Recruitment & Retention


Visualizing Academic Risk

After years of researching the factors that impact student success, Marist College developed an open source early alert dashboard that turns interventions into a proactive, rather than reactive, process.

Colleges Get Lessons in Helping People Finish Their Degrees

A second cohort of colleges is undergoing an online program to learn how to help their students complete long-unfinished degrees. "Degrees When Due," an initiative run by the Institute for Higher Education Policy, includes a nine-month online learning experience with guided lessons in "implementing degree-reclamation strategies" and live coaching from expert practitioners.

Texas A&M System Using Analytics and Coaching to Help Students Return to School

A new systemwide initiative at Texas A&M University is working to help "stopouts" — students who have left school without completing a degree — return to college. The institution has partnered with ReUp Education, a startup that combines advanced analytics and hands-on coaching to identify, recruit and support reentry for stopout students

UCI Launches 2-Year Study on Value of College Education

The University of California, Irvine has begun tracking, surveying and analyzing of a group of undergraduate students to better understand their experiences inside and outside the college.

Enrollment in Computer and Information Sciences Up Despite Overall Decline

Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services was the top undergraduate major gaining college enrollment at four-year schools, based on the number of added students, according to the latest reporting by the National Student Clearinghouse. Overall, however, college enrollments continued their decline.



3 Institutions Doing Innovative Work to Boost Degree Completion

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities has announced three finalists for its 2019 Degree Completion Award, an annual recognition program that identifies higher ed institutions that "employ innovative approaches to improve degree completion while ensuring educational quality."

How Personalized Support and a Culture of Data Can Jumpstart Student Success

When graduation rates plateaued, the University of South Florida turned to predictive analytics and a case management approach to student support — with striking results.

Los Angeles CCs Add Online Tutoring

Students in the Los Angeles Community College District now have access to online tutoring to augment on-campus tutoring services.

Many Student Success Initiatives Have No Impact on Retention

According to a recent analysis from Civitas Learning, only 60 percent of student success initiatives have a measurable positive impact on student persistence. That leaves a full 40 percent of initiatives having no impact whatsoever.

Nudging Works in CCs Among STEM Students

Does nudging students at key points in their college careers work or not? A recent working paper published by the National Bureau of Economics suggested that nudging had no impact on massive groups of students. Yet, two organizations working to instill innovation in American education found big success in "nudging" strategies for STEM students within community colleges.

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