Early Alert & Student Retention: Assessing Need, Development & Outcomes

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$ 425.00

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Retention remains a concern for American higher education while at the same time, budgets tighten and demands for accountability increase. With student success as the focus, campuses have developed a variety of creative approaches to identify at-risk student behaviors and respond when there is potential for fruitful intervention. Early alert systems are well-established tools in the retention toolkit, however, when evaluating the budgetary value, questions arise as to the efficacy of these efforts with respect to time, money, and return on investment.

This webinar will explore the assessment and evaluation of early alert systems. Beginning with a review of early alert approaches, we will also discuss common student success outcomes associated with early alerts systems. Next, the webinar will focus on developing an assessment and evaluation plan, including discussion of stakeholders, data access considerations, and assessment approaches. Participants will learn from an extended example of outcomes assessment from a web-based early alert system using actual data. We will conclude with a practical discussion of lessons learned, resources from the literature, and next steps.

  • Engage in an audience-centered webinar exploring assessment and evaluation strategies for early alert systems
  • Review the development of early alert systems as important student success interventions
  • Examine best practices in assessment and evaluation as applied to early alert systems
  • Develop awareness of system outcomes suitable for assessment
  • Consider an example of an outcome assessment plan
  • Discuss possible barriers to developing an effective assessment plan
  • Respond critically to session content and consider a possible action plan and timeline for assessing an early alert system
  • 2-year & 4-year institutions
  • Academic Affairs/Instruction
  • Faculty (full and part-time)
  • Dean & Department Chairs
  • Student Services/Affairs
  • Advising & Counseling
  • Retention Specialist
  • First Year Experience Coordinators
  • Any educator interested in early alert or student success & retention
“As early alert systems become more common, practitioners are properly asking about the measurable outcomes of their use. An effective assessment and evaluation plan considers the available data, stakeholder engagement, and appropriate analytical approaches. This webinar offers information important for those with well-developed early alert programs and those planning for a future early alert implementation.”

Dale Tampke is Assistant Provost for Student Academic Services at Loyola University Chicago. Dale has held a variety of administrative positions including Dean of Undergraduate Studies at the University of North Texas and Assistant Provost for Undergraduate Retention at Ohio University. In addition to his administrative work at Loyola, Dale is Clinical Professor of Education, teaching in the Higher Education area. He has also held faculty appointments as Research Associate Professor of Counseling and Higher Education at the University of North Texas and Assistant Professor of Higher Education (affiliate) at Ohio University.

Dale presents frequently on student retention issues at conferences such as the National Symposium on Student Retention, FYE, ACUHO-I, and NASPA. His professional activities include involvement in the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), the Consortium for Student Retention and Data Exchange (CSRDE), National Academic Advising Association (NACADA), the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), the Association of Deans and Directors of University Colleges, and the First Year Experience Conference. He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of the First Year Experience and Students in Transition, the Journal of College and University Student Housing, and the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice.

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Approximately one week after the conclusion of the live webinar, participants will receive a link to the recording which can be forwarded to all faculty and staff for viewing anytime, anywhere. The recording is a campus access license and is available for one year from the date of the live event.

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How much does a live webinar or on-demand training cost?

1 Training (Live Webinar or On-Demand Training) - $425 Unlimited connections, campus-wide access license to the recording for one year.

Package Pricing

  • 2 Trainings - $645 Unlimited connections, recording for one year (campus-wide access)
  • 3 Trainings - $900 Unlimited connections, recording for one year (campus-wide access)
  • 6 Trainings - $1500 Unlimited connections, recording for one year (campus-wide access)
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What is your cancellation policy?

Below is a breakdown of our cancellation policy.

  • 30 days prior: Full refund
  • 14 days prior: $100 processing fee
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Cost-Effective: No travel required. Online Training is 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, as the registration fee is per institution, not per person.

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How can we use these trainings?

Flexible Training:

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In-Service Training: Plan an in-service around a live webinar or schedule a day and time to show the recording in a lecture hall or large conference room and invite faculty and staff to brainstorm and discuss implications for your institution.

Online Faculty and Staff Learning Communities: Distribute the recording to faculty and staff so they can watch anytime, anywhere.

Staff Recognition: Develop a program around the webinar with monthly themes and recognize the staff members that implement the best idea related to the theme.

Team-Building: Utilize these trainings to develop cross-functional and cross-discipline teams to foster collegiality.

New Employee Training: Include the online training 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.