculty/staff and more than 51,000 undergrads  over 5 years), www.kognito.com.

New research shows that while faculty and students may recognize signs of psychological distress in others on campus, many feel unprepared to approach and help those in need.

Models of Excellence was created in response to higher ed leaders across the country recognizing that striving for institutional excellence requires taking a fresh look at student success.

We created Models of Excellence in 2015, as the definition of student success took on new meaning.

Top topics for a student financial responsibility agreement.

While the concept may seem unnecessary, a formal document—signed by each student—that states tuition payments are, in fact, expected is now required by a majority of colleges.

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