Michael Brake,Amy Robertson,Teresa Metzger
Tuesday, January 13th 2015
Retaining students is a priority for most, if not all campuses, and fostering students’ sense of belonging and connection to campus is a critical factor in retention. Meaningful and personal interactions with staff help create that connection and residence halls are a great place to start. In this session, presenters will share their experiences working to enable connections through use of a critical conversation informed by data.
Goals and Target Audience:
Any CSU staff member is invited to come talk about Taking Stock - the questions asked to students, and results and how they are used by various populations on campus.
1. Participants in this session will identify methods to encourage students to make connections to their university.
2. Participants in this session will explain the application of data to interactions designed to impact retention.
3. Participants in this session will describe decisions campuses will make regarding crafting questions to gather valid and meaningful data, and to focus discussions for different roles.