Student Retention

Students have greater access to textbook pricing information thanks to recent federal requirements, a new study shows. But it's not clear yet what if any effect the changes mandated by the Higher Education Opportunity Act are having on textbook prices, which have continued to rise at an average of 6 percent per year, based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The study...

What if your years of managing a Burger King in high school counted toward credit for a business degree in human resources? What if babysitting helped you get a certificate in early childhood education? The life experience for college credit deal has long been associated with scammy online pop-up offers (Get a PhD based on life experience! No studying necessary!) and predatory for-profit institutions, but competency-based education has also been quietly offered in one form or another by...

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Your Expert Instructor is Scaring Students Away - Example of Just-In-Time Training to Maximize Performance

The Challenge:
From a knowledge standpoint, Jane is the best instructor that you have. She has the highest level of education and the most applicable industry experience among your faculty. Jane is truly an expert in her field, but she is actually causing you student retention problems. It's not because she is mean or doesn't care....