The New "At-Risk" Student Seminar: Increasing Retention, Success & Institutional Support
During the last three decades numerous programs and activities have been designed to work with students identified as "at-risk.” Most often these programs have centered on college readiness and preparedness, economic issues, and institutional climate and fit. It is time to expand the definition of "at-risk" to include psychosocial issues, such as students and parents holding unrealistic expectations of the collegiate experience, diminished accountability in the educational process, and an underdeveloped work ethic.
In this webinar, we will address this new definition of “at-risk student” and discover strategies to increase the retention of this often misunderstood group. Participants will discuss ways to increase program success and seek institutional support when necessary. Sample documents, resources, and recommended reading will be provided allowing participants to leave with plans for student meetings, workshops, and tracking data.
- Review the spectrum of "at-risk" students and their campus' current definition of the population
- Investigate the importance of student engagement and academic coaching from the perspective of working with "at-risk" students
- Be provided with assistance in reviewing and examining their current retention-focused programming
- Discuss appropriate and effective advising and assistance models that can be utilized when working with at-risk student populations
- Examine promising practices to providing retention-based services in the era of decreasing funding
Who Should Attend?
- 2-year & 4-year institutions
- Academic Affairs/Instruction
- Student Services/Affairs
- Faculty (full and part-time)
- Retention Specialists
- First Year Experience Coordinators
- Diversity Directors/Specialists
- Any educator interested in student retention and success