Please join us for this upcoming complimentary webinar!

Thursday, March 15 ~ 12:00-1:00pm (Eastern)

If you register you will receive the recording!


For many first-year students, attending college can be overwhelming with regard to enrollment, choosing classes, coursework demands, study strategies, test-taking, and basic knowledge about utilizing campus resources. These tasks can be confusing and often times cause students to panic. Therefore, it’s critical for colleges to recognize these panic junctures and provide online resources focused on helping students persist through these tough stages.  

Using Oakland Community College as a case study, we will examine how colleges can support students using technology from recruitment to graduation. Using key points in the student lifecycle, we will demonstrate how using these technology interventions encourages students to persist instead of panic. We will focus on orientation, onboarding, the first-year and students on academic probation. The presenter will discuss how using online tools such as online orientation (Go2Orientation) and online student success workshops (StudentLingo) not only guides students through starting college, but also prepares them to be a college student. 

We will provide guest logins to the platform so participants can review Oakland’s orientation and student success workshops in detail after the session.

      • Examine current barriers facing students throughout the student lifecycle and explore how technology can be used to remove these barrier
      • Discuss methods for streamlining the new student orientation process
      • Compare your current onboarding process to one that uses technology to streamline the process
      • Share materials and case studies from other institutions
      • Examine the opportunity to address college readiness skills in the onboarding process and throughout the first year
      • Discuss challenges with providing support services online
      • Explain the importance of assessment and how to use data to improve services
Presenter Information:

Ms. Stanbrough is currently the Dean of College Readiness at Oakland Community College.  During her tenure at OCC, Beverly’s responsibilities has included Enrollment Services, recruitment, placement, orientation, international student advising, personal, career and educational counseling, curriculum review, outcomes assessment and faculty member.  She is responsible for creating successful and transparent processes for students entering the college.  She was a member of the MACRAO movement and have been instrumental in assisting her institution with the “Guided Pathways’ movement.  Outside of her professional work, Beverly is active with her community, high school alumni association, board member for the B.A.L.L. Foundation and is the Board President of Cooley High Reuse Project.  Beverly earned her graduate, undergraduate and specialization degrees from Walsh College, Eastern Michigan University and Wayne State University.
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