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Increasing The Academic Achievement Of Minority Males:  How To Create  A Targeted Program That Will Help Them Succeed
Increasing The Academic Achievement Of Minority Males: How To Create A Targeted Program That Will Help Them Succeed
Registration Fee: $345.00

On-Demand Training
An overwhelming body of research highlights non-success of minority males in higher education. Sadly, in some arenas, academia has given up and even unofficially categorized male students of color as Lost Males. This presentation will cover critical factors, both external and internal, related to creating avenues for success of minority males in higher education. Included are strategies for measuring and increasing institutional readiness and capacity, as well as how to effectively engage minority males into the campus climate. Additional discussions will focus on creating faculty and staff involvement in minority male initiatives. The presenters will also discuss how to effectively strengthen the education pipeline for minority males, including policy implications. >

Effective Strategies To Help Faculty Achieve New Semester Goals and Improve Their Teaching
Effective Strategies To Help Faculty Achieve New Semester Goals & Improve Their Teaching
Complimentary Webinar

On-Demand Training
Do you have big plans for next semester? Like New Year’s resolutions, plans for changes and improvements faculty want to make in a new semester are often discarded, ignored, or rationalized away. Unfortunately, big intentions plus minimal action equals unachieved goals. Perhaps you know people who have started with a list of goals only to lose heart and revert to old habits. They had hoped to improve one or more areas of their classrooms—and did not.

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Teach Students How To Learn: Metacognition Is The Key
Registration Fee: $345.00

Wednesday, February 25 ~ 3:00-4:30 (Eastern)

This webinar is designed to help faculty, learning center professionals, and student affairs personnel develop strategies to help students become independent, self-directed learners. A discussion of the characteristics of today’s students will help participants understand why many students lack effective learning strategies when they enroll in college, and how simple it is to teach them strategies for successful learning.

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Active Learning: Innovative Strategies That Will Dramatically Improve Student Engagement
Registration Fee: $345.00

Wednesday, February 25 ~ 1:00-2:30pm (Eastern time)

We all want to help our students learn. What are some techniques that will ‘hook’ or bring in your learners and keep them motivated? How can you add more spice to your teaching repertoire? Considering how diverse our students, their interests, backgrounds and preferred learning styles are, no one technique will be successful all of the time.

How you ever thrown a snowball in class or run a whole class based on students’ questions? Join Dr. Alice Cassidy and discover innovative techniques and strategies you can use right away to encourage students to engage with the course material and objectives. Participants will have the opportunity to share examples of their own best practices with faculty from institutions around the country.

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FERPA & Email: How To Effectively Communicate With Students & Avoid Liability
Registration Fee: $345.00

Thursday, February 26 ~ 1:00-2:30pm (Eastern)

Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), all college employees are legally and ethically obliged to safeguard the confidentiality of student information. Many times this presents unique challenges for faculty and staff who work with students electronically. This webinar will provide a general overview of the issues employees may encounter when following FERPA guidelines while using technology tools. The information presented in this webinar will also help staff better understand and apply FERPA, a federal law that protects privacy interests of students regardless of the mode of interaction. The presenter will use real-life scenarios faced by institutions.

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How To Achieve Exceptional Front-Line Customer Service In Higher Education
Registration Fee: $345.00

Tuesday, February 24 ~ 1:00-2:30pm (Eastern)

This webinar can be purchased individually for $345 or part of the 3-Part Webinar Series Package for $750

How do our customers--our students and their families--want to be treated? What makes the job of serving students in higher education so unique? How do we know if we are living up to their customer service expectations?

The definition of customer service might look a little different to each one of us, but it is important to know that there are basic principles and proven techniques that help front-line staff provide exceptional service. This session will give participants an overview of different philosophies of customer service. We will also discuss methods of benchmarking and setting customer service standards, as well as ideas for how to evaluate your customers and assess their level of satisfaction. Further, we will explore techniques that can help you develop positive customer relationships with your students and get motivated and geared up with your staff to provide the exceptional service that your students deserve.

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Addressing Invisible Wounds: Helping Students Manage Trauma & Achieve Success In College
Registration Fee: $345.00

Thursday, February 26 ~ 3:00-4:30pm (Eastern)

War, domestic violence, childhood trauma, campus violence, bullying, terrorism — all of these traumatic life experiences can cause symptom formation and affect the long-term success and retention of college students. Through awareness and understanding, student services personnel, faculty, and staff can be more effective and efficient in services delivery, instruction, and supports for traumatized students on their campus.

