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More Than Retention:  Engaging All Students for Success

May 19, 2014

Click this link to register for and discover more about the 2014 Teaching & Learning Institute.

Student retention and persistence to graduation continue to be important institutional goals for colleges and universities in the United States.  As teachers, research mentors, and advisors, we are invested in student learning and development.  How do we ensure that student learning is a key component in our discussions about retention and graduation? How do we define student success?  How do we create learning environments that stimulate student engagement and their desire to learn? What institutional and faculty engagement strategies work best to promote learning for all students? How do we implement these practices effectively for both student and faculty success?

The Center for Faculty Enrichment (CAFÉ), the Digital Education Collaborative (DEC), and Greenwood Library invite you to join us for a day of interactive exploration of these questions.  In addition to the keynote address, participants will choose from a variety of sessions focusing on the institute theme.  The Institute is free for all Longwood faculty and staff, faculty at Hampden-Sydney College, Old Dominion University, and the University of Mary Washington. 

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Joe Martin is an award-winning speaker, author, professor, and educational consultant. He is regarded as one of the nation's top educational motivators and one of the country's leading experts on new teacher retention and student motivational issues.   He is the author of several books and host of the highly successful, weekly radio talk show, Good Teachers. Currently, Dr. Martin is the president and founder of RealWorld University, the largest college student success web site in the country.

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CAFÉ: Center for Academic Faculty Enrichment


The mission of CAFÉ is to foster a vibrant intellectual community that supports innovative teaching, scholarship, and professional growth.  CAFÉ pursues this mission with the understanding that a dynamic faculty engages students by integrating learning with 21st century pedagogies.  To this end, it seeks to promote, sustain, and celebrate a climate of open intellectual exchange--an ongoing cross-discplinary dialogue that builds collaborative relationships.


The goals of CAFÉ include providing support for faculty by faculty in the following areas:

  • Faculty Development
  • Instructional Development
  • Organizational Development