Enrollment of Millennials at the collegiate level has been steadily growing. Unfortunately, so have the number of roadblocks they encounter as they matriculate through higher education. There have been multiple reports on millennials encountering academic dishonesty, student discipline related to free speech and overall friction with administrators.
The issue at hand: how to engage Millennials in a productive manner in higher education so they come out on the other side both enlightened and prepared for the workface, and world, that awaits them? What methods can be used in college to create a better trained and acclimated millennial student for the opportunities of the 21st century? How can we as academics foster the skills millennials require on campus, and how can institutions teach that cohort what it means to be productive in every sense of the word.
The issue being confronted is that millennials, unlike previous generations, have grown up with technology at their fingertips in every possible way. That technological exposure brings with it an immediate need to express, and in turn, receive expression. Higher education has been slow at times to embrace this generation in all aspects of what is needed to allow them to flourish academically, but also economically as they matriculate in the 21st century.
Therefore, understanding why millennials do what they do is the key to harnessing their success in higher education.
Join us for this webinar with education expert, Kent Seaver to get a better understanding of the Millennial student and how advising should be aligned to drive better academic engagement, assessment and success for them in 2019. Attending this session will help academic administrators and faculty develop and implement solutions that will help the engagement of millennials that are matriculating through their campuses now and in coming years.
- Understanding why millennials do what they do
- The qualities that separate millennials from previous groups and their specific needs
- Why there is a need for a clear examination of student engagement with millennials in higher education
- Rewriting professional development ideas
- Use of technology-assisted delivery of instruction
- Using social media in a meaningful way to engage Millennials
- Advising best practices for millennials
Who Will Benefit:
- Academic advisors
- Career services counselors
- High level administrators
- Retention specialists
- Student affairs professionals
- HR professionals