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A Message from Our CEO

We know our Wake-Up Call readers, and individuals and organizations worldwide, have been monitoring developments on COVID-19. We continue to monitor information provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to better serve our students and institutions in times of need.

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Eduventures Summit 2020: The Unfinished Business of Universal Higher Ed

On the threshold of a new decade, and in this election year, we are proud to unveil another timely and thought-provoking lineup of topics and speakers this June at Eduventures Summit 2020. From outside of higher education, our keynote speakers include Bryan Stevenson, feted civil rights lawyer, José Andrés, top chef and humanitarian, and two of America’s greatest living historians: Doris Kearns Goodwin and Jon Meacham.

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What Reverse Transfer Students Mean for Your Institution’s Retention

When we think of transfer students, we often think about the cost-sensitive community college student looking to finish at a four-year school. There is, however, another group of transfer students institutions should pay attention to, particularly if they are concerned about retention: Reverse transfer students. Those who start at a four-year college and transfer to a two-year school.

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Adult Learners’ Postsecondary Puzzle: Back to School or Back to Work?

Last week, Eduventures published its most recent study of prospective adult learners, the 2020 Adult Prospect Research Report™. While it confirms that demand for affordability and flexibility remain high, it also identifies some new patterns regarding how prospective adult learners make decisions about their educations, which we’ve identified as postsecondary capital.

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