George Kuh, renowned scholar and researcher on retention and student success, presents "Promising Practices in Student Engagement and Retention," on Wednesday, June 27 from 8:30 - 9:45 a.m. in the Science and Math Learning Center, room 102. The University of New Mexico's Office of Student Academic Success, a division of Student Affairs, sponsors the event.

For individuals who are unable to attend the presentation, a live web cast will be available via the following link: Dr. Kuh Talk - 6/27/2012. An archive of the presentation will also be available after the viewing.

Kuh, an adjunct professor of Education Policy at the University of Illinois and Chancellor's Professor Higher Education Emeritus at Indiana University Bloomington, currently directs the National Institute of Learning Outcomes Assessment co-located at Indiana University, and the University of Illinois and the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP).

The Founding director of the widely-used National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), Kuh has written extensively about student engagement, assessment, institutional improvement, and college and university cultures, and consulted with more than 350 colleges and universities in the U.S. and abroad. In addition to High-Impact Practices (2008) produced as part of the AAC&U; LEAP initiative.

His two most recent books include: Student Success in College: Creating Conditions That Matter (2005, 2010) and Piecing Together the Student Success Puzzle: Research, Propositions, and Recommendations (2007).

In 2001, he received Indiana University's prestigious Tracy Sonneborn Award for distinguished career of teaching and research. George earned the B.A. at Luther College, M.S. at the St. Cloud State University, and Ph.D. at the University of Iowa.

For more information, contact Jennifer Gomez-Chavez, director, Student Academic Success at (505) 277-7763 or email, jengomez@unm.edu.