Moraine Valley Retention Academy

Moraine Valley Retention AcademyMVCC Retention Academy

The Retention Academy is an opportunity to:

Discover: Learn more about retention and barriers to retention that our students face

Inquire: Explore a research-based project that is relevant and specific to participants’ interests

Inspire: Share findings and best practices with colleagues




Accepting Applications for the first Retention Academy Scholars Program: Due October 27

Completed applications can be submitted to Dr. Sadya Khan in L150. 

Retention Academy Goals and Objectives

  • To inform the college community about the importance of retention and completion and how the community college mission is fulfilled and benefited by it.
  • To show the interconnectedness between departments and how we all work together to achieve student success, retention and completion.
  • To explore, implement, and evaluate retention practices within and outside of the classroom.
  • To facilitate a research-based academy to explore and implement successful retention practices.

Retention Academy Timeline

The Academy will take place over two semesters and will require participation in a two-day off-campus retreat, Friday monthly meetings, and completion of a research project.

  • Spring 2018:
    • Two-day off-campus retreat (no overnight stay) – January 25 and 26
    • Friday monthly meetings
    • A completed research proposal
  • Fall 2018:
    • Implementation of pilot project
    • A completed research project
    • Presentation to colleagues

Moraine Valley Retention Academy Video



The Moraine Valley Retention Academy is possible through generous funds from the MVCC Foundation Innovation Grant