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New on the Job: Q&A With Leslie Webb, University of Montana

Webb discusses her first year as vice provost for student success and campus life at the University of Montana at Missoula and her vision moving forward.

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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.

Lessons From Michigan’s Continued Efforts to Make College Free

States can pass incremental efforts to make college more affordable.

Three stills from a video showing Jonathan Roth allegedly grabbing the hand of a student who tried to block his phone camera.

Professors Evacuated, Put on Leave in Hectic Pro-Palestine Protest

When the director of Jewish studies at one California State University campus visited another to speak on Israel and Palestine, things went awry.

A student gets guidance from a professional during a virtual meeting.

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.

Facial portrait of a young man with a network of lines on his face intended to depict ingredients for a facial recognition scan.

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.

Judge Bars NCAA From Enforcing Rules on Name, Likeness

A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction siding with the states of Tennessee and Virginia in their lawsuit challenging the...
A professor stands in the middle of a circle of students, giving a lesson.

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.