Left but not Lost: Strategies for Re-engaging Stopped-out Students
Includes a Live Web Event on 02/14/2024 at 1:00 PM (EST)
Finish What You Started Re-engagement Coordinator
Colorado State University
Mel Lafferty is the Re-engagement Coordinator for the Finish What You Started Grant at Colorado State University. Her professional experience spans various roles, including academic advising and coaching, tutoring, disability services, and community engagement. She serves on the Center for Mindfulness leadership team and the Symposium for Inclusive Excellence committee. Her research interests include mindfulness, self-care, and the workplace experiences of student affairs professionals.
A first-generation college graduate, Mel earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Loyola University Chicago and a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Eastern Illinois University. Currently, she is a doctoral candidate in Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership at the University of Northern Colorado, focusing her dissertation on the experiences of mid-level student affairs staff through a photo-narrative approach.
Higher education student affairs administrators have a renewed opportunity to re-enroll the growing population of stopped-out students. This webinar includes strategies for re-engaging these students, including marketing and communication strategies, stakeholder engagement, campus partnerships, completion grants, and student support. Strategies for leveraging institutional support to close equity gaps in degree completion will also be discussed.
Please provide three to four learning outcomes for the webinar.
Participants will have the opportunity to:
- Understand the intersecting identities and unique needs of stopped-out students;
- Recognize the need for enrolling and retaining stopped-out students; and
- Learn strategies for re-enrolling and re-engaging stopped-out students