December 2, 2013
With an Eye Toward Retention, Colleges Amp Up Advising
Matt McLoone for The Chronicle
As colleges face a growing list of incentives to boost retention and graduation rates, and help students find jobs, many are overhauling their academic-advising operations.
Guiding students to majors that suit them—and giving sound advice that helps set them on a firm path to graduation and beyond—can be critical, campus leaders believe, in improving metrics that have always been important but now, too, increasingly affect institutional revenue.
Fourteen states now