This webinar will provide an in-depth review of these “invisible wounds” and discuss how they can affect performance and achievement. Participants will learn how the entire campus can help students achieve success by becoming trauma-informed. Participants will also be provided with a clear and concise protocol to help student services personnel, faculty, and staff create a campus-wide trauma-informed environment.

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Frontline Customer Service In Higher Education: 10 Key Responses To Diffuse Frustration & Anger
Registration Fee: $345.00

Wednesday, March 4 ~ 1:00-2:30pm (Eastern)

This webinar can be purchased individually for $345 or part of the 3-Part Webinar Series Package for $750

We all have the experience: A customer comes to our service window or calls the college with a problem and, seemingly without provocation, becomes verbally aggressive or demanding to the point where we are at a loss for words. When we have been broadsided like this, it is very difficult to recover and continue to work toward a solution with the customer. Instead we are often caught up in the negativity and these interactions end badly for all involved. What can you do when you can’t think of what to do?

This webinar will equip you with 10 standard phrases designed for the common situations that arise in colleges when students, parents, or other customers are unhappy and behaving inappropriately. Participants will learn key phrases for particular types of interactions and will learn to identify and address some common underlying issues that may be creating the problem in the first place.

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How To Retain First-Year Students: Helping Them Navigate Emotional, Motivational & Social Challenges
Registration Fee: $345.00

This webinar can be purchased individually for $345 or part of the 3-Part Webinar Series Package for $750 Back by Popular Demand!

Tuesday, February 3 ~ 3:00-4:30 (Eastern)

This webinar will place essential non-cognitive and psychosocial success skills (relationship building, resource utilization, priority management, and habits of personal well-being) within a framework of underlying principles of student success. We will discuss how to connect particular non-cognitive issues to specific strategies that can be applied immediately. Participants will also be able to identify and commit to institutional and classroom strategies that can improve student retention and persistence rates. Finally, participants will begin to develop their own call-to-action implementation plan to enhance student retention and persistence on their campuses.

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Increase Student Retention & Graduation Rates By Instilling A Culture Of Service Excellence
Registration Fee: $345.00

Tuesday, February 3 ~ 1:00-2:30 (Eastern)

This webinar can be purchased individually for $345 or part of the 3-Part Webinar Series Package for $750

Higher education is finding itself in a competitive situation in today’s world. One of the differentiating factors is the student experience. Most importantly is how well does the institution integrate the student into its social and academic life? Developing a service excellence strategy is an essential element. However, beyond developing the strategy, there is the challenge of executing the plan. That is the role of the leaders.

In order for our leaders to keep the service excellence plan from becoming another "flavor of the month” program they must weave significant strategies into the fabric of the institution’s processes and systems. This webinar will identify, explain and share examples of the seven leadership actions to instill and sustain a culture of service excellence over time.

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Increasing Student Persistence & Success: 5 High-Impact Practices For Immediate Implementation
Registration Fee: $345.00

This webinar can be purchased individually for $345 or part of the 3-Part Webinar Series Package for $750

Wednesday, February 4 ~ 3:00-4:30 (Eastern)

If you are plagued by “paralysis by analysis” or “information overload” it can be exceedingly difficult to put even the best plans into action. You are likely familiar with the benefits of high-impact experiences, but perhaps you are stagnated because you lack a solid plan. You need skill, vision, and focus in order to navigate the various organizational and political environments it takes to make these practices a reality.

This webinar will discuss five platforms for high-impact experiences and how they can be implemented right now to benefit students. The benefits to a variety of stakeholders as well as how to start planning these experiences will be covered. These platforms include service learning, undergraduate research, active/collaborative learning, learning communities, and common intellectual experiences. The insight we will uncover is exactly what you need to get motivated and take action.


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Managing Overly Involved Parents: Effective Strategies For Deescalating Aggressive Behavior
Registration Fee: $345.00

Wednesday, February 4 ~ 1:00-2:30 (Eastern)

Millennial students that have been raised to believe that “the world is their oyster” often have parents who want to ensure their success. Some parents fail to make the transition from K-12 to college and can become overly involved in all aspects of their child’s college experience. In the extreme, parents can become demanding and aggressive. It might be tempting to just hang up the phone or shove a FERPA form in their face, but there are more effective strategies to resolve the issue at hand.

