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

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.”

Colleges and universities are getting students involved in on-campus construction projects, using sites as learning labs.

Colleges and universities are getting students involved in on-campus construction projects, using sites as learning labs.


LINK BACK TO MAIN ARTICLE: Campus construction instruction 


Theresa Sullivan Barger is a Connecticut-based writer.

Some colleges and universities approach campus construction sites as living laboratories—setting up instruction opportunities for students.

Here are 13 strategies to consider when setting up instruction opportunities.

What is the biggest challenge administrators have fostering trusting relationships between students and faculty? What’s the most innovative way you’ve seen a college tackle this challenge?

Academics

The mantra of “if you build it, they will come” has a bit of truth when recruiting international students to community colleges.

“The most fundamental thing that we do is make sure we’re providing quality programs, because the best way to attract new students is through word of mouth,” says Denise Kinsella, interim dean of the International Education Center at Santa Monica College in California.

Before an international student can receive an F-1 visa to study in the United States, the student must apply to the U.S. consulate in their home country with an I-20 Certificate of Eligibility.

It is the higher education institution’s responsibility to ensure that accepted international students have all of the necessary admission requirements prior to the designated school official issuing the I-20 certificate.

Each country has different lengths of time in which students wait for a visa to come to the United States.

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