Recruitment & Retention


Kaltura Intros Video Messaging Tool

Video platform provider Kaltura has introduced Kaltura Pitch, a video messaging tool that allows users to create and share personalized video messages via desktop or mobile device, and provides data reports for measuring recipient engagement.

Senators Introduce College Transparency Bill

A bipartisan bill would modernize the U.S. Department of Education's college reporting system for post-secondary data.

Study: Online Learning May Not Solve the College Affordability Problem

Could online learning can help institutions provide a lower-cost education to more students? That's a question that Richard Garrett, Eduventures chief research officer, examined recently in a brief on the Encoura website. What's needed, Garrett concluded, is a "creative [blend] of in-person and online learning" within institutions to "produce the best mix of cost reduction and high quality."

Student Success Efforts at Winston-Salem State U Boost Learning Outcomes

A number of new student success services at Winston-Salem State University, including 24/7 access to tutors online, have resulted in an increase in students’ writing and math grades at the institution.

6 College Experiences that Spell Confidence in Job Outlook

The share of current students who expect to graduate with the skills and knowledge required to succeed in the job market goes up with the greater the number of specific experiences they have during their college years. That finding came out of a survey of 32,000 U.S. undergraduates undertaken by polling company Gallup and Strada Education Network, a nonprofit that focuses on setting up pathways between college and career.



SUNY Orange to Augment Student Experience with AR App

Orange County Community College, part of the State University of New York system, is rolling out an augmented reality campaign aimed at engaging new and returning students. The institution is working with Imagination Park to implement XenoPlay, a mobile app that will allow students to use their phones to access interactive entertainment options in A.R.

AAC&U Working to Strengthen Guided Pathways in Community Colleges

The Association of American Colleges and Universities has announced a two-year student guided pathways project. The idea for "Strengthening Guided Pathways and Career Success by Ensuring Students Are Learning" is to build institutional capacity for defining "clear and coherent pathways" for degree completion and strengthen student learning at community colleges.

Universities Collaborate to Close Gap Between College and Work

The University Innovation Alliance, a coalition of 11 public research universities focused on increasing the number and diversity of college graduates in the United States, is embarking on a new project to improve career readiness for at-risk students.

Technology for Student Support Abounds, but Implementation Remains an Obstacle

Some 200 companies sell technologies and services intended to help colleges and universities with their student support work, which has become a $560 million business. Yet colleges and universities still have obstacles to overcome in implementing and integrating student support systems, according to a study undertaken by Tyton Partners.

Racial STEM Gaps Shrink When Faculty Buy into Growth Mindsets

When college instructors believe intelligence is unchangeable, students are "demotivated" and have more negative experiences in class. These findings from a recent research project suggest that faculty who believe some students have strong, innate intellectual abilities will produce the very outcomes that support their biases, particularly in underrepresented students. The research was undertaken by the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University in Bloomington and published in the journal Science Advances.

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