How can new business models impact at-risk students and increase retention? Academic executives from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College implemented an inclusive access partnership across multiple campuses and experienced impactful success. Learn about their experience in the Thought Leadership Forum: Inclusive Access and Student Retention.

Inclusive Access

Needs Assessment: Rowan-Cabarrus Community College had to address a number of challenges including:

  • Course material cost and access
  • State-mandated curriculum redesign
  • Student empowerment
  • Retention

New Business Model: To tackle these issues and lift student success, a variety of business models were considered. Inclusive Access, a model that integrates the cost of course materials into registration fees and delivers content directly to the institution’s LMS, was selected and implemented in stages.

Advantages: Each level of their organization felt positive impacts.

  • Students
    • Affordable course materials
    • Integrated and instant digital content
  • Faculty
    • Student preparedness
    • Interactive learning experience
  • Institution
    • Improved retention
    • Streamlined processes

To learn more about the results at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College including timelines, student success, and cost-savings, access the full recording and presentation slides from the Inclusive Access and Student Retention Webinar.

» And check out “Inclusive Access Partnership Boosts Student Retention,” the case study that shows a significant increase in retention with Inclusive Access.

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