Episode 41 - Closing Equity Gaps and Unlocking Student Success

Student success is the most essential part of higher education. In this episode, Dr. Jason Altmire speaks with Dr. Timothy Renick, the Executive Director of the National Institute for Student Success (NISS) at Georgia State University, to discuss how higher education institutions can implement strategies to get students back on track and improve graduation rates.
Georgia State University successfully tackled low graduation rates and equity gaps by pioneering the application of predictive analytics. By tracking 800 unique risk factors daily, they achieved remarkable results, raising graduation rates to 70%, with particularly significant improvements for black, low-income, and Hispanic students. Dr. Altmire and Dr. Renick also discuss what steps institutions lacking resources can take to support students.

Timothy Renick