Operation Rescue: Reengaging the Disengaged Student

So many people start college yet never finish. Let’s get them back! While all disengaged students are individuals, there are common characteristics. They have similar reasons for stopping out (life commitments or financial burdens), and for wanting to return (complete a goal or job mobility). In fact, 89% have considered re-enrollment at some point in the past five years. Who are these students and what helps them return?

UPCEA and StraighterLine conducted research profiling the disengaged learner and how their situations and motivations are different from other adult learners. This study surveyed individuals who have college credits but are no longer attending college and profiled this population to identify why they stopped attending college and what motivates them to re-engage.

Join Jim Fong, Founding Director of UPCEA's Center for Research and Strategy, and Dr. Amy Smith, Chief Learning Officer from StraighterLine, will share empirical research on who, what, where, and why students disengage and how to work with them to re-enroll.

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Amy Smith
Dr. Amy Smith
CLO
StraighterLine
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Dr. Jim Fong
Dr. Jim Fong
Founding Director
Center for Research and Strategy
UPCEA