X

Yale University (CT)

"Need-blind" Admission

"Need-blind" Admission

Yale University is "need-blind" in its admissions; students are assessed solely on the basis of academic and personal promise, with Yale meeting 100 percent of the demonstrated financial need of every admitted student for all four years of study.

Yale expects a zero contribution from families with total incomes less than $60,000. The university has reduced the amount that lower- and middle-income families pay to equal or below the cost of many major state universities. Yale has raised the campus minimum wage and eliminated loans as part of the aid package.

Bottom Line:  Student loan debt has dropped below $11,000 - far below the national average for four-year private institutions.

Yale University is "need-blind" in its admissions; students are assessed solely on the basis of academic and personal promise, with Yale meeting 100 percent of the demonstrated financial need of every admitted student for all four years of study.

Yale expects a zero contribution from families with total incomes less than $60,000. The university has reduced the amount that lower- and middle-income families pay to equal or below the cost of many major state universities. Yale has raised the campus minimum wage and eliminated loans as part of the aid package.

Bottom Line:  Student loan debt has dropped below $11,000 - far below the national average for four-year private institutions.

show article

read full article


X

Yale University (CT)

"Need-blind" Admission

"Need-blind" Admission

Yale University is "need-blind" in its admissions; students are assessed solely on the basis of academic and personal promise, with Yale meeting 100 percent of the demonstrated financial need of every admitted student for all four years of study.

Yale expects a zero contribution from families with total incomes less than $60,000. The university has reduced the amount that lower- and middle-income families pay to equal or below the cost of many major state universities. Yale has raised the campus minimum wage and eliminated loans as part of the aid package.

Bottom Line:  Student loan debt has dropped below $11,000 - far below the national average for four-year private institutions.

Yale University is "need-blind" in its admissions; students are assessed solely on the basis of academic and personal promise, with Yale meeting 100 percent of the demonstrated financial need of every admitted student for all four years of study.

Yale expects a zero contribution from families with total incomes less than $60,000. The university has reduced the amount that lower- and middle-income families pay to equal or below the cost of many major state universities. Yale has raised the campus minimum wage and eliminated loans as part of the aid package.

Bottom Line:  Student loan debt has dropped below $11,000 - far below the national average for four-year private institutions.

show article

read full article


X

Bryant University (RI)

4MILE@Bryant

4MILE@Bryant

The 4MILE@Bryant program at Bryant University is a transition/mentoring program for first-year minority students from the U.S., as well as international students. First-year minority and international students are invited to attend a one-week transition program that begins the week before fall classes start. Students are acclimated to the campus and exposed to the various resources available to them to help in their success.

With the guidance of the Intercultural Center professional staff, 4MILE counselors (current students) help them through the weeklong program and their first year at the university. The counselors work to ensure that students' cultural, academic, personal, and social needs are being met (tutoring, financial aid, counseling, homesickness, etc.). The program also includes an orientation for parents.

Funding comes from the institution and private sources.

Bottom Line:  In 2007, 90 percent of participants were retained in their first year.

The 4MILE@Bryant program at Bryant University is a transition/mentoring program for first-year minority students from the U.S., as well as international students. First-year minority and international students are invited to attend a one-week transition program that begins the week before fall classes start. Students are acclimated to the campus and exposed to the various resources available to them to help in their success.

With the guidance of the Intercultural Center professional staff, 4MILE counselors (current students) help them through the weeklong program and their first year at the university. The counselors work to ensure that students' cultural, academic, personal, and social needs are being met (tutoring, financial aid, counseling, homesickness, etc.). The program also includes an orientation for parents.

Funding comes from the institution and private sources.

Bottom Line:  In 2007, 90 percent of participants were retained in their first year.

show article

read full article


X

Bryant University (RI)

4MILE@Bryant

4MILE@Bryant

The 4MILE@Bryant program at Bryant University is a transition/mentoring program for first-year minority students from the U.S., as well as international students. First-year minority and international students are invited to attend a one-week transition program that begins the week before fall classes start. Students are acclimated to the campus and exposed to the various resources available to them to help in their success.

With the guidance of the Intercultural Center professional staff, 4MILE counselors (current students) help them through the weeklong program and their first year at the university. The counselors work to ensure that students' cultural, academic, personal, and social needs are being met (tutoring, financial aid, counseling, homesickness, etc.). The program also includes an orientation for parents.

Funding comes from the institution and private sources.

Bottom Line:  In 2007, 90 percent of participants were retained in their first year.

The 4MILE@Bryant program at Bryant University is a transition/mentoring program for first-year minority students from the U.S., as well as international students. First-year minority and international students are invited to attend a one-week transition program that begins the week before fall classes start. Students are acclimated to the campus and exposed to the various resources available to them to help in their success.

With the guidance of the Intercultural Center professional staff, 4MILE counselors (current students) help them through the weeklong program and their first year at the university. The counselors work to ensure that students' cultural, academic, personal, and social needs are being met (tutoring, financial aid, counseling, homesickness, etc.). The program also includes an orientation for parents.

Funding comes from the institution and private sources.

Bottom Line:  In 2007, 90 percent of participants were retained in their first year.

show article

read full article


X

Villanova University (PA)

A.C.T.I.V.E. Retention Program

A.C.T.I.V.E. Retention Program

The A.C.T.I.V.E. Retention Program at Villanova University ((Advising, Counseling, Tutoring, Information to enhance the Villanova Experience) aids the transition of first- and second-year students into the Villanova community. While the program is open to all students, the university actively seeks students who identify with a "cultural" population or NOS (not otherwise stated).

A pre-orientation program, while open to all first-year and transfer undergraduate students, specifically targets those students who are: a) first-generation college students; b) socially defined as minorities who are most likely to become targets of oppression, prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination; c) members of racial/ethnic groups that have been historically underrepresented and underserved in America's educational system; and d) high financial need.

Services include but are not limited to: a) free lending library; b) free tutors; c) academic and financial advising; d) social/professional/personal counseling; e) social outings; f) professional development opportunities; g) open, and safe discussions; h) programs that address transition difficulties; i) life coach; j) service break trips; k) a mentor.

Funding comes from the institution.

The A.C.T.I.V.E. Retention Program at Villanova University ((Advising, Counseling, Tutoring, Information to enhance the Villanova Experience) aids the transition of first- and second-year students into the Villanova community. While the program is open to all students, the university actively seeks students who identify with a "cultural" population or NOS (not otherwise stated).

A pre-orientation program, while open to all first-year and transfer undergraduate students, specifically targets those students who are: a) first-generation college students; b) socially defined as minorities who are most likely to become targets of oppression, prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination; c) members of racial/ethnic groups that have been historically underrepresented and underserved in America's educational system; and d) high financial need.

Services include but are not limited to: a) free lending library; b) free tutors; c) academic and financial advising; d) social/professional/personal counseling; e) social outings; f) professional development opportunities; g) open, and safe discussions; h) programs that address transition difficulties; i) life coach; j) service break trips; k) a mentor.

Funding comes from the institution.

show article

read full article


X

Villanova University (PA)

A.C.T.I.V.E. Retention Program

A.C.T.I.V.E. Retention Program

The A.C.T.I.V.E. Retention Program at Villanova University ((Advising, Counseling, Tutoring, Information to enhance the Villanova Experience) aids the transition of first- and second-year students into the Villanova community. While the program is open to all students, the university actively seeks students who identify with a "cultural" population or NOS (not otherwise stated).

A pre-orientation program, while open to all first-year and transfer undergraduate students, specifically targets those students who are: a) first-generation college students; b) socially defined as minorities who are most likely to become targets of oppression, prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination; c) members of racial/ethnic groups that have been historically underrepresented and underserved in America's educational system; and d) high financial need.

Services include but are not limited to: a) free lending library; b) free tutors; c) academic and financial advising; d) social/professional/personal counseling; e) social outings; f) professional development opportunities; g) open, and safe discussions; h) programs that address transition difficulties; i) life coach; j) service break trips; k) a mentor.

Funding comes from the institution.

The A.C.T.I.V.E. Retention Program at Villanova University ((Advising, Counseling, Tutoring, Information to enhance the Villanova Experience) aids the transition of first- and second-year students into the Villanova community. While the program is open to all students, the university actively seeks students who identify with a "cultural" population or NOS (not otherwise stated).

A pre-orientation program, while open to all first-year and transfer undergraduate students, specifically targets those students who are: a) first-generation college students; b) socially defined as minorities who are most likely to become targets of oppression, prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination; c) members of racial/ethnic groups that have been historically underrepresented and underserved in America's educational system; and d) high financial need.

Services include but are not limited to: a) free lending library; b) free tutors; c) academic and financial advising; d) social/professional/personal counseling; e) social outings; f) professional development opportunities; g) open, and safe discussions; h) programs that address transition difficulties; i) life coach; j) service break trips; k) a mentor.

Funding comes from the institution.

show article

read full article


X

Spartanburg Methodist College (SC)

Academic Advisement

Academic Advisement

Academic Advisement is available to all students at Spartanburg Methodist College. The advisors help students select classes and guide students toward graduation and/or transfer to another institution. Approximately 86% of students who entered in fall semester 2006 either graduated or transferred to another institution within a 3 year period.
Academic Advisement is available to all students at Spartanburg Methodist College. The advisors help students select classes and guide students toward graduation and/or transfer to another institution. Approximately 86% of students who entered in fall semester 2006 either graduated or transferred to another institution within a 3 year period.

show article

read full article


X

Spartanburg Methodist College (SC)

Academic Advisement

Academic Advisement

Academic Advisement is available to all students at Spartanburg Methodist College. The advisors help students select classes and guide students toward graduation and/or transfer to another institution. Approximately 86% of students who entered in fall semester 2006 either graduated or transferred to another institution within a 3 year period.
Academic Advisement is available to all students at Spartanburg Methodist College. The advisors help students select classes and guide students toward graduation and/or transfer to another institution. Approximately 86% of students who entered in fall semester 2006 either graduated or transferred to another institution within a 3 year period.

show article

read full article


X

Saint Leo University (FL)

Academic Advising Initiative

Academic Advising Initiative

The university's "First Alert" program-an early warning system to identify and assist students who might be at risk academically-will be expanded to include intense intervention for second semester freshmen who earn poor grades in their first semester, including mandatory retaking of failed courses or courses with low grades, mandatory study halls, and help through peer mentors.

The university also intends to make a "Success at Saint Leo" course available to all transfer students at the University Campus.

Funds come from the institution.

Bottom Line:  The university hopes that these new initiatives will lead to at least a 75 percent retention rate, and a rise in graduation rates to at least 50 percent from historic levels around 40 percent.

The university's "First Alert" program-an early warning system to identify and assist students who might be at risk academically-will be expanded to include intense intervention for second semester freshmen who earn poor grades in their first semester, including mandatory retaking of failed courses or courses with low grades, mandatory study halls, and help through peer mentors.

The university also intends to make a "Success at Saint Leo" course available to all transfer students at the University Campus.

Funds come from the institution.

Bottom Line:  The university hopes that these new initiatives will lead to at least a 75 percent retention rate, and a rise in graduation rates to at least 50 percent from historic levels around 40 percent.

show article

read full article


X

Saint Leo University (FL)

Academic Advising Initiative

Academic Advising Initiative

The university's "First Alert" program-an early warning system to identify and assist students who might be at risk academically-will be expanded to include intense intervention for second semester freshmen who earn poor grades in their first semester, including mandatory retaking of failed courses or courses with low grades, mandatory study halls, and help through peer mentors.

The university also intends to make a "Success at Saint Leo" course available to all transfer students at the University Campus.

Funds come from the institution.

Bottom Line:  The university hopes that these new initiatives will lead to at least a 75 percent retention rate, and a rise in graduation rates to at least 50 percent from historic levels around 40 percent.

The university's "First Alert" program-an early warning system to identify and assist students who might be at risk academically-will be expanded to include intense intervention for second semester freshmen who earn poor grades in their first semester, including mandatory retaking of failed courses or courses with low grades, mandatory study halls, and help through peer mentors.

The university also intends to make a "Success at Saint Leo" course available to all transfer students at the University Campus.

Funds come from the institution.

Bottom Line:  The university hopes that these new initiatives will lead to at least a 75 percent retention rate, and a rise in graduation rates to at least 50 percent from historic levels around 40 percent.

show article

read full article


X

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (MA)

Academic Advising Services

Academic Advising Services

Worcester Polytechnic Institute offers academic and personal counseling, student skill workshops, first-year seminars, remedial programs, undergraduate research, cultural programs, and mentoring opportunities to all students. Much of the academic work at the institution is done in teams, the faculty spend large amounts of time with students, and advising and mentoring activities are numerous.

The services are supported by institutional funding, In addition, WPI offers several special scholarship programs. 

Bottom Line:  WPI's freshman to sophomore retention rate is now up to 95 percent.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute offers academic and personal counseling, student skill workshops, first-year seminars, remedial programs, undergraduate research, cultural programs, and mentoring opportunities to all students. Much of the academic work at the institution is done in teams, the faculty spend large amounts of time with students, and advising and mentoring activities are numerous.

The services are supported by institutional funding, In addition, WPI offers several special scholarship programs. 

Bottom Line:  WPI's freshman to sophomore retention rate is now up to 95 percent.

show article

read full article


X

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (MA)

Academic Advising Services

Academic Advising Services

Worcester Polytechnic Institute offers academic and personal counseling, student skill workshops, first-year seminars, remedial programs, undergraduate research, cultural programs, and mentoring opportunities to all students. Much of the academic work at the institution is done in teams, the faculty spend large amounts of time with students, and advising and mentoring activities are numerous.

The services are supported by institutional funding, In addition, WPI offers several special scholarship programs. 

