Student Retention Workshop Presentations

In May 2009, eight Wabash National Study institutions participated in a workshop on student retention at the Center. During the four-day conference, institutional teams examined data from the Wabash Study and other sources, including NSSE, CIRP, and institutional retention analyses, to see what they could learn about student persistence at their institution and then develop an action plan to improve retention based on the data. One Teagle Scholar worked with each institutional team for the duration of the workshop. See agenda and list of participants.

Four plenary sessions provided a framework for the activities. We are pleased to share the plenary presentations below, two as slides with audio and two as video-recordings. If you have difficulty viewing any of these, please contact Libby Pinkerton at .

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May 18, 2009

Why don’t they stay? Fostering student success and retaining students
by Tricia Seifert (University of Iowa):


 Click the play button to view a video of the slides + audio.


May 19, 2009

Wrangling with retention: What does the WNS data suggest?
by Mark Salisbury (University of Iowa):

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Using WNSLAE data to understand retention at Hampshire College
by Carol Trosset (Hampshire College):

Click the play button to view a video of Carol Trosset presenting.

You may also click here to view the slides without audio (PDF).

May 20, 2009

Developing retention plans
by Catherine Andersen (Gallaudet University)

Click the play button to view a video of Catherine Andersen presenting.