This webinar will guide you in how to respond when hovering turns into hollering. In a manner that enhances parental cooperation and promotes the student’s well being, participants will apply basic principles for active listening, boundary setting, and problem solving to deescalate aggressive behavior.

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Higher Education Leadership: How To Develop, Supervise & Evaluate Staff
Registration Fee: $345.00

Thursday, February 5 ~ 3:00-4:30pm (Eastern)

The core of successful administration is the ability to assess our approach to the concepts that define human resources and personnel as well as our understanding of professionalism. It is equally important to exhibit and support a defined work ethic and address the challenges of staffing, training and delegation This webinar will cover the critical issues as they relate to developing and improving the skills that are necessary to become and remain an effective administrator. We will discuss leadership styles, “stepping up to supervisor”, delegation, appropriate staff evaluation and the need to understand the pivot between management and leadership. Participants will learn how to review the role they play within the team and the approaches that impede team and projects or program success. There will be a discussion of the practical and theoretical aspects of management, supervision and leadership and the difference between each concept. Hiring, training, developing and, when necessary, ending the supervisory relationship will be addressed.

annoying female student
Managing Disruptive Classroom Behavior: Strategies For Creating A Safe & Dynamic Learning Environment
Registration Fee: $345.00

Thursday, February 5 ~ 1:00-2:00pm (Eastern)
Whether you’ve been teaching for 20 years or you just started in the profession, there’s always the possibility that you will have a student in your class whose behavior is disruptive. Disruptive classroom behavior not only interferes with teaching and learning, but it can also have a negative impact on classroom civility and the overall enjoyment of the learning experience.

How To Develop and Implement A Summer Bridge Program For First-Generation College Students
How To Develop & Implement A Summer Bridge Program For First-Generation College Students
Registration Fee: $345.00

Tuesday, February 10 ~ 3:00-4:30pm (Eastern)
In these difficult economic times of budget cuts and limited resources, determining best practices for making the most of existing assets while continuing to serve students effectively is critical. At-risk groups of students present unique issues and as such, addressing budgetary issues becomes even more important. When looking at the needs of first-generation college-goers, institutions must understand the variety of challenges these students experience as they enter and move through higher education. In fact, much of the existing research indicates that students whose parents did not attend college are more likely than their non first-generation counterparts to be less academically prepared for college, to have less knowledge of how to apply for college and for financial assistance, and to have more difficulty in acclimating themselves to college once they enroll (Tym, et al., 2005). As such, educational institutions must provide students with specific types of resources and support to ensure that they move into and through college successfully, even during times of budget cuts.

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Supporting & Retaining Single Parent Students In Higher Education
Registration Fee: $345.00

This webinar can be purchased individually for $345 or part of the 3-Part Webinar Series Package for $750

Tuesday, February 10 ~ 1:00-2:30 pm (Eastern)

Note: Because the majority of single parents in higher education are single mothers, this webinar will focus on this group. However, much of the information is applicable to all single parents.

Student parents are one of the fastest growing student body populations. Roughly 4.8 million college students have children, and a 2 million of those students are single mothers. This webinar will address the factors deterring single mother students from completing their degrees and ways to intervene on their behalf within higher educational institutions. The speaker will review the most common factors single mother students struggle with and explain ways to identify these struggles early on in the student’s academic career. She will discuss programs at various institutions of higher education as well as a unique statewide program in Oklahoma focusing on single mother student success. The speaker will highlight simple ways institutions can provide a more inclusive and supportive atmosphere for single mother students, thereby encouraging their academic success and overall satisfaction with the college experience.

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The New Faculty Majority: Supporting & Honoring Your Part-time Faculty
Registration Fee: $345.00

Wednesday, February 11 ~ 3:00-4:30pm (Eastern)

Part-time faculty are now 60% of the faculty in higher education institutions. They contribute significantly to student success and the economic well-being of institutions. They should be recognized and valued as collaborators with full-time faculty and administrators.

This webinar will examine the changing role of part-time/adjunct faculty and provide strategies every institution can implement to honor their part-time teaching staff. Participants will be provided with ten low-cost and innovative strategies that can be implemented immediately to demonstrate the institution’s commitment to and appreciation of part-time faculty.

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Strategies To Motivate Your Students To Read & Prepare Before Class
Registration Fee: $345.00

Wednesday, February 11 ~ 1:00-2:30pm (Eastern time)

Student readings are a usual and integral part of most courses. You can tell students why the reading is necessary for the course. But do they come to class having completed readings and ready for the next steps? If your answer is no or usually not, this seminar is for you.

