Innovative Strategies for Supporting Reinstated Students: A Case Study from Georgia Tech

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Gain inspiration for building a support system for reinstated students.

Programs that help students improve their academic performance through support, coaching, and training around metacognitive skills are becoming more popular across the higher education landscape. These interventions can be especially impactful for reinstated students, who return to an institution after having been academically dismissed.

Join us for this case study-based webcast to learn how Georgia Tech has designed and launched a student support program to increase the academic success of this often overlooked demographic.

Since implementing the “Student Success Seminar for Students Returning from Academic Dismissal,” the institution has seen the graduation rates of their reinstated students increase from 14% to just over 50%.

You will leave this webcast with ideas for better supporting reinstated students and preparing them for academic advancement.

Who Should Attend

This webcast was developed for academic affairs and student affairs professionals who are involved with student success initiatives and/or tasked with increasing graduation rates.


In this case study-based webcast, Dr. Donald Pearl from Georgia Tech will share more about their innovative “Student Success Seminar for Students Returning from Academic Dismissal” program including:

  • The background of the seminar and why it was implemented at Georgia Tech
  • Critical components of the initiative including coaching, metacognitive skills, and grit development
  • Keys to success when creating this sort of intervention
  • Considerations for those interested in better supporting reinstated students on their campus


Dr. Donald Pearl

Director of the Center for Academic Success, Georgia Institute of Technology

Dr. Donald Pearl oversees extensive programs in tutoring, supplemental instruction, and academic coaching that serve more than 4,000 students each semester. He has been an academic administrator for 18 years, during which time he has held the positions of science chair, academic dean, and vice-president of academic affairs at several two year colleges. Prior to coming to Georgia Tech, he served as the Assistant Vice-President for Academic Affairs at Georgia Perimeter College in Atlanta Georgia, where he was responsible for Complete College Georgia initiatives, tutoring, supplemental instruction, advising, Dekalb Early College Academy, and dual enrollment.

Dr. Pearl earned his Ph.D. and M.S. in physics from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and M.S. in mathematics from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. He has presented at a number of conferences about student retention, progression, and graduation including “Student Success Seminar for Students Returning from Academic Dismissal” at the 2017 American Association of College and Universities conference on Diversity, Learning, and Student Success and “Empowering Students to Conquer Academic Dismissal” at the 2018 National Conference of Academic Deans annual conference.


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