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Automation of Certain Positions

It's happened in other industries and now I'm curious what you think about higher education; can any of the roles/positions in the front end process be replaced with technology?  Yes or No?  Which ones?  and what impact would that have?

The Role of Faculty in Student Success

Much has been written on the topic however I'm curious what sources are available to help faculty adapt to new technologies?

Expansion of Scope

You may note the name change from Student Retention Forum to the National Forum on Career Success (NFoCS).  But the name change isn't all we've been up to!  This group, comprised of industry experts, has lots to share and wants to learn from all of you.  What do you believe are the most important/relevant issues impacting student success?

Impact of Admissions Approach on Student Retention

Just curious what the thinking is out there on the impact of the admissions office in student retention.  Specifically, how does the sales methodology used in admissions impact student retention?


Admissions role in student retention

I feel this is very important.  Admissions must not raise student expectations by promising them things that cannot be delivered.  They should give the students honest and straight forward information.  If everyone, including Admissions, is honest with the students, the students will trust the school, and will be more likely to remain in school to the completion of their degree.

Beyond Gainful Employment: Student Engagement in Achieving Career Success

Join us at the 2011 APSCU Convention & Expo on Monday, June 6, 2011, 9 AM to 11:45 AM. Location to be announced.

Click here to register. Advanced registrants will receive complimentary guaranteed seating.

Leadership in Student Success

These surely are interesting times in the career college sector and strong leadership is needed at every level of an organization.  How are you currently developing leadership skills for your employees to serve students (and each other) effectively?

The Role of Admissions in Student Retention

Just curious if there are any thoughts out there on the role of the admissions office on student retention.  Specifically, is it valuable to have admission reps responsible and accountable for retention efforts or should they just focus on bringing students in the door?

Career Colleges LEAD Over Community Colleges on Student Satisfaction

Check out a national study of current career college students who attended community colleges in the past.  Career colleges beat the community college on 13 of the 14 aspects of the college experience.  Go to to view the studies.

Research Planning

We're brainstorming research areas for the coming year.  Any input on topics and data most useful for the sector?

Annual Meeting at the CCA 2010 Convention

The 3rd annual Student Retention Forum at the CCA 2010 Convention will focus
on research results on student persistence and engagement. Click here for more information.