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Planning for Higher Education Journal

A Call to Action for Student Success Analytics

Optimizing student success should be Institutional Strategy #1.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

A National Economic Case Statement for Community Colleges

Now more than ever the role of postsecondary education is to cultivate the nation’s human capital.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Adjunct Faculty Can Increase Student Success

Although the numbers of adjunct faculty members at most institutions of higher education have increased, those instructors rarely are included in programs to improve student achievement. But Cal Poly Pomona, by providing modest resources and mentoring, generates opportunities for adjuncts to positively affect student success.
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After the Fall

Come learn how you can plan and coordinate campus-wide retention efforts and promote faculty participation at your institution.
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An Analytics Handbook

Data is powerful but not if you don't know how to use it. This handbook is designed to help any higher ed leader unleash the power of data that is always available but seldom leveraged.
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ASAP

In this session, you will learn about CUNY's ASAP model, how it receives operating and capital funding, and how the physical spaces that support the program were identified, designed, and renovated.
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Benchmark Your Digital Capabilities to Improve Student Success

You will learn how to assess your institution’s digital capacity for student success technologies so you can affect costs and improve outcomes with new analytics tools and services.
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Building a Culture of High Performance, Accountability, and Continuous Improvement from a University System and Institutional Perspective

The President of two University System of Georgia (USG) universities during the process and initial implementation of Comprehensive Administrative Review (CAR) will provide an institutional perspective and insight into building a culture of high performance with a focus on evidence-based leadership, accountability, and continuous improvement.
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Building a Path Forward

United Negro College Fund and HBCU college leaders will examine enrollment, instruction, student success, historic preservation, and fundraising in a post-pandemic world and explore how we can transform these challenges into successes.
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Business Methodology in an Academic Setting Transforms Student Outcomes

Come learn how the University of Kansas Edwards Campus is recruiting well-qualified, motivated students by adopting industry sales techniques focused on vetting qualifications and pre-requisites, bridging adviser communications, and reengaging prospects to materialize student outcomes.
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Cultivating the Future of Graduate Education

Like any individual seeking to make a rational decision, doctoral students must decide if the benefits of earning this degree outweigh the costs.
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Expanding College Completion

It is important to ensure that our nation’s open-access colleges can operate at a level where they can provide seats at the higher education table for all who wish to attend.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

From Innovation to Impact

Rigorously evaluating the impact of innovative student success initiatives is key in meeting institutional goals for student outcomes, resource allocation, and return on investment.
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Higher Ed’s Missing Link

We'll share our metrics-based planning framework—that's producing remarkable outcomes—and explain how you can apply this concept at your institution.
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Improving Credit Mobility for Community College Transfer Students

A report reprint from Education Northwest
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Indiana’s Twenty-First Century Scholars Program

Indiana’s Twenty-First Century Scholars program effectively meets the needs of high-risk and low-income students by understanding the student’s mind-set, providing mentoring relationships, being flexible with credit load minimums, and utilizing alumni for student recruitment.
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Innovation in Action

Integrated Planning and Advising for Student Success (iPASS) is an emerging, innovative practice with the potential to create transformative institutional change.
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Institutional Expenditures and State Economic Factors Influencing 2012–2014 Public University Graduation Rates

A better understanding of how to allocate different types of institutional expenditures for maximum return on investment may positively influence six-year graduation rates.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Is Higher Education Ready for Its Learners?

With sweeping shifts in recruitment and retention of students throughout higher education, Northern Kentucky University committed to a pivot. Its new student framework emphasizes student support and academic delivery driven by strategic decisions and data rather than by impulsivity. Their Success by Design framework encouraged innovations that focused the university on meeting learners where they were.
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Keep on Keepin’ on

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?
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Learning Space Design for the Ethnically Diverse Undergraduate Classroom

This pilot study was conducted to evaluate how space contributes to the learning outcomes of a demographically diverse class of students at Morgan State University, a Historically Black Institution.
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Leveraging Institutional Planning to Benefit Latinx Students

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.
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Libraries in Shaping the Future of Higher Education

How can institutions leverage librarians as educational partners, complementing the classroom experience, to ensure students from all walks of life have a strong net of academic support?
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Making an IMPACT!

Discussion will focus on the changing expectations for librarians, especially as instructional partners, the redesigning of library learning spaces to support instructional innovation, and elements necessary for developing a faculty learning community focused on enhancing student-centered learning.
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Planning for Equity-Centered Transformation

We must abandon the traditional three- to five-year planning cycle in favor of combining a macro-planning approach with shorter-term sprints (quick-turnaround scenario planning flexibility) to meet the changing needs of our students and communities.
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President’s Session | Every Student’s Dream Matters

Come learn how Lorain County Community College (LCCC) identifies game-changing innovations and aligns resources to bring them to scale.
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Redefining Federal Work-Study Programs

The University of Missouri-Kansas City, by reinventing its campus Federal Work-Study (FWS) program (newly termed PRO Roos), committed to a goal of supporting student success through developing their career-readiness skills. FWS students were engaged in worthwhile campus employment that increased their sense of belonging within the university, enhanced their professional proficiencies, and prepared them for careers after graduation.
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Strategic Plan 2015–2020

The university’s strategic plan details five broad goals with supporting strategies and measures for success. Focus centers on student success and leveraging technology for the 21st-century learning experience.
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Strategic Plan 2019–2022

Website presenting the university’s expedited and focused strategic planning process.
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Streamlining the Process of Student Success and Persistence

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.
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Student Success

We'll focus on tools and solutions that your institution can incorporate into its facilities planning process to ensure your learning spaces contribute to student success.
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Tennessee Promise

The Tennessee Promise will change the face of educational attainment for Tennesseans.
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The Art and Science of Supporting Adult Learners

More than ever, nontraditional students and adult learners are making up more and more of the student body at colleges and universities across the country. Learn how to effectively stand out from other institutions who are making mistakes in 10 key areas with the adult learner population.
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Voices from the Field: Episode #2

Cynthia Tweedell, Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness, Ohio Christian University talks about how this faith-based institution with a personal touch is working through the transition for students, athletes, and summer programs.
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Voices from the Field: Episode #3

Mike Martin, Associate Dean Science, Math, and Health at John Carroll University discusses how the administration addressed the first few weeks of the COVID-19 crisis and how they have creatively shifted gears with students and faculty toward what’s next.