HACU/EPI Annual Student Retention Workshop

Venue: San Diego

Location: San Diego, California, United States

Event Date/Time: Sep 21, 2010
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The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, in partnership with the Educational Policy Institute, is sponsoring this annual workshop on student retention for professionals at HSIs and other institutions. The workshop consists of a morning session providing an introduction to retention issues and strategies, with a special afternoon session that allows practitioners to consider the planning and implementation for retention programming and strategic planning. Participants can sign up for either or both sessions.

PART A. An Introduction to Student Retention (9am - 12noon). In this session, participants will be introduced to data and concepts regarding when and why students decide to leave college. Using his geometric framework for student retention, session leader Dr. Watson Scott Swail will showcase national data to illustrate trends in student success and then discuss collectively with participants the actions and major decision points of student departure along the educational pipeline. Participants will be introduced to concepts of how to change campus practices to encourage retention and re-enrollment in higher education.

PART B. From Theory to Action-A Hands-On Workshop Putting Student Retention Practices to Work (1pm - 4pm). This workshop allows participants to get active about their retention planning on campus. Building on the foundation of the morning introductory session, the afternoon will utilize workshops and small groups to identify strategies that can work on your campus. Participants will be introduced to Logic Modeling as a method of strategic planning. By the end of this workshop, participants will have been introduced to new strategies and tools for thinking about student retention on campus and be able to take these back and continue to work on the important issues of student success.

PRESENTER: Dr. Watson Scott Swail, President & CEO, Educational Policy Institute.

For additional information, please come visit our website at www.educationalpolicy.org/events