Posts Tagged ‘student success’

Higher Education Learning Outcomes Assessment Movement Moves Away from Standardized Tests, According to National Survey

July 26, 2016

The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) released its third report from a national survey of Chief Academic Officers (CAOs) conducted by Hart Research Associates.  This year’s report, “Trends in Learning Outcomes Assessment,” highlights findings from the 2015 survey of a representative sample of chief academic officers at AAC&U member institutions including respondents from […]

Growth Mindset…Meet Ed-Tech…You two should be very happy together!

July 21, 2016

Ever since Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck’s Mindset: The New Psychology of Success came out in 2006, terms like fixed and growth mindsets are now buzzwords in education. However, according to Dweck, parents and teachers often misuse growth mindset research, failing to instill the mentality most conducive to students’ success. Based on decades of research […]

Top 5 Tips for Improving the Student Experience

December 11, 2015

It sounds simple, but asking and involving students in how technology could support them in their studies means we’re actually giving them what they want and need. If students don’t have a positive and enjoyable experience, which they believe meets their needs and offers value for money, a college or university is likely to notice […]

Thoughts on the Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success

October 23, 2015

A diverse coalition of public and private colleges and universities has come together with the goal of improving the college admissions application process for students. The Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success is developing a free platform of online tools to streamline the experience of planning for and applying to college. The initial iteration of the […]

What are students saying about noncognitive characteristics?

October 7, 2015

By: Amir A. Law, EdD In my research related to noncognitive characterisitics, I had the pleasure of speaking with students who provide a great deal of insight and understanding into the exact ways noncognitive characteristics were playing out in their day to day. Today I’ll share with you…what they shared with me.