Dr. Alice Cassidy will share with you techniques she has found to be successful in her practice and provide references to the theoretical grounding in the literature. Learn how to make pre-reading meaningful to students by helping them connect classroom activities directly to sections of the text. You will see how techniques such as Ticket to Class, Value Line, Mind and Concept Maps, Reflection, and Jigsaw can turn “It doesn’t really matter if I read this” into “I want to read this and link to the course topics.”

young female student with her mother
FERPA Compliance & Parent Relations
Registration Fee: $345.00

Thursday, February 12 ~ 3:00-4:30pm (Eastern)

According to College Parents of America, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (sometimes referred to as the Buckley Amendment) was designed to protect the privacy of educational records and to establish the rights of students to inspect and review their educational records. It also provided control over the release of educational record information. The original intent of this legislation was to keep elementary and high school records private and to give parents access to their child’s school records.

As a result, parents are often frustrated when their child transitions to the post-secondary environment and they are not able to access information. This entertaining workshop will help faculty and staff understand how to use FERPA guidelines and regulations as they relate to releasing information to parents.

time to study
Teaching Time Management: How To Increase On-Time Graduation Rates, Student Involvement & Academic Achievement
Registration Fee: $345.00

Thursday, February 12 ~ 1:00-2:30pm (Eastern)

One of the primary, most overlooked reasons students aren’t graduating or graduating on time is their time management. We assume that everyone has this skill, but they don’t. In high school, students' schedules are set up for them by other people from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The average high school student is in a class from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and then has sports and homework in the evening. In college, students have to learn to manage their time and this is where they fall through the cracks. The gaps in their schedule between their 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. class become the gaps in graduation rates. With only 16 hours of class, students have enough time to succeed, but without specific daily assignments and accountability, they end up taking 5 or 6 years to graduate. By simply teaching students how to manage their time, we can increase on-time graduation rates, student involvement, and academic achievement.

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How To Create An Integrated Website & Service Delivery Strategy
Registration Fee: $345.00

Friday, February 13 ~ 1:00-2:30pm (Eastern)

A wealth of higher education research points to the importance of the institution’s website in the college selection process. Regardless of age or student type, institutional websites are the source most often cited as the venue through which the college search begins. For this reason, your website is your institution’s most valuable marketing asset and thus, warrants investment and a well-developed strategy.

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How To Assess & Evaluate Tutoring Programs
Registration Fee: $545.00

Tuesday, February 17 ~ 3:00-4:30pm (Eastern) & Tuesday, February 24 ~ 3:00-4:30pm (Eastern)

2-Part Series

In an age of increasing demands for accountability in higher education, many learning assistance programs are coming under increasing scrutiny. We need to perform at the highest level of professional standards in our assessment and evaluation processes, and as much as possible, we need to do our own work. Learning some basic assessment and evaluation strategies can positively impact the quality of our individual services and the capacity of our profession to establish firmly the importance of learning assistance in higher education.

In this two-part workshop, participants will be engaged in a practical overview of three evaluation strategies for tutoring programs: qualitative, quantitative, and criterion-referenced assessment. From data collection to reporting results, participants will have opportunities to refine their evaluation plans and find help as they proceed with those plans.

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How To Make Online Discussion Assignments Manageable & Meaningful For Students & Faculty
Registration Fee: $345.00

Tuesday, February 17 ~ 1:00-2:30pm (Eastern)

Online discussions are both a promise and a peril for online teaching and learning. Discussions offer great potential for student-student interaction and collaboration as well as for student and instructor engagement. But, discussions can also easily overwhelm both students and teachers with seemingly endless “unread” posts to read, reply to, and assess. This presentation will focus on the best practices I’ve discovered over 20 years of online teaching and coaching other online teachers. Participants will learn how to design and implement online discussion assignments that foster engagement and learning while being meaningful and sustainable for both students and faculty.

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Supporting Underprepared Students: How To Overcome The Remediation Challenge
Registration Fee: $345.00

Wednesday, February 18, ~ 3:00-4:30pm (Eastern)

Many students who enter institutions of higher education unprepared or underprepared to do college-level work. Colleges place 1/3 or more of entering freshmen into remedial or developmental courses (Bettinger, Boatman, & Long, 2013). At the institution to be discussed in this session, more than 2/3 of entering freshmen required either developmental math or English. Consequently, this institution took steps to develop and implement a variety of academic and programmatic interventions to support these students to ensure that they successfully completed remediation, persisted beyond their first year of college and reach degree completion.

