Retaining and Graduating More Minority Students: Strategies Explained

Live Webinar

  • 60 minutes
  • 1 Day Left
     Aug 27, 2019
  •   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM ET
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PT

The webinar will discuss the issues that colleges and universities have failed to address in increasing the persistence and degree completion rates of minority students. The presentation will also provide current data regarding this growing student population, the problems that have not been addressed in serving minority students, and the research-based strategies that should be taken into consideration in order to improve retention and completion rates of this specific student population.

Join this session by expert speaker Jerald Henderson, where he will review the importance of examining data to better understand the issues and challenges on individual campuses.

Session Highlights:

  • Critical issues and factors that impact student engagement (retention) especially for students of color

  • What data should be collected and how often as it relates to programs and strategies targeting minority students

  • Research-based strategies and approaches that individual institutions should consider improving student engagement and therefore persistence and completion rates of minority students

Why You Should Attend:

This webinar is designed for higher education professionals who are dissatisfied with the progress made in retaining and graduating minority students, despite current policies and programming efforts. The issues involved in the lack of significant progress may be related to the current model that no longer is effective in achieving the institutional goals that have been outlined by the college or university.

Lack of improvement may also be attributed to a continuation of offices working in their respective silos with very little or no collaboration between departments which can negatively impact desired student outcomes.

Who Should Attend:

  • Academic Affairs administrators (Provosts, Deans, Departmental Chairs)

  • Student Affairs Personnel (Deans, Chairs, Directors, Front line staff)

  • Interested Faculty

*You may ask your Question directly to our expert during the Q&A session.
** You can buy On-Demand and view it as per your convenience.

Jerald Henderson

Jerald Henderson

Dr. Henderson has worked in Higher Education for over 30 years. He has held faculty and staff positions in the Counseling Center as well as an administrative position in Academic Affairs at the university level. His expertise is in student persistence and completion, assessment, evaluation research, curriculum / program design, and counseling. He has worked on large-scale projects such as institutional self-studies for re-accreditation, institutional task forces to improve student retention at postsecondary institutions and communication task forces to improve campus climate. Dr. Henderson currently serves as a Peer Mentor for the Higher Learning Commission’s Persistence and Completion Academy.

He has recently published a book entitled: First Generation Students Can Succeed: A Guide to Choosing and Navigating College. His focus is providing consultation to both secondary and postsecondary entities to bridge the access gaps and increase student persistence and completion rates for first generation and/or minority students who want to attend colleges and universities. Dr. Henderson earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Roosevelt University; his Master’s degree in Social Agency Counseling from Henderson State University; and his Doctor of Philosophy Degree (PhD) from the University of Illinois at Chicago in Curriculum, Instruction, and Evaluation.

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