With almost half of the Appalachian College Association members now active in the new ACA Consortium, this webinar provides the first of many strategies to use academic sharing to improve revenue, retention, and completion.  Specifically, this webinar highlights how to use winter courses under a consortial model to improve fall-spring retention.  This summer, members of the College Consortium improved freshman to sophomore retention by 3% via the following efforts: 


  1. Replacing D/F/Ws - identifying and making high D/F/W courses available in fall II and winter for students to replace poor grades 

  2. Offering pre-probation/dismissal options - giving students a last-chance over the winter term to avoid probation or dismissal

  3. Improving athletic eligibility - accessing fall II and winter options so student athletes remain eligible for spring sports

  4. Having post-dismissal options - bringing students back by giving them a course to prove themselves over the winter term


To learn more about these and other strategies to improve revenue, retention, and completion through academic sharing as part of the new ACA Consortium, contact Nathan Green at

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