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Taking Stock: Progress and Prospects for College Advising

Over the past several years, significant progress has been made in college advising, thanks to the creative and tireless efforts of many of our partners. Moving forward, it is critical as a field to define both what we mean by advising and what will be needed to make sure it is effective, scalable, and sustainable.

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A Changing Conversation for Changing Times

Change is hard, especially for an enterprise as given to tradition as higher education. But shifting the conversation about higher education in a changing world – and then taking action – is critical to our efforts to help more students get to and through college.

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New Frontiers for Student Success

Today, we are excited to announce the Frontier Set. The Frontier Set is a select group of colleges and universities, state systems, and supporting organizations committed to significantly increasing student access and success, and eliminating racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in college attainment.

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What to Keep in Mind About Today’s Students

When the latest movie portrays the American college experience, it portrays an 18-year-old heading off to a dorm room. That middle class teenager is far from home for the first time, and is often not too under-resourced—or too homesick—to leave everything behind and head down to Miami for spring break. The reality is radically different.

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Collaborating to Drive Student-Centered Innovation

The University Innovation Alliance (UIA) brings together 11 large public research universities with a common vision: to raise college success rates, particularly for low-income, first-generation and underrepresented students.

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