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Serving Students Beyond the 9-5

Colleges and universities look to increase the availability of campus services by changing staff hours and working locations. What is driving this trend and how can department heads decide what works best?

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Academic Success Tip: Adapt In-Class Presentation Models

To help alleviate student anxieties and accommodate English language learners, a Villanova University professor allows students to prerecord their final presentations. As a result, students have performed better and embraced more dynamic and engaging styles.

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Getting the Message—to Study Economics

First-generation students are underrepresented in economics, but a new study finds that messaging students about why they should major in the field closes this gap.

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Housing Program for Students in Need Evolves

With new funding and operational changes, Columbus State Community College will continue its housing support program partnership for students needing short- and long-term assistance.

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Apprenticeships Prove Successful for 2-Year Degree Seekers

LaGuardia Community College, alongside the CUNY system, expanded apprenticeship offerings for STEM students. After the first year, 100 percent of graduates landed full-time jobs at the host company.

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Students’ Insights on Orientation

Students tend to rate their orientation experiences highly, according to a new Student Voice survey. Yet data suggest modality matters in student satisfaction, and there’s a gap between what students want from orientation and what they’re getting out of it.

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All in a Day’s Work: Professor as Student

Joe Hoyle, an accounting professor at the University of Richmond, enrolls in classes—particularly in subjects he knows little about—so that he can be a better teacher himself.

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Program Innovation: Smart Boxes Feed Food-Insecure Students

Virginia Commonwealth University rolled out optimized miniature food pantries to provide free and accessible food items across campus.