Bottom Line:  WPI's freshman to sophomore retention rate is now up to 95 percent.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute offers academic and personal counseling, student skill workshops, first-year seminars, remedial programs, undergraduate research, cultural programs, and mentoring opportunities to all students. Much of the academic work at the institution is done in teams, the faculty spend large amounts of time with students, and advising and mentoring activities are numerous.

The services are supported by institutional funding, In addition, WPI offers several special scholarship programs. 

Bottom Line:  WPI's freshman to sophomore retention rate is now up to 95 percent.

show article

read full article


X

Houghton College (NY)

Academic Alert System

Academic Alert System

Houghton College has implemented an "Academic Alert" system to better identify academic or social ‘at risk' students. Faculty members, residence hall staff, etc., inform the coordinator of a concern they may have about a student, and the coordinator then follows up with the student to resolve the challenge they are facing. This process is completed with discretion, so the privacy of the student is not violated, and has proven effective due to the higher retention and persistence rates at the college.
Houghton College has implemented an "Academic Alert" system to better identify academic or social ‘at risk' students. Faculty members, residence hall staff, etc., inform the coordinator of a concern they may have about a student, and the coordinator then follows up with the student to resolve the challenge they are facing. This process is completed with discretion, so the privacy of the student is not violated, and has proven effective due to the higher retention and persistence rates at the college.

show article

read full article


X

Houghton College (NY)

Academic Alert System

Academic Alert System

Houghton College has implemented an "Academic Alert" system to better identify academic or social ‘at risk' students. Faculty members, residence hall staff, etc., inform the coordinator of a concern they may have about a student, and the coordinator then follows up with the student to resolve the challenge they are facing. This process is completed with discretion, so the privacy of the student is not violated, and has proven effective due to the higher retention and persistence rates at the college.
Houghton College has implemented an "Academic Alert" system to better identify academic or social ‘at risk' students. Faculty members, residence hall staff, etc., inform the coordinator of a concern they may have about a student, and the coordinator then follows up with the student to resolve the challenge they are facing. This process is completed with discretion, so the privacy of the student is not violated, and has proven effective due to the higher retention and persistence rates at the college.

show article

read full article


X

Southern Methodist University (TX)

Academic Bridge Program

Academic Bridge Program

The Academic Bridge Program, a new initiative at Southern Methodist University, will target multiple groups within our first-year student population including first-generation, minority students, and those whose academic profile and personal backgrounds may impact their university experience, their retention, and their graduation from SMU.  Students are identified and invited to participate in this program.

Focusing on student success, the program has three philosophical pillars: (1) failure is not an option; (2) mediocrity is not acceptable; and (3) put forth the effort to earn a minimum 3.00 GPA each term. The program will incorporate mentoring, targeted tutoring, targeted advising, collaborative learning opportunities and individual counseling as its key components.

One of the unique approaches the Bridge Program will take toward achieving student success will be the implementation of an early warning academic system. Under the EWAS, Bridge staff will communicate with faculty every three weeks, electronically requesting feedback on Bridge participants in their respective classes. This targeted process will provide staff with the opportunity for early intervention with identified students.

This is a new initiative for the 2010-11 academic year at SMU; thus, we do not have benchmark or comparison measurements. Still, the program has adopted the following goals and measurements: (1) a 100% retention rate for program participants; (2) an 85% rate of students earning a minimum 3.00 GPA; and (3) a less than 5% rate of students on academic probation.

The Academic Bridge Program, a new initiative at Southern Methodist University, will target multiple groups within our first-year student population including first-generation, minority students, and those whose academic profile and personal backgrounds may impact their university experience, their retention, and their graduation from SMU.  Students are identified and invited to participate in this program.

Focusing on student success, the program has three philosophical pillars: (1) failure is not an option; (2) mediocrity is not acceptable; and (3) put forth the effort to earn a minimum 3.00 GPA each term. The program will incorporate mentoring, targeted tutoring, targeted advising, collaborative learning opportunities and individual counseling as its key components.

One of the unique approaches the Bridge Program will take toward achieving student success will be the implementation of an early warning academic system. Under the EWAS, Bridge staff will communicate with faculty every three weeks, electronically requesting feedback on Bridge participants in their respective classes. This targeted process will provide staff with the opportunity for early intervention with identified students.

This is a new initiative for the 2010-11 academic year at SMU; thus, we do not have benchmark or comparison measurements. Still, the program has adopted the following goals and measurements: (1) a 100% retention rate for program participants; (2) an 85% rate of students earning a minimum 3.00 GPA; and (3) a less than 5% rate of students on academic probation.

show article

read full article


X

Southern Methodist University (TX)

Academic Bridge Program

Academic Bridge Program

The Academic Bridge Program, a new initiative at Southern Methodist University, will target multiple groups within our first-year student population including first-generation, minority students, and those whose academic profile and personal backgrounds may impact their university experience, their retention, and their graduation from SMU.  Students are identified and invited to participate in this program.

Focusing on student success, the program has three philosophical pillars: (1) failure is not an option; (2) mediocrity is not acceptable; and (3) put forth the effort to earn a minimum 3.00 GPA each term. The program will incorporate mentoring, targeted tutoring, targeted advising, collaborative learning opportunities and individual counseling as its key components.

One of the unique approaches the Bridge Program will take toward achieving student success will be the implementation of an early warning academic system. Under the EWAS, Bridge staff will communicate with faculty every three weeks, electronically requesting feedback on Bridge participants in their respective classes. This targeted process will provide staff with the opportunity for early intervention with identified students.

This is a new initiative for the 2010-11 academic year at SMU; thus, we do not have benchmark or comparison measurements. Still, the program has adopted the following goals and measurements: (1) a 100% retention rate for program participants; (2) an 85% rate of students earning a minimum 3.00 GPA; and (3) a less than 5% rate of students on academic probation.

The Academic Bridge Program, a new initiative at Southern Methodist University, will target multiple groups within our first-year student population including first-generation, minority students, and those whose academic profile and personal backgrounds may impact their university experience, their retention, and their graduation from SMU.  Students are identified and invited to participate in this program.

Focusing on student success, the program has three philosophical pillars: (1) failure is not an option; (2) mediocrity is not acceptable; and (3) put forth the effort to earn a minimum 3.00 GPA each term. The program will incorporate mentoring, targeted tutoring, targeted advising, collaborative learning opportunities and individual counseling as its key components.

One of the unique approaches the Bridge Program will take toward achieving student success will be the implementation of an early warning academic system. Under the EWAS, Bridge staff will communicate with faculty every three weeks, electronically requesting feedback on Bridge participants in their respective classes. This targeted process will provide staff with the opportunity for early intervention with identified students.

This is a new initiative for the 2010-11 academic year at SMU; thus, we do not have benchmark or comparison measurements. Still, the program has adopted the following goals and measurements: (1) a 100% retention rate for program participants; (2) an 85% rate of students earning a minimum 3.00 GPA; and (3) a less than 5% rate of students on academic probation.

show article

read full article


X

Calvin College (MI)

Academic Camps for Excellence

Academic Camps for Excellence

Academic Camps for Excellence at Calvin College targets gifted and talented 5th-12th graders. This program fosters involvement between college students and pre-college students, and provides opportunities to explore the sciences, mathematics, computer technology, literature and writing, economics and business. Academic Camps for Excellence is funded through tuition.

Academic Camps for Excellence at Calvin College targets gifted and talented 5th-12th graders. This program fosters involvement between college students and pre-college students, and provides opportunities to explore the sciences, mathematics, computer technology, literature and writing, economics and business. Academic Camps for Excellence is funded through tuition.

show article

read full article


X

Calvin College (MI)

Academic Camps for Excellence

Academic Camps for Excellence

Academic Camps for Excellence at Calvin College targets gifted and talented 5th-12th graders. This program fosters involvement between college students and pre-college students, and provides opportunities to explore the sciences, mathematics, computer technology, literature and writing, economics and business. Academic Camps for Excellence is funded through tuition.

Academic Camps for Excellence at Calvin College targets gifted and talented 5th-12th graders. This program fosters involvement between college students and pre-college students, and provides opportunities to explore the sciences, mathematics, computer technology, literature and writing, economics and business. Academic Camps for Excellence is funded through tuition.

show article

read full article


X

Clark University (MA)

Academic Clark Excellence Summer Institute

Academic Clark Excellence Summer Institute

The Academic Clark Excellence (ACE) Summer Institute assists ALANA (African, Latino, Asian and Native American) students and first generation students who have been admitted to the university. Beginning in the summer, the ACE program maps a clearer path to college persistence and graduation, helping students become acclimated to the campus and become part of a community that includes peers, mentors, faculty, and staff.

Participants complete intensive courses in pre-calculus or calculus, writing, and psychology; learn how to work in a science lab; meet professors; and have discussion sessions on opportunities within various majors. During the school year, students prepare individual written academic plans, which are reviewed annually. Clark University students find support in study groups for class projects and in workshops that provide strategies for success in courses that often see high failure rates.

Participants also develop leadership skills, and learn about opportunities for internships, research projects, and graduate school. Peer mentors as well as a staffed resource room provide extra support. Monthly workshops address such topics as budgeting, financial aid, and resume building. Parents receive communications on student success and invitations to special events.

Bottom Line:  University data show exceptionally high persistence rates of ACE students relative to ACE-eligible students who didn't participate.

The Academic Clark Excellence (ACE) Summer Institute assists ALANA (African, Latino, Asian and Native American) students and first generation students who have been admitted to the university. Beginning in the summer, the ACE program maps a clearer path to college persistence and graduation, helping students become acclimated to the campus and become part of a community that includes peers, mentors, faculty, and staff.

Participants complete intensive courses in pre-calculus or calculus, writing, and psychology; learn how to work in a science lab; meet professors; and have discussion sessions on opportunities within various majors. During the school year, students prepare individual written academic plans, which are reviewed annually. Clark University students find support in study groups for class projects and in workshops that provide strategies for success in courses that often see high failure rates.

Participants also develop leadership skills, and learn about opportunities for internships, research projects, and graduate school. Peer mentors as well as a staffed resource room provide extra support. Monthly workshops address such topics as budgeting, financial aid, and resume building. Parents receive communications on student success and invitations to special events.

Bottom Line:  University data show exceptionally high persistence rates of ACE students relative to ACE-eligible students who didn't participate.

show article

read full article


X

Clark University (MA)

Academic Clark Excellence Summer Institute

Academic Clark Excellence Summer Institute

The Academic Clark Excellence (ACE) Summer Institute assists ALANA (African, Latino, Asian and Native American) students and first generation students who have been admitted to the university. Beginning in the summer, the ACE program maps a clearer path to college persistence and graduation, helping students become acclimated to the campus and become part of a community that includes peers, mentors, faculty, and staff.

Participants complete intensive courses in pre-calculus or calculus, writing, and psychology; learn how to work in a science lab; meet professors; and have discussion sessions on opportunities within various majors. During the school year, students prepare individual written academic plans, which are reviewed annually. Clark University students find support in study groups for class projects and in workshops that provide strategies for success in courses that often see high failure rates.

Participants also develop leadership skills, and learn about opportunities for internships, research projects, and graduate school. Peer mentors as well as a staffed resource room provide extra support. Monthly workshops address such topics as budgeting, financial aid, and resume building. Parents receive communications on student success and invitations to special events.

Bottom Line:  University data show exceptionally high persistence rates of ACE students relative to ACE-eligible students who didn't participate.

The Academic Clark Excellence (ACE) Summer Institute assists ALANA (African, Latino, Asian and Native American) students and first generation students who have been admitted to the university. Beginning in the summer, the ACE program maps a clearer path to college persistence and graduation, helping students become acclimated to the campus and become part of a community that includes peers, mentors, faculty, and staff.

Participants complete intensive courses in pre-calculus or calculus, writing, and psychology; learn how to work in a science lab; meet professors; and have discussion sessions on opportunities within various majors. During the school year, students prepare individual written academic plans, which are reviewed annually. Clark University students find support in study groups for class projects and in workshops that provide strategies for success in courses that often see high failure rates.

Participants also develop leadership skills, and learn about opportunities for internships, research projects, and graduate school. Peer mentors as well as a staffed resource room provide extra support. Monthly workshops address such topics as budgeting, financial aid, and resume building. Parents receive communications on student success and invitations to special events.

Bottom Line:  University data show exceptionally high persistence rates of ACE students relative to ACE-eligible students who didn't participate.

show article

read full article


X

Syracuse University (NY)

Academic Excellence Workshops

Academic Excellence Workshops

The Academic Excellence Workshops (AEW) at Syracuse University are an optional active-learning program offered to students taking Pre-Calculus, Calculus I, II, III, and several fundamental engineering courses. First-year students and those on academic probation in the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science are strongly encouraged to participate in this program.

Academic Excellence Workshops provide a unique approach to calculus instruction by supplementing classroom teaching through a highly interactive, small group session. Trained undergraduate facilitators, who excelled in the course previously, work with six to eight students two hours per week. The undergraduate facilitators provide mentoring to their participants and provide them with additional opportunities to reinforce course material through weekly office hours. The overall goal of AEW is to encourage subject mastery and not merely content memorization. 

Program funding comes from institutional and private/individual sources. 

Bottom Line: Of the fall 2009 LC Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science first-year female students who successfully completed Calculus I and were concurrently enrolled in AEW during the fall semester, 70.6% passed Calculus II in the spring with a grade at least equivalent to or higher than that received in Calculus I. For the remaining female cohort that did not participate in the program, only 29.4% achieved similar results. The findings for the male cohort: 62.8% of AEW program participants achieved at least the same level of success between their initial calculus courses, compared to only 37.2% of the non-program participants.

