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Melissa Ezarik

Removing barriers for students can help them get started on and persist in their college journeys. Image: Chris Ryan
Accepting alternative payments means paying attention to regulations while working to meet student needs.
UB Tech 2020 keynote speaker Freeman A. Hrabowski III is president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
POLICY CLEANUP—Campus administrators will soon have a national resource for looking up policies in effect at other higher ed institutions.
Even when a donor giving circle is formed independently, advancement administrators can guide and support the donor group.
While women in campus IT are often surrounded by men and experience gender bias, women can take steps to mitigate bias, to get ahead personally and improve their organizations as a whole. Image:, rudall30
When a nudge to apply for financial aid comes from a familiar counselor and a reply triggers additional support, research shows students are more likely to both complete their FAFSA paperwork and enroll in college straight from high school.
Student financial responsibility agreements ensure students are aware of details such as what they owe and what happens if they don’t pay by a certain date. The agreements also help protect the institution. Image from akindo
Test-optional admissions, advocates say, helps level the playing field for students who don't test well or are unavailable on SAT exam days.
A COLORFUL FUTURE?—Hampshire College officials, with renewed support and a plan for reinventing its education model, is looking to become a success story for how struggling schools can turn things around.
Tea time—Afternoon tea service at Princeton University Library launched this year, for $15 per person and by reservation only on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Photo: Shelley Szwast, Princeton University Library
LET THERE BE LIGHT—Floor-to-ceiling windows in the Mind Body Wellness facility at UT Health Science Center offer views of Health Sciences Park, where yoga classes have been held.
Growth mindset—Nido Qubein, president of High Point University, unveiled HPU’s new 10-year, $1 billion growth plan this month.
E-scooters are a popular form of alternative transportation on campus, but college leaders are careful in launching programs. (Photography by Kris Krug; image courtesy of Lime)
Both high-tech and low-tech methods are used by schools to prevent and detect plagiarism and other forms of cheating. Photo by José Alejandro Cuffia on Unsplash
Success support—Peer advisors at Dominican University in Illinois help students transition to university life and develop new ways to succeed in college.