Supporting Students as they Navigate Financial Aid (Dunn, et al.)

The authors argue that the University of Colorado should offer a greater level of support to students as they navigate financial aid forms, deadlines, requirements, and other complexities.

“Let the Kids Outside to Play”: The Case for Interdepartmental Industry Collaborations for Graduate Students at CU Boulder (Nickerson)

The author proposes five ideas for CU Boulder to help its graduate students build their professional network and apply the skills gained through graduate work.

The Impact of a Comprehensive Model of New Student and Family Orientation on Student Success (Spoon)

In order to better integrate incoming students to CU’s campus culture and improve their academic and social success, campus should adopt a more comprehensive new student orientation model.

The Importance of Supporting Low-Income Students (Steinberg)

The author argues that more specific attention is needed to help students from low-income backgrounds overcome adversity in their unique positions at CU Boulder.

Enhancing Students’ Experience in On-Campus Jobs: Improved Career-Readiness for Post-Graduation Employment (Hermann)

The authors propose CU Boulder make the on-campus job experience a stronger learning experience, so that students develop the technical and soft skills that are in high demand in the job market.

Campus-Wide Academic Coaching and a Centralized Academic Success Center (Simmons, et al.)

The authors suggest that CU Boulder create a centralized academic support center with academic coaching at its heart.

Realigning Academic Policies to Support Student Success (Wold-McCormick; Kraus)

The authors call for a streamlining and more effective communication of academic policies and procedures that impact students in order to promote consistency, fairness, clarity and reasonable expectations.

Incorporating Student Voices in Academic Futures (Dykeman, Moriyama & Gammon)

The authors propose involving student voices in shaping the Academic Futures process by means of online surveys, flash surveys and informal focus groups.

The Case for Increased Emphasis on Internships at CU Boulder (Mark)

The author argues for developing, as a pre-requisite for graduation, an accessible internship curriculum accessible to all students through elective credit or departmental credit, supported by increased funding for unpaid and undercompensated internships to ensure equity for disadvantaged students.

Engaging Transfer Students: Institutional Support, Challenges, and Recommendations (Roberts & Welsh)

The authors raise the question of where transfer students experience barriers to academic success and belonging at CU Boulder and prompt discussion about what actions can be taken to support students as they face these challenges.