Data and dialogue on student retention featured at campus forum on Oct. 6

To explore how each member of the university can contribute to a strong, vibrant academic community, Radford University will host an All-Campus Forum on Student Retention Monday, Oct. 6, at 1 p.m. in the Hurlburt Student Center Auditorium.

RU's ongoing and planned retention activities will be featured, as will new initiatives being implemented to support student success. The forum will discuss RU's learning communities and the deployment of RMS Plus, Noel-Levitz's suite of student success surveys and analytics that can help identify individual at-risk undergraduates currently being connected to relevant campus resources through UNIV 100. 

An important university-wide initiative to be discussed is UNIV 150, a new class for at-risk students, and its effect on improved retention.

To further articulate RU's perspective on student retention and success, the forum will review retention data from the university's 2012 self-study and the 2014 RU Strategic Plan for Retention.

The forum will detail the national challenges and opportunities faced by higher education today in student retention. Following the presentations, questions and discussion will ensue.

Oct 1, 2014