Promoting Faculty Involvement in Student Retention

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Event Date/Time: Feb 24, 2009 End Date/Time: Feb 24, 2009
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Promoting Faculty Involvement in Student Retention 24 February 2009 Online webinar This webinar will focus on the creation of a strategic plan for faculty involvement in student retention initiatives that will include specific action strategies in each of the following areas: faculty rewards and incentives, faculty development, faculty evaluation, new- faculty orientation, recruitment and selection of new faculty. Participants will learn how to promote the extrinsic and intrinsic motivation for participating in student retention programs, and how to enlist the support of high-level administrators and department chairs. WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Anyone interested in increasing faculty involvement and commitment to promoting student success inside and outside the classroom, including academic and student affairs administrators, faculty development specialists, department chairs, and professionals working in the areas of student retention, enrollment management, student development, and the first-year experience. SPEAKER: Joe Cuseo holds a doctoral degree in Educational Psychology and Assessment from the University of Iowa. Currently, he is a Professor of Psychology at Marymount College (California) where for 25 years he has directed the first- year seminar, a course required of all new students. He is a columnist for a bimonthly newsletter published by the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, and has received the Resource Centers "outstanding first-year advocate award." He is also a 13-time recipient of the "faculty member of the year award" on his home campus, a student-driven award based on effective teaching and academic advising. He has authored numerous articles and chapters on faculty development, student retention, and the first-year experience, the most recent of which is a textbook for first-year seminars or student success courses, titled: Thriving in College and Beyond: Research-Based Strategies for Academic Success & Personal Development. Enquiries: