Survival, Recovery, Transformation: A Webinar with Scott Cowen, President Emeritus, Tulane University

When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, a coalition of university, city, non-profit and business stakeholders banded together to survive, recover then transform their city.  Today, many places are starting down their own road to recovery after Harvey, Irma and Maria … Continue reading Survival, Recovery, Transformation: A Webinar with Scott Cowen, President Emeritus, Tulane University

(Re)Connect to College – Working with “Stop-out” Students in Cleveland

Cleveland State University (CSU) and College Now Greater Cleveland are collaborating on a project called (Re)Connect to College – aimed at helping stop-out students to return to the University and earn their degrees. Ohio has a statewide goal of increasing … Continue reading (Re)Connect to College – Working with “Stop-out” Students in Cleveland

The Future Ready Campus: Opportunities + Outcomes = Student Success

How can we connect student success outcomes, return on investment, and strategic resource allocation in a way that sustains the innovations that are necessary to support the success of the next generation of college students? The above core question was … Continue reading The Future Ready Campus: Opportunities + Outcomes = Student Success

California State University, Fresno Collaborates with Fresno Unified School District to Support Successful Transitions to College Mathematics

California State University, Fresno, was one of 12 members of the Collation of Urban Serving Universities to receive a Collaborative Opportunity Grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. CSU Fresno’s “Transition to Success: Mathematics” project, funded by this grant, … Continue reading California State University, Fresno Collaborates with Fresno Unified School District to Support Successful Transitions to College Mathematics

Georgia State University Scales Student Success Model to Reach a Broader Student Population

At Georgia State University, we have successfully raised graduation rates, lowered time to degree, and decreased debt for our students by utilizing data and predictive analytics to pilot, evaluate, revise, and scale initiatives that eliminate barriers to student success. These … Continue reading Georgia State University Scales Student Success Model to Reach a Broader Student Population

Urban Universities for HEALTH: Collaborating to Advance Health Equity

Not all Americans have the same opportunities to live in good health.  Evidence shows that individuals identifying as minorities suffer disproportionately from chronic diseases and live shorter, unhealthier lives. They are more likely to be uninsured and live in areas … Continue reading Urban Universities for HEALTH: Collaborating to Advance Health Equity

All Hands on Deck: Partnering with Faculty to Redefine Excellence for Our Students and University

“Professor, I cannot thank you enough for this. You gave me hope! I’ll do my best!” recently emailed Miguel, an FIU first-year student, adding, “[T]his has relieved a great deal of stress.” His professor had written to those who hadn’t … Continue reading All Hands on Deck: Partnering with Faculty to Redefine Excellence for Our Students and University

Web-Based Toolkit Helps Universities Advance Community Health Equity

More than 60 million Americans live in areas without enough health care providers to meet demand – primarily in minority and low-income communities, where residents are less likely to be insured and suffer disproportionately from chronic disease. The lack of … Continue reading Web-Based Toolkit Helps Universities Advance Community Health Equity

Redesigning Advising? Online Course Provides Opportunity to Learn from Leading Colleges and Universities

This blog was originally published on the EDUCAUSE Review, Transforming Higher Ed blog on April 28, 2017 Last year, as program manager for the Personalized Learning Consortium of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), and with a video … Continue reading Redesigning Advising? Online Course Provides Opportunity to Learn from Leading Colleges and Universities

Collaborating for Change: Flexible Degrees at Portland State University

This blog entry features Portland State University’s Collaborating for Change project efforts. PSU is one of three USU institutions participating in what is known as the Frontier Set, a group of colleges, universities, state higher education systems and partner organizations … Continue reading Collaborating for Change: Flexible Degrees at Portland State University