No Holding Back: Administrative Holds Policies and Practices
James Ward presents during Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) webinar
On May 18th at 12:00 PM (Mountain Time), James Ward will join a panel during a Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) webinar to discuss research on administrative holds policies and practices at the state, system, and institution-level. For abstract, please see below. The webinar registration information is available here.
It can be difficult to get the attention of a college student. Professors can always connect with students in class. However, advisors and administrators have few means to command attention, especially if calling, texting, emailing or using the postal service aren’t successful. The ability to use holds to prompt a student to take an action is one of the few resources in an institution’s toolkit. Recent research reveals the ubiquity of this practice, but also the limitations. Members of WICHE’s Western Academic Leadership Forum (Forum) and Western Alliance of Community College Academic Leaders (Alliance) are invited to attend a one hour webinar to hear about the latest research on administrative holds policies and practices at the state, system, and institution-level from panelists from the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), Education Commission of the States (ECS), Ithaka S+R, and National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO).