Latest Academic advising Stories

2013-07-24 23:01:19

Nationwide budget cuts at colleges and universities are forcing academic advising offices to do more with less. Online educational software helps staff work more efficiently and productively. Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 Spending cuts to higher education continue to be a harsh reality as states look for ways to balance their budgets. For example, the state of Louisiana recently announced plans to strip $46 million in state funds from its 2014 budget, largely from higher education...

2013-04-12 23:02:45

Academic advisors play a crucial role in student retention. Online scheduling helps improve the process by automating this important task. Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) April 12, 2013 Academic advisors are crucial to increasing student retention at campuses nationwide. They help college students decide on what subjects to take. As reported in The New York Times, 80 percent of freshmen at Penn State University are uncertain about their major. Half of those will change their minds after declaring a...

2011-10-03 18:00:00

Appointment-Plus today announced that over nine million appointments have been scheduled for academic advising sessions, counseling, tutoring times, testing, room reservations, parent-teacher conferences and other education-related activities since its launch in 2001. The leading provider of online appointment software reached the milestone during its participation at the 2011 NACADA Annual Conference in Denver. Denver, CO (PRWEB) October 03, 2011 Appointment-Plus, the leader in online...

2008-06-03 03:00:31

By AlKandari, Nabila This article addresses the factors that affect students' retention at Kuwait University. Five hundred seventy students participated in the study. A survey of 22 retention factors was designed to measure student perceptions. Students presented their agreement on factors which included: achieving personal aspiration, getting jobs, free-of-charge education, acquiring social class, developing skills, achieving academic merit in a field of study, high standard reputation of...

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