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Promoting Student Success through Holistic Support
Student retention and persistence to college completion are strongly influenced by factors that are not strictly cognitive or academic in nature. Less than half of student attrition from higher education can be predicted by academic indicators such as SAT/ACT scores and high school GPA. Furthermore, rather than “flunking out” or being academically dismissed, the vast majority of students who withdraw from college are in good academic standing at the time of their withdrawal. These findings point strongly to the need for a comprehensive approach to student retention and success that supports students in a holistic (whole-person) fashion. Join SmarterServices and Dr. Joe Cuseo (student support and retention expert) to learn the key principles of holistic student support and how to delineate specific strategies for putting them into practice.

Apr 3, 2019 11:00 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Joe Cueso
Professor Emeritus of Psychology @Marymount California University
Dr. Joe Cuseo holds a doctoral degree in Educational Psychology and Assessment from the University of Iowa and is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Marymount California Univ. For more than 25 years, he directed the first-year seminar—a core college-success course required of all incoming students. He also serves as an educational advisor and consultant for AVID—a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the college access and success of underserved student populations. He’s a 14-time recipient of the “Faculty Member of the Year Award” on his home campus—a student-driven award based on effective teaching and academic advising, a recipient of the “Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate Award” from the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, and a recipient of the “Diamond Honoree Award” from the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) for contributions made to student development and the Student Affairs profession.
Dr. Mac Adkins
Chief Academic Officer @SmarterServices