The Academic Excellence Workshops (AEW) at Syracuse University are an optional active-learning program offered to students taking Pre-Calculus, Calculus I, II, III, and several fundamental engineering courses. First-year students and those on academic probation in the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science are strongly encouraged to participate in this program.

Academic Excellence Workshops provide a unique approach to calculus instruction by supplementing classroom teaching through a highly interactive, small group session. Trained undergraduate facilitators, who excelled in the course previously, work with six to eight students two hours per week. The undergraduate facilitators provide mentoring to their participants and provide them with additional opportunities to reinforce course material through weekly office hours. The overall goal of AEW is to encourage subject mastery and not merely content memorization. 

Program funding comes from institutional and private/individual sources. 

Bottom Line: Of the fall 2009 LC Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science first-year female students who successfully completed Calculus I and were concurrently enrolled in AEW during the fall semester, 70.6% passed Calculus II in the spring with a grade at least equivalent to or higher than that received in Calculus I. For the remaining female cohort that did not participate in the program, only 29.4% achieved similar results. The findings for the male cohort: 62.8% of AEW program participants achieved at least the same level of success between their initial calculus courses, compared to only 37.2% of the non-program participants.

show article

read full article


X

Syracuse University (NY)

Academic Excellence Workshops

Academic Excellence Workshops

The Academic Excellence Workshops (AEW) at Syracuse University are an optional active-learning program offered to students taking Pre-Calculus, Calculus I, II, III, and several fundamental engineering courses. First-year students and those on academic probation in the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science are strongly encouraged to participate in this program.

Academic Excellence Workshops provide a unique approach to calculus instruction by supplementing classroom teaching through a highly interactive, small group session. Trained undergraduate facilitators, who excelled in the course previously, work with six to eight students two hours per week. The undergraduate facilitators provide mentoring to their participants and provide them with additional opportunities to reinforce course material through weekly office hours. The overall goal of AEW is to encourage subject mastery and not merely content memorization. 

Program funding comes from institutional and private/individual sources. 

Bottom Line: Of the fall 2009 LC Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science first-year female students who successfully completed Calculus I and were concurrently enrolled in AEW during the fall semester, 70.6% passed Calculus II in the spring with a grade at least equivalent to or higher than that received in Calculus I. For the remaining female cohort that did not participate in the program, only 29.4% achieved similar results. The findings for the male cohort: 62.8% of AEW program participants achieved at least the same level of success between their initial calculus courses, compared to only 37.2% of the non-program participants.

The Academic Excellence Workshops (AEW) at Syracuse University are an optional active-learning program offered to students taking Pre-Calculus, Calculus I, II, III, and several fundamental engineering courses. First-year students and those on academic probation in the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science are strongly encouraged to participate in this program.

Academic Excellence Workshops provide a unique approach to calculus instruction by supplementing classroom teaching through a highly interactive, small group session. Trained undergraduate facilitators, who excelled in the course previously, work with six to eight students two hours per week. The undergraduate facilitators provide mentoring to their participants and provide them with additional opportunities to reinforce course material through weekly office hours. The overall goal of AEW is to encourage subject mastery and not merely content memorization. 

Program funding comes from institutional and private/individual sources. 

Bottom Line: Of the fall 2009 LC Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science first-year female students who successfully completed Calculus I and were concurrently enrolled in AEW during the fall semester, 70.6% passed Calculus II in the spring with a grade at least equivalent to or higher than that received in Calculus I. For the remaining female cohort that did not participate in the program, only 29.4% achieved similar results. The findings for the male cohort: 62.8% of AEW program participants achieved at least the same level of success between their initial calculus courses, compared to only 37.2% of the non-program participants.

show article

read full article


X

Fairfield University (CT)

Academic Immersion Program

Academic Immersion Program

The Academic Immersion Program at Fairfield University helps students from underrepresented populations transition to college. Selected participants represent diverse racial backgrounds, first-generation college attendees, and students from low-income families. The program engages faculty, deans, student affairs staff, and student mentors.

The program has two components: a four-week English and philosophy summer course and one-on-one meetings with staff and workshops during their first two years of college, where students continue to develop their knowledge and skills base.

Bottom Line:  Of the 33 students who participated in the 2008 Academic Immersion Summer Program, 32 completed the academic year, with an average cumulative GPA of 2.77. Sixteen students finished with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

The Academic Immersion Program at Fairfield University helps students from underrepresented populations transition to college. Selected participants represent diverse racial backgrounds, first-generation college attendees, and students from low-income families. The program engages faculty, deans, student affairs staff, and student mentors.

The program has two components: a four-week English and philosophy summer course and one-on-one meetings with staff and workshops during their first two years of college, where students continue to develop their knowledge and skills base.

Bottom Line:  Of the 33 students who participated in the 2008 Academic Immersion Summer Program, 32 completed the academic year, with an average cumulative GPA of 2.77. Sixteen students finished with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

show article

read full article


X

Fairfield University (CT)

Academic Immersion Program

Academic Immersion Program

The Academic Immersion Program at Fairfield University helps students from underrepresented populations transition to college. Selected participants represent diverse racial backgrounds, first-generation college attendees, and students from low-income families. The program engages faculty, deans, student affairs staff, and student mentors.

The program has two components: a four-week English and philosophy summer course and one-on-one meetings with staff and workshops during their first two years of college, where students continue to develop their knowledge and skills base.

Bottom Line:  Of the 33 students who participated in the 2008 Academic Immersion Summer Program, 32 completed the academic year, with an average cumulative GPA of 2.77. Sixteen students finished with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

The Academic Immersion Program at Fairfield University helps students from underrepresented populations transition to college. Selected participants represent diverse racial backgrounds, first-generation college attendees, and students from low-income families. The program engages faculty, deans, student affairs staff, and student mentors.

The program has two components: a four-week English and philosophy summer course and one-on-one meetings with staff and workshops during their first two years of college, where students continue to develop their knowledge and skills base.

Bottom Line:  Of the 33 students who participated in the 2008 Academic Immersion Summer Program, 32 completed the academic year, with an average cumulative GPA of 2.77. Sixteen students finished with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

show article

read full article


X

Dallas Christian College (TX)

Academic Mentoring

Academic Mentoring

The Academic Mentoring program at Dallas Christian College consists of group study sessions, individual study sessions, and developmental tutoring. All freshmen students who are on academic probation are required to participate. All students are assigned an academic mentor while on probationary status. The three year-old program has wide support from professors, staff and alumni.

The Academic Mentoring program at Dallas Christian College consists of group study sessions, individual study sessions, and developmental tutoring. All freshmen students who are on academic probation are required to participate. All students are assigned an academic mentor while on probationary status. The three year-old program has wide support from professors, staff and alumni.

show article

read full article


X

Dallas Christian College (TX)

Academic Mentoring

Academic Mentoring

The Academic Mentoring program at Dallas Christian College consists of group study sessions, individual study sessions, and developmental tutoring. All freshmen students who are on academic probation are required to participate. All students are assigned an academic mentor while on probationary status. The three year-old program has wide support from professors, staff and alumni.

The Academic Mentoring program at Dallas Christian College consists of group study sessions, individual study sessions, and developmental tutoring. All freshmen students who are on academic probation are required to participate. All students are assigned an academic mentor while on probationary status. The three year-old program has wide support from professors, staff and alumni.

show article

read full article


X

St. Edward's University (TX)

Academic Planning and Support Services

Academic Planning and Support Services

The Academic Planning and Support Services (APSS) program staff at St. Edward's University offers comprehensive services to help students succeed.

APSS helps entering traditional students transition to college life through the university's First-Year Experience. Sixteen first-year seminars are co-taught by academic counselors and a faculty member. Academic counselors teach a class on effective college learning, required for students who are on academic probation.

The APSS offers the Academic Exploration Program for students who are undecided about a major and a career. Students attend a majors fair, presentations by speakers, informational workshops, and an alumni panel linked to AEP first-year seminars. The APSS also provides students with a full-time academic counselor, who meets with students to discuss their academic profile.

Support for the APSS comes from the institution and private donations.

Bottom Line:  Since 2003, the freshmen-to-sophomore retention rate has ranged from 82 percent to 85 percent.

The Academic Planning and Support Services (APSS) program staff at St. Edward's University offers comprehensive services to help students succeed.

APSS helps entering traditional students transition to college life through the university's First-Year Experience. Sixteen first-year seminars are co-taught by academic counselors and a faculty member. Academic counselors teach a class on effective college learning, required for students who are on academic probation.

The APSS offers the Academic Exploration Program for students who are undecided about a major and a career. Students attend a majors fair, presentations by speakers, informational workshops, and an alumni panel linked to AEP first-year seminars. The APSS also provides students with a full-time academic counselor, who meets with students to discuss their academic profile.

Support for the APSS comes from the institution and private donations.

Bottom Line:  Since 2003, the freshmen-to-sophomore retention rate has ranged from 82 percent to 85 percent.

show article

read full article


X

St. Edward's University (TX)

Academic Planning and Support Services

Academic Planning and Support Services

The Academic Planning and Support Services (APSS) program staff at St. Edward's University offers comprehensive services to help students succeed.

APSS helps entering traditional students transition to college life through the university's First-Year Experience. Sixteen first-year seminars are co-taught by academic counselors and a faculty member. Academic counselors teach a class on effective college learning, required for students who are on academic probation.

The APSS offers the Academic Exploration Program for students who are undecided about a major and a career. Students attend a majors fair, presentations by speakers, informational workshops, and an alumni panel linked to AEP first-year seminars. The APSS also provides students with a full-time academic counselor, who meets with students to discuss their academic profile.

Support for the APSS comes from the institution and private donations.

Bottom Line:  Since 2003, the freshmen-to-sophomore retention rate has ranged from 82 percent to 85 percent.

The Academic Planning and Support Services (APSS) program staff at St. Edward's University offers comprehensive services to help students succeed.

APSS helps entering traditional students transition to college life through the university's First-Year Experience. Sixteen first-year seminars are co-taught by academic counselors and a faculty member. Academic counselors teach a class on effective college learning, required for students who are on academic probation.

The APSS offers the Academic Exploration Program for students who are undecided about a major and a career. Students attend a majors fair, presentations by speakers, informational workshops, and an alumni panel linked to AEP first-year seminars. The APSS also provides students with a full-time academic counselor, who meets with students to discuss their academic profile.

Support for the APSS comes from the institution and private donations.

Bottom Line:  Since 2003, the freshmen-to-sophomore retention rate has ranged from 82 percent to 85 percent.

show article

read full article


X

Tusculum College (TN)

Academic Resource Center

Academic Resource Center

Among many services provided by the Academic Resource Center at Tusculum College, the center seeks to help students who have entered the institution on a "conditional admit" status; those who have been referred or self-refer as being academically at-risk; students with disabilities who need accommodations; and those on academic probation.

Students receive tutoring, academic counseling, academic advising, training in skills for academic success, and career development services.

Funding comes through tuition.

Bottom Line:  Freshmen to sophomore persistence rates have improved by 3 percent since 2006.

Among many services provided by the Academic Resource Center at Tusculum College, the center seeks to help students who have entered the institution on a "conditional admit" status; those who have been referred or self-refer as being academically at-risk; students with disabilities who need accommodations; and those on academic probation.

Students receive tutoring, academic counseling, academic advising, training in skills for academic success, and career development services.

Funding comes through tuition.

Bottom Line:  Freshmen to sophomore persistence rates have improved by 3 percent since 2006.

show article

read full article


X

DeSales University (PA)

Academic Resource Center

Academic Resource Center

Open to all students, the Academic Resource Center provides professional and peer tutoring to DeSales University students.

A professional writing coordinator provides individual assistance to students in all areas of written expression. A learning/study-skills coordinator works individually with students who seek guidance in such areas as reading comprehension, time-management, and study skills. A coordinator of reading and disability services works individually with students with and without disabilities who seek guidance in such areas as reading comprehension, time-management, study-skills, and assistive technology.

Peer tutoring takes place both individually and in small groups.

Funding comes from the university, and federal work study and institutional employment funds.

Open to all students, the Academic Resource Center provides professional and peer tutoring to DeSales University students.

A professional writing coordinator provides individual assistance to students in all areas of written expression. A learning/study-skills coordinator works individually with students who seek guidance in such areas as reading comprehension, time-management, and study skills. A coordinator of reading and disability services works individually with students with and without disabilities who seek guidance in such areas as reading comprehension, time-management, study-skills, and assistive technology.

Peer tutoring takes place both individually and in small groups.

Funding comes from the university, and federal work study and institutional employment funds.

show article

read full article


X

Thomas M. Cooley Law School (MI)

Academic Resource Center

Academic Resource Center

The Academic Resource Center at Thomas M. Cooley Law School offers many services that contribute to the retention of students. All students complete the first-term Introduction to Law class, which covers briefing cases, outlining and exam taking skills for law school. There are also optional seminars that cover essay writing, multiple choice exams, memory, reading, and creating reasoning statements. This is the first resource center to be staffed by PhD educators, with full-time faculty assigned to teach in the program.
The Academic Resource Center at Thomas M. Cooley Law School offers many services that contribute to the retention of students. All students complete the first-term Introduction to Law class, which covers briefing cases, outlining and exam taking skills for law school. There are also optional seminars that cover essay writing, multiple choice exams, memory, reading, and creating reasoning statements. This is the first resource center to be staffed by PhD educators, with full-time faculty assigned to teach in the program.

show article

read full article


X

Webster University (MO)

Academic Resource Center

Academic Resource Center

The Academic Resource Center at Webster University offers students academic support via such services as qualified writing coaches and a peer tutoring program. A testing center offers support for assessing student progress. Students with physical and learning disabilities can arrange for academic accommodations.

Individual academic counseling sessions offer students help in developing organizational and learning strategies. A student success committee helps faculty identify and assist students who may be at risk academically. Funding comes from the institution.

