Proposal Title

It Takes a Village: How faculty and Administrators Can Collaborate Effectively to Help Students Succeed

Proposal Abstract

How can faculty and administrators collaborate effectively to help students succeed? How effective are supplemental instruction programs for at-risk students? How can student support services contribute to student success? How can faculty develop academically rigorous courses that also prepare students for college life? In the last decade demand for higher education in Georgia has grown significantly. However, UWG is faced with the fact that not all students arrive equally prepared to face the academic rigors of college, which impacts retention, progression, and graduation. In response to these challenges, UWG has implemented a holistic approach integrating a summer transition program, supplemental instruction, and learning community models to lower student attrition. The objective of this panel is to present the results of a yearlong collaboration among faculty and administrators to increase retention and progression of students at-risk of attrition. The panelists will discuss the rationale for the program, the structure of each component, including the factors predicting student success, and future modifications based on insights gained during the pilot program.

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Room 1002

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Presentation (Open Access)

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Mar 27th, 3:00 PM Mar 27th, 3:45 PM

It Takes a Village: How faculty and Administrators Can Collaborate Effectively to Help Students Succeed

Room 1002

How can faculty and administrators collaborate effectively to help students succeed? How effective are supplemental instruction programs for at-risk students? How can student support services contribute to student success? How can faculty develop academically rigorous courses that also prepare students for college life? In the last decade demand for higher education in Georgia has grown significantly. However, UWG is faced with the fact that not all students arrive equally prepared to face the academic rigors of college, which impacts retention, progression, and graduation. In response to these challenges, UWG has implemented a holistic approach integrating a summer transition program, supplemental instruction, and learning community models to lower student attrition. The objective of this panel is to present the results of a yearlong collaboration among faculty and administrators to increase retention and progression of students at-risk of attrition. The panelists will discuss the rationale for the program, the structure of each component, including the factors predicting student success, and future modifications based on insights gained during the pilot program.