Thursday, August 23, 2012
University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX)
Improving student success is one of the most pressing issues in higher education across the world. Too often, despite succeeding in secondary classrooms, students enter college underprepared to engage in the rigors of undergraduate study, which results in a number of consequences for institutions. High dropout, failure, and withdrawal rates limit studentsâ abilities to take full advantage of their college experience and reach their highest potential. Failing to intervene has substantial cost implications for institutions, instructors, and societies within which an educated workforce is key to prosperity. Faculty, in particular, expend precious resources on a revolving door of students who lack the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in the college classroom. This talk will focus specifically on the academic skills and behaviors needed for success, including data on perspectives of college student readiness from UT students and faculty. After completing this workshop, participants will be able to draw on a framework for addressing these issues using specific, research-based interventions.