Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Online Event via Go To Webinar
Starts at 2:00 PM · Ends at 3:00 PM, EST (America/New_York)
Drawing on over 30 years of experience researching and improving first-year student retention at more than 200 institutions, the presenters will review concrete lessons learned about research-based methods for identifying at-risk students and targeting efforts to improve retention. Lessons learned include insights about early retention indicators, the importance of non-academic factors, managing relationships to build buy-in across campus for retention initiatives, and more. Participants will leave with concrete and practical ideas for improving student success and retention work.
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- Sherry Woosley
Director of Analytics and ResearchAs the Director of Analytics and Research at Skyfactor, Sherry Woosley drives the content strategy for the Mapworks Student Retention System and more than 40 Benchworks program assessment products. As one of the original creators of Mapworks, Sherry spent more than 10 years working in the area of assessment at Ball State University, where she also founded a graduate level academic program in institutional research. She has published articles in the College Student Journal, The Journal of College Student Retention, The Journal of College Student Development, The NASPA Journal, and Assessment Update. Sherry has also delivered more than 100 presentations at national conferences. Nationally recognized for her work in assessment, college student transitions, and predictive analytics, She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Organizations from University of California, Santa Barbara.
- Rachel Phillips Buck
Vice President for Student Success and Senior Consultant at Pharos ResourcesRachel Phillips-Buck is the Vice President for Student Success and a Senior Consultant at Pharos Resources. She works closely with clients to create and coordinate best retention practices on their campuses. She has worked with Pharos 360 since 2006, helping to develop and implement this early alert system on campuses throughout the United States. Prior to her work with Pharos Resources, she worked as a career counselor at Abilene Christian University. She taught the Career and Life Planning Class, and created and delivered the “Discovery for Deciding” program, a five-week program that helps students choose, confirm and focus his/her major. Rachel’s background is as a Licensed Professional Counselor and approaches all of her work with Pharos Resources with a perspective informed by her training in Systems Theory. Rachel received a BS in Psychology and a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from ACU.
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