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New on the Job: Q&A With Viraj Patel, Director of Asian American Student Academic Program

The inaugural director shared about her work at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the role of the model minority myth in Asian American student success and her future goals.

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Students, Parents and Voters Agree—Higher Ed Costs Too Much

Americans still believe in the power of a college degree, but the sticker shock of tuition and fees causes many to doubt the economic value, reducing access.

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Students’ Fresh Thoughts on Value and Affordability 

Most students say they’re getting a valuable college education, but their feelings are mixed when asked directly about affordability, according to new Student Voice data. Students also weigh in on ideas for lowering costs—and reject cuts to academics (including tenure) and to student supports.

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Report: Improving Data Collection on Indigenous Students

New federal standards around Alaska Native and American Indian student data will impact how states and institutions collect and report data. A recent brief from the Institute for Higher Education Policy digs into the issue.

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What Supports Latino Student Success? 

Degree completion rates among Hispanic and Latino students have stagnated. In response, college leaders are investing in specific interventions for Latino learners.

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Success Program Launch: Equine-Assisted First-Year Student Experience

Valdosta State University professors created an experiential learning course that uses horses to build students’ personal and professional skills through hands-on learning and reflection.

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Guide Addresses Campus Climate in Upcoming Election

A new resource from the Constructive Dialogue Institute serves as a playbook for higher ed administrators and practitioners during the 2024 election.

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How to Create an In-House Coaching Program

For college leaders considering establishing student success coaching within their institution, InsideTrack offers best practices and three resources for further work.