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

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

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

Bridge to the Future: CSUN Puts College on the Agenda for Canoga Park High School Students

In Canoga Park, a community in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley, many students at Canoga Park High School aren’t planning to attend for college. Most are low-income, many are first-generation immigrants, and some come from families whose members have less … Continue reading Bridge to the Future: CSUN Puts College on the Agenda for Canoga Park High School Students

Social Justice and Student Success at Georgia State University

Georgia State University (GSU) has demonstrated that students from all backgrounds can succeed. Situated in downtown Atlanta, GSU graduates more low-income, Latino and Asian American students than any university in Georgia and more African American students than any university in the country. Continue reading Social Justice and Student Success at Georgia State University

Supporting Minority Postdocs

Nearly 50 years ago, the National Academies described postdocs as the “invisible university,” because their contributions to cutting-edge research often went unrecognized. Or, as Adam Ruben bluntly describes it in Science: the postdoc is “a time-honored tradition of academics, research, and stagnant purgatorial nonprogression.” Continue reading Supporting Minority Postdocs

A Boot Camp for Innovation in Bioscience: LABioStart

Entrepreneurs play a critical role in our economy. The innovations they develop have a cascading effect on job creation, standards of living, and growth in related industries. Teaching talented individuals to become entrepreneurs themselves and supporting them as they launch … Continue reading A Boot Camp for Innovation in Bioscience: LABioStart