Gateway courses—college credit–bearing and/or developmental education courses that enroll large numbers of students and have high rates of Ds, Fs, withdrawals, and incompletes (Koch & Rodier, 2016)—are a ubiquitous part of the undergraduate experience in the United States.
The Board of Directors of the non-profit higher education organization, the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education, has announced two leadership change actions of great significance for the long-term future of the organization.
Thoughts From John
Everyone should be interested in the transfer student experience for multiple reasons, starting with a national higher education system, our performance with them in terms of getting students to BA degree attainment has been miserable.
I have devoted most of my exactly fifty-year career to trying the make the first year of American higher education a more positive experience for our students ... but I never stop asking what more/else can we do?
A Note from Drew
Massacres, and the manipulated or buried narrative about them, have always been a tragic part of America’s history.
I am the son of immigrants. Like millions before, my parents came to the United States in search of a better life – for themselves and their future generations.
Dr. Valerie Whittlesey, Kennesaw State University
Gateway Courses and Student Success