So what to do? We should be impetuous in creating strategies to retain as many students we can. That is the only way to redeem our basic need to fill seats. This means we should focus less on traditional conversations and act.
First Year Experience, Common Reading Topics, Learning Communities, Learning Centers: These are some of the strategies that have entered the psyche of IHEs around the nation. It is not surprising we want to adopt these tested strategies because, after all, that’s what we do in Higher Education. Deploy, test, measure, and then improve.
In Higher Education, Retention and January go together like peanut butter and jelly. This month, many institutions will be concentrating their energies on retention, as well as admissions. So, where is the most logical place to start? With a simple but challenging task: How to track students. More specifically, how to communicate the tracking of students.