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Enrollment Management Sessions: RNL National ConferenceExplore topics on student persistence, completion, and outcomes

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What are campuses doing to maximize student success and create stronger student outcomes? Catch sessions from experts across the country as they examine issues.

What attendees have said

The sessions provided me with guidance and answered some of my questions about what it means to be a director of retention.

“So much information and innovative ideas to take back to campus and share.”

“Meeting various peers and colleagues created great sources of information.”

“I am glad my supervisor sent me to this conference. I look forward to next year’s experience.”

Student success sessions

2019 RNL National Conference Student Success Sessions
Read the session descriptions

Read the session descriptions for our sessions on student retention, college completion, and career services.

Student success topics at this year’s conference include:

  • First-Generation Students’ Success From High School to College Graduation
  • First Things First: Increasing the Success of First-Generation Students
  • Retention for Rookies
  • The TIP Method for Online Student Engagement and Retention
  • Adult Student Satisfaction: Targeting Initiatives to Improve Nontraditional Student Success
  • Engaging Gen Z on the College-to-Career Pathway
  • The Transformation of Career Development
  • The Sophomore Slump: Strategies for Supporting and Retaining Second-Year Students
  • Improve Graduation Rates by Improving Second-Year Retention
  • Creating a Student-Centered Academic Initiative That Retains and Persists Males of Color
  • Increasing First-Year Student Engagement for Males of Color
  • Student Self-Advocacy: Four Areas to Help Students Help Themselves
  • The Refinement of a Case-Management Advising Model and the Development of an Advising Scorecard
  • Before They Leave: Designing Effective Recruit-Back Programs
  • A Campuswide Commitment to Student Retention Through the Introduction of Digital Media
  • Mentoring and Mentoring Programs: Powerful Tools to Engage and Retain Students
  • The Role of Faculty in Recruitment, Retention, and Mentoring
  • Performance Outcomes in Two-Year Colleges
  • Synchronizing Community College Student Expectations With Best Practices
  • The Power of Expectations: An Imperative for Improving Student and Institutional Performance
  • Using Student Satisfaction Data for Retention, Strategic Planning, Accreditation and Recruitment
  • Providing Quality Student Service in Higher Ed
  • Transform Your Academic Advising Program
  • Results to Evolve: A Student Guide to Self-Case for Academic Success and Personal Well-Being
  • Leveraging College Student Inventory Data to Enhance the Support of First-Year Students
  • Success Coaching Within Higher Education at a Historically Black College and University
  • How a College Embraced Relational Advising and Innovative Outreach Practices to Drive Student Success
  • Disadvantage Before Birth: The Journey From Disadvantage to Significance
  • Student Withdrawal Data at New England Community Colleges and Institutional Actions in Retention
  • Putting the Pieces Together: Supporting the College Student in Experiential Learning
  • Re-Imagining Student Success: Using an Academic Course on Excellence to Change Your Student Story
(Please note: Conference session titles, content, and programming are subject to change.)

These student success conference sessions are designed for:

  • Presidents and chancellors
  • Provosts and vice presidents for academic affairs and student affairs
  • Deans with responsibility for student retention
  • Career services staff members
  • Campus retention teams
  • Institutional researchers

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