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Planning for Higher Education Journal

Leveraging Institutional Planning to Benefit Latinx Students Locked

Racially Disaggregated and Actionable Data Improve Community College Transfer Success
From Volume 49 Number 2 | January–March 2021
How can institutional planners make a difference for underrepresented minority students? Senior administrators at East Los Angeles College addressed inequities in Latinx student transfer rates with data-backed culturally-relevant strategies.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Keep on Keepin’ on Locked

Customized Retention Practices Helped Low Income and Single Mom Students to Persist
From Volume 49 Number 2 | January–March 2021
A support program for low-income and/or single-mother students to improve their persistence and retention was revisited 15 years after it had been launched at Charter Oak State College. Did follow-up with the graduates show that the effort had aided the former participants in obtaining their college degree? Had the collaboration between the institution’s Academic Services, Enrollment Management, and Financial Aid departments—and the support they offered—help the students to persevere? Based on survey results, was the program still of value, and what improvements needed to be made?
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Streamlining the Process of Student Success and Persistence Locked

Curriculum Complexity Analyses Can Deploy Timely Academic Support Services
From Volume 49 Number 1 | October–December 2020
A combination of course prerequisite simplification and focused efforts by academic advising and tutoring services, when and where needed most, can substantially improve student achievement and degree attainment.
Conference Presentations

Planning for Equity

Supporting Students Now and in the Fall
Published 2020
Come join our panelists for an in-depth discussion of research into student inequities and how their institutions plan to improve the student support system on their campus this fall.
Webinar Recordings

Voices from the Field: Episode #16

Helping Vulnerable Students Meet Basic Needs
Published 2020
From The Hope Center at Temple University, Paula Umaña discusses caring and communication: the need to identify your most vulnerable students, then ensure that available assistance is visible and easy for them to access.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

From Innovation to Impact Locked

How Higher Education Can Evaluate Innovation’s Impact and More Precisely Scale Student Support
From Volume 45 Number 4 | July–September 2017
Rigorously evaluating the impact of innovative student success initiatives is key in meeting institutional goals for student outcomes, resource allocation, and return on investment.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Enhancing the Student Experience in the Sciences Locked

The Pennsylvania State University Creates a Nucleus for Student Education and Advising
From Volume 45 Number 4 | July–September 2017
Science education and science student retention are improved by transforming an underutilized campus space into an Academic Support Center that colocates critical undergraduate academic services.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Innovation in Action Locked

iPASS, Student Success, and Transformative Institutional Change
From Volume 45 Number 2 | January–March 2017
Integrated Planning and Advising for Student Success (iPASS) is an emerging, innovative practice with the potential to create transformative institutional change.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

The Why, What, When, Where, and How of Student Service Innovation Locked

From Volume 45 Number 2 | January–March 2017
As the challenges students face become increasingly complex and interwoven, student service providers must innovate to meet student and institutional needs and differentiate themselves from competitors.