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May 3rd

The Retention Divide: Building New Cultural Bridges

Delivered by: NISOD

Facilitator:  Jeremiah E. Shipp, Adjunct Instructor, Academic Related, Guilford Technical Community College

Summary:  Diminishing retention returns are a recurring topic in scholarly discourse. The topic of retention within the context of community colleges is particularly viable because the student demographic at those institutions continues to diversify. Research suggests that factors such as mentoring, financial aid, family support, and an institution’s culture can positively impact student persistence. In addition, a variety of strategies faculty members can incorporate into their courses may prove advantageous as students grapple with where they fit into an academic setting. This webinar explores how culture influences retention outcomes in a community college setting and how faculty members can become culturally-competent instructors.