2018-08-16

2019 NASPA Conferences on Student Success in Higher Education

June 16 – June 18, 2019
Orlando, Florida

The 2019 NASPA Conferences on Student Success in Higher Education will provide those committed to student success from across the institution with dynamic keynotes, thought-provoking workshops, and engaging networking opportunities using a cross-functional approach to student success. The convergence of four unique conferences will create a space for attendees to share ideas, strategies, and evidence-based research on strategies to dismantle barriers related to student success.

About

The 2019 NASPA Conferences on Student Success in Higher Education brings together four distinct conferences with intersectional outcomes in a unique opportunity for you to learn, network, and engage. As a registered attendee, you have access to programming for any of the four conferences. With a diverse offering of dynamic keynotes, thought-provoking workshops, and engaging networking opportunities, the 2019 NASPA Conferences on Student Success in Higher Education is your opportunity to take a cross-functional approach to student success.

For an at-a-glance look at the four conferences, see below:

Assessment, Persistence, and Data Analytics Conference

About:
The 2019 NASPA Assessment, Persistence, and Data Analytics Conference is designed to address critical issues related to campus programming, student success, and outcomes assessment. The conference provides a forum for professionals to advance their knowledge and skills of assessment and data analytics and data's role in student persistence.

To learn more about this event, click here.

Closing the Achievement Gap Conference

About:
The 2019 NASPA Closing the Achievement Gap Conference provides an avenue for thought leaders and practitioners to share ideas, strategies, and evidence based research on ways to dismantle barriers related to student success. The Conference will explore the various factors woven into students’ experiences which may impact their success and completion.

To learn more about this event click here.

First-generation Student Success Conference

About:
The 2019 NASPA First-generation Student Success Conference will examine a breadth of topics critical to advancing the holistic outcomes of first-generation students. The conference program will consider the vast intersectionality of first-generation students, the systemic and institutional barriers to success, and evidence-based practices to student support and services. 

To learn more about this event, click here.

Student Financial Wellness Conference

About:
The 2019 NASPA Student Financial Wellness Conference will address the complexities of college students' financial security and wellness. Participants will learn effective strategies (i.e. emergency aid grants, food pantries, peer education) for helping students improve their fiscal health during college and remain financially stable after graduation. 

To learn more about this event, click here.


 

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Audience

This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • Mid-Level
  • Senior Level
  • Vice President for Student Affairs
  • AVP or “Number Two”
  • New Professional
  • Student Affairs Staff
  • Faculty
  • Researchers

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Call for Programs

The call for programs is now closed. Thank you to those who submitted program proposals and served as program reviewers.

Conference Themes & Suggested Topics

  • 2019 NASPA Assessment, Persistence, and Data Analytics Conference

    Conference Themes:

    • Fundamentals of Assessment
    • Assessment Methods and Measurements
    • The Role of Data in Institutional Decision Making
    • Institutional Persistence & Retention Initiatives, Financial Aid, & Enrollment Management
    • Persistence of Special Student Populations
    • Integrated Assessment, Persistence, and Retention Practices

    For more information on this Conferences Themes, click here.

  • 2019 NASPA Closing the Achievement Gap Conference

    Conference Themes:

    • Understand the factors contributing to students struggle to complete their degree
    • Identify support systems to dismantle barriers to student completion
    • Discuss the role technology can play in increasing access and equity towards student completion
    • Identify mental and emotional stressors that may affect students degree completion

    For more information on this Conferences Themes, click here.

  • 2019 NASPA First-generation Student Success Conference

    Conference Themes:

    • Understand the lived experiences and vast intersectionality of first-generation college students across academic years, institutional types, and sectors.
    • Discuss systemic and institutional barriers first-generation students face in higher education and identify strategies
    • Identify and utilize strategies for supporting first-generation students and bridging gaps in cultural capital through asset-based programmatic approaches, services, and skill building.
    • Discuss and implement approaches for creating an engaged campus community that identifies, supports, and celebrates first-generation college students
    • Recognize and engage with scholarly literature and current research critical to understanding and advancing first-generation student outcomes
    • Consider evaluation, assessment, and data strategies for understanding and improving institutional and programmatic first-generation initiatives.

    For more information on this Conferences Themes, click here.

