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Q Success: Supporting Underrepresented Students in Transition

5.25.17

This new report by the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) examines Queen’s University’s Q Success program. Q Success is a first-year transition program aimed at helping incoming freshmen students develop necessary interpersonal and academic skills. While the program did not result in significant increases in students’ GPA or retention rates, it did attain a significant increase in participation from students of color and those from marginalized populations suggesting that these students see the benefits of transition programs.
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The Evolution of Scientists

5.24.17

The University of Oregon’s Students of Color Opportunities for Research Enrichment (SCORE) is an academic, hands-on research program that aims to enhance the experiences of students of color in science fields and help them secure a job after graduation.
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Breaking Professional Schools Out of Their Silos

5.24.17

Universities are increasingly offering specialized degree programs that incorporate ideas and perspectives from two or more disciplines in an attempt to break the silos in academe.
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Demanding Results on Transfer

5.23.17

The Michael and Susan Dell Foundation is funding four pairs of two- and four-year colleges to improve transfer policies, and increase four-year degree attainment by 30% for community college graduates.
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Community Colleges and Student Success: Models for Comprehensive Reform

5.23.17

Thomas Bailey discusses scaling up college completion efforts and “articulates a comprehensive change model that includes a focus on measurable student success, an intentional and cohesive package of programmatic components, and a culture of evidence.”
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