How Honest Should we be to College Students?

By Watson Scott Swail, President & CEO, Educational Policy Institute/EPI International This week at EPI’s International Conference on Student Success (Retention 2011), I attended a session by Tom Mortenson, Senior Scholar at The Pell Institute and editor of Postsecondary Opportunity. Tom looked at the issue of predicted versus actual persistence and graduation rates at US four-year colleges and universities. Interesting stuff. The data launched us … Continue reading How Honest Should we be to College Students?

Counseling as a Reform Agent

By Watson Scott Swail, President & Senior Research Scholar, Educational Policy Institute This past Monday, the American Council on Education, in partnership with a number of other organizations, hosted a summit titled “Advancing College Readiness: Higher Education’s Role in Improving America’s High Schools.” According to the InsideHigherEd article reference in this week’s news below, the summit ‘outlined the role higher education leaders should plan in ensuring that … Continue reading Counseling as a Reform Agent