Nudging, done correctly, can drive double digit percentage outcomes, particularly for STEM students. Also, students who take at more loans succeed in higher education at greater rates than those who rely less on financial assistance.
All institutions have an academic probation program of some kind, but few have examined whether they are having the intended outcome. In this episode we break down what the literature says are best practices for helping academically struggling students get back on track.
Your institution is doing a tremendous amount of work to help students be successful. The trouble is everyone is moving in their own direction and we are not as effective as we would be if we were all aligned. On this episode we take you into a webinar where we introduced a student success planning process to help your institution become strategically aligned around student success.
While many institutions are getting better about measurement and, in particular, measuring student success interventions, they still lack the ability to make changes based on outcomes. In this episode, Jan and Graham explain the concept of an intervention retrospective, that if made a habit, will help get your interventions on rails and ensure that they are having the desired impact on student success.
Today, Graham and Jan host another meet up of the Starfish Student Success Book Club. The book was Robot-Proof: Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, by Joseph Aoun, President of Northeastern University.
In this episode Graham and Jan are joined by student success technology pioneer and practitioner, Russ Little in a fascinating conversation about guided pathways. We review the history and definition of guided pathways approaches and what is necessary to implement the approach campus wide.
In this episode join our student success book club conversation. We read and discuss Sara Goldrick-Rab's "Paying the Price." The book is thoroughly researched and provides eye-opening data regarding the challenges poor students seeking degrees in higher education encounter everyday. Our panel of experts share some of their own stories and we discuss the proposed solutions that Rab puts forward in the book.
In this episode we talk about the 2018 Educause Top Ten IT Issues list. We also review Josh Kim’s reaction to the list in his Inside Higher Ed article, 10 Reactions to EDUCAUSE's 2019 Top 10 IT Issues.
Our Intervention of the Day segment covers research reported on by the Washington Post and the cultural changes that can be measured 250 years later.
We’re reading, “The Other Wes Moore” by Wes Moore. Listen and learn how much we enjoyed it!