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Mayra Lopez-Perez works with a student at a table.

New on the Job: Mayra Lopez-Perez From the University at Buffalo, SUNY

In her inaugural role as coordinator of student success coaches, Lopez-Perez partners with academically at-risk students and leads a team of coaches in promoting student success and life skill development for University at Buffalo students.

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Scaling Up: Kessler Scholars Collaborative Grows Footprint

The first-generation support and scholarship program will launch its first cohorts of students at 10 new partner institutions this fall.

Nate Johnson, founder of FreeWriters, and three incarcerated students in orange uniforms stand around a table covered in papers.

A ‘Neglected Population’

While college-in-prison programs are poised to expand, some educators and advocates worry prospective students in jails are getting left behind.

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Academic Success Tip: Labs Promote Better Student Discussion Boards

Online course instructors can improve students’ confidence and skills in posting on discussion boards by teaching them key skills in short training sessions.

Dougherty Family College students smile with their hands outstretched.

Private University Offers Increased Access to an Associate Degree

The Dougherty Family College at the University of St. Thomas, approaching its seventh year, provides low-income and underrepresented students with access and holistic support to earn a two-year degree.

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New on the Job: Q&A With Nick Branson of the College of Lake County

As the inaugural assistant vice president of strategy, planning and success, Branson uses his institutional effectiveness background to promote access for all learners.

Jason Titus engages with a student on Texas Christian University's campus.

Success Program Launch: Housing Staff Supports Academically At-Risk Students

Academic intervention from residence hall staff at Texas Christian University places relationships at the forefront, creating an innovative advising system for first- and second-year students.

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Positive Partnership: Creating Equity in Gateway Course Success

The Gardner Institute’s Courses and Curricula in Urban Ecosystems initiative works alongside institutions to improve success in general education courses.