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Identify and Respond to the Needs of At-Risk College Students (EDU319A)

Presented by: Dr. Aaron W. Hughey
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Event Description

Support—and Graduate—a Diverse Student Population

Far too many students who begin college do not finish and obtain a degree. That’s particularly true now that college campuses are more diverse than ever, meaning not all students are equally prepared or positioned to thrive.

In this problem-solving session, education consultant Aaron W. Hughey will teach attendees to identify students, from a variety of college populations, who are most at risk for failing to complete their degree programs—whether due to a lack of academic preparation, social integration, mental/emotional health support, or financial support. He will then arm you with strategies to intervene effectively and immediately, and to maximize the academic potential of at-risk students.

Join this webinar to create a retention action plan for your most vulnerable students. Hughey does not rely on traditional interventions, which aren’t effective for many of today’s student populations. Instead, he will show you how to create a collaborative effort—that includes a prominent role for college faculty as well as for secondary schools—to meet the particular needs of at-risk students.

Session Highlights

Participants in this program will learn to:

  • Identify the characteristics of at-risk college students from a variety of sub-populations: first-generation, veteran, minority, LGBTQ, rural, urban, suburban, lower socioeconomic, transfer, international, immigrant, non-traditional, and those with disabilities
  • Intervene effectively and immediately with appropriate supports for at-risk populations
  • Increase the potential for at-risk students to graduate
  • Assess at-risk student needs for academic preparation, social integration, mental/emotional health support, and/or financial support
  • Proactively address risks for students even before they arrive on campus by partnering with secondary schools
  • Align your institution’s admin, faculty, and staff to meet at-risk students’ needs
  • Examine real-world case studies for learning examples

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for higher education administrators, educators, and staff, including those engaged in: academic advising, student affairs, and career counseling. Federal TRIO personnel will also benefit, as well as anyone whose job responsibilities involve keeping at-risk students enrolled and matriculating toward graduation.

About Our Speaker(s)

Dr. Aaron W. Hughey | Student Affairs & Retention SpeakerDr. Aaron W. Hughey
Dr. Aaron W. Hughey is a Professor in the Department of Counseling and Student Affairs at Western Kentucky University, where he oversees the graduate degree program in Student Affairs in Higher Education. He is also a member of the President's Task Force on Student Retention at WKU. Before joining the faculty in 1991, ... More info

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