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Transfers on the Rise

A new report shows the number of students transferring grew last fall, especially among disadvantaged groups, a tentatively hopeful sign to higher ed experts.

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Texting to Get Tutoring in Students’ Hands

Students in English and math courses at Moorpark College weren’t using tutoring services, but now they can text their tutor to get help at their fingertips. The initiative has increased engagement with tutoring and raised passing rates in the participating courses.

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Report: Elements of Success in Online Education

Fully online degree programs have the opportunity to serve today’s learners, but they must remain grounded in the best practices of learning and student support. A report from CHEPP identifies seven areas of focus.

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Facial Recognition Heads to Class. Will Students Benefit?

Innovators plow forward with this technology in a largely unregulated ecosystem. Ethicists and a new National Academies report urge caution.

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Survey: Half of First-Year Seminars Focus on Academics, Student Success

New survey results from the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition find three in four colleges and universities offer a first-year seminar program, and of those, many focus on students’ academic success.

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More Than Half of Recent 4-Year College Grads Underemployed

A new report found that many recent graduates don’t land jobs that require a degree.

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The End of the Dean’s List

Two Ivy League universities recently did away with certain age-old academic honors, arguing they cause unnecessary stress and competition.

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A Crash Course in Innovation and Design

Bryant University’s three-day IDEA program gives first-year students hands-on learning experience across disciplines alongside older peers and campus leaders to promote creative thinking and problem-solving. The experience now has a focus on student well-being as well as a live panel for students to pitch solutions.