LIGHTNING TALK: Impact Of Academic Advising On Retention: Care Within The Context Of Student Success

  • Amira Al-Khulaidy George Mason University


Location: George's

Student data in higher education is increasingly available, yet understanding how to better support students given this data remains a challenge. Computational models help synthesize the data in a way where trends and patterns become more easily understood. The ability to use modeling software to test theories of student support help us understand, predict, and mitigate challenges. By capitalizing on the access to data and technology we can better support our students for better retention.

Author Biography

Amira Al-Khulaidy , George Mason University

Amira Al-Khulaidy is an academic advisor and program coordinator at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. Amira holds a M.Ed. from The University of Virginia in Educational Psychology/Social Foundations of Education, and a BA in English and Philosophy from Columbia University. She is an active member of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) and the Mason Academic Advisor Network (MAAN).

1:00pm-2:30pm SoTL Showcase: Lightning Talks & Roundtable