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Retaining Online Students: A Student Affairs & Faculty Perspective
Registration Fee: $345.00

Thursday, February 19 ~ 1:00-2:30pm (Eastern)

A case study from Rio Salado Community College, a large online college, will present best practices for promoting retention in an online learning environment. The Faculty perspective session will highlight the innovative use of data to identify students who may need additional support. The use of predictive modeling analytics and how it can convert this data into action by identifying learners with the highest risk of attrition and the circumstances affecting their success will be discussed. Presenters will show how you can use this data to design a corresponding communication campaign and develop other relevant instructor strategies for retaining and reaching online students.

The second part of this presentation will discuss the Student Affairs perspective and will highlight the use of an innovative virtual student union called the RioLounge. Participants will also see how Rio Salado College uses online orientation to improve student retention and success. Finally, information will be provided on how CRM technology can be leveraged to encourage

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Intrusive Academic Advising: An Effective Strategy To Increase Student Success
Registration Fee: $345.00

Thursday, February 19 ~ 3:00-4:30pm (Eastern)

The Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Surveys find academic advising to be among students’ top priorities. Students in public universities identify advising as their number one concern. For students in private college, it is their number two concern and for community college students, it stands at number three. Research from the National Surveys of Student Engagement (NSSE) and the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) conclude that the more interaction students have with faculty and staff, the more likely they are to learn effectively and persist toward achievement of their educational goals. These findings have led an increasing number of colleges and universities to implement intrusive, proactive, or invitational academic advising as a central element in their efforts to increase student engagement, persistence, and success. This advising approach means that campuses—through instructional faculty, academic advisors, counselors, and programs—take the initiative to reach out to students to provide advice, support, referral, and assistance, rather than waiting for students to seek help.

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Online Teaching: Quick & Easy Formative Assessment Strategies That Foster Student Success
Registration Fee: $345.00

Tuesday, March 3 ~ 1:00-2:30pm (Eastern)

A web search for “classroom assessment techniques” will provide you with a multitude of time-tested strategies for getting quick and meaningful feedback from your students in face-to-face classes. These immediate, formative assessments give teachers real-time insight into their students’ thinking while they are learning the content.

Online teachers and students deserve to benefit from easy classroom assessment techniques too! This presentation will cover ten (or more) immediate and formative assessment techniques specifically designed for use in online classes. Join us to learn quick and easy ways to observe your online students' thinking and learning throughout the semester. These strategies will help you provide the feedback that is crucial to the effectiveness of online instruction and student success.

Strategies For Developing & Maintaining A Robust Student Ambassador Program
Registration Fee: $345.00

Tuesday, March 3 ~ 3:00-4:30pm (Eastern)

There is no doubt that colleges with strong student ambassador programs reap the benefits of increased enrollment, better retention, and strengthened community relationships. From showcasing the quality and diversity of their student population to having a highly trained student team available to assist with special events and outreach programs, it is clear that colleges can reap incredible benefits from well-managed student ambassador programs. An added benefit is for the student ambassador, as they gain valuable experience that makes them stand out to potential employers with their strong leadership, organizational, and supervisory skills.

Enhancing Student Engagement With A Virtual Teaching Assistant & Other Online Tools
Registration Fee: $345.00

Wednesday, March 4 ~ 3:00-4:30pm (Eastern)

Teachers across the country have struggled to motivate students to engage with one another, with their teachers, and to be excited about preparing for class. Students have many valid reasons for not doing the homework: family obligations, emergencies, illness, work, etc. The interesting part is that even with all of this going on students manage to constantly communicate with family, classmates and friends through their smartphones, tablets and laptops. This led Lorette Weldon, EdD, to create an avatar teaching assistant in a blended- animated flipped classroom environment. The avatar incorporates the technology that students hold dear and allows them to keep a constant flow of student engagement inside and outside of the classroom.

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Strategies For Supporting Students With Asperger's Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder)
Registration Fee: $345.00

Thursday, March 5 ~ 1:00-2:30pm (Eastern)

Individuals who have previously been diagnosed with Asperger's will now be diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. This webinar will review the changes to the DSM-5 criteria and identify the range of individual characteristics displayed by students on the autism spectrum. For students on the autism spectrum, college can provide many challenges. Faced with academic, social, and self-management demands, students may need additional support. Participants will learn practical strategies to assist, coach, and support students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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Partnering With The Academic Library To Increase Enrollment & Student Success In STEM Education
Registration Fee: $345.00

Thursday, March 5 ~ 3:00-4:30pm (Eastern)

In order to address documented concerns regarding the lack of qualified students transitioning into STEM fields, the North Lake College Library (NLCL) has developed a method to incorporate the necessary Career Readiness elements needed by students to pursue those careers.

NLCL has incorporated career readiness tools, online and database-driven resources and pathways into existing library-driven instruction classes with the purpose of assisting students and the college in achieving student success in the areas of STEM education. The curriculum for the classes is based on the National Office for School Counselor Advocacy (NOSCA)’s Eight Components of College and Career Readiness, focusing particularly on the following:

  • Career Exploration and Selection Processes
  • Career Assessments
  • Career/Workforce Admission Processes
Enrollment Management For Graduate Programs: Best Practices in Marketing, Recruitment & Retention
Registration Fee: $345.00

Friday, March 6 ~ 1:00-2:30pm (Eastern)

According to recent benchmarking reports produced by the Council of Graduate Schools, domestic graduate student enrollments declined in 2011, recovered only slightly in 2012, and dipped again in 2013. On the international front, student enrollments increased by 9 percent from 2012 to 2013 even though application numbers declined. These recent trends suggest that institutions must increase strategic programs regarding graduate enrollment management investments in order to thrive.

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Designing An Inclusive & Comprehensive Professional Development Program
Registration Fee: $345.00

Tuesday, March 10 ~ 3:00-4:30pm (Eastern)

This webinar will outline strategies you can use to develop an inclusive and comprehensive professional development program on your campus. Professional development can provide the a bridge to deliver training for the campus community to support student success and completion more effectively. It is critical to all members of the college community to have access to and support for professional development opportunities. Faculty, staff and administrators all contribute to the success of the institution and need to be included in all efforts to communicate values, participate in trainings and workshops and have the same opportunities to work with colleagues and peers to support and advance the mission of the college.

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Supplemental Instruction: Improving Student Engagement, Performance & Course Completion
Registration Fee: $345.00

Thursday, March 12 ~ 1:00-2:30 (Eastern)

Engaging students in active learning programs outside of the classroom is a proven strategy for increasing learning. Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic assistance program that utilizes peer-led team learning in study sessions. This method provides students with the opportunity to review course concepts and develop effective learning strategies. Data from institutions around the country, and in several other countries, show that SI is effective in improving student grades in historically difficult courses. Data also shows its success in increasing the number of students who complete the course with a grade of C or higher.

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How To Create A Unique & Memorable Campus Visit Experience
Registration Fee: $345.00

Friday, March 13 ~ 1:00-2:30pm (Eastern)

It’s past time to throw out the traditional playbook for campus visits. There is nothing unique or memorable about the “old school” approach to the campus visit experience. Visits represent the “make or break” decision point for many prospective students. The campus visit deserves the same level of investment, planning, and execution that Disney gives to every attraction at its theme parks. Disney innovatively designs every “guest experience” to ensure a lasting memory emerges. Colleges and universities can benefit from the lessons learned by Disney.

Through this webinar, participants will gain insights into how to deconstruct and re-engineer every facet of the visit experience. Specifically, the pre-visit, arrival, campus visit, and post-visit experiences will be illuminated with underlying tenets, tips, best practices, and much more.

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Addressing Title IX Compliance In The Online Environment
Registration Fee: $345.00

Tuesday, March 17 ~ 3:00-4:30pm (Eastern)

With many campuses now offering online and extended learning opportunities, there is a need to understand how best to address online/telephone student behavior as it relates to your university policies. Come learn how Ashford University operationalizes its catalog policies surrounding online student Title IX matters and addresses student behavior through the use of technology, department partnerships, and document tracking.

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Strategies For Supporting Trans Students: Is Your Campus A Welcoming Place?
Registration Fee: $345.00

Tuesday, March 17 ~ 1:00-2:30pm (Eastern)

A rapidly growing number of students are coming out as trans and gender non-binary before and when they enter college. Many cisgender (non-transgender) faculty and staff lack even a basic understanding of the lives of trans individuals and how to meet their needs through creating a more gender-inclusive campus. This webinar will discuss the complex ways that students understand and express their gender identity today and the best practices and policies to support trans and gender non-binary students. Areas covered will include housing, facilities, health services, student activities, and admissions. Participants will learn concrete steps that they can take to make their campuses more trans inclusive. The session will be valuable to people at all professional levels and at all types of institutions.

How To Provide Meaningful Feedback In An Online Environment
Registration Fee: $345.00

Thursday, March 19 ~ 1:00-2:30pm (Eastern)

While the value of elaborative feedback to student work is clearly established across all modes of higher education, the importance of feedback is elevated in the online environment due to the isolated nature in which students are learning. In an online course, feedback not only enhances students’ cognitive understanding of course material, but it provides a mechanism for motivation, interpersonal connection and engagement. Research reveals that instructor feedback on students’ work is perceived as one of the most important aspects of interactivity in the online classroom. This presentation examines the impact and value of utilizing a range of feedback strategies (audio, video, written) to foster student learning, engagement and satisfaction.

Practical Strategies For Facilitating Interaction In The Cross-Cultural Classroom
Registration Fee: $345.00

Friday, March 20 ~ 1:00-2:30pm (Eastern)

Educators of international students are frequently challenged with a clashing diversity of cultures in a global classroom. This presentation describes and demonstrates what sorts of themes and images might resonate across nationalities and cultures, which can be used to ease the way for students and educators in international classes. The findings were used to consider instructional applications for more effective learning in international classroom settings, as well as identify hazards posed from misapplication of transcultural tools.

The study findings indicate applied themes and images, including babies/children, animals, relationships, sports, life cycles, and self-image, may help evoke a positive transcultural resonance for a common base of shared experience. The presentation provides practical examples of how transcultural tactics can be applied in real and virtual global settings.

Off-Campus Student Life: Community Partnerships, Model Programs & Best Practices
Registration Fee: $345.00

Tuesday, March 24 ~ 1:00:2:30pm (Eastern)

Join our expert presenters as they provide an overview of innovative programs and initiatives that have evolved on educating students about local ordinances and standards, strengthening enforcement and prevention, forming social norming campaigns and creating opportunities to promote community connectedness between students and long-term residents living in close proximity.

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How Microlectures Can Increase Online Student Engagement, Motivation & Success
Registration Fee: $345.00

Tuesday, March 31 ~ 1:00-2:30pm (Eastern)

Online faculty need empirically-driven guidelines to inform the selective inclusion of lecture-based videos in their online courses. The natural tendency may be to imitate the traditional 30- to 50-minute lecture format of the face-to-face classroom. However, the emergence of microlectures (short informational lectures 1 to 5 minutes in length) challenges the length, content and value of this approach. Emerging research highlights the impact of microlectures on the cognitive, motivational and satisfaction factors of students in the online classroom. Microlectures provide an efficient and cost-effective means for online faculty to present content, connect with their students and engage with disciplinary content. This presentation will discuss strategies for creating effective microlectures and will highlight the impact of microlectures on student learning, engagement, motivational and satisfaction.

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Understanding LGBT Gender Violence: Compliance, Procedures & Prevention Efforts
Registration Fee: $345.00

Wednesday, April 1 ~ 1:00-2:30pm (Eastern)

  • Is your sexual misconduct policy reflective of all sexual orientations and gender identities?
  • Are your support services inclusive of various relationships and dynamics?

It has never been more important to ensure that your campus policies, procedures and prevention efforts are inclusive. With the passage and implementation of the Campus SaVE Act, as well as Title IX guidance, compliance questions are at an all-time high. Join Michelle Issadore, M.Ed., Executive Director of the School and College Organization for Prevention Educators (SCOPE) and Marianne Price, M.S., Associate Vice President for Professional Program Development of The NCHERM Group to learn how to best serve all members of your campus community.

Campus SaVE Act Compliance: How To Strategically Plan Your Educational Campaigns
Registration Fee: $345.00

Wednesday, April 8 ~ 1:00-2:30pm (Eastern)

The Campus SaVE Act requires that all campuses engage students and employees in ongoing educational campaigns related to sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, stalking and bystander intervention. Join Michelle Issadore, M.Ed., Executive Director of the School and College Organization for Prevention Educators (SCOPE) and Marianne Price, M.S., Associate Vice President for Professional Program Development of The NCHERM Group to focus on how social norms and marketing campaigns can serve as prevention strategies. Methods for the creation, implementation, and evaluation of campaigns will be explored and participants will be encouraged to consider ways to change community culture and norms through positive media messages.

