Student retention is a must for not only the success of students but also for the success of colleges.  The more students feel a part of the learning process the more they will be engaged in learning and higher the retention rate will be. This group is for educators who aspire to discuss and master the competencies necessary for exemplary performance and top customer service in a dynamic, rapidly changing higher education landscape.  Group members share best practices, ideas, thoughts, reflections, and resources to help colleagues across the globe improve performance. 

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Love what you teach | New blog by Deborah Brand

If you love the subject matter your students will flourish.


More Situational Awareness (Psychology) | New blog by Edward White

The course was quite interesting as and experience instructor. Psychology classes should have some case studies with no right or wrong answer but real world situations.

Generations | New blog by Ronald Parker

I,m going to vary the style of information delivery from one generation to the other so all student feel confortable they are recieving the information they need to be successful.

Security and Autonomy | New blog by Mary Allen

It was refreshing to learn about the terms security and autonomy with regards to how to influence student motivation.  For me this new information is a form of constructivism.   All the be...

Value of Course | New comment by Tammara Askew

I believe that all of the courses that I've taken have been valuable in one respect or another.  In some courses, I was able to reinforce concepts that I've previously learned.  Others, new...

Becoming too friendly | New comment by Maria Perez

Absolutely, we are not suppose to be their buddy.  They have thier classmates as their buddy.  We can be caring and compassionate therefore, friendly.

Becoming too friendly | New comment by Laurel Esquivel

I agree, being an instructor and having good rapport with the students is important but there should be a fine line that should never be crossed. Having a good rapport  is one thing but being...

Education matters | New blog by Chris Aguilar

I believe it's important to take the time to enhance our class delivery and enforces all the key components of our most resent training. 

How do you remember student names that are hard to pronounce? | New comment by Sandra Saldivar

I never hesitate to have the student repeat it to me and remind them they have a unique name and it may take me a few times to remember. I make a positive constructive comment about the uniqueness of...

ED112 | New blog by Chris Aguilar

It's important to allow the adult student to feel that the information they are presenting to the class during an activity or project, are part of what they work on during the Autonomy process. &...