As the Fall 2016 semester kicks off, 44 institutions of higher education participating in the American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ (AASCU) “Re-Imagining the First Year of College” (RFY) project have begun to implement innovative practices and programs on their campuses aimed at helping first- year students.

As part of  RFY—a three-year initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and USA Funds—the 44 State Colleges and Universities (SCUs) are working together as a learning community to develop comprehensive, institutional transformation that redesigns the first year of college and creates sustainable change for student success. The project is aimed...

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Meris Stansbury

Meris Stansbury is the Editorial Director for both eSchool News and eCampus News, and was formerly the Managing Editor of eCampus News. Before working at eSchool Media, Meris worked as an assistant editor for The World and I, an online curriculum publication. She graduated from Kenyon College in 2006 with a BA in English, and enjoys spending way too much time either reading or cooking.