Event Date/Time: May 21, 2012 End Date/Time: May 23, 2012
Early Registration Date: May 04, 2012
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Most institutions understand the importance of improving student retention but struggle with how to plan and implement a campus-wide strategy that ties mission, data, and programming together into a unified approach. Comprehensive retention planning requires input and buy-in from multiple campus stakeholders including enrollment, student affairs, and institutional research.

Join us in Orange County, CA to learn from experts about how you can build a campus-wide and comprehensive approach to improve retention outcomes. Whether you have a retention plan already in place or are just getting started, you will leave this event with the outline of a plan built from the practical tips and advice shared by our instructors.


This event is designed for any higher education professional charged with improving retention, including enrollment managers, student and academic affairs leaders, and assessment coordinators or committee members. Four-year and two-year institutions will both benefit from this conference.

Optional pre-conference workshop: Data Simplified: Working with Institutional Data for Retention Purposes

Institutional research data is a powerful tool for helping you understand attrition, plan programs, and predict enrollment. But student affairs and enrollment professionals are often “afraid” of data and struggle with ways to understand it, use it effectively, and work with IR departments to ask the right questions.

This workshop is designed for non-IR professionals who want to learn the basics of data analysis and are seeking ways to manage, extract, and explain results to campus leaders. During the workshop, participants will learn techniques for:

* Defining factors associated with retention
* Recognizing patterns and correlations
* Communicating with IR teams for effective data mining


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