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Academic Coaching: A Partnership for Success

By Tina D. Barbour Taylor, Ph.D., MSN, RN, Nursing Faculty/Academic Coach, Fortis Institute Pensacola, Florida
Educational contexts today must provide education to a diverse range of students with a variety of different learning needs. The purpose of this article is to provide information on the importance of academic coaching in engaging students and building a partnership for academic success.

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Lunch and Learn for Improved Student Retention

By Christine Sproles, MSN, RN, Assistant Dean of Nursing and Nursing Instructor, Fortis Institute, Pensacola, Florida
Finding new and effective ways to improve retention can often be a daunting task. Lunch and Learn is a program to help improve student retention numbers by engaging students in the culture of nursing early on in their program of study.

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Boost Retention While Building Community – Assess and Improve Institutional Retention

By Elizabeth Keifer Herron, VP - Solutions & Sales, Collegiate Admission and Retention Solutions (CARS)
Institutions can improve retention while building community by evaluating key risk factors that increase the likelihood for attrition and then develop a framework to measure and improve student outcomes throughout the student life-cycle.

Connection Builds Retention: A New Student Advising Model to Increase Your School’s Graduation and Placement Rates

Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Factors to Predict Student Success

By Larry Banks, Ph.D., Academic Dean and Art Waller, Ph.D., Campus Director, Vista College Online
To improve student outcomes career schools could assess for non-cognitive risk factors, use the data to design student success strategies, and deliberately advise first-generation applicants and students to build confidence.

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Faculty Mentorship: a Tool for Student Retention

By Isaiah Vianese, Liberal Arts and Sciences Department Chair and Sandra Monteiro, Assistant Dean of Student Services, Mandl School: the College of Allied Health
Institutions across the country are grappling with declining enrollments, while also wrestling with a renewed focus on student outcomes. In 2017, Mandl School: the College of Allied Health ran a successful Faculty Mentorship project and tracked its effects on student retention rates; resulting in an 11.4 percent rise in student retention rates in two degree programs.

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Retention Starts in Admissions

By Theresa Miulli, Campus Director, Compass Rose Foundation
Community builds retention. Without a culture of community, it is likely students will not feel accountable for the completion of their program. Building and implementing retention initiatives into all sectors of your school is necessary when establishing your school community.

Connection Builds Retention: A New Student Advising Model to Increase Your School’s Graduation and Placement Rates

3 Things Your College Retention Plan Must Have

By Brian Willett, Vice President of Sales, Education Technology Associates and Orbund Student Information Systems
Retention of students begins during the admissions process. An effective retention program must include appealing to a student’s desires and goals for their life and their education to be effective.

Connection Builds Retention: A New Student Advising Model to Increase Your School’s Graduation and Placement Rates

Student Success is 10 STEPs Away!

By John King, Ed.D., Independent Education Consultant
There is no single thing that will lead to student success. Only a comprehensive approach will be successful. King’s article discusses his 10 STEP (Student Tactical Education Program) that has proven successful at two multi-campuses post-secondary educational organizations.

Connection Builds Retention: A New Student Advising Model to Increase Your School’s Graduation and Placement Rates

Latest Research in Cognitive Science, Impact on Retention and Completion

By Scott Fitzgibbon, Ed.D., The Pacific Institute Education Initiative
In order to break the self-fulfilling prophecy of educational failure, it takes a conscious effort not to slip back into our old Habits, Attitudes, Beliefs, and Expectations (HABEs) of thinking and behaving. It takes a deliberate process of goal-setting and effort (and our assistance) to establish the new HABEs until they replace the old ones.

Connection Builds Retention: A New Student Advising Model to Increase Your School’s Graduation and Placement Rates