Coffee Chat – Student Retention (Thursday, January 24, 2019, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm)

The retention task force formed at the request of the President, has been charged with developing strategies to improve student retention and graduation rates.  The group has been examining data and has some insights, but the focus of this chat is to hear instructors’ perspectives.  What helps retain students early in their career, and what helps them graduate?  What things put them at risk for leaving Michigan Tech?  What can we, as a University, do better to help students graduate as Huskies?  Come and share your experience and provide important input to help the task force wrap up this important work! Refreshments will be available for those who register by Monday January 21, 2019  Click here to register.

LUNCHEON WORKSHOP –  Interpreting Student Feedback (Tuesday, January 29, 2019, Noon – 1:00 pm)

When end-of-course surveys are returned, instructors can be easily overwhelmed by the variance in ratings and comments.  When some students hated what other students loved, it can be hard to decide on a course of action, and harder still to understand students expectations.  In this luncheon session, we’ll discuss ways to productively parse student feedback and decide on a path for improvement.  Lunch will be available for those who register by Friday, January 25, 2019.   Click here to register.