UNCG’s efforts to support at-risk students and close the achievement gap were recently highlighted by The Chronicle of Higher Education in an article titled “How a University Fights to Keep Students’ Demographics from Becoming Their Destiny.”
The article explains that first-generation and minority students, as well as those who come from low-income backgrounds, are often vulnerable groups on college campuses. Yet UNCG is “adamant that students’ demographics should not dictate their destiny,” which is why the university has launched numerous initiatives to better support students.
From the UNCG Cares training for faculty and staff to a “What Could I Do With My Life?” course for students who are undecided on a major, UNCG credits its success in enrolling, retaining and graduating students of all backgrounds to “hard-core data analysis with an emphasis on the human touch.”
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