Topic: Retaining & Supporting All Students
Institutions must be able to aggregate and disaggregate important information about student performance to be able to develop improvement interventions. It is essential to get to know students, their strengths, and their deficits, in order to create tailored improvement strategies.
Student persistence is important to every university, but strategies differ based on the type of students and delivery methods. Dr. Mahoney, having been a Provost at both a California State University and now an all-online for-profit university, will describe differences in approaches at these two universities focusing on successful strategies for online adult learners.
Student retention is a key issue in higher education today. This presentation will focus on the nontraditional undergraduate students and the faculty role in the retention of this population. The presenters will share about the retention efforts of faculty in the College of Undergraduate Studies at John F. Kennedy University.