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Student Completion and Retention


Reduce online student dropout rates and increase student completion rates by promoting completion activities and data analysis. Disseminate student, instructor and institutional strategies which can help improve completion rates. Evaluate the usefulness of existing data, data analysis, and analytics software for these practices.


Annual completion/best practices conferences to be held, along with train-the-trainer two-day institutes for faculty, staff, and administrators. The objective of the conferences is to develop and share a list of completion strategies.

Subgroup Members

Jenn Kepka – Lane Community College (Workgroup Facilitator)

Paula Ascher – Columbia Gorge Community College

Colin Stapp – Chemeketa Community College

David Mount – Clackamas Community College

Eric Bryant – Linn-Benton Community College

Ian Coronado – Lane Community College

Loraine Schmitt – Portland Community College

Michael Weissenfluh – Tillamook Bay Community College