First-gen students feel greater sense of belonging at 2-year schools

Reported by Education Dive, a recent analysis of federal data showed that both first-generation and underrepresented minority students attending community colleges feel a greater sense of “belonging” than at 4-year colleges. The takeaway? A student’s sense of “belonging” is a feeling we can greatly impact. And if we are committed to student persistence and success, […]

Maximizing Online Student Engagement During Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Faculty and school officials are currently scrambling to put together learning continuity plans during COVID-19 campus closures.  We invited Dr. Perry Samson, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor at University of Michigan, to join the Enrollment Growth University podcast to talk about engaging your live, in-person classes online during campus closures due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). How the […]

Will COVID-19 move back decision day?

What will COVID-19 mean for upcoming enrollment decisions? With on-campus visit days canceling nationwide, some universities, including Oregon State University, have pushed back their decision day – typically May 1, back to June 1. The goal is to provide students with more time to decide, who now may not have access to high school guidance […]

The Dept. of Ed is ending their competency-based education experiments

While higher ed continues to explore new competency-based education models, the Department of Education is ending their experiments. Reported by Education Dive, the U.S. Department of Education is ending their experiment on June 30th, which allowed competency-based programs to receive federal aid. Institutions with direct-assessment approvals will be able to maintain these programs, and new […]