April 24, 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Track 2: Demographics and Diversity
Track 3: Student Engagement and Persistence
Track 5: Accreditation and Student Success
Teri Hinds
Director, Research & Policy Analysis
Association of Public & Land-grant Universities
Increasing Success in Diverse Student Populations: Examining the Impact of Five Retention Initiatives

Online universities face increased accountability for student success. The presenters will detail retention initiatives implemented by a large online university with a non-traditional student population and present findings from a systematic evaluation of the initiatives. The retention initiatives can serve as a framework for student success at other institutions.

Loraine Devos-Comby
Institutional Effectiveness Manager
Ashford University
Stephen M. Nettles
Associate Vice President, Institutional Effectiveness
Ashford University
Online Advising: Much Ado About Something

Addressing the traditionally indistinct boundaries between academics and student services when it comes to accepting responsibility for online student success, our managed, evidence-based collaborative advising model at Ashford University depends on interaction among faculty, advisors, and data analytics to provide accurate dashboard information, timely interventions, and enable our students’ success.

Lori Williams
Ashford University
Richard Pattenaude
President and CEO
Ashford University
Brian Zotti
Senior Vice President, Student Services and Operations
Ashford University