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College and university presidents face a range of challenges, like shrinking populations and changing attitudes about academia. How leaders respond to these challenges will shape their institution’s future and their professional legacy. This summer, three college presidents retired after decades-long careers in higher education: Jim Campion of Columbia-Greene Community College (C-GCC), Karen Haynes of California […]
How Wiregrass Georgia Technical College achieved enrollment gains by transforming its advising model
Student success has always been at the heart of Wiregrass Georgia Technical College's (Wiregrass) advising model. But prior to 2017, students had minimal insight into the academic planning process and relied on advisors to create class schedules term after term. Advising appointments were dominated by schedule creation across multiple days.
Students of all races enter STEM majors at roughly equal rates. But black and Latino students leave the majors at nearly twice the rate of white students.
It’s almost become old hat to say that the higher education economic model is “broken.” Unstable future revenues. Ballooning costs. For some, it’s survival at risk. But even the most fortunate are concerned that there won’t be sufficient budget to sustain excellence, much less fund new ambitions. Yet despite all the talk about an economic […]
Every term a small but noticeable share of students are blocked from registration or purged from their course schedules because of an unpaid bill. In the best case scenario, these students are able to pay their balance and re-enroll in the same semester. However, they will often encounter serious obstacles: The courses they need are […]
"It's only within the past few years, as researchers revealed the dismaying college failure rates of first-generation college-goers, that the attention has turned to K-12 school leaders," writes one education author.
Student engagement isn't just vital to students' academic and professional pursuits; it could also benefit your advancement efforts.