WORKSHOP 1: An Introduction to Student Retention
Wednesday, June 9, 2010, 9:00am – 12:00noon
Presenters: Dr. Watson Scott Swail, Educational Policy Institute
Description: This workshop will introduce participants to important concepts related to improving student retention on college and university campuses. The session will outline a retention framework and discuss issues related to defining retention on campus, data usage, student tracking systems, institutional planning, campus buy-in, and proven practices. Participants will receive a binder of information to take back to their campus and have the opportunity to network with others from around Canada and the US. This workshop is aimed at postsecondary practitioners and administrators
WORKSHOP 2: Building A Roadmap for Meeting Institutional Retention Goals
Wednesday, June 9, 2010, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Presenter: Dr. Jay Goff, Missouri Institute of Science & Technology; Harvest Collier, Missouri Institute of Science and Technology
Description: Does your institution have a plan and a roadmap to meet retention goals? This session provides an opportunity for institutional leaders to discuss how coordination between offices in data collection can be useful in analyzing institution-specific retention issues. The featured model can help your institution benchmark and identify key changes needed to improve student retention. Attendees will learn how policy changes and intervention strategies increased graduation rates by 12% and guided plans for additional retention success in the future.
Sign up for one or both workshops on the registration page.