Family Support and Encouragement are Critical to Student Success

Family Support and Encouragement are Critical to Student Success

GUEST POST by George D. Kuh, PhD (Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus of Higher Education at Indiana University and a member of CampusESP's Advisory Board.)

It stands to reason that the right kind of partnership between institutions, parents, and students will help more students thrive in college and complete their educational program in a timely fashion.  It is hard to imagine a more promising, cost-effective, and personalized approach to increasing student success.

The Role Parents Play in a Student's First Year Experience

The Role Parents Play in a Student's First Year Experience

Colleges and universities are beginning to recognize family support as a critical factor in the first-year student success. That’s why so many schools have implemented a separate family orientation in conjunction with student orientation. The idea is that giving families an opportunity to learn about academics, extracurriculars and resources on campus will create shared expectations about college life and equip family members to handle the transition at home.