Webinars are available on-demand to view at your own convenience.The webinar link and materials will be sent to the email provided on the registration form. Registration is required for all webinars using the single registration link provided below. 

Webinars are available to all CI faculty and staff as well as our Community Partners and our colleagues from Community Colleges in Ventura County.

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Addressing the Unique Needs of Undocumented Students: How Recent Policy Change Affect College Access

  • With passage of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative, the U.S. has begun to pave the way for many undocumented students to pursue college without threat of deportation. What do you need to know about policies, on both local and national levels, in order to best serve and welcome students from this growing population? Based on nearly 10 years of research and practice, this webinar will help you understand how recent policy changes affect college access both in your state and on your campus and unique needs of undocumented students.

Beyond the Transfer Orientation: Engagement Initiatives within a Transfer Year Experience

  • Many institutions are beginning to acknowledge the presence and role of the transfer student population on their campus and the diverse composition of this population. This session will highlight the effects a transfer year experience can have on building campus community, and how audience members can create a unique and tailored program appropriate for their specific student population.

Creating a First-Year Transition Program for Transfer Students

  • Based on the success of programs transitioning students from high school to college, how can we help transfer students in a similar way? It is essential to support and foster community for the transfer population in order to promote retention and progress to graduation. Based on successful transition programs at a large public university, this webinar will emphasize appropriate interventions and services during the stages of transfer, as well as targeted programming efforts to foster student retention and progress to graduation. In this webinar several ideas will be presented for campuses to consider in developing their own transfer transition experience programs, featuring key elements for successful initiatives at any institution.

Designing Transfer Student Orientation Programming to Cultivate Transfer Student Success

  • Noting that over half of today's students have attended more than one institution during their college career, coupled with a push from educators to assist students towards attaining a four-year degree in a timely manner, educators must facilitate initiatives to support transfer students through transitions. This session will explore the critical elements and considerations of transfer orientation programming.

Diversity, Inclusivity & Civility: Developing & Enhancing Students' Cultural Competence Part 1 and Part 2

  • This two-part workshop will address how developing and enhancing cultural competence must be the primary outcome of diversity/inclusivity programs. While "culture" is often viewed in the U.S. as being primarily related to race, ethnicity, and gender, effective diversity/inclusivity programs must also address sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, disability/ability, religion, age, and other issues that lead to marginalization and exclusion.
  • Part 1: This session will increase participants' awareness of difference and consider how issues of diversity can impede the development of inclusive communities. It will examine issues of "implicit cultural assumptions," stereotyping, and biases and consider how attitudes toward race and gender operate at a conscious and unconscious level.
  • Part 2: We will address the many kinds of diversity on campus (e.g., age, gender, religion, sexual orientation), and focus specifically on how faculty can strengthen their efforts to increase success for students who confront social and academic challenges that limit their engagement, learning, and success. These include students who are first generation/low socio-economic status, multicultural and international students, and students who are academically under-prepared for college level work. We will also address bullying and incivility as emerging challenges.  

First Generation College Students: Promoting Access & Success

  • First generation college students make up approximately 24% of the undergraduate population nationally and are at increased risk for poor academic engagement, achievement, and completion of college. Understand this population of students and how to best serve their needs by reducing the impact of barriers and obstacles. Hear suggestions and recommendations from programs and interventions conducted at colleges and universities throughout the US that have demonstrated success in increasing retention and achievement for first generation college students.

Foster Youth on Campus: Recruitment, Support & Retention

  • Retention is often touted as a supreme goal for colleges and universities. How is it then that more attention is not given to the student group with the lowest national retention rate? Only 2 percent of foster care alumni nationally are completing a bachelor's degree. Yet, 70 percent of high school aged students in foster care express a desire to attend college.

How to Measure & Monitor Student Success Using Quantitative & Qualitative Data

  • This session will focus on how institutions can positively impact student success while maintaining the commitment to access. We will define a "culture of evidence" and identify strategies for building institution-wide commitment to addressing student success issues by using quantitative and qualitative data to better understand the barriers students are facing as they attempt to navigate our institutions.

Identifying Causes of Student Attrition: How to Build a Comprehensive Retention Plan

  • Student attrition is a complex process that cannot be explained simply by students' lack of academic preparedness. This webinar will examine the multiplicity of factors that work singularly and collectively to trigger student withdrawal. Participants will leave with an understanding of the underlying root causes of student attrition and related remedies for uprooting these causes.

Project Based Learning

  • Learn how to increase the depth of student learning in many curricular areas by moving toward student-directed inquiry on academic topics in which students develop their understanding through the completion of in-depth projects. The Project Based Learning webinar is available via Audio CD. Please register to check out the CD from the University Experience library. You will be contacted for pick up and return date.

Providing Comprehensive Student Support Services Online

  • In addition to providing much-needed support to our students, online services assist faculty and staff with many things such as reducing repetitive inquiries, preparing students ahead of time for counseling and advising appointments, and providing detailed and consistent information.   Additionally, with more and more colleges moving to online and hybrid class offerings, it is critical to serve these students with comparable services to meet accreditation standards and support student success.

Strategies for Effective Mentoring of 21st Century Students

  • Effective mentoring has long been recognized as important for success in professional and academic environments. Mentors are often assigned to persons entering a new academic or professional environment, but they are seldom provided the training needed to ensure that the mentoring relationship is most beneficial to the protégé and to the mentor. This interactive workshop will discuss strategies for effective mentoring of today's students, and will contrast the behaviors of masterful vs. misguided mentors. Additionally, techniques for producing proactive vs. problematic protégés will be discussed. The discussion will help mentors at all levels become more effective at guiding protégés to success.

Supporting Undocumented Students: How to Increase College Access, Retention, & Success

  • With 65,000 undocumented students graduating from U.S. high schools each year, and numbers entering college sure to increase due to lower tuition costs and financial aid support, it is time for in-depth discussions about how to best serve and support this population. There are many levels of support needed to help guide these students through college—recruitment, application assistance, financial aid help, orientation programs, and ongoing academic and community support are important pieces of the success puzzle.

Utilizing Assessment to Understand & Shape the Transfer Experience

  • On our campuses, transfer students are a diverse, unique population. They bring with them a variety of academic and life experiences, and have differing expectations of their college experience. In order to better promote and ensure a seamless transitional experience, retention and timely graduation, it is imperative that we understand both our transfer students and the institutional practices and policies that impact transfer student success.