CSRDE Announces Best Practice Awards
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New Orleans, LA – The Consortium for Student Retention Data Exchange (CSRDE) at The University of Oklahoma presented four awards in October during its Eighth Annual National Symposium on Student Retention in New Orleans, La.
Each year, the CSRDE sponsors the symposium to provide a forum for administrators, faculty and staff from institutions of higher learning to share the most current research on student retention and success. For this year’s symposium, 50 peer reviewed papers were selected for presentation and evaluated for significance of their contribution to the field of student retention and success. In addition, the symposium included tutorials, panels, workshops and a poster session.
CSRDE Best Practices in Student Retention Award
The prestigious CSRDE Best Practices in Student Retention Award is given to the paper that best addresses retention initiatives that coordinate and institutionalize collaborative efforts of all key players in the institution’s retention initiatives, including administrators, institutional research officers, faculty, staff and students. The award includes a crystal trophy and a $2,000 prize.
The 2012 Best Practices Award was given to Seton Hall University for the paper entitled: Celebrating Our Silver Anniversary: Lessons Learned from 25 Years of Freshman Studies at Seton Hall University. This paper, written by Agnes Hooper Gottlieb, explored the creation and development of a robust advising program that developed into a multi-faceted approach to the first year of college.
Other awards presented
The Institutional Research Leadership in Student Retention Award is given to the paper best demonstrating the importance of institutional research to the field of student retention and success and includes an engraved plaque and a $1,000 prize. This year, the award went to the University at Buffalo for their paper entitled: Using Self-Regulated Learning Methods to Increase Native American College Retention. The paper was written by David Patterson, Kelly Ahuna, Christine Tinnesz and Carol VanZile-Tamsen and discussed the positive academic results for Native American students who participated in a self-regulated learning course.
The Director’s Award went to Approaches to Serving Under-Resourced, Undergraduate Adult Student Populations, as the paper which best addressed an issue of current interest and need in the field of student retention and success. The paper was written by Shirley Warkentin of Fresno Pacific University. The award includes an engraved plaque and a $750 prize.
The Best Poster Award was given to East Carolina University for Kudos and Warnings: Managing 55,000+ Flag Notifications to Support Student Success. The poster was written and presented by Jayne Geissler, John Trifilo, Elizabeth Coghill and Steven Asby. The Best Poster Award includes an engraved plaque and a $500 cash prize and is given to the poster that best displays the presenter’s knowledge, the poster’s visual effectiveness and the usefulness of the project’s findings.
The Ninth Annual National Symposium on Student Retention will be held November 4-6, 2013, in San Diego, Ca. The CSRDE begins accepting abstracts for consideration in late January. Information will be posted as it becomes available on the CSRDE Website (http://csrde.ou.edu/web/symposium/index.html)
The CSRDE has a diverse membership of colleges and universities--two- and four-year, public and private--with the common interest of achieving the highest levels of student success through sharing data, knowledge and innovation. It is run by the Center for Institutional Data Exchange and Analysis at the University of Oklahoma Outreach.