April 24, 9:45 am – 10:45 am
Track 3: Student Engagement and Persistence
Robertson Erskine
Vice President Academic Affairs- Curriculum and Instruction
Heald College
Identifying and Improving the Performance of the "At Risk" Student Population

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.

Jeb Egbert
West Coast University
Mahmoud AlBawaneh
Director of Institutional Research
West Coast University
Arte Libunao
Executive Director -- Campus Operations
West Coast University
Student Persistence at a High-Quality All-Online For-Profit University

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.

Michael Mahoney
Provost and Executive Vice President
Trident University International
The Role of Faculty in the Retention of Nontraditional Undergraduate Students

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.

Gail Lynam Dutcher
Program Chair, BSBA program
John F. Kennedy University
Lisa Hutton
Program Chair, Legal Studies program
John F. Kennedy University