International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)


Build a Robust Digital Tracking System to Support Student Compliance and Retention

Friday, June 2
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
LACC, Room 502B

Data is increasingly important in the tracking of student compliance and retention, but how can a small international office track their students without a database? Follow one office’s journey into building a robust customized tracking system using conventional spreadsheet software and additional tools in unconventional ways. This session was selected as the Region I conference highlight.

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Paco Hadley

International Advising and Retention Specialist
Chemeketa Community College

Paco has been involved in International Education for the past thirteen years. After spending six years as an English teacher to international students, he received a Master's degree in Academic Advising, with an emphasis on nontraditional and international students. For the past six years, Paco has been working at the community college level, first with multicultural students, and then in the International Programs office. Paco's current duties include updating student information in SEVIS as DSO, acting as academic and immigration advisor to both English-level and college-level students, working with students on probation and monitoring their progress, developing materials and curriculum to facilitate the advising process, and teaching college preparation classes to new students. Paco has worked closely with the International Programs team on updating from paper-based data collection to a digital-based system.


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Kimberly Eitner

Recruitment & Retention Specialist
Chemeketa Community College

Kim gained a passion for international education while studying abroad and traveling throughout Europe in her undergraduate years. She returned to complete her bachelor's degree in Business from the University of Oregon and has a diverse work experience background.

Kim has been working in the International Programs at Chemeketa Community College for the past two years. Her duties involve admissions, advising, and project management, but her main focus is on student data and tracking. Working with small organizations, she has become very resourceful with free software and tech features.


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