Moving From Probation To Graduation: 10 Strategies For Success
Students head off to college with the best of intentions and with dreams of independence, new experiences, and the hope of new friendships. But for some students, the critical first semester poses many challenges, grades suffer, and the student may face academic probation or academic suspension. This can be devastating to the student, but it doesn’t have to be.
Academic probation is an uncomfortable situation, but it doesn’t mean that the student can’t be successful. Why do some students succeed academically in future semesters, while others do not? Students who view probation as a warning or a wake-up call rather than a punitive measure by the institution can partner with the institution to analyze what has created their difficulty and put together a plan for success. Using a holistic approach, the student can take the necessary steps to change their habits, to improve their skills, and to utilize their resources to change their overall academic standing with the college. Although the responsibility belongs to the student, colleges can help students to accept responsibility honestly and find ways to make changes. Webinar participants will be introduced to a set of comprehensive strategies to assist committed probationary students so that they can move from probation to graduation.
- Investigate strategies to identify student deficiencies that are preventing academic success
- Explore opportunities to utilize “coaches” for students who are struggling academically
- Identify a series of relevant study strategy workshops
- Investigate ten strategies that may be integrated within the institution to assist committed students
- Discuss the shift in terminology and learning theory related to probationary students
- 2-year & 4-year institutions
- Academic Affairs/Instruction
- Student Services/Affairs
- Faculty (full and part-time)
- Advising & Counseling
- Retention Specialist
- First-Year Experience Coordinators
- Learning & Tutoring Centers
"I don’t believe it is helpful to label students as at-risk when they have not performed academically. Instead, I think the institution has a responsibility to identify the issues and partner with the student to ensure they have every opportunity to succeed at the institution.”
Dr. Geri Anderson has dedicated more than 35 years to higher education in a variety of leadership and management roles. Dr. Anderson, a doctorate from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, is a prominent advocate for student success, quality instruction, increased access to education, and strong enrollment and completion rates.
Dr. Anderson currently serves as Special Assistant to the President for Aims Community College in Northern Colorado. Aims Community College is a public, fully accredited, two-year college with multiple campuses in Northern Colorado. The 175-acre main campus has been centered in Greeley, Colorado for nearly 50 years with satellite campuses in Ft. Lupton, Loveland and Windsor. The College, with more than 500 full-time and part-time employees, offers 160 degree and certificate programs and serves over 5,000 students annually.
Prior to joining Aims Community College, she served as Vice president and Provost for the Colorado Community College. Additionally, she has been an associate professor and administrator at small private liberal arts colleges, large public research institutions and community colleges. She began her career as a middle school teacher in Lincoln, Nebraska.
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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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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.
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