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NISOD Webinar: Creating an Environment of Mattering and Validation for Community College Students

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Interested in learning more about retention programs and practices geared toward community colleges? Mark your calendars for this upcoming webinar from NISOD. The techniques covered in this webinar are based on a literature review and qualitative data on community college faculty practices and designed to foster  an “environment of mattering and validation for community college students.”

Presented by Kim Russell, a professor of English and chair at West Kentucky Community and Technical College, this webinar will call upon Schlossberg’s (1989) Mattering Theory and Rendon’s (1994) Validation Theory. The goal is to equip participants to help students at community colleges feel like they are being prepared for career success and ensure that students feel recognized and affirmed by their institution.

The webinar runs Thursday, December 12, 2:00-3:00 pm EDT. It is free for those at NISOD Member Colleges and available for $25.00 to those at non-member colleges. If you’re not sure if your college is a member check the Member College page. Those interested in participating can register for the webinar here.

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