Student Success

Here you'll find articles on the use of technology to improve student outcomes and ways higher education institutions are working to support student success.


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.

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.

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.

Study Finds Large-Scale 'Nudging' Misses the Target

Nudging strategies may not scale well. That's the finding of a new working paper recently published by the National Bureau of Economics on the practice of reminding students about pending deadlines regarding financial aid and college enrollment.

Building Career Skills in the Campus Makerspace

California's community colleges are piloting a new approach to student internships that marries team-based projects with hands-on work in makerspaces.

Penn State Launches Interactive Campus Maps Systemwide

Penn State University is rolling out interactive maps and virtual tours across 22 campuses. The institution is using the Concept3D platform to provide 3D renderings of campus locations, along with 360-degree panoramic images, point-to-point wayfinding, real-time data feeds and more.

Apple Wallet Builds Contactless Student ID Support on Campus

A system in place at the universities of Tennessee, Vermont and San Francisco is enabling students to access buildings and buy essentials with their iPhones and Apple watches as replacements for traditional student identification cards.

Even with Rising Costs, College Remains a Solid Investment

In a study by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, two researchers have determined that even though college costs are rising, it's still a good investment.

ED Approves California Federal Financial Aid Fix

The U.S. Department of Education is allowing California's new process for students receiving federal aid despite a change in ED regulations that would have impacted 80,000 online students.

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