Improving Student Success: Academic Advising & The Completion Agenda

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$ 425.00

The registration fee includes institutional access to the recording for one year.
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The well-publicized completion agenda for American higher education has provided a new and stronger impetus for achieving student success. This agenda has also re-defined the criterion for such success, namely the number of college graduates, thus driving institutions to become creative in increasing their retention and graduation rates. New course deliveries, new sources of credit and new sources of students, new degree programs and configurations, as well as new federal, state, and local policies are being developed in order to reach the 2020 and 2025 completion agendas of the Obama Administration and the Lumina Foundation, respectively.

Meeting these goals poses many challenges, especially as accreditors and employers are demanding college graduates to demonstrate (academic) student learning outcomes and broadly applicable workplace skills. Will higher education withstand the collision course on which these forces seem to be headed, especially in light of reduced funding and increased student debt?

Academic advisors must play a critical role to coordinate student's learning experiences into a coherent educational plan that will result in a quality degree and broadly applicable education. This webinar will make academic advisors and administrators more keenly aware of the competing forces over which they might have very little, if any, control that must be confronted and negotiated in order to achieve the student success now being demanded.

  • Identify the forces that are affecting the higher education landscape
  • Determine the meaning of student success on your campus
  • Review the potential challenges these forces may be having (or potentially will have) on their campuses
  • Consider mechanisms to encounter the forces and build the support structures that will enable students to progress and succeed in achieving their success
  • Identify campus efforts that will facilitate such success
  • Review areas of concern and begin to form action plans
  • 2-year & 4-year institutions
  • Dean of Academic Affairs/Instruction
  • Dean of Student Affairs/Services
  • Advising
  • Career Services
  • Disabilities Services
  • Enrollment Services
  • Financial Aid
  • Registrar
  • Retention Specialist
  • Accreditation Officers
  • Directors of Assessment
  • Developmental Educators
  • Diversity Directors
  • First Year Experience Coordinators

Dr. Thomas J. Grites has served as Director of Academic Advising, Interim Director of Teacher Education, Interim Dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, and currently as Assistant Provost for Academic Support in his 35-plus years at Stockton. He currently has responsibilities for academic Orientation programming, First-Year Experience efforts, transfer student initiatives, liaison with the Division of Student Affairs, and various other projects. He also teaches regularly - a seminar course for new transfer students.

He was one of the founding members of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) and served as its President for two terms. He currently serves as a Senior Editor of the NACADA Journal and regularly provides other services to NACADA.

Dr. Grites has written over 60 journal articles, book chapters, and professional reports; he has delivered more than 120 conference presentations; and he has conducted faculty development workshops and academic advising program reviews on over 100 campuses. He has served on the Absecon Board of Education for over 30 years.

Tom earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Illinois State University and his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland. Both institutions have awarded him their distinguished Alumni Awards, and he was inducted into the College of Education Hall of Fame at Illinois State in October 2007. Tom was recognized with a Transfer Champion award at the 2015 conference of the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students.

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Is there a recording available? And how long is the recording good for?

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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You may pay with a credit card (MasterCard or Visa), PO, check, or electronic transfer of funds. You can email us (support@ieinfo.org), call 303-955-0415 or fax 1.866.508.0860.

Where do I send payment?

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Innovative Educators
3277 Carbon Place
Boulder, CO 80301

What is your cancellation policy?

Below is a breakdown of our cancellation policy.

  • 30 days prior: Full refund
  • 14 days prior: $100 processing fee
  • Fewer than 14 days: Credit toward another IE event. Please note that registration for the live webinar includes access to the recording which you can share, as it is a campus access license. We email the recording the Monday following the live event. For questions, please email us or call 303.955.0415.
What are the benefits of online training?

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.

Easy: You will receive a detailed list of instructions via email. 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 Presenters: Our presenters are subject matter experts and recognized in their field.

Value Added: When you purchase an online training, you also receive a campus-wide access license to the recording for one year. Faculty and staff can access it as often as they like from any location.

Satisfaction Guaranteed: Our online training is 100% guaranteed. If you are not satisfied, we will give you a credit for a future webinar or on-demand training of your choice (of equal or lesser value).

How can we use these trainings?

Flexible Training:

  • Live: Promote and attend a live webinar and debrief immediately following.
  • Hybrid: Distribute the recording to all 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.
  • On-Demand: Distribute the recording to faculty and staff so they can watch anytime, anywhere.

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.