Student Motivation: The Key to Improving Retention and Student Success

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Student Motivation: The Key to Improving Retention and Student Success 27 January 2010 online (1-2:30pm EST) Host: Innovative Educators NOTE: The recording is always included in the registration fee and is accessible for one year following the live webinar. You can show the recording as a future in-service workshop, to new faculty as they are hired, or include it as part of your online professional development program! (Payment is not required prior to event date.) Webinar Overview: Students show up on the first day of college motivated, eager, and ready to make a clean start. If we can grab on to that raw motivation and develop it, our students will be likely to persist. However, student motivation can be lost as early as Day 1 if we fail to meet students first day needs and expectations. With The Right Start to College, we can give our students a foundation for their motivation and lock in their commitment to be successful. The Right Start to College is student-based and faculty-driven, and targets relationship-building, career vision and college success skills. The Right Start to College resulted in a +19% improvement in students believing they would graduate. (NISOD Innovations Abstracts, Vol. XXXVI, No. 15) Participants will learn how to: • Maximize the top five student motivation factors: Care, Capable, Career, Confidence, and First Impression • Build relationships with faculty and students in their program groups • Paint a clear picture of students education and career journey, which builds career confidence • Create a skill competency context for the program that makes each subject relevant • Help students ensure theyve made the right program choice • Turn study skills into high-performance career skills • Share interactive exercises that strengthen student motivation and high-performance change • Understand the 3Rs of High-Performance Change: Relate, Reframe and Repeat Who Should Attend? *All Faculty *Graduate Teaching Assistants *Education Majors *Instructional Deans *Vice Presidents of Academic Affairs *Vice Presidents of Student Affairs *VP for Enrollment Management *Dean/Director of Admissions *Deans of Academic and Student Affairs *Managers, Supervisors *Staff and Students who play a key role in recruiting, retaining and graduating students at public and private two and four year institutions Who is the Speaker? Don Fraser is one of North Americas leading authorities on student success and retention. A professor at Durham College for the past 30 years, Don publishes the national best-seller Making Your Mark which has sold over one million copies. Don has delivered student motivation and retention seminars to over 17,000 college staff at various conferences and at over 300 colleges. He co-designed and implemented Durhams student success program 20 years ago and has been working in this area since that time. Don has done a great deal of research on student success and retention and received a NISOD award for this work. He has developed a retention model - The Right Start to College - that has been adopted by many colleges and universities across North America. Don was a member of Ontario Colleges Task Force on Student Retention. Don also teaches in the M.Ed. program for Central Michigan University. Enquiries: