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 Kathy Burgos

I noted several methods or techniques that I can tailor to the program in which I teach.  I will freshen my approach for orientation and hope to present a positive, open environment for...

Understanding Student Characteristics | Origin: ED102 | New comment by Kathy Burgos

  This course was helpful for me.  It is important to know what the reasons are the student is in the program.  It is easy to just assume that most students are in the program for the...

Principles of Student Empowerment | Origin: ED144 | New comment by Lisa Dean

I use practice board exam questions with multiple answer choices and have the class work in groups of 3. Each team captain defends their answer choice if different from another...

Student Empowerment Profiled | Origin: ED144 | New comment by Lisa Dean

I really want to include more group activities to help cultivate this learning module next term

Motivating Others | Origin: ED406 | New comment by Leslie Jester

I have learned through this topic is that in order to connect to others and motivate I must use a combination of extrinsic reward and tune into their intrinsic motivation.

Motivating Your Students | Origin: ED102 | New comment by Soijett Blue

I try to make sure that I motivate the students through giving positive reinforcements and ensuring that they are all understanding the information.   

Keeping Your Focus on the Students | Origin: ED102 | New comment by Soijett Blue

I make sure that I incorporate real life up to date issues with my students to keep them engaged.   

General Strategies for Student Retention | Origin: ED102 | New comment by Soijett Blue

I make sure that the students are aware that they can contact me via email or on Canvas for any issues that they may have and I make sure to respond quickly. My students know that I am big on...

Understanding Student Characteristics | Origin: ED102 | New comment by Soijett Blue

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

Motivating Your Students | Origin: ED102 | New comment by Dena Brown

Students respond to instructors' levels of enthusiasm and engagement with the subject. If students can't easily see that you care about what you're teaching, it's almost impossible to get them to...