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ERIC Number: ED573072
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: N/A
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 13
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Leading the Way: Success. 2013-18 Master Plan
West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
This is the second paper in the West Virginia State Higher Education Policy Commission's series concerning the major areas of the Commission's new master plan and compact process. Each paper elaborates on a particular theme sharing additional best practices and insights. It is the intention of the Commission that these additional resources assist in fostering discourse among institutional administrators, faculty, staff and students, enabling them to develop a common understanding of the challenges, goals, and the mechanisms necessary to meet them. Highlights of this report include the following: (1) College degree completion is not only a critical facet of West Virginia's economy, but has a profound impact on the lives of individual students; (2) A large population of students who enroll in the system each year enter West Virginia's institutions with academic and socio-economic challenges.; (3) Institutions have to embrace a common philosophy of supporting our most at-risk students through relationships and targeted programs; and (4) Institutions across the nation are meeting the challenge of increasing student retention and graduation through use of better data and share best practices. Although the three focal areas of the master plan were designed to be mutually reinforcing, Success is by far the most important due to the fact that this is the one area where institutions have the most control over student experiences and outcomes. As mentioned earlier, this is a critical time for improving student retention and completion. [To access related reports in ERIC please see: "Leading the Way: Access. Success. Impact. 2013-18 Master Plan," ED573068; "Leading the Way: Access. 2013-18 Master Plan," ED573074; and "Leading the Way: Impact. 2013-18 Master Plan," ED573080.]
West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission. 1018 Kanawha Boulevard East Suite 700, Charleston, WV 25301-2800. Tel: 304-558-2101; Fax: 304-558-5719; Web site: http://wvhepcnew.wvnet.edu
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Adult Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: West Virginia State Higher Education Policy Commission, Charleston.
Identifiers - Location: West Virginia