Vince Tinto, Private Eye

OK. So, if you know who Dr. Vincent Tinto is, then you know he’s not a private eye. But I’ve always thought the words sounded good with his name.

Last week, I was lucky enough to learn from him (or should I say “with” him?) at the NDUS Retention Summit.

Here are some of my take-aways.

  • We have to learn better together to help our students learn better together.”
  • “If we accept a student (for admission into our institutions), we have a moral obligation to help them be successful.”
  • “You have to invest in assessment to prove and improve.”
  • “I think everyone should have FYE (First Year Experience) courses.”
  • “Call John Gardner. Tell him, ‘Vinny said to call.'”
  • “Student success does not arise by chance.”
  • “No one rises to low expectations.”
  • Early warning systems are much more effective if they’re early.”

I have a lot more to say about this, but I’ll let you ponder on the above quote while I do the same.