Newsletter from NJ Secretary of Higher Education: Student Success is Priority Number One

Monday, Feb 29, 2016
by Rochelle Hendricks, NJ Secretary of Higher Education

Today, I am pleased to announce the formation of the Student Success Collaborative, to bring together leaders with statewide, national and international experience, to help us identify and disseminate highly effective policies and strategies. We held our first meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 24. The selected members will inform the development of statewide policy designed to dramatically enhance student success.

At the first meeting, Darryl Greer, from Stockton University's Center for Higher Education Strategic Information and Governance, presented a study based on students' attitudes toward academic advising and career counseling services. The full report, commissioned by my office, can be found here.

Other articles of interest in the newsletter include:

* Montclair State University opens 3D printing Makerbot Innovation Center

* Bergen Community College educators named U.S. Professor of the Year

* Rutgers-Camden/Rowan research collaboration seeks to accelerate fight against diabetes

* Thomas Edison State College becomes Thomas Edison State University

Read the full text of Secretary Hendricks' newsletter.