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Voices of Student Success: Creating Community for Students in Recovery

Many students on college campuses struggle with substance use and abuse, but fewer have a supportive community they can turn to.

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Colleges Create Campus Spaces for Student Identity

To help students feel they belong at the institution, institutions are investing in facilities that promote student identity and meet their needs.

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Academic Success Tip: Host a Transfer Fair

For students looking to continue their degree after community college, a transfer fair can provide a window into available programs and institutions in the area and beyond.

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Scaling Up: Using Student Data to Motivate Academic Achievement

A student-facing dashboard on Canvas promotes self-regulated learning and study habits by showcasing course data from the learning management system.

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‘That’s a Great Question!’: The Value of Positive Faculty Feedback

One recent paper links welcoming faculty responses to student questions to better student outcomes in STEM courses, building on other work finding that students benefit when professors are approachable, accessible and supportive.

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Scaling Up: Peer-Coaching Helps Faculty Boost Student Success

Colleagues at Sacred Heart University provide feedback and guidance to one another with the goal of improving teaching and learning within the classroom.

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Academic Success Tip: Engaging and Motivating Student Advisees

Academic advising involves building trusting relationships with students. One adviser explains practices that help students articulate their academic and personal needs while learning to advocate for themselves.

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Success Program Launch: Incentivizing Academic Success with Scholarships

Penn State World Campus launched a program fall 2023 to encourage online learners to engage in successful habits for their time in college and beyond.