- Nichole Knutson
Retention Strategy, Planning and Assessment
- September 3, 2013
- 2:20 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.
- Center for Teaching Excellence
Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511
This event is co-sponsored by the Retention Workforce and the Center for Teaching Excellence.
If you are teaching first-year courses, you know that adjusting to college is a challenge for many students. Some struggle with course material, others find it difficult to develop good study habits, and others simply don't know where to turn if they need extra resources or support. Do you wish you knew more about how to identify academically at-risk students and how you can help them succeed? This workshop will answer these questions and more. You'll learn who is successfully graduating from USC, who is dropping out, which students are at highest risk, and how you can contribute to the University's retention and graduation goals. The session will conclude with a discussion of specific classroom strategies you can use to help support first-year students' success and set them on the path to graduation.
About the Facilitator
Nichole Knutson, Ph.D. in Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation, serves as the Director of Retention Strategy, Planning and Assessment for the University of South Carolina. Previously, Nichole worked as the Assistant Provost for Undergraduate Education at the University of Kentucky. She has several years of experience working in assessment, educational research and student services in higher education. Nichole has taught classes at the undergraduate level for the past decade and has been recognized as an outstanding first-year instructor.
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