TIGER Research on Academic Retention (ROAR) 2017 June 20-22, 2017 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM University Memorial Center Room 247, CU Boulder
The Research on Academic Retention (ROAR) learning community focuses on undergraduate retention in a variety of STEM and Social Science courses. Building on the work of the previous two years, we will explore the relationship between students' performance in these courses, student retention, and their majors. Participants will be introduced to a pedagogical paradigm that will enable them to conduct small-scale classroom assessment projects. Content for training will cover: 1) current status of retention efforts on the CU Boulder campus; 2) understanding student learning ; 3) personalities in the classroom; and 4) conducting "teaching as research" assessment projects. Participants will leave the training with an outline for a teaching as research project that they may choose to develop and administer during the 2017-2018 academic year.
Participants will also receive 16 GTP workshop credits for attending ROAR.