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” students 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.