Bridging the Faculty and Financial Aid Divide: Working Together to Provide All Students Affordability and Success

Tuesday, June 26, 2018: 11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Room 17AB (Austin Convention Center)
Session Type: Interest Sessions
Track: Professional Development & Management
Subcategories: Leadership/Manager's Track
Audience: All
Credit Type: Credit Hours and Clock Hours
School Type: All Schools
Faculty and staff are both invested in student success and providing support throughout their college careers. Many students tend to spend the majority of their time with their college professors, while they may contact their financial aid advisors rarely and primarily when in crisis. We will discuss ways to align faculty and staff's understanding of students' diverse needs and each other's viewpoints, particularly focusing on supporting students most at risk of failure to meet satisfactory academic progress or of dropping out. We will present preliminary student-focused data about how faculty and staff working together leads to student success.
Rachelle Feldman (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Dr. Sara Prewett (University of Missouri)
Dr. Brian P Hogan (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)