Increasing Degree Pathways for Stop-Out Students

Last updated November 19, 2014

Increasing Degree Pathways for Stop-Out Students

Last updated November 19, 2014

Overview

Many stop-out programs settle for offering a limited number of degrees and little flexibility concerning the timelines for degree completion. The leadership at the University of Memphis reached higher, building a comprehensive, decentralized program that offers returning students more degree options that can be attained more quickly.

Join us in an online training to learn more about the University of Memphis’ premier stop-out program, including the steps, challenges, and opportunities addressed throughout its development. You will leave with tips on:

  • Building an entrepreneurial culture for degree completion
  • Establishing defined roles and responsibilities
  • Strengthening partnership to develop credit granting options
  • Securing required resources

Who should attend?

Academic and adult education program leadership charged with more effectively addressing returning adult students will benefit from this online training by learning a comprehensive approach to improved collaboration and expansion in stop-out programs.

Agenda

  • Introduction of University of Memphis Finish Line Program
  • Building an institutional culture for engaging stop-out students
  • Establishing role of academic personnel
    • Deans and department chairs
    • Faculty
    • Advisors
  • Partnering to develop credit options
    • Prior learning assessment
    • Credit for experiential learning
    • Evaluating independent study options
    • Utilizing credit by exam
  • Securing resources
  • Steps to launching pilot projects
  • Evaluation and improvement