Improve First-Year Completion of Underrepresented Students – On-Demand Training

Sale price$399.00


Create High-Impact Practices To Ensure Satisfaction, Engagement & Persistence

Your most vulnerable students - students of color, LGBTQIA+ students; students with disabilities, first generation college students, lower income student, and those with housing and food insecurity – especially need your help right now. Institutionalizing support systems that address students’ academic, social, financial, emotional and basic needs for the uncertainty ahead is critical for your underrepresented students’ engagement, persistence and academic success.

Get actionable takeaways and join this critical conversation with your peers. Our expert presenter shares strategies to help promote student support for these nuanced populations. You’ll be able to identify assumptions and gaps of students from diverse communities, establish data-informed decisions for the betterment of all students, and draw from proven initiatives that you can adjust to serve your institutional needs.

You’ll be able to increase accessibility for greater engagement and improve the support systems and structures you have in place for diverse populations. Increase their satisfaction and their persistence to graduation.

Topics Covered

Gain crucial, actionable takeaways that will help you:

  • Examine and leverage unit/institutional data to make the case for expanding your annual budget and reallocate general funds for intentional programming – think creatively to meet marginalized and vulnerable students’ needs.
  • Establish or enhance the direction and vision of your unit/college offerings – provide the necessary resources and support the structure necessary for immediate, short-term and long-term needs to help ensure your underrepresented students are able to persist on your campus.
  • Utilize an asset-based approach to enhance overall services in collaboration with on-campus partners – provide high-impact practices and resources to meet the needs of all students, with a special eye on underrepresented populations.
  • Build an engagement curriculum to address unique needs and perspectives on your campus –reduce the costs of programming, meet students where they are at, and increase the participation of students.
  • Increase accessibility for engagement and improve support for diverse populations – adapt what is working and get rid of what isn’t, so you don’t have to reinvent the wheel.


Mercedes Amador currently serves at the Director of Student Engagement and Retention in the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University in Phoenix, Arizona.
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Included When You Purchase

  • 90-minute online session with carefully selected expert(s)
  • Unlimited access to view webinar recording on demand
  • Materials for your team (handouts, discussion questions, etc.)
  • Certificate of completion for each participant
  • Weekly newsletter – What's Working on Campus

Instructions for access are available immediately upon checkout. You may share this On-Demand Training with any staff members from your campus community for unlimited viewing. For information about licensing this webinar for unlimited distribution on your institution’s internal network/server, email

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