Recruit and Retain Strategically

Extension Services for Undergraduate Programs recommends a strategic, sustainable approach for attracting and retaining women that focuses on revising educational systems for an inclusive experience for all students, as opposed to changing the students to fit these systems. Explore the components of an effective strategic plan and find useful NCWIT resources by clicking on the model or by viewing the table below.

Recruit and Retain Strategically

Recruiting Strategic Plan

Recruit Strategically: Deliver effective messaging strategies to your target audiences.

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Curriculum

Retain with Curriculum: Use everyday examples, meaningful assignments and relevant courses.

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Student Support

Retain with Student Support: Create a sense of belonging and identity as a member of the field.

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Institutional Policies & Support

Support Your Initiatives: Get buy-in and administrative support for your efforts.

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Evaluation & Tracking System

Assess Your Efforts: Evaluate initiatives to figure out where to put your scarce resources.

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Pedagogy

Engage with Pedagogy: Use teaching strategies to keep students engaged and learning together.

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