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Retaining Underserved Students

Retaining Underserved Students

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Strategies for Success in a Post-Pandemic Era

Even before the coronavirus upended it, higher education’s approach to retaining, supporting, and graduating underserved students was fraught with contradictions. At the same time that colleges invested in many of those students, college degrees became increasingly the property of the privileged. Stagnant wages and increasing tuition meant paying for college became out of reach for more students and families. 

Administrators and professors committed to student success are thinking from all angles about how to retain their students before it’s too late.

This in-depth Chronicle report explores what colleges are doing to support the students who have been most affected by the crisis. How are they helping students with limited access to the internet, those who have lost their campus jobs, or those made homeless by the pandemic? What new academic practices are colleges adopting? And how can colleges strengthen relationships with students in a virtual world? Learn how your institution can best support and retain struggling students.

You'll get insight into:

  • How successful institutions are using and interpreting data to retain and graduate at-risk students.
  • How to use networks to support students’ well-being and keep them engaged with your institution.
  • Why outreach is an essential part of an institution's retention strategy and how faculty members play a key role.
  • Strategies for revamping work-study programs and providing opportunities for students to earn income.

    Date: July 2020
    Pages: 64
    Digital file size: 9.4 MB

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