In Fall 2017, College of the Desert notified 889 students on academic and progress probation that in order to register for Winter or Spring 2018 classes, they must first complete the Probation Strategies Workshop. By mid-January 2018, 44% of those students had responded and completed the workshop. For those of you accustomed to providing outreach to this high-risk group, you may be wondering how such a high response rate was achieved. This presentation will help you replicate the kind of results we experienced by relocating our traditionally live Probation Strategies Workshop to an online format. By the end of the session you will have a template and resources to construct this type of student service at your campus. The presentation will follow a Q&A format. Among the questions we will answer about College of the Desert’s online Probation Strategies Workshop are: Why did the college decide to move the Probation Strategies Workshop from a traditional face-to-face to an online format? Who are the faculty, staff, leadership and departments involved in the design, implementation, facilitation and monitoring of workshop completion? What are the components of the workshop and what tools were used to create the components? How are students identified and notified of the requirement to complete the workshop? How do students access the workshop? What is the average time to complete the workshop? What are the incentives to students to complete the workshop? Where do students go if they have questions about the workshop? When is the optimum time period to open and close the workshop to student participation? How is student completion monitored and recorded? What happens if a student fails to complete the workshop?
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