Advising Gets Personal With New Coaching Services

By Katherine Mangan With a test coming up in his toughest subject, economics, Keaton Knight was verging on panic. The Indiana State University student considered himself a lousy test-taker in the best of circumstances, so it was time for a strategy session with his academic coach—who lives in Nashville. At their appointed time, Jason Broyles, …
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  • Do We Have it All Wrong? Where Access & Retention Collide

    By Watson Scott Swail, Ed.D. President and CEO, Educational Policy Institute The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center recently released a report updating data on student retention and persistence. Unfortunately, the news was not good, as the fall-to-fall retention rate (e.g., freshman-to-sophomore) fell 1.2 percent between 2009 and 2012 from 69.9 to 68.7 percent. Although one …
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  • Attending College is Not Enough

    By John Bass Texas has made great strides in terms of getting more students of all backgrounds beginning the path to a higher education in our community colleges and four-year institutions. We are seeing record enrollment year in and year out, and that is something to be proud of. The other end of the higher …
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