The new university academic year will soon be upon us. Over half a million new hopeful students will begin what should be one of the most important experiences of their lives. Sadly, many of these students will drop ou… Learn more.
Admin, 1996: “If you do not get your retention up to 85%, your contract will not be renewed.” --why I had to leave a certain state university. “Retention” is the percent of students that do not drop th… Learn more.
Despite 20 years of focus on improving university retention rates, we are still losing one in five of our first-year students. And the release of a new report by TEQSA again reminds us of the challenges of retention… Learn more.
I always learn from and enjoy the comments made by readers of this blog, print media and through social media like Twitter. One comment struck me this week, in particular, that cast light on a growing and persistent… Learn more.
At my monthly department meeting yesterday, the department’s representative to our University Senate gave his report on their last meeting. As part of his report, he told us some of the concerns our university presiden… Learn more.