Building A Stronger Retention Plan: How To Identify & Address The Most Common Causes Of Student Attrition
Student attrition is a complex process that cannot be explained simply by a lack of academic preparedness. While there are many factors involved, colleges can be proactive by first identifying the most common causes of attrition and addressing those causes in fresh and innovative ways.
In this webinar, Joe Cuseo will examine the multiplicity of factors that work singularly and collectively to trigger student attrition and identify the components of a systematic plan to increase student persistence and success. Unearthing the roots of student attrition represents the critical first step in the process of building a well-designed, systematic retention plan. Once the core causes of student attrition have been examined, the results provide the basis for constructing a comprehensive and coordinated retention plan consisting of specific practices, programs, and policies.
- Gain insight into the core causes of student attrition
- Understand how factors contributing to student attrition do not operate in isolation, but in combination
- Appreciate how redressing student attrition requires addressing the student as a whole person
- Develop a systematic approach for identifying and intercepting the underlying sources of attrition on campus
- Obtain a big picture view of the most powerful principles of student success
- Appreciate the importance of an integrated, systematic approach to increasing student success
- Acquire a common language for conceptualizing student learning and persistence that can be used to improve communication across different departments/divisions and create a unified culture of success on campus
- Identify components of a well-sequenced, systematic plan for promoting student persistence from matriculation through graduation
- 2-year & 4-year institutions
- Academic Affairs/Instruction
- Faculty (full and part-time)
- Student Services/Affairs
- Advising & Counseling
- Retention Specialist
- Enrollment Management
- First-Year Experience Coordinators
- Any educator interested in student persistence and success
Joe Cuseo holds a doctoral degree in Educational Psychology and Assessment from the University of Iowa and is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Marymount College (California) where for more than 25 years he directed the first-year seminar, a core course required of all new students. He is a 14-time recipient of the Faculty Member of the Year Award, a student-driven award based on effective teaching and academic advising, the Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate Award from the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, and the Diamond Honoree Award from the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) for contributions made to student development and the Student Affairs profession. Currently, Joe serves as an educational advisor and consultant for AVIDa non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the college access and success of underserved student populations.
Joe has delivered hundreds of campus workshops and conference presentations across North America, as well as Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Middle East. He's authored articles, monographs, and books on effective teaching, advising, student retention, and student success, the most recent of which are:
- Thriving in College and Beyond: Research-Based Strategies for Academic Success & Personal Development
- Humanity, Diversity, & The Liberal Arts: The Foundation of a College Education
- Peer-to-Peer Leadership: Transforming Student Culture
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