Bottom Line:  Although these programs have been in place only a relatively short time, the institution has already seen a slight increase in retention.

The Academic Resource Center at Webster University offers students academic support via such services as qualified writing coaches and a peer tutoring program. A testing center offers support for assessing student progress. Students with physical and learning disabilities can arrange for academic accommodations.

Individual academic counseling sessions offer students help in developing organizational and learning strategies. A student success committee helps faculty identify and assist students who may be at risk academically. Funding comes from the institution.

Bottom Line:  Although these programs have been in place only a relatively short time, the institution has already seen a slight increase in retention.

show article

read full article


X

Tusculum College (TN)

Academic Resource Center

Academic Resource Center

Among many services provided by the Academic Resource Center at Tusculum College, the center seeks to help students who have entered the institution on a "conditional admit" status; those who have been referred or self-refer as being academically at-risk; students with disabilities who need accommodations; and those on academic probation.

Students receive tutoring, academic counseling, academic advising, training in skills for academic success, and career development services.

Funding comes through tuition.

Bottom Line:  Freshmen to sophomore persistence rates have improved by 3 percent since 2006.

Among many services provided by the Academic Resource Center at Tusculum College, the center seeks to help students who have entered the institution on a "conditional admit" status; those who have been referred or self-refer as being academically at-risk; students with disabilities who need accommodations; and those on academic probation.

Students receive tutoring, academic counseling, academic advising, training in skills for academic success, and career development services.

Funding comes through tuition.

Bottom Line:  Freshmen to sophomore persistence rates have improved by 3 percent since 2006.

show article

read full article


X

DeSales University (PA)

Academic Resource Center

Academic Resource Center

Open to all students, the Academic Resource Center provides professional and peer tutoring to DeSales University students.

A professional writing coordinator provides individual assistance to students in all areas of written expression. A learning/study-skills coordinator works individually with students who seek guidance in such areas as reading comprehension, time-management, and study skills. A coordinator of reading and disability services works individually with students with and without disabilities who seek guidance in such areas as reading comprehension, time-management, study-skills, and assistive technology.

Peer tutoring takes place both individually and in small groups.

Funding comes from the university, and federal work study and institutional employment funds.

Open to all students, the Academic Resource Center provides professional and peer tutoring to DeSales University students.

A professional writing coordinator provides individual assistance to students in all areas of written expression. A learning/study-skills coordinator works individually with students who seek guidance in such areas as reading comprehension, time-management, and study skills. A coordinator of reading and disability services works individually with students with and without disabilities who seek guidance in such areas as reading comprehension, time-management, study-skills, and assistive technology.

Peer tutoring takes place both individually and in small groups.

Funding comes from the university, and federal work study and institutional employment funds.

show article

read full article


X

Thomas M. Cooley Law School (MI)

Academic Resource Center

Academic Resource Center

The Academic Resource Center at Thomas M. Cooley Law School offers many services that contribute to the retention of students. All students complete the first-term Introduction to Law class, which covers briefing cases, outlining and exam taking skills for law school. There are also optional seminars that cover essay writing, multiple choice exams, memory, reading, and creating reasoning statements. This is the first resource center to be staffed by PhD educators, with full-time faculty assigned to teach in the program.
The Academic Resource Center at Thomas M. Cooley Law School offers many services that contribute to the retention of students. All students complete the first-term Introduction to Law class, which covers briefing cases, outlining and exam taking skills for law school. There are also optional seminars that cover essay writing, multiple choice exams, memory, reading, and creating reasoning statements. This is the first resource center to be staffed by PhD educators, with full-time faculty assigned to teach in the program.

show article

read full article


X

Webster University (MO)

Academic Resource Center

Academic Resource Center

The Academic Resource Center at Webster University offers students academic support via such services as qualified writing coaches and a peer tutoring program. A testing center offers support for assessing student progress. Students with physical and learning disabilities can arrange for academic accommodations.

Individual academic counseling sessions offer students help in developing organizational and learning strategies. A student success committee helps faculty identify and assist students who may be at risk academically. Funding comes from the institution.

Bottom Line:  Although these programs have been in place only a relatively short time, the institution has already seen a slight increase in retention.

The Academic Resource Center at Webster University offers students academic support via such services as qualified writing coaches and a peer tutoring program. A testing center offers support for assessing student progress. Students with physical and learning disabilities can arrange for academic accommodations.

Individual academic counseling sessions offer students help in developing organizational and learning strategies. A student success committee helps faculty identify and assist students who may be at risk academically. Funding comes from the institution.

Bottom Line:  Although these programs have been in place only a relatively short time, the institution has already seen a slight increase in retention.

show article

read full article


X

College of St. Scholastica (MN)

Academic Role Models Program

Academic Role Models Program

The ARM (Academic Role Models) program at The College of St. Scholastica is designed to increase learning opportunities and progress for students who live in the college's on-campus residence halls and apartments.

Peers who are junior and senior level, and have outstanding academic success are hired, trained and placed on wings of the housing units. These ARM students provide programs, one-on-one tutoring, incentives, and study tables for their peer students. The program is designed to engage students in group and active learning in their living environment.

The college plans to track the students who participate with the ARM students by their GPA and on-time progress to graduation. The program began two years ago.

The ARM (Academic Role Models) program at The College of St. Scholastica is designed to increase learning opportunities and progress for students who live in the college's on-campus residence halls and apartments.

Peers who are junior and senior level, and have outstanding academic success are hired, trained and placed on wings of the housing units. These ARM students provide programs, one-on-one tutoring, incentives, and study tables for their peer students. The program is designed to engage students in group and active learning in their living environment.

The college plans to track the students who participate with the ARM students by their GPA and on-time progress to graduation. The program began two years ago.

show article

read full article


X

College of St. Scholastica (MN)

Academic Role Models Program

Academic Role Models Program

The ARM (Academic Role Models) program at The College of St. Scholastica is designed to increase learning opportunities and progress for students who live in the college's on-campus residence halls and apartments.

Peers who are junior and senior level, and have outstanding academic success are hired, trained and placed on wings of the housing units. These ARM students provide programs, one-on-one tutoring, incentives, and study tables for their peer students. The program is designed to engage students in group and active learning in their living environment.

The college plans to track the students who participate with the ARM students by their GPA and on-time progress to graduation. The program began two years ago.

The ARM (Academic Role Models) program at The College of St. Scholastica is designed to increase learning opportunities and progress for students who live in the college's on-campus residence halls and apartments.

Peers who are junior and senior level, and have outstanding academic success are hired, trained and placed on wings of the housing units. These ARM students provide programs, one-on-one tutoring, incentives, and study tables for their peer students. The program is designed to engage students in group and active learning in their living environment.

The college plans to track the students who participate with the ARM students by their GPA and on-time progress to graduation. The program began two years ago.

show article

read full article


X

University of Denver (CO)

Academic Standards and Probation Program

Academic Standards and Probation Program

June 25, 2010

The Academic Standards and Probation Program at the University of Denver provides the means for faculty and administrators to identify and help students who may be at risk academically. Students who are on Academic Warning, Academic Probation, or Precipitous Decline are invited to meet with an academic advisor. On average, 50-65 percent of students on probation meet with an advisor. Funding for the program comes from the university.

The Academic Standards and Probation Program at the University of Denver provides the means for faculty and administrators to identify and help students who may be at risk academically. Students who are on Academic Warning, Academic Probation, or Precipitous Decline are invited to meet with an academic advisor. On average, 50-65 percent of students on probation meet with an advisor. Funding for the program comes from the university.

June 25, 2010

show article

read full article


X

University of Denver (CO)

Academic Standards and Probation Program

Academic Standards and Probation Program

June 25, 2010

The Academic Standards and Probation Program at the University of Denver provides the means for faculty and administrators to identify and help students who may be at risk academically. Students who are on Academic Warning, Academic Probation, or Precipitous Decline are invited to meet with an academic advisor. On average, 50-65 percent of students on probation meet with an advisor. Funding for the program comes from the university.

The Academic Standards and Probation Program at the University of Denver provides the means for faculty and administrators to identify and help students who may be at risk academically. Students who are on Academic Warning, Academic Probation, or Precipitous Decline are invited to meet with an academic advisor. On average, 50-65 percent of students on probation meet with an advisor. Funding for the program comes from the university.

June 25, 2010

show article

read full article


X

Simpson University (CA)

Academic Success

Academic Success

The Academic Success program at Simpson University allows students to participate in First-Year Experience seminars, small-group discussions, study skill workshops, chapel programs, and cross-cultural programs. Academic and personal counseling is available through the university's academic success center, wellness center, and writing and math lab.

Additionally, students may participate in small-group discussions, study skill workshops, chapel programs, and receive academic counseling via various channels.

Funding comes from the university.

Bottom Line:  The university's freshman to sophomore retention rate increased from 68 percent to 72 percent, while overall retention went from 80 to 84 percent.

The Academic Success program at Simpson University allows students to participate in First-Year Experience seminars, small-group discussions, study skill workshops, chapel programs, and cross-cultural programs. Academic and personal counseling is available through the university's academic success center, wellness center, and writing and math lab.

Additionally, students may participate in small-group discussions, study skill workshops, chapel programs, and receive academic counseling via various channels.

Funding comes from the university.

Bottom Line:  The university's freshman to sophomore retention rate increased from 68 percent to 72 percent, while overall retention went from 80 to 84 percent.

show article

read full article


X

Simpson University (CA)

Academic Success

Academic Success

The Academic Success program at Simpson University allows students to participate in First-Year Experience seminars, small-group discussions, study skill workshops, chapel programs, and cross-cultural programs. Academic and personal counseling is available through the university's academic success center, wellness center, and writing and math lab.

Additionally, students may participate in small-group discussions, study skill workshops, chapel programs, and receive academic counseling via various channels.

Funding comes from the university.

Bottom Line:  The university's freshman to sophomore retention rate increased from 68 percent to 72 percent, while overall retention went from 80 to 84 percent.

The Academic Success program at Simpson University allows students to participate in First-Year Experience seminars, small-group discussions, study skill workshops, chapel programs, and cross-cultural programs. Academic and personal counseling is available through the university's academic success center, wellness center, and writing and math lab.

Additionally, students may participate in small-group discussions, study skill workshops, chapel programs, and receive academic counseling via various channels.

Funding comes from the university.

Bottom Line:  The university's freshman to sophomore retention rate increased from 68 percent to 72 percent, while overall retention went from 80 to 84 percent.

show article

read full article


X

Missouri Baptist University (MO)

Academic Success Center

Academic Success Center

The Academic Success Center at Missouri Baptist University provides services and resources to enhance student learning in and outside the classroom. The center offers tutoring services, career planning and counseling, and special needs services.

Each student who is admitted to university under academic probation is interviewed by center staff and completes a self assessment of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. The director of the center follows up via subsequent meetings to assess student progress. The director checks mid-term grades so that an appropriate intervention can be made before the semester ends. Professors are given teaching load credit to tutor in the mathematics and writing labs.

Funding comes from the institution.

The program is in its inaugural year. The university plans to monitor data and assess the center's effectiveness.

The Academic Success Center at Missouri Baptist University provides services and resources to enhance student learning in and outside the classroom. The center offers tutoring services, career planning and counseling, and special needs services.

Each student who is admitted to university under academic probation is interviewed by center staff and completes a self assessment of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. The director of the center follows up via subsequent meetings to assess student progress. The director checks mid-term grades so that an appropriate intervention can be made before the semester ends. Professors are given teaching load credit to tutor in the mathematics and writing labs.

Funding comes from the institution.

The program is in its inaugural year. The university plans to monitor data and assess the center's effectiveness.

show article

read full article


X

Voorhees College (SC)

Academic Success Center

Academic Success Center

The Academic Success Center at Voorhees College provides an array of services to help students succeed.

The center offers drop-in tutoring, peer tutoring, diagnostic testing, small group study sessions, and an early-warning system to help students identified by faculty as being in need. The center also conducts a series of academic and personal enrichment workshops to help students successfully adapt to college life.

Funding comes from the institution and federal support.

Bottom Line:  The center hosted 1,741 visits for the 2008-2009 academic year, and 3,064 visits from November 2008 to August 2009. Peer tutoring saw parallel increases, from 53 students who received tutorial assistance in 2008-09 to 96 who participated in Fall 2009.

The Academic Success Center at Voorhees College provides an array of services to help students succeed.

The center offers drop-in tutoring, peer tutoring, diagnostic testing, small group study sessions, and an early-warning system to help students identified by faculty as being in need. The center also conducts a series of academic and personal enrichment workshops to help students successfully adapt to college life.

Funding comes from the institution and federal support.

Bottom Line:  The center hosted 1,741 visits for the 2008-2009 academic year, and 3,064 visits from November 2008 to August 2009. Peer tutoring saw parallel increases, from 53 students who received tutorial assistance in 2008-09 to 96 who participated in Fall 2009.

show article

read full article


X

Heidelberg University (OH)

Academic Success Center

Academic Success Center

The Academic Success Center (ASC) at Heidelberg University helps at-risk students reach their academic potential by providing individual and group tutoring, individual consultations, ongoing support and referral services for students seeking to improve learning skills, workshops on learning strategies and career development, and online study-skills information. In addition to taking certain required courses, students in the program meet regularly throughout the semester with the ASC director.

Any Heidelburg student can take advantage of the center's academic support and enrichment services. 

The center also provides faculty and staff development. ASC also oversees the STARTS (Staying on Track and Reaching Toward Success) program, which is designed to help students who need additional academic support during their first year at the university.

Funding for the ASC is provided by the university.

Bottom Line:  There has been a significant bump in retention of "at-risk" students - in the range of 5-10 percent - since the university developed the center.

