The School of Social Sciences and Education presents a guest lecture by Hall “Skip” Beck, “Retention Is Everyone’s Problem and What You Can Do About It,” 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, in the Campbell Lyceum, 109 Proctor Hall West.
Beck, a professor emeritus at Appalachian State University, where he taught from 1984 to 2017, is a nationally-recognized expert in retention of and care for college students.
His research interests have ranged from assessing the memory of one‑celled organisms to testing weapons systems for the U.S. Army, but throughout his career he has maintained an active research program examining factors contributing to the well‑being and success of college students. Among other achievements, he is the co-developer of the College Persistence Questionnaire or CPQ, which identifies at-risk students and suggests interventions that enhance the likelihood of students’ persisting until graduation.
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