Pharmacy Practice Faculty Presentations


Reading, Writing and Resource Centers: Strategies for Motivating and Retaining Online Students

Document Type

Conference Presentation


Retention 2009 Conference, Educational Policy Institute


New Orleans, LA

Event Date



Distance education, retention, online students, motivation


Distance education provides many nontraditional students with the opportunity to pursue a college education not possible through traditional brick and mortar education. Although not meeting face-to-face, a solid developmental curriculum and academic resources help promote a stronger connection between the classroom and student community. This presentation will discuss strategies for motivating and retaining online students. Topics include: the role of assessment and academic readiness; the role of strong developmental curriculum and faculty in promoting student success; and the use of an online Resource Center for enhancing student engagement, providing academic support, and promoting collaborative activities.