The Academic Success Center (ASC) at Heidelberg University helps at-risk students reach their academic potential by providing individual and group tutoring, individual consultations, ongoing support and referral services for students seeking to improve learning skills, workshops on learning strategies and career development, and online study-skills information. In addition to taking certain required courses, students in the program meet regularly throughout the semester with the ASC director.

Any Heidelburg student can take advantage of the center's academic support and enrichment services. 

The center also provides faculty and staff development. ASC also oversees the STARTS (Staying on Track and Reaching Toward Success) program, which is designed to help students who need additional academic support during their first year at the university.

Funding for the ASC is provided by the university.

Bottom Line:  There has been a significant bump in retention of "at-risk" students - in the range of 5-10 percent - since the university developed the center.

show article

read full article


X

Voorhees College (SC)

Academic Success Center

Academic Success Center

The Academic Success Center at Voorhees College provides an array of services to help students succeed.

The center offers drop-in tutoring, peer tutoring, diagnostic testing, small group study sessions, and an early-warning system to help students identified by faculty as being in need. The center also conducts a series of academic and personal enrichment workshops to help students successfully adapt to college life.

Funding comes from the institution and federal support.

Bottom Line:  The center hosted 1,741 visits for the 2008-2009 academic year, and 3,064 visits from November 2008 to August 2009. Peer tutoring saw parallel increases, from 53 students who received tutorial assistance in 2008-09 to 96 who participated in Fall 2009.

The Academic Success Center at Voorhees College provides an array of services to help students succeed.

The center offers drop-in tutoring, peer tutoring, diagnostic testing, small group study sessions, and an early-warning system to help students identified by faculty as being in need. The center also conducts a series of academic and personal enrichment workshops to help students successfully adapt to college life.

Funding comes from the institution and federal support.

Bottom Line:  The center hosted 1,741 visits for the 2008-2009 academic year, and 3,064 visits from November 2008 to August 2009. Peer tutoring saw parallel increases, from 53 students who received tutorial assistance in 2008-09 to 96 who participated in Fall 2009.

show article

read full article


X

Heidelberg University (OH)

Academic Success Center

Academic Success Center

The Academic Success Center (ASC) at Heidelberg University helps at-risk students reach their academic potential by providing individual and group tutoring, individual consultations, ongoing support and referral services for students seeking to improve learning skills, workshops on learning strategies and career development, and online study-skills information. In addition to taking certain required courses, students in the program meet regularly throughout the semester with the ASC director.

Any Heidelburg student can take advantage of the center's academic support and enrichment services. 

The center also provides faculty and staff development. ASC also oversees the STARTS (Staying on Track and Reaching Toward Success) program, which is designed to help students who need additional academic support during their first year at the university.

Funding for the ASC is provided by the university.

Bottom Line:  There has been a significant bump in retention of "at-risk" students - in the range of 5-10 percent - since the university developed the center.

The Academic Success Center (ASC) at Heidelberg University helps at-risk students reach their academic potential by providing individual and group tutoring, individual consultations, ongoing support and referral services for students seeking to improve learning skills, workshops on learning strategies and career development, and online study-skills information. In addition to taking certain required courses, students in the program meet regularly throughout the semester with the ASC director.

Any Heidelburg student can take advantage of the center's academic support and enrichment services. 

The center also provides faculty and staff development. ASC also oversees the STARTS (Staying on Track and Reaching Toward Success) program, which is designed to help students who need additional academic support during their first year at the university.

Funding for the ASC is provided by the university.

Bottom Line:  There has been a significant bump in retention of "at-risk" students - in the range of 5-10 percent - since the university developed the center.

show article

read full article


X

Missouri Baptist University (MO)

Academic Success Center

Academic Success Center

The Academic Success Center at Missouri Baptist University provides services and resources to enhance student learning in and outside the classroom. The center offers tutoring services, career planning and counseling, and special needs services.

Each student who is admitted to university under academic probation is interviewed by center staff and completes a self assessment of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. The director of the center follows up via subsequent meetings to assess student progress. The director checks mid-term grades so that an appropriate intervention can be made before the semester ends. Professors are given teaching load credit to tutor in the mathematics and writing labs.

Funding comes from the institution.

The program is in its inaugural year. The university plans to monitor data and assess the center's effectiveness.

The Academic Success Center at Missouri Baptist University provides services and resources to enhance student learning in and outside the classroom. The center offers tutoring services, career planning and counseling, and special needs services.

Each student who is admitted to university under academic probation is interviewed by center staff and completes a self assessment of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. The director of the center follows up via subsequent meetings to assess student progress. The director checks mid-term grades so that an appropriate intervention can be made before the semester ends. Professors are given teaching load credit to tutor in the mathematics and writing labs.

Funding comes from the institution.

The program is in its inaugural year. The university plans to monitor data and assess the center's effectiveness.

show article

read full article


X

Saint Leo University (FL)

Academic Success Learning Labs

Academic Success Learning Labs

The Academic Success Learning Labs at Saint Leo University provide academic support for students who are on academic probation. The labs are taught by faculty members, with a faculty-to-student ratio of 1:8 to10. The faculty member in a given section "mentors the mentors," who in turn mentor the student participants.

Funds come from the institution.  The program is new and has yet to be assessed or evaluated.

Saint Leo University plans to assign academic advisors to freshmen before they arrive on campus, and incorporate an advising session into the August orientation program. The university also intends to make a "Success at Saint Leo" course available to all transfer students at the University Campus.

Bottom Line:  St. Leo hopes that these new initiatives will increase the university's retention rate to at least 75 percent retention rate, and the graduation rate to at least 50 percent.

The Academic Success Learning Labs at Saint Leo University provide academic support for students who are on academic probation. The labs are taught by faculty members, with a faculty-to-student ratio of 1:8 to10. The faculty member in a given section "mentors the mentors," who in turn mentor the student participants.

Funds come from the institution.  The program is new and has yet to be assessed or evaluated.

Saint Leo University plans to assign academic advisors to freshmen before they arrive on campus, and incorporate an advising session into the August orientation program. The university also intends to make a "Success at Saint Leo" course available to all transfer students at the University Campus.

Bottom Line:  St. Leo hopes that these new initiatives will increase the university's retention rate to at least 75 percent retention rate, and the graduation rate to at least 50 percent.

show article

read full article


X

Saint Leo University (FL)

Academic Success Learning Labs

Academic Success Learning Labs

The Academic Success Learning Labs at Saint Leo University provide academic support for students who are on academic probation. The labs are taught by faculty members, with a faculty-to-student ratio of 1:8 to10. The faculty member in a given section "mentors the mentors," who in turn mentor the student participants.

Funds come from the institution.  The program is new and has yet to be assessed or evaluated.

Saint Leo University plans to assign academic advisors to freshmen before they arrive on campus, and incorporate an advising session into the August orientation program. The university also intends to make a "Success at Saint Leo" course available to all transfer students at the University Campus.

Bottom Line:  St. Leo hopes that these new initiatives will increase the university's retention rate to at least 75 percent retention rate, and the graduation rate to at least 50 percent.

The Academic Success Learning Labs at Saint Leo University provide academic support for students who are on academic probation. The labs are taught by faculty members, with a faculty-to-student ratio of 1:8 to10. The faculty member in a given section "mentors the mentors," who in turn mentor the student participants.

Funds come from the institution.  The program is new and has yet to be assessed or evaluated.

Saint Leo University plans to assign academic advisors to freshmen before they arrive on campus, and incorporate an advising session into the August orientation program. The university also intends to make a "Success at Saint Leo" course available to all transfer students at the University Campus.

Bottom Line:  St. Leo hopes that these new initiatives will increase the university's retention rate to at least 75 percent retention rate, and the graduation rate to at least 50 percent.

show article

read full article


X

Saint Peter's College (NJ)

Academic Success Program

Academic Success Program

The Academic Success Program (ASP) at Saint Peter's College is open to entering students who need support transitioning to college life. Students participate in Summer Academy, an intensive, three-week program for entering freshman, which includes classroom instruction, workshops, group projects, and field trips. ASP students earn three credits while sharpening reading, writing and math skills; meeting other students; and getting a head start in college.

Throughout the year, the program offers intensive academic monitoring and counseling. In addition to working with the freshmen advisers, students have access to academic counseling where individual concerns impacting academic progress are addressed.

ASP also offers practical educational success workshops (e.g., preparing for finals, developing decision making skills, how to choose a major and career), multiple opportunities for tutoring, and inspiring service learning projects geared to develop students' full potential.

The Academic Success Program (ASP) at Saint Peter's College is open to entering students who need support transitioning to college life. Students participate in Summer Academy, an intensive, three-week program for entering freshman, which includes classroom instruction, workshops, group projects, and field trips. ASP students earn three credits while sharpening reading, writing and math skills; meeting other students; and getting a head start in college.

Throughout the year, the program offers intensive academic monitoring and counseling. In addition to working with the freshmen advisers, students have access to academic counseling where individual concerns impacting academic progress are addressed.

ASP also offers practical educational success workshops (e.g., preparing for finals, developing decision making skills, how to choose a major and career), multiple opportunities for tutoring, and inspiring service learning projects geared to develop students' full potential.

show article

read full article


X

Saint Peter's College (NJ)

Academic Success Program

Academic Success Program

The Academic Success Program (ASP) at Saint Peter's College is open to entering students who need support transitioning to college life. Students participate in Summer Academy, an intensive, three-week program for entering freshman, which includes classroom instruction, workshops, group projects, and field trips. ASP students earn three credits while sharpening reading, writing and math skills; meeting other students; and getting a head start in college.

Throughout the year, the program offers intensive academic monitoring and counseling. In addition to working with the freshmen advisers, students have access to academic counseling where individual concerns impacting academic progress are addressed.

ASP also offers practical educational success workshops (e.g., preparing for finals, developing decision making skills, how to choose a major and career), multiple opportunities for tutoring, and inspiring service learning projects geared to develop students' full potential.

The Academic Success Program (ASP) at Saint Peter's College is open to entering students who need support transitioning to college life. Students participate in Summer Academy, an intensive, three-week program for entering freshman, which includes classroom instruction, workshops, group projects, and field trips. ASP students earn three credits while sharpening reading, writing and math skills; meeting other students; and getting a head start in college.

Throughout the year, the program offers intensive academic monitoring and counseling. In addition to working with the freshmen advisers, students have access to academic counseling where individual concerns impacting academic progress are addressed.

ASP also offers practical educational success workshops (e.g., preparing for finals, developing decision making skills, how to choose a major and career), multiple opportunities for tutoring, and inspiring service learning projects geared to develop students' full potential.

show article

read full article


X

College of Notre Dame of Maryland (MD)

Academic Support Program

Academic Support Program

The Academic Support Program at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland helps identify and support students who are at-risk academically. The program is mandatory for students who do not meet the college's academic standards. To help improve their academic performance, students receive academic support services including academic and personal counseling, academic mentoring, tutoring services, academic skill workshops, and related programs.

Bottom Line:  Eighty-eight percent of the Fall 2007 and 80 percent of the Fall 2008 probationary students returned for the following semester.

The Academic Support Program at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland helps identify and support students who are at-risk academically. The program is mandatory for students who do not meet the college's academic standards. To help improve their academic performance, students receive academic support services including academic and personal counseling, academic mentoring, tutoring services, academic skill workshops, and related programs.

Bottom Line:  Eighty-eight percent of the Fall 2007 and 80 percent of the Fall 2008 probationary students returned for the following semester.

show article

read full article


X

College of Notre Dame of Maryland (MD)

Academic Support Program

Academic Support Program

The Academic Support Program at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland helps identify and support students who are at-risk academically. The program is mandatory for students who do not meet the college's academic standards. To help improve their academic performance, students receive academic support services including academic and personal counseling, academic mentoring, tutoring services, academic skill workshops, and related programs.

Bottom Line:  Eighty-eight percent of the Fall 2007 and 80 percent of the Fall 2008 probationary students returned for the following semester.

The Academic Support Program at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland helps identify and support students who are at-risk academically. The program is mandatory for students who do not meet the college's academic standards. To help improve their academic performance, students receive academic support services including academic and personal counseling, academic mentoring, tutoring services, academic skill workshops, and related programs.

Bottom Line:  Eighty-eight percent of the Fall 2007 and 80 percent of the Fall 2008 probationary students returned for the following semester.

show article

read full article


X

Brown University (RI)

Academic Support Programs

Academic Support Programs

Brown University offers an array of Academic Support Services that serve various undergraduate populations. Services range from a Curricular Advising Program, to walk-in advising with the dean, to free tutoring and group study.

Brown University offers an array of Academic Support Services that serve various undergraduate populations. Services range from a Curricular Advising Program, to walk-in advising with the dean, to free tutoring and group study.

show article

read full article


X

Brown University (RI)

Academic Support Programs

Academic Support Programs

Brown University offers an array of Academic Support Services that serve various undergraduate populations. Services range from a Curricular Advising Program, to walk-in advising with the dean, to free tutoring and group study.

Brown University offers an array of Academic Support Services that serve various undergraduate populations. Services range from a Curricular Advising Program, to walk-in advising with the dean, to free tutoring and group study.

show article

read full article


X

Trevecca Nazarene University (TN)

Academic Support Services

Academic Support Services

Trevecca Nazarene University provides numerous academic support services, including faculty and peer tutoring for all students, and freshman seminar classes specifically designed for adult students. The university is launching a new initiative in Fall 2010 to increase first to second year retention. Components include a freshman course, peer and faculty mentoring, tutoring, learning communities, increased scholarships, service learning projects, and team building activities.