  • 2019 NASPA Student Financial Wellness Conference

    Conference Themes:

    • Understand the various components that make up financial wellness
    • Demonstrate approaches for addressing students’ complex financial issues such as food insecurity, homelessness, economic crisis, and  financial management
    • Articulate methods for integrating financial support across functional units, including student affairs and financial aid
    • Identify solutions for increasing students’ awareness and use of financial wellness programming
    • Describe strategies for assessing the influence of financial wellness education on students’ persistence, degree completion and lifelong financial wellness

    For more information on this Conferences Themes, click here.



Looking for tips on writing an effective NASPA proposal? See sample submissions and formatting tips in our Program Submission Guidelines.

Submission Timeline
  • October 22, 2018
    Call For Programs Opens
  • February 1, 2019
    Call For Programs Deadline
  • March 4, 2019
    Program Decision Notifications
  • March 15, 2019
    Presenter Confirmation Deadline

Writing Tips

Looking for tips on writing an effective NASPA proposal? See sample submissions and formatting tips in our Program Submission Guidelines.

Schedule

The schedule was designed to provide participants with interactive and engaging programming, opportunities for deeper discussion, and networking. For a printable program book, click the button below.

The schedule is subject to minor changes.

Full Schedule

Sat, Jun 15

8:00 a.m.
Registration Desk Open and Accessibility Desk Open
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Conducting Program Review Using the CAS Standards
Additional registration required to attend.

Sun, Jun 16

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Registration and Accessibility Desk Open
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Pre-Conference Sessions
Additional registration required to attend.
Addressing Financial Wellness at The Ohio State University
Assessment 101: Introduction to Student Affairs Assessment
Data Analytics for Student Affairs: Developing a Foundation for Organizational Effectiveness
Increasing the Institutional Sustainability of Your First-generation Student Program
The Current & Future of College Completion: Critical Student Affairs Practices
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On your Own)
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
First-time Attendee Session (APC)
12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Conference Exhibit Hours
1:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Conference Welcome and Opening Panel
3:20 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.
Breakout Sessions I
Breaking Bread (or Pizza): Cross-Divisional Collaborations for Promoting Student Success
Compassion and Generosity: A Focused Response to Student Success after Hurricane Florence
Eyes Wide Open: Talking With Students in Low-Earning Fields About Financing Graduate/Professional Education
First-generation Student Success: A Landscape Analysis of Programs and Services at Four-year Institutions
FIRST Generation Success Peer Mentoring Program
Helping First-generation Undergrads Understand why and how to Pursue a Doctorate Degree
Hot Spots Matter: Exploring Place-Based Sense of Belonging on College Campuses
Immersion Programs Designed for First-generation College Students
Legacy Scholars Curriculum and Praxis: An Ecological Systems and Critical Pedagogy Approach to First-generation
One Step Further: Preparing and Supporting First-generation Students Entering Doctoral and Professional School
Pioneering a Science Pathway: Creating Learning Communities to Foster Success and Belonging
Social Mobility and Sustainable Organizational Change at Old Dominion University
Successfully Navigating Culture of Evidence Challenges and Managing the End Game
Using Data to Create a Student-Ready Institution
Using Dashboards to Motivate Assessment
Using Data Analytics To Facilitate Strategic Decision-Making in Admissions & Enrollment Management
Using Formative Indicators to Drive Student Success
What's Really Going on with Retention? A Guide for Student Affairs Practitioners
4:40 p.m. – 5:40 p.m.
Breakout Sessions II
A Student-Faculty Partnership Program to Promote Engagement and Student Success
Addressing Food Insecurity Holistically
Analytics, Advising and Alliances: How 10,000 Students are Changing Advising Practices
Bluejay First: A Strategic Approach to the First-generation Expereince at Small Colleges
Building a First-generation Residential Community from the Ground Up
Building Broader First-Generation Services Using TRIO As A Base
Calling Shenanigans on Poor Survey Design
Changes in Living-learning Program Increases Retention of Women in STEM Majors
Engaging First-generation College Alumni: Providing Opportunities to Pay It Forward
Integrating New Ideas Into Existing Outreach and Retention Efforts
Make it Your Own: Establishing a Division-wide Program Review Process with CAS Standards
No Data, No Sense: Implementing Assessment Strategies to Improve Engagement, Persistence, and Retention
The Affordability Task Force: Using the University Mission to Drive Initiatives
Three Strategies for Engaging Faculty in Student Success
Turning Data into Stories
4:40 p.m. – 5:40 p.m.
Scholarly Paper Presentations
First-generation College Students' Transitions & Experiences
Reading Between the Retention Rates: Examining First-generation Student Transitions in the First Year
The Lived Experiences of First-generation College Students of Color: A Phenomenological Study
6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Learning Labs
Beyond Financial Aid: Supporting Students on the Margin Through Collaboration and Care
Building Confidence in Data Analytics: Overcoming the Four Themes in Data Distrust
Creating a Culture of Assessment
Five Ways to Engage Facilities and Housekeeping Staff With First-gens
Getting Started: Creating a First-gen Support Movement
High-Impact Retention Practices
Holistic Student Financial Wellness at a Large Community College
Identifying and Engaging First-gen Faculty and Staff in Meaningful Ways
Know Your NASPA
Mentoring Student Employees for Success
Phoenix Next: Scoring High-Risk Factors for Holistic Student Support
Student Success Labs
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Opening Reception and Poster Presentations
Easy to Implement Innovation to Enhance Student Success
Equity as an Outcome: Addressing the Achievement Gap for Men of Color
Friends or Enemies? Predicting and Mitigating Potential Roommate Conflict
Is the Juice Worth the Squeeze? Retention Pitfalls when Recruiting Out-Of-State Students
Is Toxic Masculinity a Problem on My Campus? Measuring Male Gender Role Strain in a Sexual Assault Climate Survey
Maximizing Student Success through Strategic Integration of Academic and Co-curricular Datasets
Predicting Student Performance in High D, F, and Withdrawal Courses: Indicators Hindering Success
Research-Based Insights Over a 9-Year Span Transforming Oklahoma Higher Education
The Impact of Academic Probation Policy on Student Success
Towards an Understanding of First-generation, Gen-Z Students: Preliminary Results from the University Learning Outcomes Assessment
Using Predictive Analytics and Financial Aid to Increase Institutional Retention
We Think It’s Important, but Do They? Graduating Transfer Student Perspectives on Involvement and Success

