Higher Learning Commission

2014 Collection of Papers

Creating & Supporting Learning Environments

Leading Change: Optimizing Student Success Through Analytics

Linda Baer and Ann Hill Duin, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

PROPEL: The Value Proposition of a Comprehensive Portfolio of Services Supporting Student Success
Yaneth Correa, Richard Farrer, and Tamara Watkins, Colorado State University-Pueblo

Increased Pass Rates for Developmental Courses Resulting from Organizational Changes
Thomas Lonergan, Stephen Snyder, and Linda Rinker, Davenport University

A Comprehensive Attack on Retention and Traditional Developmental Education
Robin A. O’Quinn and Julie Dinger, Connors State College

Efficient Curricula: The Complexity of Degree Plans and Their Relation to Degree Completion
Gregory L. Heileman, Terry Babbitt, Chaouki T. Abdallah, and Michael J. Dougher, University of New Mexico

Why Do Students Fail? Faculty’s Perspective
Abour H. Cherif, DeVry University; Gerald E. Adams, Columbia College Chicago; Farah Movahedzadeh and Margaret A. Martyn, City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College; and Jeremy Dunning, Indiana University Bloomington

Concurrent Enrollment: Credentials, Rigor, and Integrity - The Wyoming Case
Gerald T. Giraud and Ronda Peer, Northwest College

Effective Models for a Diverse and Globally Connected Education
George W. Swan III and David C. Butty, Wayne County Community College District

Improving Degree Attainment for Adults: A Learning Community Curriculum Model That Works
Vicky Wood, Marion Technical College

A CALL to Action: Unlocking Potential, Achieving Success for Adult Learners
Dennis S. Lettman, University of Toledo

Gearing Up for Hybrid Teaching and Learning: Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes!
Lori A. Peterson and Daniel M. McGuire, Augsburg College

Best Practices for Supporting Adjunct Faculty
Ann Coburn-Collins, Saginaw Valley State University

Adjunct Faculty: Engagement and Community Through Professional Development
James O. Sawyer IV, Mary Lou Kata, and Deborah L. Armstrong, Macomb Community College

Critical Foundations: Delivering Standardized Professional Development to Adjunct Faculty
Lesa N. Louch and Steve M. Simpson, Baker College


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NOTE: The papers included in this collection offer the viewpoints of their authors. HLC recommends them for study and for the advice they contain, but they do not represent official HLC directions, rules or policies.

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