Student Retention through an Academic Lens

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Location: online,

Event Date/Time: Mar 24, 2010 End Date/Time: Mar 24, 2010
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Student Retention through an Academic Lens Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 (1:00-2:30pm EDT) Online webinar Host: Innovative Educators NOTE: Payment is not required prior to event (choose check by mail or purchase order when registering online). Participating institutions receive access to the recording for one full year following the live presentation. WEBINAR OVERVIEW With so many convoluted variables leading to student attrition — many of which reside outside the sphere of institutional control and influence — it is difficult to know where to invest scarce resources. Unfortunately, it is far too common to find that colleges and universities have invested in retention efforts without the benefit of data or only in marginal programs and activities. The results of such efforts are modest at best. To yield significant retention outcomes, any institution must strike at the heart of the educational experience — the academic enterprise. How students learn, the services that support their learning, the availability of learning opportunities, and the relevance of learning experiences are all central to academic integration and ultimately, student success. In this webinar, proven models for each will be shared. Furthermore, strategies for engaging the academic community with these models will be discussed. OBJECTIVES Participants will be introduced to academic-focused retention models that can be applied at their respective institutions. Each model is a takeaway that can be used to engage faculty and the academic leadership in a dialog designed to enhance the learning experience for their students. WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Provosts, academic VPs, academic deans, associate deans, department chairs, faculty, and administrators interested in revolutionizing the academic experience for the students they serve. WHO IS THE SPEAKER? Dr. Jim Black – President and CEO of SEM Works Dr. Black has delivered keynote addresses and conducted training workshops for business leaders and educators worldwide. His areas of expertise include leadership, organizational change, customer service, strategic enrollment management, marketing, recruitment, and retention. He has served as a consultant for more than 300 colleges and universities, as well as companies such as Microsoft, Blackboard, and SAS. He is the 2005 recipient of the AACRAO Distinguished Service Award. Dr. Black has published four books: Navigating Change in the New Millennium: Strategies for Enrollment Leaders, The Strategic Enrollment Management Revolution—considered to be a groundbreaking publication for the enrollment management profession—GEN Xers Return to College: Enrollment Strategies for a Maturing Population, and Essentials of Enrollment Management: Cases in the Field. He has also written numerous book chapters and articles including articles as a feature writer for The Greentree Gazette. Jim Black earned a bachelor of arts in English education and a master of education in higher education student personnel services with a cognate in counseling from the University of South Carolina. He holds a Ph.D. degree in higher education curriculum and teaching with a concentration in business administration from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Enquiries: