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student motivation

Motivating Your Students for the Finish Line

Student success isn’t always a simple or straightforward process. Multiple learning styles, locations and content make one-size-fits all learning nearly impossible. There are many hurdles that prevent students from learning and succeeding in their education. According to eLearning Industry’s article “The Top 5 Common eLearning Challenges and How to Overcome Them”, one of the biggest […]

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improve retention

Redirecting Learning Services to the “Murky” Middle

New research conducted by the Education Advisory Board suggests that colleges and universities aiming to improve retention and graduation rates may be offering support services to the wrong students. The Inside Higher Ed article, “The ‘Murky Middle,’” sheds light on some interesting patterns the Education Advisory Board found during its Student Success Collaborative project. The […]

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retention

The Retention Elixir

Retention is a challenge.  Colleges and universities across the country face incredible challenges to keep students enrolled in school and on track to earning a degree.  While more than 70% of Americans matriculate at a 4-year institution, less than 2/3 will graduate within 6 years.  In 2013 alone, 1.1 million students will drop out of […]

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Carl Sandburg College

Carl Sandburg College with the 1-2 Punch to Knock out Retention Issues

With dwindling budgets and legacy pressure to grow enrollments, institutions are being forced to evaluate priorities.  In 2012, 21.6 million students attended colleges and universities (Source: National Center for Education Statistics).  Yet, according to a recent article in the New York Times, college enrollment fell 2% in 2012-2013.  Couple these new enrollment trends with declining […]

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