Institutional Change and Student Success Planning

By Watson Scott Swail, President & Senior Research Scholar, Educational Policy Institute The challenge that many people have in improving student retention on campus is where and how to start. We have learned over many years that small, independent efforts on campus fail to move the needle, so to speak, on institutional retention, persistence, and graduation rates. They can help with very small pockets of students, but … Continue reading Institutional Change and Student Success Planning


By Dr. Watson Scott Swail, President & CEO, Educational Policy Institute  EPI spent a couple of days last week at SUNYCon, the State University of New York’s annual policy conference in New York City. This year’s SUNYCon, the short name of SUNY’s Annual “Critical Issues in Higher Education” Conference, focused on change management in higher education. Using a somewhat fresh approach, SUNY brought in experts from outside … Continue reading Ch…ch…ch…Changes!