The Truth About Student Success: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (EDU976N)

Presented By: Dr. Aaron W. Hughey
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90 minutes
1:00 pm ET | 12:00 pm CT
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Event Description

Learn to Identify Potentially 'At-Risk' Students and Best Practices to Promote College Completion

Join this session, where expert speaker Aaron W. Hughey will explore the best practices to promote college completion and strategies that you can adapt to your own campus. This interactive session will help you learn current, evidence-based best practices associated with enhancing college student persistence to graduation. Aaron will explore successful programs and initiatives in student persistence to graduation, as well as provide concrete recommendations as to how these services and activities can be successfully implemented in a variety of higher education environments. This session will place equal emphasis on helping both institutions as well as individual students achieve their mutually-complementary objectives: graduation and employment.

Specifically, he will cover the various factors that contribute to student persistence to graduation including academic preparation, social integration, institutional support, and financial considerations. You will learn how to identify potentially 'at-risk' students and how to effectively intervene with these students in an integrated and effective manner, and how to develop a comprehensive college student retention plan that puts everyone at your institution on the same page with respect to your retention efforts. Aaron will also discuss strategies that work – and those that don’t – with college student populations and explain methods that develop and foster institutional support for college persistence initiatives, including how to enhance faculty support and participation in persistence to graduation initiatives.

This session will show how student affairs professionals and other concerned educators can get more students to the finish line. Retaining students to graduation, and then helping them to become gainfully employed after graduation, is financially advantageous to the students, the institutions, the companies that hire them, the lenders that financed their education, and to society as a whole as a more educated workforce enhances innovation and promotes global competitiveness.

Session Highlights

In this program, you will learn:

  • A brief history of who has traditionally attended higher education and how the population is constantly evolving
  • Why ‘weeding out’ is an outmoded, counterproductive process that should be completely eliminated
  • The importance of relationships and why academics (alone) is not the answer to student success
  • The four factors that contribute to student success: social integration, financial support, institutional support, and attitude/motivation
  • Three important skills all student affairs professionals (and everyone else who works with students) need to know and practice
  • The importance, and appropriate use of, mentoring and counseling skills in fostering student success
  • Why true developmental advising is quickly becoming the key to overall student success
  • The supreme importance of connecting what employers need with what students get in college
  • How to identify students who are ‘at risk’ and what to do once they have been identified

Who Should Attend

  • Student affairs professionals and college administrators at all levels, especially those associated with retention-to-graduation and post-graduation employment programs and services.
  • Faculty and academic support staff as well as anyone responsible for making sure students are successful before, during, and after college.

At the Q&A session following the live event, ask a question and get a direct response from our extremely knowledgeable speaker.

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About Our Speaker(s)

Dr. Aaron W. Hughey
Dr. Aaron W. Hughey is a Professor in the Department of Counseling and Student Affairs at Western Kentucky University, where he oversees the graduate degree program in Student Affairs in Higher Education. He is also a member of the President's Task Force on Student Retention at WKU. Before joining the faculty in 1991, ... More info

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    Presenter(s): Dr. Aaron W. Hughey