From Handshake to Handshake: Including the Non-Traditional African American Students in Higher Education Success

OCTOBER 27, 2021 | 9:50-10:20

Presented By:

Dr. Saint Rice, LaVada Rice

Session Description:

This interactive presentation will focusing on a strong commitment to the wrap around support services and academic support services for all phases of the non-traditional students’ academic journey. Our presentation will speak to the benefits various strategies such as the intrusive advising model and equity-minded pedagogy. Our experience shows a holistic approach to build rapport, support retention, and increase graduation is the primary strategy which guides academic success for non-traditional students. The presentation will model the andragogic approach to education and learning allowing the session participants to discuss their current challenges and opportunities for serving this populations of awesome learners.

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Dr. Saint Rice

Director, Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Truman State University

LaVada Rice

STEP & McNair Academic Advisor