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Survey: Peer Support, Connection Are Critical to Student Wellness

A new report identifies the factors that contribute to college student thriving, including personal connection and health behaviors, and how residential communities can help.

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Positive Partnership: Connecting Local Employers and Institutions to Stop the Brain Drain

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber serves as a bridge between local colleges and small businesses to promote economic flourishing in the area and connect students to careers.

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Success Program Launch: Training for Future Change Makers 

The University of New Hampshire launches Semester for Impact, an experiential learning program in which students earn full credit for working with sustainability-focused local organizations.

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5 Strategies for Better Supporting Multilingual Learners

At community colleges and four-year institutions, faculty and staff members should take steps to help English language learners develop a sense of belonging that builds on their strengths to promote success.

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Data-Based Decisions Tips: Using FAFSA Data to Reach At-Need Students

A 2022 Dear Colleague letter from the Education Department encouraged colleges and universities to use FAFSA data to reach out to students about their eligibility for federal benefits, but few did. A new report identifies strategies for direct outreach to better support financially insecure students.

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Academic Success Tip: Use Improv to Teach Communication Skills

A faculty member at Paul Smith’s College incorporates improvisation exercises into his business courses to teach empathetic listening, collaborative discussion and flexibility.

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Positive Partnership: Fostering Former Foster Youths’ Potential

Alamo Colleges, as part of a larger county partnership, play a role in helping former foster youth enroll and succeed in college through basic needs and academic supports.

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Listen: Improving Student Success in the Classroom

Jody Greene, associate campus provost for academic success at the University of California, Santa Cruz, discusses the faculty’s responsibility to engage in student success work.