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Welcome to the NISOD Webinar Series



Webinars are offered at no cost to individuals at NISOD Member Colleges and $25.00 (credit card payment only) for individuals at non-member colleges. You can check the Member College page to see if your college is a NISOD Member. Complimentary webinars are open to all individuals.

The Retention Divide: Building New Cultural Bridges

Diminishing retention returns are a recurring topic in scholarly discourse. The topic of retention within the context of community colleges is particularly viable because the student demographic at those institutions continues to diversify. Research suggests that factors such as mentoring, financial aid, family support, and an institution’s culture can positively impact student persistence. In addition, a variety of strategies faculty members can incorporate into their courses may prove advantageous as students grapple with where they fit into an academic setting. This webinar explores how culture influences retention outcomes in a community college setting and how faculty members can become culturally-competent instructors.

Jeremiah E. Shipp, Adjunct Instructor, Academic Related, Guilford Technical Community College
Dr. Jeremiah E. Shipp earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Information Systems at Tennessee State University, his master’s degree in Biblical Studies at Piedmont International University, and his doctoral degree in Higher Education Leadership at Texas A&M University-Commerce. His professional career began in the financial services industry where he worked for 15 years in various capacities. To fulfill a passion for teaching and leadership development, Dr. Shipp transitioned to higher education. At Guilford Technical Community College, he teaches hybrid courses for the Center for Academic Engagement and participates in the Faculty in Training Program. His teaching and research specializations include culturally-relevant pedagogy, leadership, instructional technology, and underrepresented minority groups.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Pacific: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mountain: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Central: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Eastern: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm



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