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Managing the Student Lifecycle
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 1:00:00 PM CST - 3:00:00 PM CST
In the now distant past, many colleges figured that they had an unending supply of would-be students, certainly more than enough to fill classes. If some dropped out, there would be others to take their places.

Today, colleges have moved to a very different attitude, recognizing that the students who might most benefit may not think to apply or enroll, and that poor retention and graduation rates waste resources of colleges and human potential of students. For many colleges, falling enrollment can upset their tuition-dependent budgets. Colleges nationwide – public and private – are focused on attracting students (or specific groups of students) and identifying ways to promote completion.

Orientation is no longer simply explaining the rules. Advising is no longer just about filing the right forms by set deadlines. Rather, every part of the student experience is receiving scrutiny – from policy makers, foundations, parents and students themselves. The goal is getting students to graduation – and, in many cases, to graduate school.

On January 28 at 2 p.m. Eastern Inside Higher Ed presents Managing the Student Lifecycle, a free webinar with editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman, to discuss these issues.

Read up before you participate -- visit insidehighered.com/booklets to download Managing the Student Lifecycle, a free booklet of news articles on the challenges colleges are facing, and some of the ways they are responding. 

The Managing the Student Lifecycle booklet and webinar are made possible in part by the advertising support of Hobsons. 


Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman
Scott Jaschik, editor, Inside Higher Ed, has been published in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, and Salon. He is a member of the board of the Education Writers Association. From 1999-2003, Scott was editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Doug Lederman, editor, Inside Higher Ed, has been published in The New York Times, USA Today, the Nieman Foundation Journal, and The Christian Science Monitor. Doug was managing editor of The Chronicle from 1999 to 2003.

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