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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General Strategies for Student Retention | Origin: ED102 | New comment by Rita Armstrong

I have found that you have to keep the classroom alive! Meaning, keeping the students engaged. I made it a habit with starting the class off with a scenario, where the student would have to complete...

Two Types of Motivators: Intrinsic & Extrinsic | Origin: ED112 | New comment by Kwinn Doran

Instrinsic motivation is the "goal" but extrinsic can serve a purpose

Two Main Issues: Security & Autonomy | Origin: ED112 | New comment by Kwinn Doran

security and autonomy relate strongly to motivation. Supportiveness enhances both. 

Motivating Your Students | Origin: ED102 | New comment by Kwinn Doran

Empathy matters. We don't lower our standard, but if a student feels cared about, known, respected, they are more motivated to rise to the goals. 

Keeping Your Focus on the Students | Origin: ED102 | New comment by Kwinn Doran

Giving ways to apply past class learning in novel ways at certain points is a strong idea. 

General Strategies for Student Retention | Origin: ED102 | New comment by Kwinn Doran

Reminded that getting students to have done work ahead of time, so that class explores, not introduces, content, is often important. 

Understanding Student Characteristics | Origin: ED102 | New comment by Rita Armstrong

I know most of the time being able to understand what the student is saying and or wanting we as faculty can miss the mark. Because of the time we have we either only partially hear the concern of...

Understanding Student Characteristics | Origin: ED102 | New comment by Kwinn Doran

Distinguishing between external and internal challenges and distractions and issues is important. Good reminder to always be compassionate, listen, offer services, but direct back to the class. 

General Strategies for Student Retention | Origin: ED102 | New comment by Billie Mikus

I will ensure to create a dynamic learning environment for all students making sure they are learning what is in the standard based curriculum.   

Understanding Student Characteristics | Origin: ED102 | New comment by Billie Mikus

I think it is great to dicuss with students what they would like to get out of the course as far as goals. Also understanding that the course may be diverse, but that shouldn't chage the learnibg...