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Scaling Up: Student Success Coaching for Adult Learners

Purdue Global University will add 18 student success coaches for its online-only learners, servicing the unique needs of adult students.

Three students work and chat in UC Davis's Center for Chicanx and Latinx Academic Student Success with a colorful mural in the background.

Cultural Centers Meet Academic Services

Universities are seeking ways to improve educational outcomes for minority students. At UC Davis, that means creating identity-based centers that are also hubs for academic and mental health support.

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Faculty Approachability Project Promotes Empathy and Connection

A new group connects professors and higher education professionals in search of actionable ways to create relationships with students and improve feedback in courses.

Cost Is the Biggest Barrier to Enrollment: Survey

Despite declining enrollment at many U.S. higher ed institutions, nearly three-fourths of all adults say a college degree is as...
Ithaca College students sit at long tables together in a classroom.

Student-Facing Dashboard Provides Clarity for Advisers

A new student success database at Ithaca College focuses on individuals’ information, providing insight into academics, extracurriculars and obstacles to success.

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The ‘Some College, No Credential’ Cohort Grows

National Student Clearinghouse Research Center report documents an increase in learners with college credits but no credential and finds they are returning to college at lower rates than in the past.

Leveling the Playing Field for Social Capital

Can technology help equalize students’ access to relationships that provide support, information and opportunity?

Persistence Moves Closer to Pre-Pandemic Levels

A report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center found that persistence rose among first-time students in fall 2020 compared to the previous year. But researchers say the findings are a mixed bag.