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Beyond simply providing tools and resources that facilitate student success, the Office of Student Success & Retention is actively engaged in the effort to change the academic culture of Utah Valley University with the result that all faculty and staff will participate in the recommended retention practices that can so dramatically impact student success. To this end we have implemented the Student Success Series to educate and engage UVU faculty and staff in best practices for first-year students and at-risk student populations.

Varying topics related to retention practices are offered on a quarterly basis in a luncheon format. When available, the Office of Student Success & Retention maintains a copy of the presentation (usually in DVD format) and supporting materials available for individual or departmental review. To access materials of a previously offered topic (listed below), contact Marcy Glassford, Assistant Director (marcyg@uvu.edu | 801-863-7067).


Upcoming Webinar:
To be announced

Previous Student Success Series topics are listed by most recent first:

Developing Academic Stamina in First-Year Students (pdf)
Presented by Paul Gore and Academic Impressions
~ webcast Viewed October 2012
Copy of webcast and supporting materials is available through SSR office

A Comprehensive System for Promoting Retention and Graduation
Presented by Douglas L. Robertson, Ph.D. and Magna Online Seminars
~ webcast Viewed April 2012
Copy of webcast and supporting materials is available through SSR office

Faculty Buy-In for the First-Year Student Experience: A Case Study
Presented by Michele Campagna and Academic Impressions
~ webcast viewed September 21, 2011
Copy of webcast and supporting materials is available through SSR office

Retaining First-Generation Students: Strategies for the Classroom and Beyond
Session 1: Providing Academic Support for First-Generation Students
Presented by Amy Baldwin and Academic Impressions
~ webcast viewed June 1, 2011
Copy of webcast and supporting materials is available through SSR office

Grounding Recruitment and Retention Plans in a Multicultural Model
Presented by Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington and Magna Online Seminars
~ webcast viewed September 28, 2010
SSR does not have a copy for review

Supporting Commuter Students: Next Practices and New Trends
Presented by PaperClip Communication
~ webcast viewed April 27, 2010
SSR does not have a copy for review

Starting a Stop-Out Program on Campus
Presented by Academic Impressions
~ webcast viewed February 3, 2012
Copy of webcast and supporting materials is available through SSR office

Retaining First-Generation Students: Strategies for the Classroom and Beyond
Session 2: Co-curricular Activities to Engage First-Generation Students
Presented by Cynthia Demtriou and Academic Impressions
~ webcast viewed June 8, 2011
Copy of webcast and supporting materials is available through SSR office

Involving Faculty in First-Year Student Experiences and Success Initiatives
Presented by Joe Cuseo and Academic Impressions
~ webcast viewed December 1, 2010
Copy of online seminar and supporting materials is available through SSR office

Reaching and Retaining Students: The Role of Academic Advisor in Student Persistence
Presented by Charlie Nutt and NACADA webcasts
~ webcast viewed June 23, 2010
SSR does not have a copy for review

What Faculty Members Need to Know About Retention
Presented by Jerry Pattengale and Magna Online Seminars
~ webcast viewed November 20, 2008
SSR does not have a copy for review

Student Success & Retention, Retention is everyone's job: I choose to retain