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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Enhancing student retention | New blog by zelma leon

My action plan involves re-engaging the student, via constant background aknowledgement and also creating diverse strategies that will help them realize how having passion for their career can make a ...


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

I write them phonetically so they are easier.  We used this tool at graduation.  The students would write their name phonetically to be read as they walked across the stage instead of the...


Mnemonics | New discussion by Teresa Caldwell

Do they really help?


How can you become successful in college? | New discussion by Dr.Anton Hawatmeh

College and success


How do you remember student names that are hard to pronounce? | New comment by Mae Qushair-Sakhel

Such a thought provoking post!  I have a very difficult name to pronounce. My parents were immigrants from the Middle East. And then I also kept my husband's name. So my name is hyphenated. I...


Connecting with Students | New comment by Mae Qushair-Sakhel

Thank you for your thoughtful post Pamela. The two key words are "support" and "reinforce". 

When we engage with our students we educate and are humbly educated by them.



Personal experiences with education | New blog by Mae Qushair-Sakhel

I remember my educational experience during my ADN program. I lived in fear everyday during clinical rotations. The instructors that stood out in my mind were the kind and understanding human beings w...

Connecting with Students | New blog by Pamela Lewis

As a Psychology Instructor, I am always mindful of how my students are connecitng to the course, myself and their peers. These courses support and reinforce what I am already doing with my students an...

Student learning | New blog by DeAndra Epps

I like to have feedback sessions with students to findout what they enjoy about the course and what they need help with or find to be of a challenge.  I think that having continuous sessions ...

Awesome information | New blog by Tamika Lawrence

Great insight on information and ways of teaching student