Well-intentioned faculty members often take students on experiential learning trips abroad without fully understanding the potential for harm. This puts the students, the institution, and the faculty members at risk. Because of the significant financial and reputational risks associated with faculty-led study abroad programs, institutions must update training to address new and emerging threats. What training does your faculty need, and how can you effectively train them on international threats and concerns? Register for this event today.
Integrating information literacy into first-year student experience programs and courses can have a direct, positive impact on first-year students’ academic success. However, many first-year programs incorporate information literacy peripherally instead of making it an integral part of the first-year student curriculum. Register for this event today.
Approximately 25% of students begin college at a time other than fall term, yet many institutions don’t reflect this in their onboarding processes. Recent research suggests that students starting in non-fall terms encounter substantially different challenges in campus orientation, socialization, and academic performance. These challenges pose a direct threat to both student retention and success. Register for this event today.
As enrollment managers develop strategies to enroll more transfer students, administrators need to better serve this population by increasing the transparency surrounding transfer credit review and equivalency. Reviewing credits on a case-by-case basis involves communicating with applicants and negotiating with faculty; this can ultimately result in losing students to other institutions. One strategy that is becoming increasingly popular is publicizing transfer equivalencies in an online database that is accessible to prospective students and faculty. Register for this event today.
With the increased emphasis on institutional effectiveness, co-curricular programs have been thrust into the spotlight to show evidence that they are positively contributing to student learning and success. A review for co-curricular programs is often a first step to showing their efficacy and contribution to student success. However, many student affairs professionals struggle with selecting a proper framework for review, gaining support from their colleagues, and implementing the results. Register for this event today.