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Welcome, Transfers! Prioritizing Students Coming From Community Colleges

Fixing the transfer system requires a changed collective mind-set and involves actions such as committing to accept both lower- and upper-division transfer credits, writes Lisa Vollendorf, president of Empire State University.

Two students look at materials on a table under a tent with Nicolet College printed on it

Technical College Incorporates Indigenous Culture Into Curriculum, Campus

A small technical college in Wisconsin created a certificate to include Indigenous learners and incorporate more Native American history and understanding within the community.

Professor Sanghoon Park and two students engage with virtual reality at a University of South Florida event.

Academic Success Tip: Motivational Chat Bot Provides Support

A University of South Florida professor created a chat bot to motivate online learners by providing strategies to complete academic work. The chat bot, launched this spring, will undergo updates to better support students this year.

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‘Don’t Cancel That Class’ Initiative Teaches Students Life Skills

Staff lead student success workshops in the classroom in professors’ absence to equip students with professional development and academic skills like time management, financial literacy and résumé building.

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Program Innovation: Bridging Data With Advising

Collaboration between the enrollment management department and undergraduate advising at the University of California, Irvine, is centered on using data to promote individual student success.

A student veteran works with a staff member at Central Oregon Community College's veteran lounge.

Success Program Launch: Engaging Student Veterans on Campus

Central Oregon Community College will create a student success center for its student veterans, offering additional services and greater access to support staff.

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Success Program Launch: Developing a Second Core Curriculum

Administrators at Thomas More University reorganized its core curriculum design for students to follow a nine-credit concentration as a second major, minor or interdisciplinary coursework.

Mayra Lopez-Perez works with a student at a table.

New on the Job: Mayra Lopez-Perez From the University at Buffalo, SUNY

In her inaugural role as coordinator of student success coaches, Lopez-Perez partners with academically at-risk students and leads a team of coaches in promoting student success and life skill development for University at Buffalo students.