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A University of Nebraska at Omaha program designed to support students who have not yet declared a major is part of a larger drive to increase their graduation rates once they decide on a field of study.

The Problems With Academic Probation

Research shows students placed on probation are less likely to be retained. Colleges should consider strategies for mitigating or avoiding the negative effects, Nicholas A. Bowman argues.

A Decades-Long ‘National Crisis,’ and A New Position

Compton College created a new position focused on the academic needs of Black and Latino men. Campus leaders believe they’re at the forefront of a new and long overdue trend.

A Virtual Culture of Care

The Caring Campus Initiative launched as a national effort to coach community college faculty and staff members on how to better connect with students. The pandemic forced participating campuses to foster a sense of belonging for students online.

As Students Dispersed, Tutoring Services Adapted

With the pandemic limiting face-to-face interaction, universities turned to new virtual peer tutoring pathways that save money and can offer sessions at any time of day. But are students booking as many sessions and getting the academic help they need?

Co-Curricular Pathways Can Improve Retention

Such experiences, if developed strategically, can encourage students’ engagement in ways that shape their degree completion and postcollege success, writes Terry Vaughan III.

‘The College Completion Glass -- Half-Full or Half-Empty?’

Author discusses new book about flaws in the way many people evaluate college completion.

Early-Alert Systems Seen as Mixed Bag

Early-alert systems designed to catch struggling students are ubiquitous in higher ed, but not every institution is seeing desired results.