Comprehensive Student Advising: An Integrated College-Wide Approach to Facilitating Student Success

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Event Date/Time: Feb 10, 2010 End Date/Time: Feb 10, 2010
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Comprehensive Student Advising: An Integrated College-Wide Approach to Facilitating Student Success Wednesday, February 10th, 1:00-3:00pm EST Online webinar Host: Innovative Educators NOTE: Payment is not required prior to event (choose check by mail or purchase order when registering). The recording is always included at no extra charge and is accessible for one full year. WEBINAR OVRERVIEW Established via Legislative mandate, South Texas College opened its doors in 1993 and has grown from 1,038 to over 27,000 students in sixteen years. Serving a 95% Hispanic Student body, the College has taken bold steps to balance student access with student success. This session will focus on the holistic case-management approach to student advisement utilizing cross-divisional strategies and resources to ensure student engagement. The session will include a detailed description of the five pronged approach to student advising connecting every student to the College through a faculty member, advisor, success coach, mentor, or counselor. Participants will learn: *A process for establishing institutional commitment to student success initiatives *Strategies to establish college-wide responsibility for student advisement including, Faculty Advising, Beacon Mentoring (Financial Aid, Course Based), First-Time-In-College (FTIC) Case Management, At Risk Counseling *Techniques utilized to assess existing advising processes *Tools for implementing a comprehensive faculty and staff advising and professional development program *Evaluation and assessment tools for monitoring the impact of advising strategies on student success outcomes (course completion, term to term persistence, fall to spring persistence, etc.) Who should attend? Most institutional representatives will benefit from this workshop, including Presidents, Vice-Presidents, Deans, Directors, Institutional Researchers, faculty, and staff. Who are the speakers? LUZELMA G. CANALES currently serves as the Interim Associate Dean of Community Engagement & Workforce Development at South Texas College. She serves as the College lead on the Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count initiative, which is a national project addressing the achievement and attainment gap for underrepresented students. She is also the lead in the Excelencia in Education Starting Point: Community College and the Accelerating Latino Student Success (ALASS) at Texas Border Institutions initiatives, which focused promoting Latino student success. Luzelma is also serving as the lead for the Public Agenda/MDC Community Engagement and Leadership Development pilot, which engages the diverse stakeholders in the region in community conversations focused on student success issues. PAUL HERNANDEZ currently serves as Dean of Student Support Services for South Texas College. He is responsible for providing leadership in the Office of Counseling and Advising. The department of Counseling and Advising provides academic advising, career and personal counseling, special services for students with disabilities, and assistance with special populations. Mr. Hernandez also oversees the College Success Coaches (previously Retention Specialsists) assigned to Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. Enquiries: