Five Ways to Promote Faculty Adoption of Student Success Technologies

| December 11, 2017

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Morgan State University, officially designated as Maryland’s preeminent public urban research university, is the largest HBCU in Maryland with nearly 8,000 students on their urban campus in northeast Baltimore, MD. Students who attend Morgan State are mostly first-time, full-time African American students, many of whom are first generation college students. More than 90 percent of Morgan State undergraduates receive some type of financial aid, with 60 percent eligible for Pell funding. More than 65 percent of undergraduate students test into developmental English, reading, and mathematics courses. Morgan State was the only HBCU to win a $100,000 grant from the Gates Foundation for the implementation of Integrated Planning and Advising Services (IPAS) technology in 2013, which enabled them to purchase Starfish. Their goal was to improve student retention, persistence and completion through higher-quality advising and increasing students’ utilization of campus resources. But for Dr. Tiffany Mfume, Assistant Vice President for Student Success and Retention, and her team at Morgan State, change wouldn’t be possible without the involvement of the university’s faculty.

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