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BFIT : Taking the risk out of going to college

Posted by Jackie Cornog on Mar 29, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Article by Jackie Cornog (Interim Dean of Students) and Sally Heckel (Assistant Director of Student Success).

“I see you missed classes last Wednesday. Are you okay?

This is a question that can be heard in the hallways of Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology from members of our Success Team.

Each Friday, Success Coaches along with deans from the college’s Enrollment, Academic, and Student Affairs departments meet to review student attendance and grades at their weekly Students of Concern (SOC) meetings. Early alert messages are also sent between instructors and advisors in an effort to communicate any problems a student may be having. These alerts help us learn about some of the challenges our students face outside school. Through this constant communication, we can create plans to support them and get them back on track.

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Topics: News, Student Success, Academics, Support

New student orientation matters

Posted by Ashley Mansfield on Aug 18, 2016 1:55:26 PM


The transition from high school to college generates a wide-range of emotions for our new students, and understandably so. They will encounter new classmates, new professors, new classrooms, and new course material. They will also develop a sense of independence, which starts the moment they enter the doors of Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (BFIT). 

College is not easy, and it requires students to take on more initiative and self-advocacy to succeed. This is where Student Orientation can help.

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Topics: News, Student Success

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