Tag Archives: student success

Serve the students you have, not the students you wish you had. George D. Kuh often expresses this sentiment when he is describing what DEEP (Documenting Effective Educational Practice) schools do. As Jason De Sousa puts it, schools are “obligated to work with the students they have, not those they wish they had,” and that […]

We’re excited to be at ABHE’s annual meeting in Orlando. Matt Boisvert and Rachel Phillips-Buck will be facilitating a pre-conference workshop for Academic Professionals on Building a Culture of Student Success & Retention. We’re looking forward to great discussions and collaboration! Seeking Biblical Clarity in an Age of Sexual Confusion February 9-12, 2016 Pre-Convention Workshop […]

turbulence /ˈtɜːbjʊləns/ noun 1. a state or condition of confusion, movement, or agitation; disorder 2. (meteorol) local instability in the atmosphere, oceans, or rivers 3. turbulent flow in a liquid or gas Middle School – UGH! It’s the start of a new school year. Which means this week I was instantly forced to accept that […]

The mission of higher education should be more than simply delivering a lecture or providing academic counseling, then moving on to the next semester. While that might be your primary job description as a college professional, those who really make a difference believe that a great education is not just about education, it’s about care, […]

We would like to extend a special congratulations to Hardin-Simmons University for its record-breaking implementation time! Hardin-Simmons faculty were trained and began using our software in just two weeks, and not only have they readily adopted our software but they also improved their retention by 2% in just their first semester with Pharos.

Campuses often define retention as keeping students enrolled, but this simple definition doesn’t encompass all of the practices that help students persist in their goals. Retention should be focused on student support, which is why we want to thank The King’s College for their incredible efforts in achieving this goal!

  When it comes to student retention, there is nothing more important than communication. Over the past three years, Emory & Henry College has done an amazing job improving their campus-wide communications and we want to recognize them for their incredible turnaround!

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