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How can student success initiatives scale?

Education Dive

November 09, 2020   Student Success

The National Bureau of Economic Research reviews eight programs that aid students on their college journey to graduation. The report examines methods to help programs scale, both in terms of their methodology and operational finances.

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What does Biden’s anticipated win mean for colleges?

Education Dive

November 07, 2020   Enrollment Management Trends, Student Success, Value and Affordability

Joe Biden’s anticipated win for presidential office will not be official until the Electoral College vote in December, but his promises for higher education are included and explained in this article. Some of those promises include expanding free college, undoing Trump-era initiatives such as changing immigration policies and oversight of Title IX, and investing more into minority-serving institutions.

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How colleges can help vulnerable students in their pandemic response

Education Dive

August 26, 2020   Enrollment Management Trends, Research, Student Success

The American College Health Association (ACHA) has offered recommendations relating to vulnerable campus populations and the disproportionate impact the pandemic has had on people of color. The ACHA encourages universities and colleges to remain mindful of the social and racial biases that may appear in college branded messaging, as well as the impact the pandemic may have on those with disabilities.

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FAFSA renewals still down, but more students appealing aid

Education Dive

June 12, 2020   Student Success, Value and Affordability

FAFSA renewals are down from last year through mid-April, with an increase in administrative financial aid award appeals. Pandemic-related financial concerns can prevent students from re-enrolling in fall 2020.

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6 Ways College Might Look Different In The Fall

NPR

May 05, 2020   Enrollment Management Trends, Student Success

With all of the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, students and parents want to know what the college experience will look like in the fall. Although there is not yet a definite answer, college operations will likely look different. Options institutions are exploring include a fully remote/virtual experience, instituting a delayed start to the semester, offering hybrid courses or shortened course blocks, allowing only first-year students on campus, or allowing all students back to campus with changes in operations.

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Student Success

Education Dive

May 01, 2020   Enrollment Management Trends, Student Success

This report is a compilation of articles regarding how colleges and universities are adjusting to online learning and supporting their students.

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SAT and ACT Will Resume

Inside Higher Ed.

April 20, 2020   Admissions, Student Success

College Board and ACT are taking action to ensure their testing dates are in-line with CDC guidelines and the general safety of the students. Both are exploring at-home/online options if students are unable to return to school to take the exams in person.

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How do you manage college online — quarantined with eight people?

The Hechinger Report

April 08, 2020   Enrollment Management Trends, Student Success

Students that had to leave campus to quarantine and social distance with their families are facing unique challenges. For many, the switch to studying at home is mostly a disorienting inconvenience. For low-income students, though, the situation can be dire. Some have large families and siblings and children to care for, and others have limited to no internet connection to complete required coursework.

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Strangers offer housing, meals to students displaced from campuses

The Washington Post

March 16, 2020   Student Success

Amidst the confusion and chaos following school closures and shifts to online schooling due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many students are struggling to find housing and meals. Alumni and current students who can offer a helping hand have been using crowdsourcing and other online resources to build a platform where supplies and resources can be found.

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Finding the ‘sweet spot’: 4 tips for moving classes online quickly

Education Dive

March 13, 2020   Student Success

To help limit the spread of the coronavirus, colleges are taking instruction remote. But experts say careful planning and managing expectations is key.

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