In the business of running a liberal arts school like Furman University, the most cherished metric to study success is student satisfaction. For President Elizabeth Davis, the key is a strategic plan agile enough to adjust to student interest and leveraging a dedicated team ready to adapt to new needs.
Establishing food pantries isn't the only strategy colleges can take to help its students facing food insecurity, an issue affecting up to 30% of college students today, according to a report from The Tennessee Higher Education Commission and the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation.
Black students offered Nearpeer to connect with others at California State University, Northridge were nearly 17% more likely to enroll, complete their first year and return in fall 2023 for the new academic year, according to a report.
With HEERF funding in the rearview mirror, community colleges that have historically served the nation's most underresourced populations are getting creative to keep their at-risk students from stopping out and regain those lost due to finances.
By balancing quantitative and qualitative data, we can advance meaningful solutions that address higher education’s most pressing problems and create a more valuable educational experience for all students.
North Texas has 1,200+ trained employees, from administrative assistants up to the president, using their AI-assisted analytics software suit to take huge swaths of data and create visual data models in order to form clear, intentional decision-making.