Higher ed administrators are likely familiar with “summer melt” – the phenomenon in which students are admitted to college, accept, but never show up on campus. It most often impacts first-generation college students who run into challenges during the enrollment process—often bureaucratic ones, like getting a health form or a parental signature—and don’t have the support they need to overcome the hurdle.
Standard of Proof Webinars
At e-Literate, we believe that vendors who make genuine contributions to education should get extra attention from universities during procurement processes. But can be hard to tell who those vendors are.
The Standard of Proof webinar series helps to address this problem by highlighting what we believe are genuine contributions by vendors who are sponsors of e-Literate’s Empirical Educator Project (EEP). Although EEP vendors are already vetted for their contributions to higher education, we only offer Standard of Proof webinars if the vendors meet the following additional criteria:
- They must have completed a project that either contributes meaningful new knowledge about how to support student success or propagates evidence-based practices in the same vein. That project must benefit all of education, including non-customers of the vendor.
- The project must have included some element of meaningful partnership with or peer review by academics who are willing to publicly characterize the nature of the partnership and vouch for the contribution in some way.
- November 18th, 2019, 2pm ET: A randomized controlled trial testing the impact that chatbots can have on “summer melt” was conducted and published by AdmitHub, with Georgia State University as an active institutional collaborator and research conducted by summer melt academic expert Lindsay Page from University of Pittsburgh. Guests include AdmitHub’s CEO Drew Magliozzi, Georgia State University’s Senior Vice President of Success Tim Renick, and University of Pittsburgh Associate Professor of Psychology and Education Lindsay Page.