DSW Candidate – Nikkita Jackson, LISW 4:00 PM – 5:15PM


Virtual Showcase of DSW Scholars 2024 Event!

Help Them Grow or Watch Them Fail: Strategies for Student Persistence on HBCU Campuses

DSW Candidate – Nikkita Jackson

Monday, April 22, 2024

4:00 PM – 5:15 PM Eastern Time Zone

Credit Hours: 1.0


Help Them Grow or Watch Them Fail: Strategies for Student Persistence on HBCU Campuses

Research has shown that retention and persistence are heavily affecting colleges and universities worldwide. While retaining students is crucial for the progress and sustainability of any educational institution, it also supports and decreases deficits in the workforce.
In this presentation, we will explore progressive strategies and best practices tailored to support the HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) environment. We will look at the importance of a fostering supportive campus environment, academic support systems, and ways to promote student engagement both outside and inside the classroom. Whether you’re a student leader, campus advocate, faculty or staff member, or an administrator, this presentation will support you with practical and innovative strategies to help HBCUs strengthen their retention efforts to ensure the continued success of their students.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify factors that contribute to students being unsuccessful on HBCU campuses and recognize the importance of addressing these factors.
  2.  Explore the unique challenges and barriers to student retention faced by HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities).
  3.  Gain insight on ways to leverage academic supportive services, mentorship programs, and other resources to enhance student success, retention, and persistence.

Delivery Method: Live Interactive Training via Zoom Video Conferencing

Credit Hours: 1.0 (ACE)

Target Audience: This conference is intended for social workers and students.

Accreditation: University of Kentucky College of Social Work, Provider # 1377, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 9/29/22-9/29/25. Social workers participating in this conference will receive up to 15 general continuing education credits.

Claiming CE Credit: Instructions for claiming CE credit will be disseminated at the beginning of each session.

Questions: If you have any questions regarding CE credit or to report a grievance, please contact Melissa Whitaker at melissa.whitaker@uky.edu. For technical assistance, please contact lmshelp@uky.edu.