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A person wearing a falcon mascot costume poses next to a sign reading "National University."

Crafting Community… Without a Campus

National University will launch its first mascot, Navi, a peregrine falcon, at commencement this weekend. The move raises a question: How can online institutions cultivate school spirit?

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.

Promoting Student Well-Being in Today’s Learning Environments

Colleges are focused, as never before, on the role of student well-being in ensuring persistence and completion. What are the...
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Augsburg Direct Admissions Promotes Relationships for Incoming Students

With its move to direct admissions for the Class of 2027, the university has shifted the role of admissions counselors to focus on student success coaching.

A student sitting on a white couch speaks with a success coach on her laptop.

Scaling Up: Student Success Coaching for Adult Learners

Purdue Global University will add 18 student success coaches for its online-only learners, servicing the unique needs of adult students.

Three students work and chat in UC Davis's Center for Chicanx and Latinx Academic Student Success with a colorful mural in the background.

Cultural Centers Meet Academic Services

Universities are seeking ways to improve educational outcomes for minority students. At UC Davis, that means creating identity-based centers that are also hubs for academic and mental health support.

A student speaks with a professor holding a stack of books

Faculty Approachability Project Promotes Empathy and Connection

A new group connects professors and higher education professionals in search of actionable ways to create relationships with students and improve feedback in courses.

Cost Is the Biggest Barrier to Enrollment: Survey

Despite declining enrollment at many U.S. higher ed institutions, nearly three-fourths of all adults say a college degree is as...