Increasing Enrollment and Retention via Technology: Blending High Tech and High Touch
June 18th - 20th, 2008
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Using technology is essential in attracting students to your institution and creating an atmosphere that cultivates success. Some feel that when incorporating technology you lose the personal touch that makes institutions memorable. However, high tech and high touch do not have to be mutually exclusive. Knowing how to use technology to target the individual needs of students is the key to successful implementation.
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Join Hobsons and other Innovative Educators attendees for a night under the lights and take in a baseball game as the Cincinnati Reds face the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday, June 18. Located just a short walk from the Hyatt Regency, Hobsons invites you to Great American Ball Park for an opportunity to network with other Hobsons clients and relax after your first day at the conference. The game starts at 7:10 p.m. and will include food and beverages.
Located right on the banks of the Ohio River, Great American Ball Park serves as the home for the Cincinnati Reds, baseball’s first all-professional team. The park boasts breathtaking views of the city and the Kentucky riverbanks for the ultimate fan experience, and provides a unique tribute to the Reds’ rich history.
Don’t miss the first pitch—step up to the plate and make your reservation today! Please RSVP by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or via phone at (800) 927.8439 ext 3286 by Monday, June 16.
Dinner on own
Thursday, June 19thToday's program focuses on keeping students connected to your institution using high tech and high touch student services and advanced communication tools. Student success will be the focal point of all discussions.
High Tech + High Touch = High Success with Live Online Tutoring and Writing Center
Dinner on own
Friday, June 20th
7:30-8:30: Breakfast (included in registration fee)
Feel free to contact us to find out if this conference is right for you.
Multiple Attendees The 4th registrant is free!
Susan Hallenbeck serves as a product manager for Enrollment Management and Student Services at Datatel, Inc. Susan’s work focuses on developing Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) initiatives for clients, and her work involves research and presentations on a wide range of SEM-related topics. Before joining Datatel, Susan worked in college and university administration for over 20 years, primarily in the areas of admissions and enrollment management. She also served an academic advisor for four years while pursuing her doctoral degree. In addition, Susan has been a management consultant in the public sector, specializing in labor relations.
In October 2006, Mary Beth accepted the position of Director of Web Communications, the brand manager and editor-in-chief of Temple’s web presence, providing web marketing and communications direction across the University. Her key responsibilities are managing the overhaul of Temple’s homepage and first-level web pages, enforcing the graphic identity standards and developing University-wide web policies. Under the umbrella of Institutional Advancement, Mary Beth also manages myowlspace.com, Temple’s new (launched July 2006) website for alumni featuring social media features such as message boards, chat, career mentoring and professional networking.
Adrian A. Schiess is Director for Student Success and Retention at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. Over the last 18 years, he has been responsible for planning, developing, coordinating, and administering the Freshman Year Experience Programs and the Xavier Retention Model. He is the ombudsman for the freshman class, and is the University’s retention officer. His work has contributed to a 90% retention rate for freshmen matriculating to the sophomore year and a 70% four year graduation rate. These high retention and graduation results have created millions of dollars in additional revenue for Xavier. Mr. Schiess earned his Bachelor of Science degree in history and his Masters degree in Educational Administration, both at Xavier University.
Frank Wray has been with the University of Cincinnati since 1995. During that time he has been involved in the curriculum development of a National Science Foundation-Sponsored Course and recently has successfully developed and deployed a popular non-majors biology course.
Dana Evans - Senior Consultant, Enrollment Management and Marketing
Dana has twenty years experience in higher education admissions, enrollment management and marketing. Her prior experience in higher education has given her a love and appreciation for learning and helping those in the field. Clients benefit from her expertise in student recruitment, retention and communication planning. Dana is a graduate of Furman University.
Hyatt Regency Cincinnati151 West Fifth Street Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
The Hyatt Regency Cincinnati is connected to the downtown district by an extensive second-level pedestrian skywalk and is only six blocks from Great American Ball Park, home of the Cincinnati Reds. (The Reds play the LA Dodgers on June 18th at 7:10pm! Click here to purchase tickets.)
Shuttle to HotelAirport Executive Shuttle can take you into the city and give you a quick taste of the beauty and excitement of the Tri-State area, including downtown Cincinnati and the Kentucky side of the river. On-call service is provided to hotels and other locations throughout Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Airport Executive Shuttle can also arrange to drop off and pick up at various sights and attractions along their route.
Shuttles to Downtown Cincinnati and Covington cost $15 one-way and $25 round-trip. Rates to other locations vary. Call 24 hours in advance to guarantee a reservation. Walk-up service is also available, however. For more information visit the Airport Executive Shuttle desk in any of our baggage claim areas or call (859) 261-8841 or (800) 990-8841.
Taxi Cab Service Visit the taxi desk in the baggage claim area of Terminal 3 or use the courtesy phone near the exit of Terminal 2 (dial 3260) to make arrangements. Service is available 24 hours a day. The fare from the airport to downtown Cincinnati is $25. Call (859) 767-3260 for more information.
Please submit an e-mail to us. All cancellations must be received in writing prior to May 25th and will be subject to a $100 processing fee per registrant. Registrants who cancel after the stated date will not be eligible for a refund. However, you may transfer your registration to another individual without penalty. In case of conference cancellation, Innovative Educators' liability is limited to refund of the conference registration fee only.
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