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Learning Resources

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Planning for Higher Education Journal

Streamlining the Process of Student Success and PersistenceLocked

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
SCUP 2020 Annual Conference. This session will discuss the equity and access issues amplified by the pandemic and how institutions are adapting this fall's programs and environments to alleviate these issues. 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 ImpactLocked

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 SciencesLocked

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 ActionLocked

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 InnovationLocked

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.