Trevecca Nazarene University provides numerous academic support services, including faculty and peer tutoring for all students, and freshman seminar classes specifically designed for adult students. The university is launching a new initiative in Fall 2010 to increase first to second year retention. Components include a freshman course, peer and faculty mentoring, tutoring, learning communities, increased scholarships, service learning projects, and team building activities.

show article

read full article


X

Madonna University (MI)

Academic Support Services

Academic Support Services

Academic Support Services at Madonna University provides special advising and retention activities to ensure students toward graduation. Open to all students, these activities include tutoring, mentoring, advising, supplemental instruction, cultural activities, assistance with writing, and related activities.

Collected data gives evidence that these activities increase student success.

Academic Support Services at Madonna University provides special advising and retention activities to ensure students toward graduation. Open to all students, these activities include tutoring, mentoring, advising, supplemental instruction, cultural activities, assistance with writing, and related activities.

Collected data gives evidence that these activities increase student success.

show article

read full article


X

Trevecca Nazarene University (TN)

Academic Support Services

Academic Support Services

Trevecca Nazarene University provides numerous academic support services, including faculty and peer tutoring for all students, and freshman seminar classes specifically designed for adult students. The university is launching a new initiative in Fall 2010 to increase first to second year retention. Components include a freshman course, peer and faculty mentoring, tutoring, learning communities, increased scholarships, service learning projects, and team building activities.

Trevecca Nazarene University provides numerous academic support services, including faculty and peer tutoring for all students, and freshman seminar classes specifically designed for adult students. The university is launching a new initiative in Fall 2010 to increase first to second year retention. Components include a freshman course, peer and faculty mentoring, tutoring, learning communities, increased scholarships, service learning projects, and team building activities.

show article

read full article


X

Madonna University (MI)

Academic Support Services

Academic Support Services

Academic Support Services at Madonna University provides special advising and retention activities to ensure students toward graduation. Open to all students, these activities include tutoring, mentoring, advising, supplemental instruction, cultural activities, assistance with writing, and related activities.

Collected data gives evidence that these activities increase student success.

Academic Support Services at Madonna University provides special advising and retention activities to ensure students toward graduation. Open to all students, these activities include tutoring, mentoring, advising, supplemental instruction, cultural activities, assistance with writing, and related activities.

Collected data gives evidence that these activities increase student success.

show article

read full article


X

Graceland University (IA)

Accelerated College Education Program

Accelerated College Education Program

The Accelerated College Education Program (ACE) at Graceland University helps high school graduates transition to college. Among other resources, the program includes academic and personal counseling, student skills workshops, first-year seminars, cultural programs, mentoring, plus TRIO and Americorps programs.
The Accelerated College Education Program (ACE) at Graceland University helps high school graduates transition to college. Among other resources, the program includes academic and personal counseling, student skills workshops, first-year seminars, cultural programs, mentoring, plus TRIO and Americorps programs.

show article

read full article


X

Graceland University (IA)

Accelerated College Education Program

Accelerated College Education Program

The Accelerated College Education Program (ACE) at Graceland University helps high school graduates transition to college. Among other resources, the program includes academic and personal counseling, student skills workshops, first-year seminars, cultural programs, mentoring, plus TRIO and Americorps programs.
The Accelerated College Education Program (ACE) at Graceland University helps high school graduates transition to college. Among other resources, the program includes academic and personal counseling, student skills workshops, first-year seminars, cultural programs, mentoring, plus TRIO and Americorps programs.

show article

read full article


X

Albright College (PA)

Accelerated Degree Programs for Working Adults

Accelerated Degree Programs for Working Adults

The Degree Start and Degree Completion programs at Albright College are accelerated degree programs for working adults and provide a convenient route to earning or completing a degree. Degree Start allows students to earn the general studies portion of their bachelor's degree in as little as two years, while working full time. After two years, students can transfer to Albright's Accelerated Degree Completion Program (DCP) or a traditional Albright daytime degree program.

The college's Bridge Program helps working adults (23 years of age or older) earn the general studies credits needed for acceptance into the Degree Completion Program. It also assists currently enrolled DCP students who need additional credits to complete their degree requirements. DCP allows adult students to complete the last two years of their bachelor's degree in approximately two years while working full time. Some 600 students are currently enrolled in nine locations. All students are eligible for financial aid.

Bottom Line:  The average GPA of an accelerated degree student is nearly 3.2. The retention rate in 2008-09 was 87 percent. Enrollment has grown 34 percent over the last year.

The Degree Start and Degree Completion programs at Albright College are accelerated degree programs for working adults and provide a convenient route to earning or completing a degree. Degree Start allows students to earn the general studies portion of their bachelor's degree in as little as two years, while working full time. After two years, students can transfer to Albright's Accelerated Degree Completion Program (DCP) or a traditional Albright daytime degree program.

The college's Bridge Program helps working adults (23 years of age or older) earn the general studies credits needed for acceptance into the Degree Completion Program. It also assists currently enrolled DCP students who need additional credits to complete their degree requirements. DCP allows adult students to complete the last two years of their bachelor's degree in approximately two years while working full time. Some 600 students are currently enrolled in nine locations. All students are eligible for financial aid.

Bottom Line:  The average GPA of an accelerated degree student is nearly 3.2. The retention rate in 2008-09 was 87 percent. Enrollment has grown 34 percent over the last year.

show article

read full article


X

Albright College (PA)

Accelerated Degree Programs for Working Adults

Accelerated Degree Programs for Working Adults

The Degree Start and Degree Completion programs at Albright College are accelerated degree programs for working adults and provide a convenient route to earning or completing a degree. Degree Start allows students to earn the general studies portion of their bachelor's degree in as little as two years, while working full time. After two years, students can transfer to Albright's Accelerated Degree Completion Program (DCP) or a traditional Albright daytime degree program.

The college's Bridge Program helps working adults (23 years of age or older) earn the general studies credits needed for acceptance into the Degree Completion Program. It also assists currently enrolled DCP students who need additional credits to complete their degree requirements. DCP allows adult students to complete the last two years of their bachelor's degree in approximately two years while working full time. Some 600 students are currently enrolled in nine locations. All students are eligible for financial aid.

Bottom Line:  The average GPA of an accelerated degree student is nearly 3.2. The retention rate in 2008-09 was 87 percent. Enrollment has grown 34 percent over the last year.

The Degree Start and Degree Completion programs at Albright College are accelerated degree programs for working adults and provide a convenient route to earning or completing a degree. Degree Start allows students to earn the general studies portion of their bachelor's degree in as little as two years, while working full time. After two years, students can transfer to Albright's Accelerated Degree Completion Program (DCP) or a traditional Albright daytime degree program.

The college's Bridge Program helps working adults (23 years of age or older) earn the general studies credits needed for acceptance into the Degree Completion Program. It also assists currently enrolled DCP students who need additional credits to complete their degree requirements. DCP allows adult students to complete the last two years of their bachelor's degree in approximately two years while working full time. Some 600 students are currently enrolled in nine locations. All students are eligible for financial aid.

Bottom Line:  The average GPA of an accelerated degree student is nearly 3.2. The retention rate in 2008-09 was 87 percent. Enrollment has grown 34 percent over the last year.

show article

read full article


X

Barton College (NC)

Accelerated Professional Programs

Accelerated Professional Programs

Accelerated Professional Programs at Barton College provide expanded options for adult students, including online and evening courses, and a weekend program. These alternatives are designed for people 22 years of age or older who work or have other commitments that prevent them from attending academic courses offered at traditional times during the week. Participating students come from diverse backgrounds.

Accelerated Professional Programs at Barton College provide expanded options for adult students, including online and evening courses, and a weekend program. These alternatives are designed for people 22 years of age or older who work or have other commitments that prevent them from attending academic courses offered at traditional times during the week. Participating students come from diverse backgrounds.

show article

read full article


X

Barton College (NC)

Accelerated Professional Programs

Accelerated Professional Programs

Accelerated Professional Programs at Barton College provide expanded options for adult students, including online and evening courses, and a weekend program. These alternatives are designed for people 22 years of age or older who work or have other commitments that prevent them from attending academic courses offered at traditional times during the week. Participating students come from diverse backgrounds.

Accelerated Professional Programs at Barton College provide expanded options for adult students, including online and evening courses, and a weekend program. These alternatives are designed for people 22 years of age or older who work or have other commitments that prevent them from attending academic courses offered at traditional times during the week. Participating students come from diverse backgrounds.

show article

read full article


X

University of Puget Sound (WA)

Access Programs

Access Programs

Designed to promote academic excellence for middle and high school students, the University of Puget Sound's Access Programs are conducted in partnership with the Tacoma Public Schools. The programs include several interrelated components ranging from mentoring to summer math and science classes to informational interviews with local professionals.

Designed to promote academic excellence for middle and high school students, the University of Puget Sound's Access Programs are conducted in partnership with the Tacoma Public Schools. The programs include several interrelated components ranging from mentoring to summer math and science classes to informational interviews with local professionals.

show article

read full article


X

University of Puget Sound (WA)

Access Programs

Access Programs

Designed to promote academic excellence for middle and high school students, the University of Puget Sound's Access Programs are conducted in partnership with the Tacoma Public Schools. The programs include several interrelated components ranging from mentoring to summer math and science classes to informational interviews with local professionals.

Designed to promote academic excellence for middle and high school students, the University of Puget Sound's Access Programs are conducted in partnership with the Tacoma Public Schools. The programs include several interrelated components ranging from mentoring to summer math and science classes to informational interviews with local professionals.

show article

read full article


X

St. Mary's University (TX)

Access St. Mary’s Program

Access St. Mary’s Program

The Access St. Mary's program covers the cost of tuition at St. Mary's for all new freshmen in Fall 2009 and 2010 who were eligible for a Pell Grant and qualified for a St. Mary's President's or Trustee's scholarship.

Students commit to live on-campus and attend the University full-time. Access St. Mary's is a 4 year commitment to students who meet the requirements for renewal. Students are able to apply other aid towards room, board and other educational expenses.
The Access St. Mary's program covers the cost of tuition at St. Mary's for all new freshmen in Fall 2009 and 2010 who were eligible for a Pell Grant and qualified for a St. Mary's President's or Trustee's scholarship.

Students commit to live on-campus and attend the University full-time. Access St. Mary's is a 4 year commitment to students who meet the requirements for renewal. Students are able to apply other aid towards room, board and other educational expenses.

show article

read full article


X

St. Mary's University (TX)

Access St. Mary’s Program

Access St. Mary’s Program

The Access St. Mary's program covers the cost of tuition at St. Mary's for all new freshmen in Fall 2009 and 2010 who were eligible for a Pell Grant and qualified for a St. Mary's President's or Trustee's scholarship.

Students commit to live on-campus and attend the University full-time. Access St. Mary's is a 4 year commitment to students who meet the requirements for renewal. Students are able to apply other aid towards room, board and other educational expenses.
The Access St. Mary's program covers the cost of tuition at St. Mary's for all new freshmen in Fall 2009 and 2010 who were eligible for a Pell Grant and qualified for a St. Mary's President's or Trustee's scholarship.

Students commit to live on-campus and attend the University full-time. Access St. Mary's is a 4 year commitment to students who meet the requirements for renewal. Students are able to apply other aid towards room, board and other educational expenses.

show article

read full article


X

Avila University (MO)

Access, Retention, and Success Programs

Access, Retention, and Success Programs

Avila University helps students succeed academically and stay on track to graduation through first-year seminars; trained study skills tutors; undergraduate research opportunities; and interdisciplinary studies courses for juniors and seniors that blend two disciplines, often include a study abroad component and a service component. In addition, Avila, in partnership with the local Rotary, offers a full scholarship to two incoming first-generation, low-income students who plan to pursue nursing careers.

Avila University helps students succeed academically and stay on track to graduation through first-year seminars; trained study skills tutors; undergraduate research opportunities; and interdisciplinary studies courses for juniors and seniors that blend two disciplines, often include a study abroad component and a service component. In addition, Avila, in partnership with the local Rotary, offers a full scholarship to two incoming first-generation, low-income students who plan to pursue nursing careers.

show article

read full article


X

Avila University (MO)

Access, Retention, and Success Programs

Access, Retention, and Success Programs

Avila University helps students succeed academically and stay on track to graduation through first-year seminars; trained study skills tutors; undergraduate research opportunities; and interdisciplinary studies courses for juniors and seniors that blend two disciplines, often include a study abroad component and a service component. In addition, Avila, in partnership with the local Rotary, offers a full scholarship to two incoming first-generation, low-income students who plan to pursue nursing careers.

Avila University helps students succeed academically and stay on track to graduation through first-year seminars; trained study skills tutors; undergraduate research opportunities; and interdisciplinary studies courses for juniors and seniors that blend two disciplines, often include a study abroad component and a service component. In addition, Avila, in partnership with the local Rotary, offers a full scholarship to two incoming first-generation, low-income students who plan to pursue nursing careers.

show article

read full article


X

Pikeville College (KY)

ACE Program

ACE Program

Staff members at Pikeville College attribute ACE Program successes to planned program services that include tutoring, mentoring, and intensive academic monitoring and counseling to ensure that students stay on track with their grades. All first-time freshman participants received peer mentoring services with at least 8 contacts during the first semester, as well as planned mentor Meet and Greet sessions and meetings in the ACE office. An intensive mentoring program was established for all new freshmen regardless of background at the end of fall 09. There is a system in place that allows assessment of students' needs quickly.

Bottom Line: The program provided support and services to 160 low-income, first-generation, and/or disabled undergraduates of whom 81% achieved a 2.00 or higher GPA during 2009-2010. 74% of ACE participants returned Fall 2010 or graduated during 2009-2010.

Staff members at Pikeville College attribute ACE Program successes to planned program services that include tutoring, mentoring, and intensive academic monitoring and counseling to ensure that students stay on track with their grades. All first-time freshman participants received peer mentoring services with at least 8 contacts during the first semester, as well as planned mentor Meet and Greet sessions and meetings in the ACE office. An intensive mentoring program was established for all new freshmen regardless of background at the end of fall 09. There is a system in place that allows assessment of students' needs quickly.

