New CHEE Tool Designed to Enhance College Student Success

The Center for Higher Education Enterprise (CHEE) is an interdisciplinary research and policy center that promotes the important role postsecondary education plays in global society, especially the vital roles and responsibilities of public, land-grant universities. Our primary activities include research, policy analysis and outreach that will help make higher education more accessible, affordable, engaged, and all-around excellent.

As part of our commitment to educational excellence and student success, we are pleased to announce our new HigherEd Libs series. Named after the wildly popular Mad Libs, these short script-like, phrasal tools are designed to give all students the knowledge, skills, and abilities—that is, habits, language, or mindsets—necessary for success in college.

The first in this new series is designed to maximize student support provided through faculty office hours. We know from research that faculty-student interactions outside of the classroom are consistently linked to higher academic performance in college. Faculty members engage students outside the classroom through educationally purposeful activities that offer help, supplemental instruction, or support for students, and this is the basis for office hours. Yet, we’ve learned that many students in need don’t know how to ask for help, how to talk with faculty, or how to maximize their time during office hours.

With HigherEd Libs: Faculty Office Hours, all students will know how to seek help, how to maximize their time, and how to achieve success in college.

To access HigherEd Libs, click here.

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