CSRDE announced our Best Practices in Student Retention Awards for 2021 at NSSR 2021 LIVE on November 2. Congratulations to all of our award winners!
- Daphne Holland and Deborah Conner of Coastal Carolina University, and Mary Fischer of Western Carolina University won the 2021 Best Practices in Student Retention Award for their paper A Case Study for the Successful Development and Assessment of a University-Wide Academic Recovery Program for First-Year Students. Best Practices Award winners must demonstrate evidence of a system-wide approach to the institution’s retention issues.
- Sarah Kyte, Laura Andrews, Jen Ludwig, and Christine Salvesen of University of Arizona received the 2021 Institutional Research Leadership in Student Retention Award for their paper Data-Driven and Student-Centered: Strong Gains in First-Year Retention With the Introduction of a Warning Semester. This award is given to the paper best demonstrating the importance of institutional research to the field of student retention.
- Maurice Edington, Desmond Stephens, Serena Roberts, Carl Moore, Codjo Akpovo, and Lewis Johnson of Florida A&M University were presented the 2021 Director’s Award for their paper, Preparing STEM Scholars for Success (PS3) Program at Florida A&M University. The Director’s Award is given to the paper that best addresses an issue of current interest and need in the field of student retention and success.
- Brandy Smith and Rebecca Smith of University of Nevada, Las Vegas won the 2021 Best Poster Award for their poster Implementation and Assessment of Two Strategic Outreach Campaigns on a Diverse Campus: Implications for Retention and Student Success. The award was selected by a panel of judges at the conference.