Bottom Line: The program provided support and services to 160 low-income, first-generation, and/or disabled undergraduates of whom 81% achieved a 2.00 or higher GPA during 2009-2010. 74% of ACE participants returned Fall 2010 or graduated during 2009-2010.

show article

read full article


X

Pikeville College (KY)

ACE Program

ACE Program

Staff members at Pikeville College attribute ACE Program successes to planned program services that include tutoring, mentoring, and intensive academic monitoring and counseling to ensure that students stay on track with their grades. All first-time freshman participants received peer mentoring services with at least 8 contacts during the first semester, as well as planned mentor Meet and Greet sessions and meetings in the ACE office. An intensive mentoring program was established for all new freshmen regardless of background at the end of fall 09. There is a system in place that allows assessment of students' needs quickly.

Bottom Line: The program provided support and services to 160 low-income, first-generation, and/or disabled undergraduates of whom 81% achieved a 2.00 or higher GPA during 2009-2010. 74% of ACE participants returned Fall 2010 or graduated during 2009-2010.

Staff members at Pikeville College attribute ACE Program successes to planned program services that include tutoring, mentoring, and intensive academic monitoring and counseling to ensure that students stay on track with their grades. All first-time freshman participants received peer mentoring services with at least 8 contacts during the first semester, as well as planned mentor Meet and Greet sessions and meetings in the ACE office. An intensive mentoring program was established for all new freshmen regardless of background at the end of fall 09. There is a system in place that allows assessment of students' needs quickly.

Bottom Line: The program provided support and services to 160 low-income, first-generation, and/or disabled undergraduates of whom 81% achieved a 2.00 or higher GPA during 2009-2010. 74% of ACE participants returned Fall 2010 or graduated during 2009-2010.

show article

read full article


X

Thomas More College (KY)

ACHIEVE/CAP

ACHIEVE/CAP

The ACHIEVE/CAP program at Thomas More College monitors all traditional students for academic success, with focus on first-time freshman.

Services for students include counseling, academic advising, professional and peer tutoring (particularly in English and mathematics), career counseling, a first-year seminar, a health/wellness center, engagement in clubs, cultural activities and athletics, undergraduate research, and experiential/service learning.

The institution's intervention strategies have a tailored approach. Students might be identified as being at-risk academically, socially, or financially.

Funding comes from the institution.

Bottom Line:  Since the implementation of the student success team, the college's first-time-student retention percentage has risen from the mid-50's/low 60's to the high 60's/low 70's.

The ACHIEVE/CAP program at Thomas More College monitors all traditional students for academic success, with focus on first-time freshman.

Services for students include counseling, academic advising, professional and peer tutoring (particularly in English and mathematics), career counseling, a first-year seminar, a health/wellness center, engagement in clubs, cultural activities and athletics, undergraduate research, and experiential/service learning.

The institution's intervention strategies have a tailored approach. Students might be identified as being at-risk academically, socially, or financially.

Funding comes from the institution.

Bottom Line:  Since the implementation of the student success team, the college's first-time-student retention percentage has risen from the mid-50's/low 60's to the high 60's/low 70's.

show article

read full article


X

Thomas More College (KY)

ACHIEVE/CAP

ACHIEVE/CAP

The ACHIEVE/CAP program at Thomas More College monitors all traditional students for academic success, with focus on first-time freshman.

Services for students include counseling, academic advising, professional and peer tutoring (particularly in English and mathematics), career counseling, a first-year seminar, a health/wellness center, engagement in clubs, cultural activities and athletics, undergraduate research, and experiential/service learning.

The institution's intervention strategies have a tailored approach. Students might be identified as being at-risk academically, socially, or financially.

Funding comes from the institution.

Bottom Line:  Since the implementation of the student success team, the college's first-time-student retention percentage has risen from the mid-50's/low 60's to the high 60's/low 70's.

The ACHIEVE/CAP program at Thomas More College monitors all traditional students for academic success, with focus on first-time freshman.

Services for students include counseling, academic advising, professional and peer tutoring (particularly in English and mathematics), career counseling, a first-year seminar, a health/wellness center, engagement in clubs, cultural activities and athletics, undergraduate research, and experiential/service learning.

The institution's intervention strategies have a tailored approach. Students might be identified as being at-risk academically, socially, or financially.

Funding comes from the institution.

Bottom Line:  Since the implementation of the student success team, the college's first-time-student retention percentage has risen from the mid-50's/low 60's to the high 60's/low 70's.

show article

read full article


X

Keuka College (NY)

Achieving a College Education Program

Achieving a College Education Program

The Achieving a College Education (ACE) program at Keuka College  serves low-income and first-generation students, students with disabilities, and any other incoming freshman who is recommended by his/her admissions counselor, academic advisor, and/or parent.

The program pairs participating students with upperclass members who serve as consultants/coaches. The coach is available for individual instruction in time management, study skills, and other academic issues that might impede student success. In addition, student progress is monitored by staff in the college's office of academic success, who share their findings with faculty through reports.

Funding comes from the institution. Since 2005, 181 students have been invited to participate in the ACE program, with a total of 79 students electing to participate.

Bottom Line:  The first semester GPAs of the participants averaged 2.51, while the first semester GPAs of the non-participations averaged 1.82. Of the 2005 participants, 61 percent are still enrolled at the college or graduated.  In comparison, 40 percent of eligible non-participants are still enrolled.

The Achieving a College Education (ACE) program at Keuka College  serves low-income and first-generation students, students with disabilities, and any other incoming freshman who is recommended by his/her admissions counselor, academic advisor, and/or parent.

The program pairs participating students with upperclass members who serve as consultants/coaches. The coach is available for individual instruction in time management, study skills, and other academic issues that might impede student success. In addition, student progress is monitored by staff in the college's office of academic success, who share their findings with faculty through reports.

Funding comes from the institution. Since 2005, 181 students have been invited to participate in the ACE program, with a total of 79 students electing to participate.

Bottom Line:  The first semester GPAs of the participants averaged 2.51, while the first semester GPAs of the non-participations averaged 1.82. Of the 2005 participants, 61 percent are still enrolled at the college or graduated.  In comparison, 40 percent of eligible non-participants are still enrolled.

show article

read full article


X

Keuka College (NY)

Achieving a College Education Program

Achieving a College Education Program

The Achieving a College Education (ACE) program at Keuka College  serves low-income and first-generation students, students with disabilities, and any other incoming freshman who is recommended by his/her admissions counselor, academic advisor, and/or parent.

The program pairs participating students with upperclass members who serve as consultants/coaches. The coach is available for individual instruction in time management, study skills, and other academic issues that might impede student success. In addition, student progress is monitored by staff in the college's office of academic success, who share their findings with faculty through reports.

Funding comes from the institution. Since 2005, 181 students have been invited to participate in the ACE program, with a total of 79 students electing to participate.

Bottom Line:  The first semester GPAs of the participants averaged 2.51, while the first semester GPAs of the non-participations averaged 1.82. Of the 2005 participants, 61 percent are still enrolled at the college or graduated.  In comparison, 40 percent of eligible non-participants are still enrolled.

The Achieving a College Education (ACE) program at Keuka College  serves low-income and first-generation students, students with disabilities, and any other incoming freshman who is recommended by his/her admissions counselor, academic advisor, and/or parent.

The program pairs participating students with upperclass members who serve as consultants/coaches. The coach is available for individual instruction in time management, study skills, and other academic issues that might impede student success. In addition, student progress is monitored by staff in the college's office of academic success, who share their findings with faculty through reports.

Funding comes from the institution. Since 2005, 181 students have been invited to participate in the ACE program, with a total of 79 students electing to participate.

Bottom Line:  The first semester GPAs of the participants averaged 2.51, while the first semester GPAs of the non-participations averaged 1.82. Of the 2005 participants, 61 percent are still enrolled at the college or graduated.  In comparison, 40 percent of eligible non-participants are still enrolled.

show article

read full article


X

Wilkes University (PA)

Act 101 Program

Act 101 Program

Wilkes University administers a state educational opportunity program (Act 101) for conditionally accepted students who meet financial and academic guidelines. In addition to the university orientation, students participate in workshops on task management, note-taking and study strategies. These students join the Act 101 Learning Community, live in the same residence hall, and enroll in two courses to support their transition to college-level studies.

The classes focus on self-esteem, goal setting, motivation and decision-making, developing an educational plan, and career decision-making. Program advisors serve as instructors to insure that they develop significant, productive relationships with their students. Intensive advising is integrated into the program to provide for a highly individualized experience.


Wilkes University administers a state educational opportunity program (Act 101) for conditionally accepted students who meet financial and academic guidelines. In addition to the university orientation, students participate in workshops on task management, note-taking and study strategies. These students join the Act 101 Learning Community, live in the same residence hall, and enroll in two courses to support their transition to college-level studies.

The classes focus on self-esteem, goal setting, motivation and decision-making, developing an educational plan, and career decision-making. Program advisors serve as instructors to insure that they develop significant, productive relationships with their students. Intensive advising is integrated into the program to provide for a highly individualized experience.


show article

read full article


X

King's College (PA)

Act 101 Program

Act 101 Program

The Act 101 program is a Pennsylvania state program that works in conjunction with institutions to help students achieve personal, social, and academic goals. First-year students in King's College program, which was established in 1975, receive one-on-one personal counseling that provides tools to build self-esteem, confidence, and social integration.

Students in the Act 101 program are matched with peer mentors for the first semester and engage in a variety of academic and personal support activities. Participants must be Pennsylvania residents whose family incomes and expected contribution to college fall under federal thresholds.

Participants include minorities, low-income students, first-generation students, returning adults, students from rural areas, and students with disabilities. Funding comes from the institution and state funds.

Bottom Line:  The fall-to-spring retention rate of Act 101 freshman for the 2008-09 year was 96.6 percent, compared to the institutional rate of 91.1 percent.

The Act 101 program is a Pennsylvania state program that works in conjunction with institutions to help students achieve personal, social, and academic goals. First-year students in King's College program, which was established in 1975, receive one-on-one personal counseling that provides tools to build self-esteem, confidence, and social integration.

Students in the Act 101 program are matched with peer mentors for the first semester and engage in a variety of academic and personal support activities. Participants must be Pennsylvania residents whose family incomes and expected contribution to college fall under federal thresholds.

Participants include minorities, low-income students, first-generation students, returning adults, students from rural areas, and students with disabilities. Funding comes from the institution and state funds.

Bottom Line:  The fall-to-spring retention rate of Act 101 freshman for the 2008-09 year was 96.6 percent, compared to the institutional rate of 91.1 percent.

show article

read full article


X

DeSales University (PA)

Act 101 Program

Act 101 Program

The Act 101 program is a Pennsylvania state program that works with institutions to help students achieve personal, social, and academic goals. The program at DeSales University offers a wide range of student support services, including career counseling, resume development, and search for summer employment.

It also provides professional tutoring in reading and studying; assistance with research, writing papers, and English course work; help in filing financial aid forms; and advocacy with the university's treasurer's office and financial aid office. Peer tutoring for course content in subject areas; academic advising; workshops in topics relevant to student adjustment; diagnostic testing in reading, writing, and study skills; and goal-setting in personal, social, academic, and career areas are also available.

The Act 101 program is a Pennsylvania state program that works with institutions to help students achieve personal, social, and academic goals. The program at DeSales University offers a wide range of student support services, including career counseling, resume development, and search for summer employment.

It also provides professional tutoring in reading and studying; assistance with research, writing papers, and English course work; help in filing financial aid forms; and advocacy with the university's treasurer's office and financial aid office. Peer tutoring for course content in subject areas; academic advising; workshops in topics relevant to student adjustment; diagnostic testing in reading, writing, and study skills; and goal-setting in personal, social, academic, and career areas are also available.

show article

read full article


X

Wilkes University (PA)

Act 101 Program

Act 101 Program

Wilkes University administers a state educational opportunity program (Act 101) for conditionally accepted students who meet financial and academic guidelines. In addition to the university orientation, students participate in workshops on task management, note-taking and study strategies. These students join the Act 101 Learning Community, live in the same residence hall, and enroll in two courses to support their transition to college-level studies.

The classes focus on self-esteem, goal setting, motivation and decision-making, developing an educational plan, and career decision-making. Program advisors serve as instructors to insure that they develop significant, productive relationships with their students. Intensive advising is integrated into the program to provide for a highly individualized experience.


Wilkes University administers a state educational opportunity program (Act 101) for conditionally accepted students who meet financial and academic guidelines. In addition to the university orientation, students participate in workshops on task management, note-taking and study strategies. These students join the Act 101 Learning Community, live in the same residence hall, and enroll in two courses to support their transition to college-level studies.

The classes focus on self-esteem, goal setting, motivation and decision-making, developing an educational plan, and career decision-making. Program advisors serve as instructors to insure that they develop significant, productive relationships with their students. Intensive advising is integrated into the program to provide for a highly individualized experience.


show article

read full article


X

King's College (PA)

Act 101 Program

Act 101 Program

The Act 101 program is a Pennsylvania state program that works in conjunction with institutions to help students achieve personal, social, and academic goals. First-year students in King's College program, which was established in 1975, receive one-on-one personal counseling that provides tools to build self-esteem, confidence, and social integration.

Students in the Act 101 program are matched with peer mentors for the first semester and engage in a variety of academic and personal support activities. Participants must be Pennsylvania residents whose family incomes and expected contribution to college fall under federal thresholds.

Participants include minorities, low-income students, first-generation students, returning adults, students from rural areas, and students with disabilities. Funding comes from the institution and state funds.

Bottom Line:  The fall-to-spring retention rate of Act 101 freshman for the 2008-09 year was 96.6 percent, compared to the institutional rate of 91.1 percent.

