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Understanding Our 21st Century Students

Economic Insecurity Workshop:  How do I pay for that?
Resources & Strategies to Support Students facing Economic

Thursday, May 21, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

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How to Best Serve Students with Family and Work Obligations        
Wednesday, May 27
Two sessions, join both or join one:

- Workshop on Retaining Students with Family Obligations:
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

- Workshop on Retaining Students with Work Obligations:
9:45 - 10:45 a.m.

A recording of these sessions will be available soon.

Impacting Student Success and Retention through
Supporting Student Wellness

Thursday, June 4, 10:00 - 11:45 a.m.

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Universities across the nation are facing a crisis: how to maintain student enrollment at a time when there is a declining number of high school students from which to recruit.  In order to thrive in these times, University leaders across the country are calling on their institutions to transform and adapt both in order to recruit new students and retain current ones.

One of the ways that UW Oshkosh can transform and adapt is to increase understanding of the experiences and expectations of 21st century students. Thus, CETL is inviting you to apply to participate in instructor collaboratives with this focus. There will be three instructor collaboratives each with 4-5 members from the three campuses. One of the major goals of these action groups will be building community between instructors from the three campuses and, thus, generating greater understanding of the unique dilemmas facing students on each of them.

The collaboratives will focus on the increased anxiety facing 21-century students in one of the following three areas: 1) mental health crisis, 2) economic insecurity, and 3) family and/or work obligations. Each participant in the program will receive $500 in professional development funds.

Participants in each collaborative will research and dialogue around their theme, its impact on students, and best practices in addressing the particular form of anxiety students are facing. The participants will also work to understand the kinds of advocacy students themselves are engaged in around the issue.  Altogether, the groups will meet a total of four times, engage in some research outside the meetings, and develop a workshop.

In each group, as the final part of the program, the participants will envision, create and implement a training for the three campuses. This training will provide a forum through which the participants' vision of how to support and retain students will be publicized.

The two ultimate goals of the collaborative is to increase student support and well-being and to create community between the three campuses. In the process, we also are working to increase student retention and become experts in transforming the campus to a 21st-century model. Now, more than ever, the destiny of our students is deeply connected to the destiny of our University.

To apply: please send two paragraphs 1) explaining your interest in participating in the program and
2) ranking the three groups (mental health crises, economic insecurity, and family and/or work obligations) in terms of your preference to Jordan Landry (
The deadline for submissions was January 27, 2020.
Each participant will receive $500 in professional development funds.

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