Develop a comprehensive retention plan tailored to your unique institutional context.
This conference will help you develop a campus-wide retention plan that ties mission, data, and programming together in a unified approach. Whether you have a retention plan already in place or are just getting started, you will leave this event with an outlined plan built from the practical tips and small-group coaching from our expert instructors.
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 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.
Developing a One-Stop Center for Advising, Retention, and Career Services will be held following this event in the same meeting space. Your institution can receive a $500 discount when you register for both events. If you are interested in doing so, please reach out to Mickey Fitch at firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-988-1239.
This event is designed for higher education professionals and committees charged with improving retention or student success. This may include enrollment managers, student and academic affairs leaders, and assessment coordinators or committee members. Leadership and frontline staff alike will gain value from this conference. 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
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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.
This workshop is designed for non-IR professionals who want to learn the basics of data analysis and are seeking ways to manage, extract, and explain results to campus leaders. You will learn techniques for:
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.
Other AI contributions:
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.
Hyatt Regency Orange County11999 Harbor Blvd.Garden Grove, CA 92840
To reserve your room, please click here or call 714-750-1234. Please indicate that you are with the Academic Impressions group to receive the group rate.
The rate is $189 for single or double occupancy, plus applicable tax.
A room block has been reserved for the nights of October 15, 16, and 17, 2017.
Make your reservations prior to eptember 25, 2017. There are a limited number of rooms available at the conference rate. Please make your reservations early.
The Hyatt Regency hotel near Anaheim, California is conveniently located and is ideal for families, business travelers, and vacationers alike. Kick back and relax in rooms featuring flat screen TVs. Savor Italian cuisine at TusCA restaurant, or enjoy a local microbrew at OC Brewhouse. Then, work off any excess consumption in the 24 hour StayFit™ Fitness center, offering state-of-the-art fitness equipment with integrated LCD TVs for each machine.
You will enjoy perks like an available Disneyland® Resort shuttle, and easy access to the Anaheim Convention Center, Honda Center and Angel Stadium. Just a short drive away, Orange County beaches, shopping outlets and attractions offer hours of leisure fun. For work or fun, there is no better choice than Hyatt Regency Orange County.
John Wayne/Orange County Airport (SNA)18601 Airport WaySanta Ana, CA 92707Distance: 13 miles
Super Shuttle: $11 per person/one way
Disneyland® Resort Express Bus: $20 per person - from hotel to airport only
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)380 World WayLos Angeles, CA 90045Distance: 35 miles
Super Shuttle: $17 per person/one way
“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
“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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