Student Success Learning Institute

The Student Success Learning Institute is designed for higher education professionals focused on eliminating equity gaps in degree completion through cross-institution and cross-sector learning on effective strategies to support students. Where the St. Louis Graduates Professional Development Institute is focused on postsecondary plannings, the Learning Institute is focused on strategies to support completion once studens are enrolled.

The Institute is based on the research in Degrees with Less Debt: Effective Higher Education Strategies for Underrepresented Student Populations. 

The first Learning Institute was held at the University of Central Missouri in February 2018 and focused on using data to provide timely student support. Click here for materials from that workshop.

The second Learning Institute took place on Friday, September 28 at Missouri State University in Springfield focused on advising, coaching and mentoring. 

Who Should Attend

  • Higher education professionals from Missouri and Illinois institutions who are focused on supporting low-income students, first-generation students, and/or students of color to degree completion
  • Frontline staff who provide academic, financial, career and social/emotional support to students 
  • Faculty and staff in TRiO, diversity and inclusion, student support services and other areas supporting retention and completion for underrepresented students

The Student Success Learning Institute workshops are free of charge thanks to support from Lumina Foundation and Kresge Foundation through the St. Louis Talent Hub.