Past CHERE conferences have focused on key retention strategies for underrepresented, first generation and otherwise challenged students. On April 13, 2017 over 110 educators from more than 40 colleges explored “embedded support,” incorporating extra supports into credit-bearing courses. In 2015, CHERE explored “seamless counseling,” supporting students through high school, “summer melt” and college.
These strategies are the backdrop for CHERE’s sixteenth conference: September 29, 2017, at Albertus Magnus College in New Haven. We are inviting higher education, K-12 and community-based representatives to explore new ways – to go deeper -- to design and test effective retention strategies. We will feature overlapping keynote addressesby:
- Peter Arthur, University of British Columbia at Okanagan, entitled: “Meta Cognition, Grit and Growth Mindset as keys to retention, and
- Professors Steven Pearlman and David Carillo, University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford,” entitled; “Critical Thinking – Teaching and Evaluating It.”
Both sets of practice and research show a positive relationship to students’ academic success. They willdiscuss evidence-based strategies, share theirresearch and demonstrate how these traits can foster successful lifelong learning, giving participants tools to evaluate the results.
Who will benefit from this conference?
- Higher education faculty and staff will learn how to teach habits of persistence and self-advocacy to their students.
- High school faculty and staff will learn how to fostermetacognition, grit, growth mindset and critical thinking skills with students, helping put them on a path to success in higher education.
- Community-based representatives who help challenged students access and succeed in higher education will learn how to connect with and complement high school and college staff. There will be ample time for substantive questions and discussion.
On-line registration, including Early Bird pricing, now available.