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Students sit in the University of Houston–Downtown's wellness and success center

Success Program Launch: Success Center for a Commuter Campus

The University of Houston Downtown’s Gator Success Institute will join student support resources into one department and implement seven success initiatives—including degree maps, bilingual programming for parents and employee mentorships.

A female student sits on her bed wearing headphones taking notes during an online class.

Supporting Online Student Engagement With Course Design

Institutions developing programs for online learners should consider student opinions about course material and delivery to promote student success, according to a new report from McKinsey & Company.

A Black male student in a graduation gown and mortarboard stands next to a light-skinned woman with gray hair who is also wearing academic regalia.

Welcome, Transfers! Prioritizing Students Coming From Community Colleges

Fixing the transfer system requires a changed collective mind-set and involves actions such as committing to accept both lower- and upper-division transfer credits, writes Lisa Vollendorf, president of Empire State University.

Two students look at materials on a table under a tent with Nicolet College printed on it

Technical College Incorporates Indigenous Culture Into Curriculum, Campus

A small technical college in Wisconsin created a certificate to include Indigenous learners and incorporate more Native American history and understanding within the community.

Professor Sanghoon Park and two students engage with virtual reality at a University of South Florida event.

Academic Success Tip: Motivational Chat Bot Provides Support

A University of South Florida professor created a chat bot to motivate online learners by providing strategies to complete academic work. The chat bot, launched this spring, will undergo updates to better support students this year.

A male professor calls on a student in a lecture hall.

‘Don’t Cancel That Class’ Initiative Teaches Students Life Skills

Staff lead student success workshops in the classroom in professors’ absence to equip students with professional development and academic skills like time management, financial literacy and résumé building.

A student and adviser talk at a long table; the adviser has a yellow notepad and a laptop open.

Program Innovation: Bridging Data With Advising

Collaboration between the enrollment management department and undergraduate advising at the University of California, Irvine, is centered on using data to promote individual student success.

A student veteran works with a staff member at Central Oregon Community College's veteran lounge.

Success Program Launch: Engaging Student Veterans on Campus

Central Oregon Community College will create a student success center for its student veterans, offering additional services and greater access to support staff.