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March 30, 2022

Mitigating Institutional Barriers with Dr. Joisanne Rodgers

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.

March 30, 2022

How to Cultivate Digital Equity on Campus

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 […]

March 23, 2022

First-Generation Student Success with Dr. Angela Bartee

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. […]

March 16, 2022

The Real Way to Eliminate Silos at Your University

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 […]

March 11, 2022

The University System Is Inherently Flawed—Is It Recoverable?

We’re in the midst of a higher education crisis. Colleges and universities are struggling in every way—retention, equity, graduation rates, faculty-to-student ratios, outdated policies and processes, faculty burnout, student success. The list goes on. The main reason these problems persist is because we’re neglecting to address the way universities are designed at the very core. […]

February 21, 2022

Enrollment Isn’t the Problem—Retention Is. It’s Time for Universities to Step Up or Step Out.

Higher education institutions are at risk of extinction and it has little to do with recruiting and attracting students. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the overall college enrollment rate in 2019 was not measurably different from the rate in 2010 (~41% in both years). However, this overall consistency masks divergent trends in […]

February 15, 2022

Why Is Technology Failing Our Students? [Webinar]

Today’s higher education technology is failing our students while retention challenges continue to grow. Technology can overcomplicate, dehumanize, and even become a barrier to student success. This affects various student cohorts differently, especially as populations become more diverse with non-traditional, working, minority, continuing education, and first-generation students, among others. We talked with academic experts Luis […]

January 13, 2022

What Faculty’s Automated Emails Are Really Saying to Students

Automated email responses might be a good indicator of work overload. Faculty and professors start each day knowing they’ll be fielding hundreds of emails on top of their already busy workload. On top of teaching, advising, counseling, planning, and meeting with students and colleagues, managing emails is a full-time job in and of itself. Faculty […]

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