Skill Level: Intermediate
Non-cognitive (sometime referred to as grit) evaluation is emerging as an exciting new tool that empowers student success practitioners to proactively identify and engage with students who can be better supported by their institution. Campuses can make data-driven efforts to create a holistic understanding of students and their successful journey through higher education. In addition to exploring the research and application of non-cognitives in higher education, we’ll share the story of how Louisiana State University turned to this approach when faced with institutional and state pressure (connected to funding) to maximize their retention rate.
Emily Hester is the Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Student Life & Enrollment at Louisiana State University. She coordinates assessment efforts division-wide and chairs the Assessment Contacts Committee. Emily is responsible for assisting departments in their assessment planning, design, and implementation and is the primary LSU contact with CampusLabs. She has experience in First Year Experience, Leadership Programs, Career Services, Judicial Affairs, and previously worked as a traveling consultant for Delta Gamma Fraternity. She also coordinates LSU’s new Student Financial Management Center. She has a M.A. in Higher Education/Student Affairs from LSU in Baton Rouge, LA.Learn more about this webinar