Student Success

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College students and faculty swipe to stay mindful

April, 2017
MOBILE MINDFULNESS—UT Austin higher ed students and faculty using  Thrive at UT can take a few minutes to read daily and weekly gratitude reflections. Interactive quizzes help students apply the concepts to their own lives.

A well-being app encourages students at The University of Texas at Austin to stay in the moment—via the device that often takes them out of it: their phone.

Higher ed tech tools that support executive function

April, 2017

Disabilities services administrators at Greenfield Community College in Massachusetts, University of Connecticut and Landmark College in Vermont recommend the following assistive technology for students with executive dysfunction:

Higher ed lobbyists offer continuance, expertise in new political arena

March, 2017

In uncertain political times, some higher ed lobbyists say their most important role may be blocking legislation that could harm their client colleges and universities. 

College transfer partnership supports STEM-proficient workforce

March, 2017

The STEM workforce was about 8.6 million in 2015, and is projected to grow to more than 9 million by 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Colleges ease second-year struggles

February, 2017
UNWINDING WITH THE CANINES—One group of Ohio State sophomores in its higher ed Second-year Transformational Experience program welcomed service dogs to help them relax and decompress at a recent meeting.

Traditionally, student success programs have focused primarily on transitioning first-year students from home to college. But now more higher ed leaders are realizing that to retain students and help them make informed decisions, they must expand these efforts to sophomores.

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4/20/2017

Like many institutions, Yale University first adopted academic video at a departmental level. This proved the potential of video as a study aid, but also created a number of challenges, including requiring administrators to maintain a complex web of disconnected media storage solutions, and forcing students to learn multiple systems for accessing their recorded lessons. As video became an increasingly relied-upon pedagogical tool for both online and on-campus learning, it was determined that the university should transition to a unified media platform.

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3/30/2017

Higher education institutions are constantly looking for ways to boost retention rates, especially for students struggling to meet increasing economic costs. Accepting payments from international students can also be challenging—from dealing with security issues associated with carrying cash to reconciling international wire transfers that may omit the recipient’s name.

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3/28/2017

Which major is best for me? How do I plan my courses? How do I succeed in my courses? What is my career strategy after college? These are all questions students tend to have throughout their educational journey.

Demonstrating on-time completion and positive student outcomes is a major challenge facing today’s colleges and universities. Students and families are expecting institutions to provide the tools and support services to ensure students secure the necessary skills and competencies to prepare them for a successful life.

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3/16/2017
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How well does your LMS support video? Get the details in this new report.

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How United States higher education is responding to the data skills gap for their students.

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