What We Know & Can Do To Improve College Student Retention

Registration Fee: $345.00

What We Know & Can Do To Improve College Student Retention
Available On-Demand

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College student retention continues to be a vexing problem for colleges and universities. Nearly half of all students who attend a college full time will not graduate within six years. This presentation will look at what we currently know about college student retention and what can be done to improve it. Participants will gain a general understanding of college student retention and how they can reduce attrition on their campus. The key goal is to help students meet their academic and personal goals.

  • Types of student departure
  • Minority student retention
  • 1st generation student retention
  • Retention trends
  • Defining retention
  • Theories
  • What matters in college student retention
  • The importance of student/college “fit”
  • Important programs & services: Developmental Courses/FA/Orientation/Career Services/Learning Resource Centers/Learning-Classroom Communities
  • Faculty Involvement
  • The Seidman success model and formula
Who Should Attend

  • Faculty
  • Presidents
  • Provosts
  • Vice Presidents of Academic Affairs
  • Vice Presidents of Student Affairs, Chief Financial Officers
  • Deans of Academic and Student Affairs
  • Student affairs personnel including Admissions, Financial Aid Officers, Learning Skills Center Directors, Assessment, Institutional Research
  • All persons who want to learn about college student retention and what can be done to help students meet their academic and personal goals.

Dr. Alan Seidman is the Executive Director of the Center for the Study of College Student Retention (www.cscsr.org). The Center provides retention resources to individuals and educational institutions including the Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice which Dr. Seidman founded and edits. It is the only scholarly journal devoted exclusively to college student retention issues.  The Center also hosts a retention discussion group with over 1,000 members’ world wide, a retention reference list with over 1,400 retention references, slide shows, issues, affiliates and consulting services.


Dr. Seidman’s book, College student retention: Formula for student success, was published by ACE/Praeger Press in 2005 as was his book chapter, Minority student retention: Resources for practitioners in Minority retention: What works?  His second book, Minority student retention- the best of the Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice was published in 2007 by Baywood Publishing Company, Inc. Seidman has also published articles in scholarly journals in the area of retention and attrition, student services, enrollment management and has given presentations on these topics at local, state, regional, national and international conferences and presentations/workshops to college and university administrators, faculty and staff.  Dr. Seidman appeared on Fox News Live Weekend to talk about college student retention.


In addition to his professional responsibilities, Dr. Seidman is a member of the NH Judicial Council, appointed by the Governor of NH, confirmed by the Executive Council; Examiner, U.S. Department of Commerce Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (MBNQA); grant reader for the U.S. Department of Education;  Alternate, State of New Hampshire Taxpayer Advocacy Panel, Internal Revenue Servie, U.S. Department of the Treasury, an Instructor Trainer, American Red Cross, and AARP Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program volunteer.


Dr. Seidman has over thirty years of experience in education as a college administrator, educational consultant and elementary school teacher. He earned his B.A. & M.A. from Glassboro State College (Rowan University), NJ and his Ed.D. from Syracuse University, NY.



Registration Information 

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How does it work?  

1.  We email you a link and password that will give you access to the On-Demand Training presentations
2.  You distribute the link and password to your entire faculty and staff via email
3.  You will have access to these links for one full year

What are the benefits of On-Demand Trainings? 

  • Accessible: Email the trainings to your entire faculty and staff, so they can take advantage of training opportunities anytime, anywhere. They can watch in the comfort of their office, their home or while traveling.
  • Cost-Effective:  No travel required.  An innovative way to provide your entire faculty and staff with a variety of professional development opportunities for one low price!  The more you train, the more you save.  The registration fee is per institution, not per person.
  • Easy:  It's as easy as point, click, participate.  If you run into any problems, we're always here to help.
  • Practical:  Our training sessions focus on the most critical and relevant issues facing educators today.  Our primary goal is to provide participants with the information, training and skills necessary to immediately implement positive change at their institutions.
  • Top-Notch Speakers:  Our speakers are subject matter experts and recognized in their field. 
  • Flexible:  When you purchase an On-Demand Training, it is yours for one full year.  You can use it whenever and as often as you want during the year, offering consistent training to all of your hires.
  • Satisfaction Guaranteed:  Our On-Demand Trainings are 100% guaranteed.  Thus, there is no risk.  If you are not completely satisfied, we will refund your money in full.

How will we use these trainings? 

  • Hybrid Professional Development:  Distribute an On-Demand Training to faculty and staff at the beginning of each month and plan a discussion session at the end of the month to determine how you will implement the strategies presented.
  • Online Faculty and Staff Learning Communities:  Distribute On-Demand Trainings to faculty and staff so they can watch anytime, anywhere.  Contact Innovative Educators at val@ieinfo.org and we will create an online discussion group specifically for your institution at no extra charge. 
  • In-Service Training:  Plan a day and time to show an On-Demand Training in a lecture hall or large conference room and invite faculty and staff to attend a debrief immediately following the presentation.
  • Staff Recognition:  Develop a program around the On-Demand Trainings with monthly themes and recognize the staff members that implement the best idea related to the theme.
  • Team-Building:  Utilize these On-Demand Trainings to develop cross-functional and cross-discipline teams to foster collegiality.
  • New Employee Training:  Include these trainings as part of your new employee training program to ensure consistency.
  • Implementation and Follow-Up:  Use the guide and evaluation materials provided by Innovative Educators to plan, implement and track your progress.
If you have any questions, please contact Val at val@ieinfo.org or call 303-775-6004 for more information.