Where Support for College Students Is ‘High-Tech, High-Touch’
Hari Sreenivasan, PBS NewsHour
This year at Florida International University, both the graduates and the staff have something to celebrate.
The state of Florida awarded the college $73 million in extra funding for their students' success. To earn the extra funding, public universities across Florida are graded each year on how well their students do on key measurements, like graduation rates, post-graduation employment, and how much debt their students take on.
Florida International takes a high-tech, high-touch approach to student success. Its efforts begin with the use of predictive analytics to identify students likely to struggle, so they can immediately receive the support they need to succeed.