Fostering Student Belonging: A New Paradigm on Retention

The Case Western Reserve University Division of Student Success invites members of the CWRU community to attend "Fostering Student Belonging: A New Paradigm on Retention."

At CWRU, student retention is a university-wide effort. As part of this event, the university community will have the opportunity to participate in a group discussion and generate a list of initiatives and/or programs that could be created at CWRU to enhance student belonging. Attendees will also hear from Dr. Glenn Davis, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at Bowling Green State University, who will present information on student belonging that provides clarity on what student belonging truly means.

The purpose of this collaborative is to:

  • Generate excitement around revamping an initiative to increase retention rates by improving a sense of belonging for students. 
  • Create a list of action items that a committee can begin working on to improve students' sense of belonging. 
  • Identify a group of diverse individuals who are committed to being on the committee for this project.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Glenn Davis, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Bowling Green State University

Glenn Davis Headshot

Glenn began his career as a faculty member in the English Department at St. Cloud State University, where he also served as Chair, before becoming Interim Dean of University College. In all his roles, he worked to address barriers to student progress. As Interim Dean, he led several change initiatives, including a campus-wide effort to promote students’ sense of belonging. This effort was broadly collaborative and brought together a diverse group in service of student success. At BGSU, Glenn leads initiatives to improve the undergraduate student experience.

Event Details

Date: Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Time: 9-11 a.m.

Location: Tinkham Veale University Center, Ballroom A

Questions? Contact Edwin B. Mayes, Director, First-Year Experience and Family Programs,

RSVP Here by September 21