The first day of classes at the University of Nevada, Reno is still a few days away, but for 48 biology and neuroscience students, school began last week. The incoming freshmen participated in the first academic boot camp, BioFit, a new initiative started by Provost Kevin Carman to give students a jump start for success. “Academic boot camps dramatically increase academic performance and student success rates,” Carman said. “It’s exciting to see these students recognize and embrace the hard work needed to be successful. Students who go through boot camp are twice as likely to graduate in their major. We …
University’s academic boot camp
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