Nationwide, institutions craft initiatives to increase retention rates. Retention coordinators are appointed, intervention programs are put in place, and special courses are offered for target populations. Still, effective retention results can be elusive.
This program will examine some of the stumbling blocks to improved retention. Participants will be challenged to examine why students stay at a particular institution and why they leave. Some of these factors can be controlled, and some cannot. A critical piece of analysis is to identify what an institution (and faculty) can “fix” and what it (and the faculty) cannot “fix.”
This webinar will also ask participants to identify and commit to institutional and classroom strategies that can improve retention rates at their particular institutions, giving them concrete plans to take home and integrate. Participants will also be led through a very simple three-step process to help identify the appropriate components of a retention plan.