Workshop: Retaining 1st Year Male Minority Students

Course ID - CTD0395s 

Short Title: Minority Students    

 Audience    All Employees 
Length of Workshop:       1.5  hours 

The Center for Academic Excellence on the campus of North Carolina A&T State University implemented a pilot male retention program entitled Project M.A.R.C.H. (Male Aggies Resolved to Change History) in Fall 2009, designed to enhance the academic progress of first-year, African American male students to increase their persistence, retention, and matriculation at the university. This program was created in response to a University System of North Carolina report that stated "UNC should increase the educational attainment of all underrepresented populations, especially African American males." Project M.A.R.C.H. incorporates intensive intrusive advising, tutorial support, supplemental instruction, academic monitoring, and academic skill building workshops, resulting in 80 percent retention for the all of the its three cohorts.

The webinar will focus on the multifaceted approach used in this program to address both the academic and social need of this special population
(1st Year Minority Male Students), with an emphasis o intensive intrusive advising, as well as the assessment of student learning outcomes, program objectives, and the program's effectiveness in the retention and persistence of the population.

As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify ways to increase the persistence and retention rates of first-year, African American male students
  • Discuss implementation strategies to facilitate social development, communication efficacy, and the building of a peer support network
  • discuss practices that model intensive intrusive advising strategies including: structured block scheduling, tutorial assistance and supplemental instruction
  • Assess program and student learning outcomes to develop best practices and strategies for similar programmatic implementation at their home institution


Dates of Workshop

Reference #

Delivery Format

Meeting Days/Time



01/29/13 752892 Webinar Tuesday
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Kendall/6356 Vanya Albury - Organizer


Registration information
Course ID: CTD0395s  
Course Title: Minority Students
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

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