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September 12, 2019 // Campus Technology

How Personalized Support and a Culture of Data Can Jumpstart Student Success

The University of South Florida has had formal programs to improve graduation and student success rates for a decade. The institution launched a Student Success Task Force in 2009, and was able to raise six-year graduation rates from 48 percent to 68 percent in 2014. But those gains plateaued two points shy of the state of Florida’s benchmark to measure excellence in student success.

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September 12, 2019 // EdSurge

To Retain College Students, Look to Academic Support and Campus Activities, New Report Finds

What keeps college students coming back for more? A new report on the effects college programs have on student retention attempts to answer that question.

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September 11, 2019 // Inside Higher Ed

Report: Student Support Data, Not Best Practices, Drives Persistence

New research analyzing more than 1,000 student support initiatives at 55 institutions found that 40 percent of those services demonstrated no impact on student persistence.

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September 11, 2019 // EdDive

Report: 40% of student success initiatives don't help retention

Looming enrollment declines and persistent equity gaps are prompting colleges to do more to help the students they have complete college. Those pressures have resulted in many institutions ramping up their student services, but it can be difficult to determine which initiatives are working and which aren’t.

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September 10, 2019 // Campus Technology

Many Student Success Initiatives Have No Impact on Retention

According to a recent analysis from Civitas Learning, only 60 percent of student success initiatives have a measurable positive impact on student persistence. That leaves a full 40 percent of initiatives having no impact whatsoever.

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September 4, 2019 // Washington Monthly

Teaching the Ivory Tower New Tricks

One of the most innovative companies is Civitas Learning, based in Austin, Texas, which is now working with more than 300 colleges, including the University of South Florida and Utah State. Civitas’s basic thesis is that the best indicator of whether a student will graduate is not grades or test scores or demographics—it’s their behavior.

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August 5, 2019 // Education Dive

Summer Reading: How Emerging Technology Is Reshaping Higher Ed

Pressure is growing for colleges to improve student outcomes, but sliding enrollment and tighter budgets threaten their ability to do so. In response, they are deploying technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and predictive analytics that promise to help them do more with less.

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July 25, 2019 // University World News

Designing An Institutional Framework For Student Success

The University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa has begun working across organisational structures to establish an institutional framework for student success, according to Senior Director of Academic Affairs, Professor Diane Grayson.

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July 16, 2019 // Built In Austin

The Best 70 Tech Companies To Work For In 2019

With work-life balance and good benefits becoming a requirement rather than a perk, the work culture at Silicon Valley tech giants like Google or LinkedIn is always a popular topic. To attract the best talent, companies around Silicon Valley are consistently competing to provide the best working environments.

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June 17, 2019 // Education Technology Times

UEL announces £2m mental health project

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