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InsideTrack’s volunteer efforts with urban high school students drive success and understanding of barriers to college readiness
For more than a decade, InsideTrack has worked with leading colleges and universities to enhance the student experience and improve outcomes. Through one-on-one coaching of more than 350,000 students, the organization has developed a deep understanding of the barriers to degree completion. However, InsideTrack’s community service efforts also play an important role. For more than three years, InsideTrack Coaches and managers have volunteered their time with Mission Graduates, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the number of K-12 students in San Francisco’s Mission District prepared to start and complete college.
In an ethnically diverse, low-income community such… Continue reading
Public universities across the country are engaged in an all-out war for out-of-state students. Deep cuts in support are driving the search for revenue, and in many states, a stagnating pool of local applications has pushed colleges to recruit broadly. The winners, like Arizona State, bring in higher out-of-state tuition and get to skim from a larger pool of prospective students.
Continue reading: chronicle.com
UW-Madison uses more than 72 e-mail systems and buys more than 250 types of black pens.
A new report found that the university could save money – up to $8.5 million – by centralizing and standardizing some of these administrative functions.
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Remember those kids who eagerly waited at the end of the bench at each football game—hoping the coach would just put them in the game (and maybe give them a shot at making the play that saves the day). At last week’s ACHE (Association for Continuing Higher Education) conference, Tom Kennedy, Executive Director and President of Regis University’s New Ventures, aptly described adult-serving programs and their students as “the kids at the end of bench.” Well, it’s game day for higher education in the United States and adult-serving programs are at the vanguard of innovation because their students are critical in… Continue reading
Researchers at the Indiana Business Research Center at IU’s Kelley School of Business found that adult students — those who enroll in postsecondary institutions when they are 25 years or older – earned $1,000 more in annual wages after attempting 25 to 36 college credit hours, compared to those who attempted fewer than 12 college credit hours.
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