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Students gather in small groups at at tables on the grounds of Ohio Wesleyan University.  A banner saying "Connection Conference" hangs in the background.

New on the Job: Q&A With Ohio Wesleyan University’s First Director of Holistic Advising

As the newly appointed director of holistic advising, Lauren Hensley will ensure advising students goes beyond academics.

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Academic Success Tip: Working Smarter With ChatGPT

A professor at the University of Iowa taught students how to get better results from ChatGPT with a classroom assignment.

Students sit in a large lecture hall

Engagement Tip: Create a First-Day Survey

Professors can start their academic terms off on the best foot with students by creating a first-day survey to collect information about learning goals, personal information and prior knowledge.

Students enjoy a sunny day on Drexel University's campus.

Positive Partnership: College and University Create Adult Learner Pathway, Apprenticeships

Two private Pennsylvania institutions are strengthening the workforce pipeline in the state with a new online degree program geared toward adult learners.

Several students and several more library staff members sitting at a table outside the library at Loyola Marymount University in California to welcome students to the Long Night Against Procrastination event. A whiteboard behind them details the event. Most people in the photo are in humorous poses or making funny faces.

Long Night Study Events: Less Procrastination, More Fun

Does your institution hold Long Night Against Procrastination events aimed at reducing library and finals anxiety and at building community? Here’s why many colleges do.

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Success Program Launch: Supporting Black and Latino Men Through College

The Young Men of Talent program at the University of Vermont will provide peer mentorship, expert advice and paid internship experience to 100 Black and Latino men.

Students walk around on the University of California, Irvine, campus

Data-Based Decisions Tip: Removing Barriers to Completion With Policy Revision

To boost completion rates among students, the University of California, Irvine, used data to work collaboratively with institutional divisions to reimagine major-change policies.

Three first-generation students smile at a Rutgers University first-gen event with a photo-booth frame

Program Launch: Student Success Collaborative Supports Diverse Populations

The Educational Equity and Excellence Collaborative at Rutgers establishes cohesion in access and support measures for first-generation, underrepresented minority and low-income students.