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By Libby Sander
Few colleges track statistics that may help them design more-effective services to support military and veteran students, a new study has found.
In a survey of 239 institutions, a majority said they did not collect retention or completion rates. Nearly three-quarters did not do so for active-duty military students, while about two-thirds did not do so for veterans. The research was conducted jointly by NASPA—Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and InsideTrack, a company that provides success coaching for students.
The groups’ seven-page report on the survey findings, released on Thursday, suggests that without… Continue reading
By Ryan Easttum
MOOCs are kicking down the doors of education, and replacing them with a much easier and figurative sliding glass door. That is, they’re easy to get into and you can peer right in. However, as a holder of an advanced degree and taker of many a MOOC, it’s not quite what it’s cracked up to be.
First, allow me to share my academic history. I was an achiever – not quite an overachiever, but I took zeal in getting A’s and bringing home honors and awards. Spelling bees and Geography bees in primary school and then… Continue reading
Now that the average college freshman takes more than five and a half years to graduate, a growing number of colleges are trying to entice students with guarantees that they will finish in four years – or the extra tuition will be free.
But most of these four-year guarantees come with fine print that can disqualify many applicants, such as requiring students who sign up for the program freshman year to declare and stick to a major all four years, take inconvenient classes or forgo study abroad. In addition, even the most generous of the guarantees only offer to… Continue reading
Adult students on how InsideTrack helps them manage school, work, and personal life.
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Former Student Services Advisor
I have had the pleasure of working both in the for-profit and traditional higher learner environments and through my experience I have learned that Student Services has a different meaning and purpose depending on the organization. Student Services in a for-profit organization usually operates under the mission to retain students through providing personal and professional development, counseling. Student Services as it pertains to traditional or non-profit settings usually encompasses Career Services, Admissions, Academic Advising, and Registrar.
Cross-posted from The EvoLLLution, originally published August 30, 2012.