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All in A Day’s Work: Give Your “3 Cents” Worth

To support online learners, a former professor at Walden University provided brief essays expanding on instructional topics to demonstrate real-world application and counter common wisdom.

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Success Program Launch: Promoting Belonging in Econ, Business

To boost retention and persistence among minority business and economics students, the University of California San Diego launched a peer mentoring program, among other support services. The first year benefited 20 mentees.

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New on the Job: Hung-Tao (Michael) Chen, Kennesaw State University

The inaugural associate dean for student success and engagement for Kennesaw’s Norman J. Radow college of humanities and social sciences shares his background, values and goals for his role.

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Academic Success Tip: Add Syllabus Reading Assignments

Teaching students to read, reference and remember a course syllabus can be a challenge for many professors. Here are three strategies to encourage students to engage with their syllabus.

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Rethinking Responding to Student Writing 

New book argues that students respond more effectively to peers’ writing than professors do and that they’re skilled at self-assessment, too. Still, professors can lay the groundwork for this feedback through scripts and other scaffolding.

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Trust the Process: Helping Students Overcome Imposter Syndrome

Faculty and staff members who interact with students can take five actions to help those with self-doubt and other struggles that may impact completion of a degree, writes David Stoddard.

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Student Success Champion: Colin David Pears at the University of New England

As the university’s newest associate provost for student success and chief retention officer, Pears aims to facilitate collaboration and ensure cohesion in the support of students.

Barbara Blake Gonzalez stands in front of the Old Dominion University Monarch Internship and Co-Op office

Program Launch: One-Stop for Internships, Co-Ops

To break down silos and increase access to work-based learning, Old Dominion University established a new department focused on internships for all students on campus.