Dr. Shannon Deer from Texas A&M shares her research on how businesses and higher education institutions can help women facing major social challenges, such as incarceration, poverty, addiction, or engagement in the sex trade. She discusses the skills and abilities unique to women overcomers and how their resilience and motivation can positively impact generations to […]
Colleges and universities have endless resources for students. There’s so much available on campus these days, including peer mentors, tutoring services, study groups, writing centers, first-generation student programs, TRIO programs, career centers, and campus involvement opportunities. Colleges and universities aren’t seeing students take advantage of resources the way they had hoped. It leaves faculty and […]
Mortenous Johnson, TRIO Director at Central State University, shares how an HBCU is engaging students and their families to help shape first-generation student success. Mortenous shares how servant leadership plays a role in aligning the university faculty and staff to help improve student outcomes. We also discuss how the university is helping families understand the […]
Arthur Ortiz shares how a diverse inner-city private university is preparing students for workplace success and addressing the growing post-traditional student population. We discuss his new and innovative practices for improving student success from enrollment to graduation. We also talk about how his university is partnering with corporations to help open doors for students looking […]
Dr. Joisanne Rodgers shares her research on the importance of mitigating institutional barriers and its impact on student success among post-traditional students at a public university. Hear how Success Coaches are effectively addressing institutional barriers with the goal of improving retention and graduation success.
College students are bombarded with information from their university on a daily basis. These days, much of it comes digitally via text messages, student portal notifications, and emails from their advisor, the career center, student affairs, the library, the financial aid department, campus event coordinators, etc. They get notifications about everything under the sun: class […]
Dr. Angela Bartee shares her research on the importance of creating a sense of belonging and its impact on student retention among first-generation and post-traditional students at a large university. Hear how various initiatives within a first-generation student program are effectively creating a sense of community with the goal of improving retention and graduation success. […]
We recently read a Forbes article, “College Silos Must Die for Students to Thrive,” written by Ryan Craig and Troy Markowitz. In the article, Craig and Markowitz advocate for removing silos within the university system and redesigning the organizational structure. We 100% agree this is a necessary step many universities have yet to take. The […]