Friday, July 12, 2013

The Retention Agenda, a free webinar from Inside Higher Ed

For much of the history of American higher education, the idea that many students would drop out was simply accepted as a given. And drop out they did.

In the last five years, however, higher education has seen a dramatic attitude shift and, today, many colleges no longer view it as acceptable to have large numbers (in many cases majorities) of students fail to complete programs. A consensus has emerged that a crucial part of American efforts to create a better educated populace is through guiding those who start a higher education to finish a certificate or a degree.

On Tuesday, July 23 at 2 p.m. Eastern, join Inside Higher Ed editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman for a discussion of the retention strategies colleges are trying - particularly those aimed at getting the right assistance to the right students.

The webinar will consist of a 30-minute presentation and a 30-minute question period. There is no conference call required for this event -- the entire presentation, including audio, is delivered via the web. This event will be captioned for the deaf and hard of hearing by SpeechText Access.

Read up before you join the conversation - click to download The Retention Agenda, a compilation of articles and essays on how to identify students who need more assistance, and how to get them the help they need to succeed.

The Retention Agenda booklet and webinar are made possible in part by the generous financial support of ETS SuccessNavigator. Your registration information will be shared with the company.

If you are interested, feel free to click here to register.

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