College students are more apt to get better grades and write better essays when they are mentored by a peer instead of a professor, according to a new study. Talking with a fellow student about assignments gives students a better real-world understanding of the material, researchers say.
Some 69% of employers say they require a college degree for entry-level jobs, but 43% say they're having trouble finding candidates, according to a new study. Researchers say employers may be overlooking so-called "opportunity youth" who lack a college degree but could learn on the job.
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A number of colleges and other institutions across the country are reporting a drop in enrollment and attendance in English-as-a-second-language programs amid concerns related to changes to immigration policies under President Donald Trump. Some schools are holding informational sessions to quell fears and encourage students to attend.
A consistent focus on student encouragement and development, especially among low-income students, has helped Lake Area Technical Institute in South Dakota attain a 74% graduation rate and 99% job placement rate, President Mike Cartney says. The school has been a national finalist in the Aspen Institute's annual Community College Excellence Awards for the past three years.
College and university leaders can effectively manage institutional records by making a plan to capture, organize and use those records, writes SoftDocs Vice President Andrew Daniel. In this commentary, he outlines a plan leaders can use to improve record retention.
NASA has awarded a $1.4 million grant to the University of Colorado to study drought conditions in California. The study will use data collected by NASA satellites to examine California's recent severe drought from 2012 to 2015.