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2009 HACU/EPI Student Success Workshop


2009 HACU/EPI Student Success Workshop

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
Walt Disney World®, FL


This half-day workshop, targeted at higher education administrators, student support staff and educators, will provide information about how to increase student retention on campus. Facilitated by Dr. Watson Scott Swail, the President of the Educational Policy Institute and author of Retaining Minority Students in Higher Education (Jossey-Bass, 2003) and Engaging Faculty and Staff: An Imperative for Fostering Retention, Advising, and Smart Borrowing (February 2008), the session will introduce to participants Swail's geometric framework for student retention, discuss barriers to student success, and introduce best practices to increase student engagement and retention at your institution. In addition, participants will be provided information about the practical use of "logic models" in laying out “how things work,” the processes and their expected outcomes and interrelationships, defining program goals and strategies for your student success plan, a very useful tool for strategic planning, implementation and management of programs, and also excellent for grant proposals.

This workshop is designed as a hands-on, active event requiring the engagement of all participants. Teams of three or more persons will be provided with a 20 percent discount from the registration fee. Campus teams can be very effective in immediately starting campus reform or rejuvenation and putting what is learned in the workshop into action at home.  All participants will receive a binder of useful materials to take back to their institutions, including a copy of Engaging Faculty and Staff: An Imperative for Fostering Retention, Advising, and Smart Borrowing.

WHEN:             Tuesday, November 3, 2009
TIME:                9:00am to 12:00noon
WHERE:           Disney Coronado Springs Resort
COST:              $195/person; $160/person with teams of three or more