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Becoming Intentional About College Retention

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 07.28.2014 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

Retention means something quite different depending upon the institution. At elite colleges, for example, retention rates below 85 percent in four years are a cause of concern.

Reauthorizing the Higher Education Act

Dr. Robert L. Breuder | Posted 07.10.2014 | College
Dr. Robert L. Breuder

At the end of June, Senate Democrats and House Republicans separately presented plans on reauthorizing the Higher Education Act.

The Next Challenge for Public Schools: The Skills to Market Themselves to Attract Students

Joel Gagne | Posted 08.13.2014 | Education
Joel Gagne

Public schools must realize that they must enter the arena to compete for students. In most cases, they have a very compelling case to make.

The Secret Path to Innovation

David Hassell | Posted 06.28.2014 | Business
David Hassell

By simply asking the right questions at the right cadence, you plant seeds of thought in the minds of your employees and create thought patterns that drive your business forward.

The Most Valuable Business Degree Doesn't Exist

Adam Grant | Posted 06.09.2014 | Business
Adam Grant

In medicine, physicians are trained to review evidence and base their practices on the latest scientific discoveries. In business schools, we have a chasm between two types of degrees.

Institutions Need to Manage Change to Ensure Future Success

Dr. William J. Carroll | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Dr. William J. Carroll

There once was a time when students attended a particular university to study under a particular scholar. This hearkens back to a long ago time when teachers were itinerant with their students in tow. Those times are no more.

Why You Should Go to "Take Your Parents to Work Day"

Haydn Shaw | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Haydn Shaw

So should you go or will that make you look like the emotionally stunted "helicopter parent"? Or if you are the employee, should you ask your parents or will that make you look like you need to grow up?

Making Perks Work for Your Company

David Krevitt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
David Krevitt

What I found in researching this piece, is that large, ostentatious perks aren't what make companies tick on a daily basis. A foundation of meaningful work, subtle and personal perks, and enjoying time with talented colleagues sounds like the perfect formula.

Things Bosses Shouldn't Say... But Do

John Friedman | Posted 12.22.2013 | Business
John Friedman

Do these sound familiar? What have you heard (either directly or indirectly)? Anyone willing to share things that they said and later regretted?

Above And Beyond: Raising Retention And Graduation Rates at Community Colleges

Dr. Diane B. Call | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Dr. Diane B. Call

Community colleges are a gateway for non-traditional students; many of whom face a diverse set of challenges, and are obliged to balance their studies with the demands of work and family. To help these students maintain momentum, an atmosphere must be established that draws personalized services closer to academic objectives.

Go Bonus: It's More Important Now Than Ever

Ed Lawler | Posted 11.20.2013 | Business
Ed Lawler

Some organizations have already converted salary increases to bonus payments. But quite a few are still procrastinating, perhaps with the hope that inflation will give them more of a chance to give larger pay increases that are based on performance.

WATCH: Maher Tells The Truth About Strom Thurmond

Posted 06.16.2013 | Comedy

Bill Maher closed Friday's episode of "Real Time" with a rant about the retention rates in congress, which results in more than a few congressmen rema...

8 Ways to Build a Cohesive Team

Heather Huhman | Posted 08.05.2013 | Small Business
Heather Huhman

Building a cohesive team is a never-ending process. With every new project comes different challenges. It is important to consistently make sure your team is working well together and reaching results effectively.

Great Employees Are Not Replaceable

Amy Rees Anderson | Posted 04.21.2013 | Business
Amy Rees Anderson

It isn't the technology or the product that make a company great, it's the people. And companies who see their good employees as "replaceable" are wrong.

Reading by Third Grade: Thinking Beyond Retention

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 03.31.2013 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

These state initiatives raise important questions. Are they good for the students who were retained? And are they good for the overall school system?

Evolved Leaders Beware: Employee Engagement Can Be a Trap

Edward Muzio | Posted 01.20.2013 | Business
Edward Muzio

Engaged employees work harder, produce more, lead happier lives, and create better societies. Lucky for your employees, you're sophisticated enough to grasp this, and evolved enough to want to create it for them. Actually, that may not be so lucky for them, or for you.

This GPS Leads to Student-Faculty Communication

John D. Haeger | Posted 12.31.2012 | College
John D. Haeger

Changes to classroom and online instruction aren't the only ways that technology can affect outcomes in higher education.

Your Start-Up Life: Jean-Georges' Ingredients for Success

Rana Florida | Posted 10.24.2012 | Business
Rana Florida

If all he did was cook, Jean-Georges Vongerichten's status as one of France's -- and the world's -- most innovative chefs would be assured. But Vongerichten's amazing talents in the kitchen are aligned with a genius for business.

8 Simple Things You Can Say to Prove Your Integrity

Rayanne Thorn | Posted 10.27.2012 | Business
Rayanne Thorn

Over the last several years, I have heard many stories of individuals who have done wrong by colleagues, peers and/or their clients/customers.

A Word of Caution About College Rankings

Josh A. Goodman | Posted 10.15.2012 | College
Josh A. Goodman

It's not a bad thing to give a ranking some consideration -- especially if it's about its general position rather than its exact number. But if some say to take rankings with a grain of salt, I would recommend giving the salt shaker a few more shakes.

Familiar or Familial Culture: We Can Do More for Latino Students

Anthony Otero | Posted 05.06.2012 | College
Anthony Otero

We need more Latinos employed in the field of Higher Education to make our Latino students feel as if they are part of a family.

Retention Revisited: Can Staying Back Move Students Forward?

Huffington Post | Gabrielle Canon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

In a new study, Early Grade Retention and Student Success: Evidence from Los Angeles, released by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC), re...

Battle Over Judge Retention In Iowa

TylerKingkade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
TylerKingkade

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Conservative activist Bob Vander Plaats is hoping Iowans will vote today to sack three Iowa Supreme Court judges who took part in ...

Citizens United And Huckabee Target Iowans In Robocalls To Oust Judges

TylerKingkade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
TylerKingkade

Citizens United Political Action Committee is targeting 250,000 potential Iowa voters through robocalls using Fox News host and former Arkansas Gov. M...

Staying Sane in a Job You Don't Want

Marcia Reynolds | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia Reynolds

According to Joyce Gioia, Strategic Business Futurist, at least 54 percent of today's employees are ready to change jobs. I have read that the percentage of top performers eagerly waiting to leap is even higher.