The Consortium for Student Retention Data Exchange (CSRDE) at the University of Oklahoma
The Call for Proposals for the Eleventh Annual National Symposium on Student Retention is now closed. This year's Symposium is to be held November 2-4, 2015 in Orlando, Florida. The Symposium is the premiere conference for presenting and learning about the most current, evidence-based research on topics related to student retention and graduation at 4-year and 2-year institutions.
All accepted papers are considered for the following annual prizes, which are awarded to the winners' institutions: Best Practices in Student Retention Award ($2,000); Institutional Research Leadership in Student Retention Award ($1,000); and the Director's Award ($750). In addition, poster submissions will be judged on-site for the Best Poster Award ($500). Read about the 2014 awards…
CSRDE Wins Regional Award
The University of Oklahoma’s Consortium for Student Retention Data Exchange (CSRDE), a program of OU Outreach, has grown from humble beginnings 21 years ago into an award-winning department this year. CSRDE was recently awarded the Exceptional Program Award from the Association for Continuing Higher Education (ACHE), Great Plains Region, for its work on last year's National Symposium on Student Retention, held in Louisville, Kentucky.
“Watching the symposium grow has been so exciting,” said Sandra Whalen, CSRDE’s director who has been with the program since 2000. “The symposium really is the premiere event for presenting and learning about the most current research on student retention and graduation at four-year and two-year institutions.” When the symposium was first held in 2005, about 200 attendees participated. Now, over 500 people attend annually, and in 2013 registration was forced to close weeks before the symposium began due to the high number of registrants.
ACHE’s Exceptional Program Award honors conferences and credit and noncredit programs for their originality, innovation, long-term success and adaptability. Read about NSSR’s Exceptional Program Award…
Join the CSRDE for the Data and Tools You Need to Improve your Students' Success
The CSRDE is a consortium of two-year and four-year institutions that are dedicated to achieving higher levels of student success. For more information on how your institution can join, request a membership packet with samples of survey and report formats, membership costs and other information to support your decision to join us. We'll email the packet to you as quickly as possible.
Building Bridges for Student Success: A Sourcebook for Colleges and Universities represents the next step in the CSRDE’s efforts to enhance the bridges institutions can build between activities, functions, and programs which optimize student success.
Created as a dynamic document, this electronic book provides an outlet for the ever expanding body of knowledge within the higher education community of practice working to improve student success at our institutions. The Sourcebook represents the cumulative work of a great many people and was originally published as a soft-cover book for the attendees of the 2013 National Symposium on Student Retention. It is available now to the general public as an electronic book.
Our hope is that the Sourcebook will be a starting place for comprehensive discussion of current issues and practices on college and university campuses.
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