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ERIC Number: EJ1057083
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0009-1383
The Game Changers: Strategies to Boost College Completion and Close Attainment Gaps
Jones, Stan
Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, v47 n2 p24-29 2015
Due to extensive research, we now know that in spite of extraordinary success in expanding access to American higher education over the last 60 years, far too little has been done to ensure that students complete college, even when they take 50 percent more time to complete the degree than full-time attendance should require. Obstacles to success include poorly designed and delivered remedial courses, a culture that rewards institutions for enrollments rather than completions, the overwhelming and unclear choices that students must make, and a system that is out of touch with the needs of students who must balance work, family, and coursework. Complete College America (CCA) recommends and details five game-changing strategies for increasing student success: performance funding, co-requisite remediation, 15 to finish, structured schedules, and guided pathways. Student success has significantly increased where these strategies have been tried.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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