The Retention & Persistence Institute provides participants with an understanding of recent research from our "Completing College: Assessing Graduation Rates at Four-Year Institutions" report and the latest data on retention from other leading scholars in the field. Participants will learn how to reframe retention discussions on their campuses and gain insight into:
In this institute, led by HERI Director, Sylvia Hurtado and CIRP Director, Dr. Kevin Eagan, you will learn how to translate retention research findings to actionable policy and practice changes on your campus.
Sylvia Hurtado is Professor and Director of the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA (HERI) in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. Dr. Hurtado has published numerous articles and books related to her primary interest in student educational outcomes, campus climates, college impact on student development, STEM education, and diversity in higher education.
Kevin Eagan is Assistant Professor in Residence and Director of the Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP), the longest-running and largest empirical study of higher education in the country. He is also the Interim Managing Director of the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA (HERI) , where the CIRP surveys are administered. Dr. Eagan's research interests include issues related to undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, contingent faculty, student retention, institutional contexts and structures of opportunity, survey validity and reliability, and advanced quantitative methods.
To make lodging reservations at the Hotel Palomar in Westwood, please contact the Reservations Department at (424)901-7270 or Central Reservations at 1-(800) KIMPTON. Please mention that you are attending the "HERI Retention & Persistence Institute" (#11300801741) to obtain the discounted rate of $175/night (plus applicable taxes and fees). Rooms at the special conference rate are limited.