Astra Academy is a webinar series that brings together diverse stakeholders across the higher education landscape to share with you how their work is helping to improve student outcomes with a focus on student retention, time-to-completion, or graduation.
Register for future Astra Academy Webinars: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 2:00 PM Eastern City University of New York (CUNY) Accelerated Study in Associate Program (ASAP)
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Measuring Success: Standardized Tests and Discrepant Achievement
April 3, 2018
In this webinar, you will learn how standardized tests:
• Successfully predict retention rates.
• Assist admissions in serving as a valuable check on high school grade inflation.
• Work with high school GPA to provide a more holistic understanding of student academic preparation; particularly in the case of discrepant achievement
What Student Engagement Tells Us About Our Undergraduates
February 27, 2018
Student Engagement Tells Us About Our Undergraduates – This webinar showcases how the engagement survey reveals undergraduates’ time use, their participation in effective educational practices, and what they gain from college. Led by Alex McCormick, Associate Professor at Indiana University Bloomington and Director of the National Survey of Student Engagement
The Importance of the Your First College Year Survey October 30, 2017 The Importance of the Your First College Year Survey – The webinar examines the Your First College Year Survey and its significance to improving first-year student retention as well as challenges students face related to their entrance into higher education. Led by Dr. Ellen Stolzenberg, Assistant Director for Research at UCLA’s Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) Download a PDF of the presentation or view the recording
The Value of Gathering Student Satisfaction Data October 3, 2017 The Value of Gathering Student Satisfaction Data – This webinar discusses how in an era of accountability and the emphasis on college completion, successful campuses are using student satisfaction data to drive their student success efforts and strategy development. Led by Julie Bryant, Associate Vice President of Retention Solutions at Ruffalo Noel Levitz Download a PDF of the presentation or view the recording