Event Date/Time: Oct 22, 2012 End Date/Time: Oct 24, 2012
Early Registration Date: Oct 05, 2012
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Most institutions understand the importance of improving student retention but struggle with planning and implementing 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 our expert instructors in Philadelphia to learn how you can build a campus-wide and comprehensive approach to improving 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 alike will benefit from this conference.

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