Beyond Retention Programs and Policies: The Habits of Effective Human Levers of Retention

Colleges depend upon policies, initiatives, and programs to support student success and college completion. Perhaps the best resource a college has, however, it its faculty. Based upon a qualitative study of faculty identified as “highly effective human levers of retention,” this presentation highlights the  behaviors, beliefs, experiences, priorities, and strategies of faculty members whose students are consistently successful. Using this information, attendees can help teach, promote, and support these faculty “habits” on their own campuses.

Kimberly RussellProfessor and Chair, Professional Development Programming, West Kentucky Community and Technical College