Oakton community college builds faculty-student relationships to increase persistence

Illinois community college sees results from encouraging faculty members to meet one-on-one with students to increase persistence, adding extra pressure on instructors to build relationships with their students.


Anxiety and depression are the primary concerns for students seeking counseling services

Survey of campus counseling centers finds increased demand for services, as well as additional positions and more diversity in hiring.


Northwestern professors urged to put information about mental health services on syllabi

Northwestern U Faculty Senate passes resolution encouraging professors to put information about mental health services on their syllabi.


Colleges expand access to mental health services on campus


Driven by greater student demand, colleges expand access to mental health services by embedding counselors in residence halls and creating 24-hour hotlines.


Oregon community college is site of third-worst mass shooting at a college campus

At least 10 die and seven more are injured in shooting at Oregon's Umpqua Community College. It was the third-deadliest mass shooting ever at a college campus.


New Jersey legislation would require colleges to disclose campus suicides


New Jersey lawmaker wants to require colleges to disclose each year how many students attempt take their own lives, and how many succeed. Mental health experts fear consequences of the idea.

To maximize graduation rates, colleges should focus on middle-range students, research shows

Students who end first year with G.P.A. between 2.0 and 3.0 have been neglected by academic support programs, says research based on data from 60 institutions. Is this where colleges can have the biggest impact on retention?


New data from Virginia agency tracks graduate earnings two decades later

Virginia releases the first detailed look at mid-career earnings of college graduates, but the report warns against broad, oversimplified conclusions about the data.

U. of Connecticut to pay $1.3 million to settle sexual assault lawsuit

U. of Connecticut -- denying wrongdoing -- to pay $1.3 million to resolve lawsuit accusing it of "deliberate indifference" when investigating students' claims of sexual harassment and assault.

Pace of hiring at counseling centers lags behind spike in student problems

Counseling center directors report that budgets and hiring levels are on the rise -- but staff still struggle to keep pace with an influx of students with anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts.



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