This workshop was held on Friday, February 17th.
About this workshop:
Enrolling in college is only the first step on campus toward earning a degree. For many low-income, first-generation students and students of color, new challenges arise once they start postsecondary work. What can we do to support student persistence?
This workshop will focus on recent research by the St. Louis Graduates Higher Education Recognition Task Force which identified Missouri and Illinois higher education institutions effectively supporting and graduating underrepresented minorities, Pell students and first-generation students. The workshop will focus on transferrable lessons learned that will benefit students currently making postsecondary plans, as well as those enrolled in other institutions.
What lessons have these colleges and universities learned that can shape how we advise students in high schools and community organizations? What resources should students connect with on campus? What can higher education institutions do to best support persistence and help students avoid significant debt?
St. Louis Graduates Professional Development Institute is made possible thanks to support from the Norman J. Stupp Foundation, Commerce Bank trustee. Professional Development Institute is presented in partnership with EducationPlus.