Best practice is to include parents and family members in orientation, with at least some programming designed specifically for them. But when was the last time you took a hard look at the topics and schedule for your parent and family orientation? It might be time to make sure you’re doing things strategically.
GUEST POST by George D. Kuh, PhD (Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus of Higher Education at Indiana University and a member of CampusESP's Advisory Board.)
It stands to reason that the right kind of partnership between institutions, parents, and students will help more students thrive in college and complete their educational program in a timely fashion. It is hard to imagine a more promising, cost-effective, and personalized approach to increasing student success.
Throughout my professional career, I’ve been incredibly fortunate to always find roles where my knowledge, skills, and abilities meet the needs of the organization. As I make this next career shift, I find that happening again at CampusESP.
Is Facebook part of the problem. Rather than creating a reliable way for your parents to receive information from your college or university, Facebook encourages collisions between parents and constant checking of their feed. It actually encourages over-involvement.
We know that today’s parents want to be involved in their student’s education. And we know that parent involvement can be extremely influential when it comes to admissions, retention and promoting student success. Here’s the story of CampusESP’s impact, as told by the data.