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Maryland Higher Education Retention Conference

Sponsored by USA Funds

In Partnership with:
Maryland Higher Education Commission

Policy Center on the First Year of College

National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition

October 31, 2005

 

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Keynote Address: Coasting Uphill in the Global Human Capital Economy Thomas Mortenson

Looking Back to Look Forward: Understanding the Beginning College Experience as the "Foundation" of Retention
John N. Gardner, Executive Director, Policy Center on the First Year of College; Senior Fellow, National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, University of South Carolina

What Matters in First-Year Seminars: Findings from a Multi-institutional Study
Randy L. Swing, Co-Director & Senior Scholar, Policy Center on the First Year of College; Fellow, National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition

Excellence in the First College Year: Learning from the Exemplars
Betsy O. Barefoot, Co-Director & Senior Scholar, Policy Center on the First Year of College; Fellow, National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition

Crucial Choices: How Students’ Financial Decisions Affect Their Academic Success
Jacqueline King, Vice President, American Council on Education

Foundations of Excellence® in the First College Year: Focusing on Four-Year Colleges and Universities
Betsy O. Barefoot, Co-Director & Senior Scholar; & John N. Gardner, Executive Director, Policy Center on the First Year of College

Foundations of Excellence® in the First College Year: Focus on Two-Year Colleges
Randy L. Swing, Co-Director & Senior Scholar; & Kathleen M. Morley, Assistant Director, Policy Center on the First Year of College

“Yes, No, Maybe So”: What We Know and Don’t Know about Student Retention
Kathleen M. Morley, Assistant Director; & Betsy O. Barefoot, Co-Director & Senior Scholar, Policy Center on the First Year of College

Strategies for Strengthening Assessment of the First College Year for Institutional Improvement
Randy L. Swing, Co-Director & Senior Scholar, Policy Center on the First Year of College

From Access to Success: Principles and Best Practices for Supporting Entering Minority Students
Ronald H. Brown, Vice President for Student Affairs, University of Maryland, Eastern Shore; Scott Evenbeck, Dean of University College, Indiana University, Purdue University Indianapolis; Tiffany Beth McMillan, Director of Retention, Morgan State University; John N. Gardner, Moderator

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