Office of the Provost – Academic Affairs

Office of the Executive
Vice Chancellor and Provost

Administrative Center
5115 Oak St.
Room 300G
Kansas City, MO 64110

Mailing address

Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
Administrative Center
5100 Rockhill Road
Room 300G
Kansas City, MO 64110-2499

Phone (816) 235-1107
Fax (816) 235-5509
Office hours

8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday

Student Success and Retention Workshop with ACT

February 23-24, 2010

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We welcome Dr. Steve Robbins, Dr. Wes Habley and Mr. Charles Ramos to the University of Missouri—Kansas City and we look forward to hearing about their work at ACT, Inc. focusing on student success. These presentations are a follow up to our Student Success Retreat held last March and to the work the academic units have been doing on their academic unit specific enrollment management and student retention strategic plans. 

ACT, Inc. is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides a broad array of assessment, research and information for education, including the ACT college entrance exam.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Chancellor’s Leadership Series
(By invitation • Chancellor’s direct reports)
3:00 – 4:00 pm     
Administrative Center, Plaza Room        

Effective Risk Assessment and Service Utilization to Promote Student Success:  A Shared Responsibility
Featuring Dr. Steven Robbins, Vice President, Research, ACT, Inc.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Pierson Auditorium
Open to all faculty, chairs, student affairs staff, academic affairs staff, and academic advisors

8:30 – 9:15 am

What Works in Promoting Student Success
Presenter:  Dr. Steve Robbins, Vice President, Research, ACT,  Inc.

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9:15 – 9:30am            

Question & Answer

9:30-10:15 am           

What Works in Student Retention:  Four-year Public Colleges
Presenter:  Dr. Wes Habley, Coordinator of State Organizations/Principal Associate in Educational Services, ACT, Inc.

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10:15-10:30 am          

Question & Answer

10:30-11:15 am          

The ACT:  Skills vs. Scores and Their Impact on Data-based Enrollment, Advising, Retention and Student Support
Presenter:  Mr. Charles Ramos, Director, Outreach Services, ACT, Inc.

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11:15-11:30 am          

Question & Answer

11:30 am-Noon                 

Discussion:  Implications for Our Work at UMKC
Presenters and audience


Steve RobbinsSteven Robbins is Vice President of Research for ACT. He is a counseling psychologist with extensive practical, teaching and research expertise in college student and adult educational and career planning. [Read More]

Wes Habley

Wes Habley is the Coordinator of ACT’s State Organizations and Principal Associate in Educational Services. He has more than 50 published works on academic advising and student retention. [Read

Charles RamosCharles Ramos presently serves as the Director of P-16/ Outreach Services for ACT. The focus of his work has been in areas of enrollment management, advising and assessment and their ties to effective P-16 state, regional and national initiatives.
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