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Intrusive Tutoring: Utilizing Advising, Coaching, & Counseling Strategies To Enhance Tutoring Sessions
Registration Fee: $345.00

Thursday, April 9 ~ 1:00-2:00pm (Eastern)

While many capable students seek out tutoring to enhance academic success, others inevitably seek help for academic challenges. In order for tutors to effectively assist tutees, particularly those at risk, applying intrusive tutoring strategies are most likely to yield positive results.

Intrusive tutoring draws from other helping professions, such as intrusive advising, to augment and enhance tutoring sessions. Using strategies that draw from the fields of advising, coaching, and counseling will provide critical information about what prevents tutees from thriving. This webinar will help tutors be more comfortable and confident utilizing intrusive strategies with their tutees. The result will be tutees’ increased awareness about the internal and external barriers to their learning.

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Online Student Conduct: Procedures, Compliance & Assessment
Registration Fee: $345.00

Thursday, April 9 ~ 3:00-4:30pm (Eastern)

With many campuses now offering online and extended learning opportunities, there is a need to understand how best to address online/telephone student behavior as it relates to your university policies. Come learn how Ashford University operationalizes its catalog policies surrounding online student Title IX matters and addresses student behavior through the use of technology, department partnerships, and document tracking.

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Strategies To Make Online Group Work More Manageable, Efficient & Effective
Registration Fee: $345.00

Friday, April 10 ~ 1:00-2:30pm (Eastern)

Advances in online technology and a growing trend to diversify assessments have led to the emergence of online group projects. While group projects have a well-established history in traditional educational environments, the value, implementation and acceptance of group work in the online classroom is less clear. Research indicates three distinct benefits to collaborative learning:

  • Effort to achieve
  • Positive relationships
  • Psychological health
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How To Assess & Improve Your Academic Advising Program
Registration Fee: $345.00

Wednesday, April 15 ~ 1;00-2:30pm (Eastern)

Today’s institutions of higher education are being asked to demonstrate higher course completion, retention and graduation rates, along with applying more fiscal accountability measures to their operations. These demands are challenged, however, as they are expected to be met in the face of potentially fewer college students, more student debt, a stagnant economy, and a deflated employment environment. On many campuses, academic advising has become the most frequently, and perhaps the most likely, student support effort identified to enable meeting these demands.

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Using The What Works Clearinghouse Standards To Assess Student Programs & Outcomes
Registration Fee: $345.00

Thursday, April 16 ~ 3:00-4:40pm (Eastern)

Research in education is filled with various impact analyses that claim that certain programs and initiatives have improved student outcomes. However, not all studies are created equal, and some studies are considered to be more rigorous than others, leading to more confident claims that programs are effective. The US Department of Education has created a set of standards through their What Works Clearinghouse (WWC), which provides specific guidelines on what an impact analysis needs in order to be considered an appropriately rigorous design.

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Supporting Survivors: Sexual Violence Victimology & Advocacy
Registration Fee: $345.00

Wednesday, April 22 ~ 1:00-2:30pm (Eastern)

As campus sexual violence becomes increasingly addressed by legislators, administrators, and the media, it is helpful to gain a foundational understanding of how victims experience trauma. There are also ways to shape our interactions with survivors to be more supportive of their immediate and long-term needs, not secondarily traumatize or revictimize them, and to aid in their path to healing. One advocate and one administrator, Michelle Issadore, M.Ed., Executive Director of the School and College Organization for Prevention Educators (SCOPE) and Marianne Price, M.S., Associate Vice President for Professional Program Development of The NCHERM Group, will discuss how to balance survivors' needs with campus safety and one's role in the reporting process.

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Best Practices In Research Design: Power Calculations & Sample Size
Registration Fee: $345.00

Thursday, April 23 ~ 3:00-4:40pm (Eastern)

In any regression analysis, it is important to know whether or not your sample size is large enough to make an accurate assessment of whether your coefficients are meaningful. A small sample size can lead to larger standard errors, which makes it hard to determine whether your coefficients are actually statistically significant. A power calculation will assist in determining whether your study has enough observations in your regression analysis.

Pop and Sizzle! How To Create and Deliver A Dynamic Presentation
Pop & Sizzle! How To Create & Deliver A Dynamic Presentation
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Delivering a dynamic presentation does not have to be a mystery. First and foremost, a presentation is never about the speaker. It is always about the audience members. The difference between a miserable presentation and a powerful, engaging program comes down to preparation and respect. When presenters take time to know their audience, their mission, and their topic, they show respect for the people in front of them.