CSG Webinar: Increasing Academic Success in Postsecondary Education. December 13, 2012
It has been noted that an affordable, high-quality higher education system is the single most important means at our disposal to create opportunity for all Americans, regardless of background. Unfortunately, nearly half of all students enrolling in a four-year college with the goal of attaining a bachelor's degree fail to graduate within six years. State policymakers and postsecondary institutions are beginning to address the issues of student success and retention, but there’s much more work to be done.
This webinar addresses several key policy drivers to increase students’ success in higher education. Among them:
- Implementing performance-based funding for postsecondary institutions;
- Improving remedial/developmental coursework;
- Controlling so-called credit creep by limiting program length;
- Establishing model two- and four-year semester-by-semester roadmaps for all programs; and
- Guaranteeing the transfer of all general education curriculum.
Increasing Academic Success in Postsecondary Education