The Act 101 program is a Pennsylvania state program that works in conjunction with institutions to help students achieve personal, social, and academic goals. First-year students in King's College program, which was established in 1975, receive one-on-one personal counseling that provides tools to build self-esteem, confidence, and social integration.

Students in the Act 101 program are matched with peer mentors for the first semester and engage in a variety of academic and personal support activities. Participants must be Pennsylvania residents whose family incomes and expected contribution to college fall under federal thresholds.

Participants include minorities, low-income students, first-generation students, returning adults, students from rural areas, and students with disabilities. Funding comes from the institution and state funds.

Bottom Line:  The fall-to-spring retention rate of Act 101 freshman for the 2008-09 year was 96.6 percent, compared to the institutional rate of 91.1 percent.

show article

read full article


X

DeSales University (PA)

Act 101 Program

Act 101 Program

The Act 101 program is a Pennsylvania state program that works with institutions to help students achieve personal, social, and academic goals. The program at DeSales University offers a wide range of student support services, including career counseling, resume development, and search for summer employment.

It also provides professional tutoring in reading and studying; assistance with research, writing papers, and English course work; help in filing financial aid forms; and advocacy with the university's treasurer's office and financial aid office. Peer tutoring for course content in subject areas; academic advising; workshops in topics relevant to student adjustment; diagnostic testing in reading, writing, and study skills; and goal-setting in personal, social, academic, and career areas are also available.

The Act 101 program is a Pennsylvania state program that works with institutions to help students achieve personal, social, and academic goals. The program at DeSales University offers a wide range of student support services, including career counseling, resume development, and search for summer employment.

It also provides professional tutoring in reading and studying; assistance with research, writing papers, and English course work; help in filing financial aid forms; and advocacy with the university's treasurer's office and financial aid office. Peer tutoring for course content in subject areas; academic advising; workshops in topics relevant to student adjustment; diagnostic testing in reading, writing, and study skills; and goal-setting in personal, social, academic, and career areas are also available.

show article

read full article


X

George Fox University (OR)

Act Six Leadership & Scholarship Initiative

Act Six Leadership & Scholarship Initiative

The Act Six Leadership & Scholarship Initiative program at George Fox University recruits and trains urban students with low-income, first-generation, and minority backgrounds.

In addition to a pre-college orientation, students in the program receive support from faculty and the university's student affairs staff, including seminars and advising. More than 67 percent of those in the program are first-generation college students, and 79 percent are from low-income families.

Funding comes from the institution, government grants, and private donations.

Bottom Line: Retention from first to second year averages 90 percent or above.

The Act Six Leadership & Scholarship Initiative program at George Fox University recruits and trains urban students with low-income, first-generation, and minority backgrounds.

In addition to a pre-college orientation, students in the program receive support from faculty and the university's student affairs staff, including seminars and advising. More than 67 percent of those in the program are first-generation college students, and 79 percent are from low-income families.

Funding comes from the institution, government grants, and private donations.

Bottom Line: Retention from first to second year averages 90 percent or above.

show article

read full article


X

Whitworth University (WA)

Act Six Leadership & Scholarship Initiative

Act Six Leadership & Scholarship Initiative

The Act Six Leadership & Scholarship Initiative program at Whitworth University recruits and trains urban students with low-income, first-generation, and minority backgrounds.

In addition to a pre-college orientation, students in the program receive support from faculty and the university's student affairs staff, including seminars and advising. More than 67 percent of those in the program are first-generation college students, and 79 percent are from low-income families.

Funding comes from the institution, government grants, and private donations.

Bottom Line:  Retention from first to second year averages 90 percent or above.

The Act Six Leadership & Scholarship Initiative program at Whitworth University recruits and trains urban students with low-income, first-generation, and minority backgrounds.

In addition to a pre-college orientation, students in the program receive support from faculty and the university's student affairs staff, including seminars and advising. More than 67 percent of those in the program are first-generation college students, and 79 percent are from low-income families.

Funding comes from the institution, government grants, and private donations.

Bottom Line:  Retention from first to second year averages 90 percent or above.

show article

read full article


X

George Fox University (OR)

Act Six Leadership & Scholarship Initiative

Act Six Leadership & Scholarship Initiative

The Act Six Leadership & Scholarship Initiative program at George Fox University recruits and trains urban students with low-income, first-generation, and minority backgrounds.

In addition to a pre-college orientation, students in the program receive support from faculty and the university's student affairs staff, including seminars and advising. More than 67 percent of those in the program are first-generation college students, and 79 percent are from low-income families.

Funding comes from the institution, government grants, and private donations.

Bottom Line: Retention from first to second year averages 90 percent or above.

The Act Six Leadership & Scholarship Initiative program at George Fox University recruits and trains urban students with low-income, first-generation, and minority backgrounds.

In addition to a pre-college orientation, students in the program receive support from faculty and the university's student affairs staff, including seminars and advising. More than 67 percent of those in the program are first-generation college students, and 79 percent are from low-income families.

Funding comes from the institution, government grants, and private donations.

Bottom Line: Retention from first to second year averages 90 percent or above.

show article

read full article


X

Whitworth University (WA)

Act Six Leadership & Scholarship Initiative

Act Six Leadership & Scholarship Initiative

The Act Six Leadership & Scholarship Initiative program at Whitworth University recruits and trains urban students with low-income, first-generation, and minority backgrounds.

In addition to a pre-college orientation, students in the program receive support from faculty and the university's student affairs staff, including seminars and advising. More than 67 percent of those in the program are first-generation college students, and 79 percent are from low-income families.

Funding comes from the institution, government grants, and private donations.

Bottom Line:  Retention from first to second year averages 90 percent or above.

The Act Six Leadership & Scholarship Initiative program at Whitworth University recruits and trains urban students with low-income, first-generation, and minority backgrounds.

In addition to a pre-college orientation, students in the program receive support from faculty and the university's student affairs staff, including seminars and advising. More than 67 percent of those in the program are first-generation college students, and 79 percent are from low-income families.

Funding comes from the institution, government grants, and private donations.

Bottom Line:  Retention from first to second year averages 90 percent or above.

show article

read full article


X

Regis University (CO)

Admissions Support for Underserved Students

Admissions Support for Underserved Students

Regis University has an admissions counselor dedicated to helping underserved students in the Denver area.
Regis University has an admissions counselor dedicated to helping underserved students in the Denver area.

show article

read full article


X

Regis University (CO)

Admissions Support for Underserved Students

Admissions Support for Underserved Students

Regis University has an admissions counselor dedicated to helping underserved students in the Denver area.
Regis University has an admissions counselor dedicated to helping underserved students in the Denver area.

show article

read full article


X

Adrian College (MI)

Adrian College Educational Success Project

Adrian College Educational Success Project

The Adrian College Educational Success program provides first-generation students with faculty mentors who were themselves first-generation college students. The program also offers workshops on such topics as time management, managing impulsivity, and understanding financial aid. The first-to-second-year retention rate for the first group of ACES students was 85 percent, which is significantly higher than the 2008-2009 overall first-to-second-year retention rate of 74 percent. Support comes from the CIC/Walmart College Success Awards program.

The Adrian College Educational Success program provides first-generation students with faculty mentors who were themselves first-generation college students. The program also offers workshops on such topics as time management, managing impulsivity, and understanding financial aid. The first-to-second-year retention rate for the first group of ACES students was 85 percent, which is significantly higher than the 2008-2009 overall first-to-second-year retention rate of 74 percent. Support comes from the CIC/Walmart College Success Awards program.

show article

read full article


X

Adrian College (MI)

Adrian College Educational Success Project

Adrian College Educational Success Project

The Adrian College Educational Success program provides first-generation students with faculty mentors who were themselves first-generation college students. The program also offers workshops on such topics as time management, managing impulsivity, and understanding financial aid. The first-to-second-year retention rate for the first group of ACES students was 85 percent, which is significantly higher than the 2008-2009 overall first-to-second-year retention rate of 74 percent. Support comes from the CIC/Walmart College Success Awards program.

The Adrian College Educational Success program provides first-generation students with faculty mentors who were themselves first-generation college students. The program also offers workshops on such topics as time management, managing impulsivity, and understanding financial aid. The first-to-second-year retention rate for the first group of ACES students was 85 percent, which is significantly higher than the 2008-2009 overall first-to-second-year retention rate of 74 percent. Support comes from the CIC/Walmart College Success Awards program.

show article

read full article


X

Mary Baldwin College (VA)

Adult Degree Program

Adult Degree Program

Mary Baldwin College's Adult Degree Program serves adult students returning to college. The program provides individualized academic counseling, and flexible course options that facilitate access and completion. Students may attend courses online, in the classroom, in hybrid formats, or in tutorials. Faculty and advisers serve students out of nine regional centers throughout Virginia.
Mary Baldwin College's Adult Degree Program serves adult students returning to college. The program provides individualized academic counseling, and flexible course options that facilitate access and completion. Students may attend courses online, in the classroom, in hybrid formats, or in tutorials. Faculty and advisers serve students out of nine regional centers throughout Virginia.

show article

read full article


X

Mary Baldwin College (VA)

Adult Degree Program

Adult Degree Program

Mary Baldwin College's Adult Degree Program serves adult students returning to college. The program provides individualized academic counseling, and flexible course options that facilitate access and completion. Students may attend courses online, in the classroom, in hybrid formats, or in tutorials. Faculty and advisers serve students out of nine regional centers throughout Virginia.
Mary Baldwin College's Adult Degree Program serves adult students returning to college. The program provides individualized academic counseling, and flexible course options that facilitate access and completion. Students may attend courses online, in the classroom, in hybrid formats, or in tutorials. Faculty and advisers serve students out of nine regional centers throughout Virginia.

show article

read full article


X

Coker College (SC)

Adult Learner Program for Higher Achievement (ALPHA)

Adult Learner Program for Higher Achievement (ALPHA)

The Adult Learners Program for Higher Achievement (ALPHA) at Coker College centers its programs and services on the needs of adult learners. The program will concentrate on developing components in the curriculum and academic advising that assist adult students develop their careers.

A first year experience course is being designed to address the transitional issues for adults. The course will address such skills as research, writing, technology, community building and social integration. Retention and persistence metrics will be used to assess the success of the new ALPHA initiatives.
The Adult Learners Program for Higher Achievement (ALPHA) at Coker College centers its programs and services on the needs of adult learners. The program will concentrate on developing components in the curriculum and academic advising that assist adult students develop their careers.

A first year experience course is being designed to address the transitional issues for adults. The course will address such skills as research, writing, technology, community building and social integration. Retention and persistence metrics will be used to assess the success of the new ALPHA initiatives.

show article

read full article


X

Coker College (SC)

Adult Learner Program for Higher Achievement (ALPHA)

Adult Learner Program for Higher Achievement (ALPHA)

The Adult Learners Program for Higher Achievement (ALPHA) at Coker College centers its programs and services on the needs of adult learners. The program will concentrate on developing components in the curriculum and academic advising that assist adult students develop their careers.

A first year experience course is being designed to address the transitional issues for adults. The course will address such skills as research, writing, technology, community building and social integration. Retention and persistence metrics will be used to assess the success of the new ALPHA initiatives.
The Adult Learners Program for Higher Achievement (ALPHA) at Coker College centers its programs and services on the needs of adult learners. The program will concentrate on developing components in the curriculum and academic advising that assist adult students develop their careers.

A first year experience course is being designed to address the transitional issues for adults. The course will address such skills as research, writing, technology, community building and social integration. Retention and persistence metrics will be used to assess the success of the new ALPHA initiatives.

show article

read full article


X

College of New Rochelle (NY)

Adult Student Campus Branches

Adult Student Campus Branches

The College of New Rochelle has a program that serves adult students by allowing them to complete their B.A. in Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies in their own communities, through one of five campus branches.
The College of New Rochelle has a program that serves adult students by allowing them to complete their B.A. in Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies in their own communities, through one of five campus branches.

show article

read full article


X

College of New Rochelle (NY)

Adult Student Campus Branches

Adult Student Campus Branches

The College of New Rochelle has a program that serves adult students by allowing them to complete their B.A. in Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies in their own communities, through one of five campus branches.
The College of New Rochelle has a program that serves adult students by allowing them to complete their B.A. in Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies in their own communities, through one of five campus branches.

show article

read full article


X

Carlow University (PA)

Advising of Deciding Students

Advising of Deciding Students

With the Advising of Deciding Students program at Carlow University all new students who are still deciding on their program of study are matched with an advisor. The advisor meets with these students on a regular and strategically timed basis to help students decide on a program of study. The advisor will help each student find a program that best fits the student's goals. Students who had not decided on a major have been determined to be an "at-risk" group.
With the Advising of Deciding Students program at Carlow University all new students who are still deciding on their program of study are matched with an advisor. The advisor meets with these students on a regular and strategically timed basis to help students decide on a program of study. The advisor will help each student find a program that best fits the student's goals. Students who had not decided on a major have been determined to be an "at-risk" group.

show article

read full article


X

Carlow University (PA)

Advising of Deciding Students

Advising of Deciding Students

With the Advising of Deciding Students program at Carlow University all new students who are still deciding on their program of study are matched with an advisor. The advisor meets with these students on a regular and strategically timed basis to help students decide on a program of study. The advisor will help each student find a program that best fits the student's goals. Students who had not decided on a major have been determined to be an "at-risk" group.
With the Advising of Deciding Students program at Carlow University all new students who are still deciding on their program of study are matched with an advisor. The advisor meets with these students on a regular and strategically timed basis to help students decide on a program of study. The advisor will help each student find a program that best fits the student's goals. Students who had not decided on a major have been determined to be an "at-risk" group.

show article

read full article


Top