During one session Friday afternoon I went to a student persistence session. It sort of was just obvious things we should all do (learn names quickly, encourage small positive changes, …) My handwritten notes are in my notebook, but I do not think we have many novice teachers right now who would benefit from this. I left after 20 minutes
I went to the placement round table. Lots of changes are taking place. Much discussion centered on using ALEKS, and whether self-reported high school GPA is an appropriate instrument. Some other discussion centered on how long any placement measure should be considered valid. There was brief discussion about non-cognitive tests. SB was at the entire session so he may have more to add if any of you at HFC are interested.