Student Recruiting Goes Big Brother

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Student Recruiting Goes Big Brother

Who remembers reading “Brave New World“? Anyone, Bueller?  Ok, so I guess I am showing my age.  Sobeit. Yes I had to read it in high school.  One of the few books I actually cracked without cheating on Cliff Notes. I remember feeling somewhat disturbed and creeped out, for lack of a better non-word.  Fast […]

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SmarterMeasure Users’ Group – Success!

We are pleased to report that our first ever SmarterMeasure Users’ Group was a success!  With 18 schools represented, it was a great time talking shop about how schools have used SmarterMeasure.  We also welcomed our colleagues at Universityof Southern Indiana who were able to attend virtually.  The day opened up with a warm bagel […]

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Webinar About Academic Grit for First Year Students

Prepare first-year students for success by improving their academic grit.  A student’s ability to succeed in higher education is not solely based on entrance exams and test scores. Research indicates that you can retain first-year students—especially at-risk or underprepared students—by helping them improve essential non-cognitive skills to increase academic grit. Do you know which non-cognitive […]

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Proactively Planning for Success

A recent article released in Inside Track, examines the issue that many colleges are facing.  The article does not focus on the services needed but the stigma that may come along with using those services.  In particular those resources that focus on identifying “at-risk” students. It is no secret that schools are heavily investing  in […]

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Throwback Thursdays – Proactive Vs. Reactive

Colleges and universities are taking the job of retaining students seriously.  It can cost a school over $13,000 to lose a student who was previously enrolled.  Identifying at-risk students early on and seeking ways to help them succeed is top priority among Student Success Directors and First Year Experience Coordinators.  School officials recognize the importance […]

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Orienting Students to Learning Online Webinar

Two weeks from today, we are offering a webinar about student readiness and orientation. Space is limited, so register today!   Orienting Students to Learning Online: Why the Emphasis upon Learning Matters Dr. Ghazala Hashmi, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College Wednesday, July 24th 1:00-2:00 pm CST (2:00-3:00 EST) Are technology skills and aptitudes the primary qualifications […]

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WCET Leadership Summit – Under the Sword of Data

Recently, our president, Dr. Mac Adkins had the privilege of attending the WCET Leadership Summit in Salt Lake City, Utah.  It was an intimate gathering of higher ed professionals who are focused on research and trying to figure out what to do with all the data schools are collecting about students.  Everything from student retention, engagement, and […]

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Writing Readiness Indicator Analysis

Beginning in the Summer of 2012 a private, regionally accredited University began using the Writing Readiness Indicator (WRI). Over a period of nine months more than 4000 students completed the assessment. The University conducted an analysis to determine the relationship between scores on the WRI and student performance in the Orientation Course, general academic performance […]

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Case Studies & Best Practices SmarterMeasure Webinar

Would you like to learn how to effectively implement SmarterMeasure Learning Readiness Indicator? During the webinar we will cover best practices and how to get the most from the tool. Join Sofia Villalobos from Miami Dade College – Virtual Campus and Melanie Clark from Florida State College at Jacksonville and learn about their implementation models including orientation course, […]

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