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13 Recommendations for Improving Black Student Success

Supporting a systemwide goal of boosting graduation rates, a work group identified over a dozen ways California State University can improve Black student success.

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Program Launch: College for Adult Learners and Continuing Education

Mississippi State University opened a college focused on nontraditional students, establishing new policies and practices with adult learners’ perspectives at the forefront of degrees and programs.

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Program Launch: Retention and Career Preparation for Hispanic Students

A new project targets persistence and cultural engagement among low-income and first-generation Hispanic and Latino students at the University of Arizona.

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Academic Success Tip: Intentionally Organizing Group Work

Professors can assign group work to students and ensure project and learning success using these five tips.

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Program Innovation: Scholarship Program Develops Cultural Understanding

Oregon Institute of Technology reimagined scholarship requirements to promote student success by adding professional and personal skill development focused on identity, diversity and cultural engagement.

A Black male student sits at a desk with peers sitting next to and beside him

Academic Success Tip: Encouraging Class Attendance

Learning in college goes hand in hand with showing up to class. Professors find success promoting attendance using four methods.

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Have You Thanked a Professor Today?

Virginia Tech helps students send personalized thank-you notes to instructors at the end of the academic term. Professors like it, but what are the possible benefits to students?

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Higher Education Needs Its Own Version of Moneyball

Better use of real-time data can improve the likelihood that students stay in college and graduate. Sarah Collins and Charles Ansell offer three ways to be more strategic about collecting and analyzing student progress data for improved outcomes.