Organization and AccountabilityMore
While most academic leaders think of advising, academics, or student affairs when thinking about student success, the administrative infrastructure of a campus has an equally key role to play. Read this Roadmap to learn how the right policies, processes, and financial supports form the foundation for a broader student success strategy.
Many individuals and departments are responsible for aspects of student success, but IT leaders have impact across all units because they support the data collection and storage, advanced analyses, and delivery mechanisms that make planning and intervention possible. Learn how IT and campus partners can use data across the student life cycle to guide more efficient and effective student success decisions.
Despite billions of dollars and countless hours spent on pilot programs, tech solutions, and targeted sub-population interventions, the six-year graduation rate at community colleges remains stuck below 30% nationally. This study identifies three critical aspects of faculty engagement to improve the success of community college students.
The adage “it takes a village” is often applied to challenging but worthy missions, and no initiative on your campus is more important than ensuring that students succeed. Read these representative results from EAB members to learn how diverse stakeholders are making an impact.
This infographic highlights 20 of the most important questions your campus can answer using data from the Institution Reports. Look below for inspiration and guidance on where to look for answers.
Onboarding, Engagement, and First-Year ExperienceMore
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Despite decades of focus on access to higher education and significant investment in broad student success initiatives, demographic disparities in persistence and completion remain. Learn best practices to solve the persistent problem of demographic disparities by evaluating policies to improve student equity and inclusion.
Historically underserved and nontraditional students make up the majority of today’s community college population, yet their completion rates continue to lag behind those of traditional students. Improve student outcomes for at-risk populations with 21 strategies to promote equitable opportunities.
Instead of a linear path, many students experience enrollment as a convoluted series of steps, similar to a game of Chutes and Ladders. See our infographic to walk through today's multistep enrollment experience and understand the challenges students face.
More community college students are entering with remedial needs, applying for financial aid, and enrolling in college after years out of a formal educational setting. Learn to increase applicant conversion rates by streamlining the enrollment process.
As the number of traditional-aged students continues to decline, community college leaders must focus on enrollment and recruitment strategies in their control. This study provides 14 practices to help community college leaders better engage and recruit students in enrollment's shifting landscape.
Degree Planning and ProgressMore
A growing body of research shows how changes to the classroom experience can measurably improve student learning, retention, graduation rates, and post-graduation outcomes. Large required courses with failure rates as high as 30-60% can create retention and time-to-degree issues for hundreds or even thousands of students at a single institution. Discover how to encourage highly effective, engaging pedagogy and give faculty knowledge of student-centered course redesign.
This study explores strategies for academic leaders to change the campus conversation on teaching and learning, from identifying innovative faculty and reducing the risk of experimentation in the classroom to sustaining those innovations that work.
In this publication, EAB experts share best practices to reduce jargon during onboarding, engage students in financial literacy training, and reimagine the traditional academic calendar to encourage reenrollment—to name just a few.
A growing number of college students arrive on campus with a limited understanding of how to progress efficiently to completion, and schools face a challenge to bridge the gap between Guided Pathways theory and successful implementation. Unlock your institution’s capabilities within the Guided Pathways model and efficiently move toward student success goals.
One of the hardest, but most critical, parts of developing student-centric pathways is constructing the program maps and meta-majors behind them. Learn more about the roadblocks that can slow your college’s design of Guided Pathways and how best to avoid them.
Adopt a student-centered approach to advising
To make advising more proactive and individualized with limited resources, leading institutions in student success have adopted two principles from health care: population health management and coordinated care. Learn how advisors can use these principles to prioritize their time toward students with rising risk instead of only focusing on those with urgent, critical needs.
Have questions about academic and career advising? We compiled this collection of documents, templates, samples and tools from institutions around the country to help leaders improve advising across campus.
Complex student populations and limited advisor capacity make improving outcomes a challenge. This infographic outlines four key elements of a population health management approach to student success, including strategies you can implement today to begin the shift toward population-based student support.
Faculty are key to any top-down student success initiative, but too often they are not involved in implementation decisions. Our study profiles 16 best practices to engage faculty as major allies in student success efforts.
Early-alert programs can prevent students from slipping through the cracks, but these programs are often uncoordinated and inefficient. We uncovered the five building blocks of successful early-alert programs and strategies to bridge the gaps.
At the majority of schools, students receiving help are those self-aware and tenacious enough to ask for it, rather than those who need it most. This study profiles innovators’ efforts to elevate student success initiatives from the current patchwork of support services to an actively managed enterprise process.
Faculty play a critical role in shaping the student experience, but they’re surprisingly absent from student success strategies. Our infographic outlines six ways that academic units and individual faculty members can help students successfully navigate their academic careers.
Growing public concern about the return on investment (ROI) associated with higher education has created pressure for both public and private institutions to assume greater responsibility for students’ post-graduation outcomes. Explore our report for 34 best practices to incorporate meaningful career exploration into the academic curriculum.
Today’s universities are under increasing public pressure to provide career preparation and support economic mobility. Learn how to create more opportunities for applied learning and help students translate between an academic transcript and a career-ready resume.
Competition for employment among recent graduates is fiercer than ever and expectations for new hires are high. This study explores opportunities for student affairs departments to help students develop workforce skills outside the classroom.
Since the peak of the recession, community colleges have experienced steady declines in enrollment of adult learners. Our white paper outlines how community colleges can retain and engage post-traditional students.
Administrators across higher education have been calling student success a “top priority” for years, but pressure to improve success is growing. This study documents perspective and best practices on how enrollment managers across public and private institutions are linking financial aid to student success.
You may find yourself scratching your head when students make choices that undermine their own self-interest, such as under-loading credit hours or delaying their major declaration. Discover the unseen cognitive biases that are keeping your students from succeeding—and nudges you can use to overcome them.
What causes some students to fail while others succeed? After hundreds of interviews with college students across the country, EAB researchers found that the balance between different spheres of influence can determine students’ ability to succeed in college.
In an environment of increasing competition for first-time full-time students, institutions are turning to the community college transfer market to diversify undergraduate enrollments and stabilize tuition revenues. This study identifies best practices on how enrollment managers are growing transfer enrollment by eliminating barriers to entry posed by standard outreach and admissions procedures.
First-generation college students must overcome a variety of social, academic, and administrative barriers to succeed in college. Learn how institutions can improve outcomes for this group.
Because common student success metrics are lagging indicators of institutional and student performance, academic leaders may not know the root causes of any given demographic disparity in their data. Our infographic outlines 116 leading indicators of demographic disparities in student success metrics like retention, academic performance, graduation, and career outcomes.
The challenges facing first-generation students begin their first semester and continue throughout their college experience. Watch our webconferences to learn how to smooth the campus adjustment and acclimation process and rethink student engagement and career development initiatives.
Demand for campus mental health services continues to grow with no signs of slowing. Our study outlines how colleges and universities should align resources with students’ varying levels of need and risk pursue strategies that make the most of current campus and community resources.