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Communicating with Gen Z students about how to be financially responsible in college is as elusive as booming budgets in higher ed. Discover how the University of Colorado Denver and Minnesota State University Moorhead approach financial communication with students.
Retaining students is more than a financial question—it’s an ethical one. Retaining our first-year students means we make good on the promise of admission: that not only will we invite you to join our institution, we’ll provide support to ensure you can be successful. Faculty’s communication and relationships with students are key in getting students to stay and succeed in college.
Technology has played an increasingly important role in student success as student information technology, learning management systems, and other student success resources have evolved in the digital space. The pandemic increased higher education’s reliance on digital platforms for students to be able to access and engage with their campus support resources and educational opportunities.
The impending demographic cliff is creating undergraduate enrollment challenges, especially for institutions in the northeast, where my university is located. One strategy to offset the expected revenue decline is growing graduate enrollment, and an institution’s existing undergraduate students are a fruitful market to target. By saving time and money, joint undergraduate and graduate degrees are an attractive way to keep strong students on campus for an additional year.
While management of financial resources is one of their top responsibilities, often department chairs who are charged with stewardship of a significant portion of the university’s resources are provided the least amount of training to do so.
Persistent year-over-year declines in federal funding has forced a fundamental change in activity. In the current era of big bets, institutions have shifted to competing for outcomes-focused funding directed to large-scale collaborative research projects with a clear social benefit. Modern students are also seeking the type of societal impact that spans disciplines.
Discover how Bentley University launched the "FirstGen Presidential Fellows" program to support first-generation students from under-represented groups.
Education leaders share three lessons on addressing historical legacies of racism on campus.
Roughly 70% of all HEERF dollars remain unspent. Guests discuss the reasons and share advice on how to move forward with greater speed and intent.
The 18 fellows in the 2020 Rising Higher Education Leaders Fellowship cohort tackled a wide range of issues in their capstone projects, reflecting the diversity of institutions and professional experiences of the participants. Several fellows deeply examined student success at their institutions, specifically focusing on equity issues. Others made recommendations for improving campus sustainability, building stronger online programs, and adjusting graduate tuition rates.