Workshop: 10 Ways to Improve Retention of 1st Generation Students          

Course ID - CTD0528a

Short Title: Retention    

 Audience     Student Services
Length of Workshop:         1.5 hours 

If you are looking for ways to help first-generation students stay in school through graduation, Join Dr. Jeff Davis author of the book, the First Generation Student Experience: Who They Are, Their Characteristics, and Strategies for Improving Their Persistence and Success.


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

  • Describe the challenges first-generation students face
  • Describe their behaviors and psychology
  • Provide them with academic "survival Skills"
  • Design services tailored to their needs
  • Break down barriers to their success


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Registration information
Course ID: CTD0528a 
Course Title:Retention 
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

Registration for CT&D workshops are through the Student Information and Registration system.  The process for registering for a CTD workshop will be the same as registering for a regular class at MDC.  

New - Easier registration for workshops

You can access the Registration System and register for a CTD workshop using the same user name and password that use to login to your computer.    Example:   Richard Johnson  would be rjohnson     (You will NOT need to create a separate student myMDC account to register for a CTD workshop

Make a note of the Reference Number for the workshop then go to Registration Instructions

Once you have registered for a class, you can print your schedule.    Please make every effort to attend once you've registered as seats are limited.     However, If you need to drop, you can also do this through the Web Registration screen.     CTD classes will appear on your transcript as non-credit classes.

If you need special assistance to participate in this workshop due to a disability, please call CT&D at 7-2366 so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  College Training and Development complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.