Three ways to stream students through a program.

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Streaming students to success.

So, how can a college think of different ways of streaming its students? Why not look at nature and use an analogy of how streams actually flow? Isn’t each program like an island in the stream? Let’s start by listing the three different stream channels: straight, meandering, and braided. On a side note, regardless of the different stream flow types listed below, I think all students should have the option of taking any course either as an ‘online only’ format, a ‘hybrid’ format, or an ‘in-class’ only format. The concepts discussed here may even help with retention. If a students ideal stream could [Read more…]

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Student Retention Forumla: P + P = R

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Retention is about helping each student stay on track.

In the retail industry, it’s all about location, location, location. In the higher education industry, it’s all about retention, retention, retention.  To be clear at the start, maximizing student retention numbers is not about reducing the quality of education in order to pass students (with questionable academic achievement) just to keep them ‘in the loop’. Let’s face it, we all know that some students just aren’t ready for college, and perhaps, may never  [Read more…]

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