HACU/EPI Annual Student Retention Workshop
Venue: San Diego
|Event Date/Time: Sep 21, 2010|
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