• Your Student Success Plan Needs A Smart System

    It’s hard to go to any college campus or higher education conference and not hear about student retention. If your institution is starting to develop new plans to address retention issues—or looking to refine existing efforts—figuring out where to focus may be a challenge. There is great breadth in definitions…

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  • Storytelling in Assessment: Compelling Ways to Share Data

    Before we begin dig into using storytelling in assessment, do me a favor and just think about your favorite story. This could be a book, a movie, a television show, an anecdote from a friend or family member—whatever first comes to mind. Think for a moment about what it is…

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  • Missing the Forest for the Trees: Challenges in Defining Student Success

    You know the drill. As calls for accountability and the justification of allocated resources in higher education increase, so too does the need for institutions to be able to quantify the success of their students. But there are challenges in defining student success. In most conversations, “student success” typically focuses…

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