Global Learn 2019 Workshops

Wednesday, July 10  •  1:30 PM-5:00 PM


W1: Technology-mediated Holistic Advising Supports Retention

Abstract: Mercer County Community College in New Jersey has transformed its organizational structure, business processes and mechanisms to create a new shared model of student success that focuses on identifying and serving student cohorts. This new model uses technology to better understand who their students are and develop flexible, dynamic structures to meet the ever-changing needs of their students and anticipate future trends. This session will review how it works, what technology is used, how it has exponentially increased our student outreach, challenges, benefits, and what’s next.

Workshop Presenter: Alexandra Salas, Ph.D. is Dean of Innovation, Online Education and Student Success at Mercer County Community College (NJ). In this role, she oversees the Center for Global Opportunities, the Center for Retention & Completion, MercerOnline (Distance Education), Tutoring Services, the Center for Teaching & Learning, and Testing Centers. She is also an education consultant, speaker, facilitator, and lecturer in traditional and online platforms. She holds a doctorate in Education from Walden University, M.A. in Political Science from Queens College, and B.A. in Journalism and French Studies from New York University. Focus areas include Leadership, Globalization, Retention, Student Services, Advising, Business Development, STEM, Education Technology, and Language Learning.