Campus Models and Case Studies

In an ideal world, every college student would take exactly the number of courses required for their degree. Beyond that, with a few exceptions, each extra course wastes time, costs money, and makes it less likely the student will persist to graduation.

“I can recall a student who... Read More

Health Sciences is the most popular academic pathway at Chattanooga State Community College, enrolling more than 40 percent of first-year students each fall. But over the years, many of these students never made it to graduation.

“We were seeing two things,” says Julius Dodds, director of... Read More

As a college student, Eric Bell would visit his classrooms before the first day of a new semester. He would make sure his wheelchair could enter the building and get to his class, and that he had a desk and a writing surface ready to use. If not, it was his responsibility to reach out to the... Read More

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New Publication on Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT)

Posters celebrating white supremacy. Politicians costumed in blackface. Institutional legacies of segregation, slavery, and appropriation of Native lands.

Amid a national climate in which violent hate crimes have ... Read More

Latino students represent one of the fastest-growing demographics in higher education, at a time when college enrollment nationwide has dropped for eight consecutive years.... Read More

In 2009–10, a group of Pomona College faculty members discovered they had a STEM problem. Looking at the college’s data, they saw that some students—especially black and Hispanic students—were not pursuing degrees in the sciences at the same rates as their white or Asian peers.

“We had... Read More

Adolphe Musanga hated Cleveland when he first arrived.

Cleveland was cold. Musanga had immigrated from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (sunny and warm) to San Diego (sunny and warm) in 2015, but he struggled to learn English and left community college when he couldn’t afford... Read More

Since 2017, the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) has guided the development of Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers on college and university campuses around the country.... Read More

On January 19–23, 2018, more than one hundred faculty, staff, and students from the first ten Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers and nineteen visiting institutions attended the inaugural TRHT Institute, a five-day professional development program focused on... Read More