Develop a comprehensive retention plan tailored to your unique institutional context.
Learn how to develop a campus-wide retention plan that ties mission, data, and programming together into a unified approach. Whether you are looking to improve on an existing plan or are just getting started, you will leave this conference better able to approach retention in a holistic manner by:
As part of this conference, you will have the opportunity to participate in a group coaching session with peers and an expert faculty member from like institutions. You will discuss your current retention plans, initiatives, and challenges to building a comprehensive approach.
This event is designed for higher education professionals and committees charged with improving retention or student success. You will leave this event with an outlined plan built from the practical tips and individualized coaching you will receive from our expert instructors. When you register two people a third can attend for 50% off!
“Working on retention with our institutional team in a focused setting was extremely valuable. The staff was helpful with insights and questions to keep us on track.”-Wendy Merb-Brown, Director of Learning Community Programs, Ohio University
This workshop is designed for non-IR professionals who want to learn techniques for asking research questions, collecting and analyzing data, and explaining and using the results.
Contact Elizabeth Hubbell, Conference Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-988-1218 if you’d like additional information about the program.
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Learning Outcome:After participating in this conference, you will be able to develop a comprehensive retention plan based on data, mission, and resources.
Since his arrival at Augustana in 2005, Kent has overseen the largest enrollment in the college’s history. He oversees the offices of admissions, financial assistance, and marketing and serves a critical role on the comprehensive retention committee. In the summer of 2012, he served as acting president while the current president was on sabbatical.
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Veronica served on the leadership team which created the CCC2NAU program, a partnership between Northern Arizona University and Coconino Community College. This program was recognized with a 2012 Lee Noel and Randi Levitz Retention Excellence Award and the 2012 Outstanding Institutional Advising Program Award from National Academic Advising Association. She also led a cross-divisional team to secure a 1.2 million TRiO Student Support Services retention grant, the first for CCC. Prior to CCC, Veronica worked at Northern Arizona University in the Student Housing and Greek Life programs. Veronica has a masters of arts in counseling from Northern Arizona University and is currently pursuing a doctorate of education in higher education and organizational change with Benedictine University.
Bernadette is responsible for leading strategic planning, regional accreditation, and the Division of Academic and Student Life outcomes assessment and program evaluation. She also assists faculty members, academic departments, and colleges with discipline-specific accreditation and new program planning, review, and implementation. She previously served as West Virginia University’s executive director for academic success initiatives and the first-year experience, and university assessment officer. At WVU, in addition to working on regional and specialized accreditation and outcomes assessment, she supported new student orientation, the first-year seminar, early alert and academic probation programming, and programs for freshmen who were conditionally admitted, exploratory, first in the family in college, lower income, and students of color. Jungblut also has experience with TRiO Student Support Services, the McNair Scholars Program, undergraduate research programs, and honors college programming.
Margot earned her PhD in Educational Psychology and Master’s in Cultural Anthropology and has worked in K-12 and higher education assessment for over 20 years. Currently, she is the director of the Analytics and Assessment Office, overseeing assessment activities and analysis for departments in the division of Enrollment Management and Students Affairs (EMSA) at Northern Arizona University. In partnership with EMSA departments, the office conducts strategic analysis and meaningful assessment to positively impact student recruitment and enrollment, enhance the student experience, and improve student success.
Sheraton New Orleans500 Canal StreetNew Orleans, LA 70130
To reserve your room, please click here or call 504.525.2500. Please indicate that you are with the Academic Impressions group to receive the group rate.
The rate is $190 for single or double occupancy, plus applicable tax.
A room block has been reserved for the nights of October 16, 17 and 18, 2016.
Make your reservations prior to September 23, 2016. There are a limited number of rooms available at the conference rate. Please make your reservations early. Rooms are subject to hotel availability.
From the French Quarter and Bourbon Street to the Riverwalk and Warehouse District, you’ll be fewer than two blocks from everything you want to see.
Reboot and recharge in modern rooms and suites appointed with Sheraton Signature beds. Start your day with a beignet breakfast at Roux Bistro before exploring the shops of Royal Street. Wind down with specialty cocktails and light fare in the wrought iron elegance of the Pelican Bar.
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The New Orleans hotel is also located right on the Streetcar line which provides easy transit along Canal Street, St. Charles Avenue, and the Riverfront. One-way cost: $1.25. One, three, and five-day unlimited ride passes are also available for $5, $12 and $20 respectively.
“This was by far the most valuable ‘retention’ conference I've attended. Facilitators were professional, knowledgeable and friendly; I'm so glad our staff attended.”- Erin Price; Assistant Vice President for Student Success; Belhaven University
“I am impressed! Academic Impressions has made an amazing impact on my outlook as a seasoned academic professional.”- Pamela Y. Greer, Senior Associate Director, LAS AAP, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
“This program was very comprehensive and the speakers were knowledgeable. I loved the diversity in the room, which allows for sharing and collaboration.”- Brittanian Gamble, Director of Academic Excellence, Florida A&M University
“Working on retention with our institutional team in a focused setting was extremely valuable. The staff was helpful with insights and questions to keep us on track.”- Wendy Merb-Brown, Director of Learning Community Programs, Ohio University
“The conference helped me look at retention as a whole, not just focusing on a certain population, but the entire campus and who the key players are.”- LeToy Harrison, Counselor, Dine College
“This conference will help you understand what questions to ask, how to develop next steps and will cheer you on as you move from the impossible to the possible.”- Kimberly J. Alexander-Brown, Assistant Dean, LAS/Director, Access and Achievement Program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign/strong>
“Loved it. Feel very well equipped to implement info learned & create retention plan to share with admin and faculty.”- Misty Wakefield, Retention Specialist, Langston University
“This conference provided the insight and tools I needed to take my ideas and turn those ideas into a plan that can be implemented and assessed for impact on retention.”- Carmen Newland, Director of Enrollment Services, Phoenix College
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