A Collaborative Model for Student Success: Joining Instructional, Information Technology, and Studen

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Event Date/Time: Apr 21, 2010 End Date/Time: Apr 21, 2010
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A Collaborative Model for Student Success: Joining Instructional, Information Technology, and Student Services April 21st, 1:00-3:00pm EDT online webinar Host: Innovative Educators To register for this webinar only: http://www.innovativeeducators.org etention_p/792.htm To register for student retention webinar series: http://www.innovativeeducators.org etention_p/818.htm NOTE: Payment is not required prior to event date (choose check by mail or PO as payment method when registering). The recording is always included and is accessible for one full year. OVERVIEW OF APRIL 21st WEBINAR This presentation will highlight the collaborative model Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) used to develop and then execute a college-wide effort to improve the retention and success of at-risk students (defined as those placing into one or more developmental reading or English courses). This project, funded in large part through a Dept. of Education Title III Improving Institutions grant, resulted in significant increases in student success and retention for this student population. This session will focus on the development and implementation processes used to overcome institutional management silos at a large, urban college (six campuses) and to generate enthusiasm and support among faculty and staff. Focus areas will be on project development, structure and operation of cross-functional work teams, and results of the various aspects of the entire project. These aspects include: implementation of a student success center model for better ease of access to student services, implementation and rapid expansion of a one-credit student success course, development and implementation of a faculty training series targeting full- and part-time instructors working with developmental students, and development and implementation of a web-based Online Student Profile system designed to improve access to student success-related information such as results of learning style and personality inventories. Attention will also be paid to the development, implementation, and results of assessment activities. OBJECTIVES *be provided with a model for the development and execution of a college-wide effort to improve the retention and success of at-risk students *learn how to overcome institutional management silos during the process *discover strategies for generating enthusiasm and support among faculty and staff *identify strategies to assess these retention efforts *view a detailed description of the the different projects that make up Central Piedmont Community Colleges efforts; projects include: *improving access to student services *development of a one-credit student success course *development and implementation of a training series for faculty who work with developmental students *development and implementation of a web-based Online Student Profile system designed to improve access to student success-related information WHO SHOULD ATTEND? *Faculty *Vice Presidents of Academic Affairs *Vice Presidents of Student Affairs *VP for Enrollment Management *Dean/Director of Admissions *Deans of Academic and Student Affairs *Student Success Staff *Retention Specialists *Student Development Retention Coordinators *Academic Advisors *Directors of Enrollment Services *Directors of Student Development Services WHO IS THE SPEAKER? Clint McElroy, Ph.D., is Dean for Retention Services at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) in Charlotte, NC. He earned his doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Urban Education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He chairs CPCCs Retention Committee, a cross-functional group which focuses on improving student retention, and also its cross-functional Student Intake Steering Committee, which focuses on improving student intake processes. From 2003 to 2008, he served as Activity Director for a federal Title III Improving Institutions grant project focusing on improving retention of students entering the College who placed into two or more developmental courses. The success of the CPCC Title III activity in positively influencing student retention has resulted in teams from several colleges from across the United States visiting CPCC to learn about the implementation of the project and how it might be duplicated on their own campuses. The organization of the CPCC Title III activity was highly cross-functional, requiring substantial interaction among the Colleges Instructional, Student Services, and Information Technology Services units. Enquiries: pam@ieinfo.org

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