Assessing Problems To Help Students Doing Poorly Or Failing In College

Being able to accurately identify student problems is of critical importance in my work, and for anyone else trying to help a student. Parents may not know what has been happening because their student was away at college, and even the students themselves may have trouble identifying the problems or articulating them so they can …

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What Is Academic Underperformance® In College Students?

Occasionally I have come across the term “underperforming” in relation to schools in the U.S., namely to describe how they are not generating students that perform well enough academically. I could understand why some people would use this term to describe schools, but I always felt that it was mis-applied. It somehow suggested that a …

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Developing Effective Retention Programs For Colleges

One of the things that many colleges don’t realize is that I’m already on their retention team. While I say this somewhat jokingly, I’m actually quite serious. Very often I am behind the scenes, unknown to them, working with their students so they can stay at their school and ultimately reach graduation. In some cases …

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