Free Webinar:  Successful Practices in Increasing Student Retention

Reserve your spot and join us. Seats are limited, so please register before March 13, 2019. 
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Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Noon - 1 pm (Pacific Time)
Presenters: Dr. Jared Tippets and Dr. Eric Kirby
Southern Utah University

Increasing Student Retention

In 2015, the presenters inherited a campus that had experienced eight years of stagnant or declining retention rates and were charged with turning things around.  The good people on our campus had been trying everything outlined in the literature but just hadn’t seen the results and benefits of these best practices.  So, our retention team went back to the drawing board and started over from scratch. From this exercise we developed and implemented our homegrown and cost-efficient ‘ASCEND’ model (Affordability; Support; Culture; Engagement; Nudges, Data). The result? Not only did we reverse the sliding trend but saw a 9% bump in retention rates. In this webinar we will highlight our experience of developing the ASCEND model and will walk participants through creative, innovative, and cost-effective strategies to immediately improve their retention rates.  We will outline how each campus can ASCEND to higher retention rates by focusing on affordability, support, culture, engagement, nudges, and data.

Dr. Jared Tippets



Dr. Jared Tippets, Vice President of Student Affairs 







Dr. Eric Kirby





Dr. Eric Kirby, Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs
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