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Phone-Free Experiences Offer Students a Digital Detox

In the age of AI, mobile internet and the metaverse, some classes and colleges are charting a simpler path, offering phone-free environments to help students destress and build community.

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Scaling the ‘Secret Sauce’ for Completion Rates

New efforts are underway to expand ASAP, the City University of New York's academic support program, amid evidence that it works but is costly.

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Career Prep Tip: Hire Students to Counsel and Coach Their Peers

Claremont Graduate University employs students to provide professional development support and help the career services office identify innovative ways to reach other students.

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13 Recommendations for Improving Black Student Success

Supporting a systemwide goal of boosting graduation rates, a work group identified over a dozen ways California State University can improve Black student success.

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Basic Needs Support for Students During Academic Breaks

To accommodate students who face housing insecurity over academic breaks, Southern Illinois University implemented new policies and additional resources that address this and other basic needs.

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All Aboard STEMSEAS for Career Exploration

NSF-funded grant program offers undergraduate students an opportunity to explore careers in STEM and gain hands-on experience in geosciences with a week at sea.

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Program Launch: College for Adult Learners and Continuing Education

Mississippi State University opened a college focused on nontraditional students, establishing new policies and practices with adult learners’ perspectives at the forefront of degrees and programs.

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Program Launch: Retention and Career Preparation for Hispanic Students

A new project targets persistence and cultural engagement among low-income and first-generation Hispanic and Latino students at the University of Arizona.