Mon, Jun 17

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Registration and Accessibility Desk Open
7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Conference Exhibit Hours
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast with Exhibitors
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Breakout Sessions III
SFWC Plenary Session: Yolanda Watson Spiva
President, Complete College America
Advancing social mobility and academic excellence
#AdvisingSoWhite: How Academic Advising Centers' White & Middle Class Norms Impacts FGLICS
A Self-sustaining Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Model for All Students
Addressing and Supporting Student Wellbeing through Orientation and Transition Programs
Closing The Achievement Gap by Understanding and Addressing Reasons Why Students Leave
Crafting an Undergraduate Assessment and Data Internship Experience
Dismantling Roadblocks: A Transition Program for Students with Disabilities
Evaluating Annual Reporting in Student Affairs
First-gen Talk Across Generations: Achievement, Strengths, Wisdom
FSU’s Summer Bridge Program: Bridging FGEN Students to Success
Holistic Advising: An Innovative Practice to Increase Student Retention & Persistence
It Takes a Village: Improving Student Success with Data Analytics and Case Management
Reaching Individual Success and Empowerment (RISE)
Transforming First-generation Student Support: Shifting to an Asset-Based Framework
Unconquered Scholars Program: A Comprehensive Approach to Support Foster Care Alumni and Homeless Students
Using Data Analytics To Facilitate Strategic Decision-Making in Admissions & Enrollment Management
What About First-gen Graduate Students?
9:50 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
Breakout Sessions IV
APDA Plenary Session: Tim Bono
Assistant Dean for Assessment and Analytics in the Division of Student Affairs, Washington University
A Multi-method Longitudinal Study of First-generation College Students
Advisor as a Navigator: First-generation Study Abroad
Black Males' Dreams and Nightmares of Being a First-generation College Student
Building Out Peer Mentoring Programs with CAS Standards
Dissolving Divisions: Engaging First-generation Students First through Collaborative Initiatives and Programming
Universidad a Carrera: Peer Mentoring Dreamers for Career Engagement
Examining First-generation Students of Color & Disenfranchised Grief: Tools for Student Affairs Practitioners
FirstGen & ________
Fostering an Institutional Culture of Holistic Success for First-generation College Students
Gamifying Success: Enhancing the Student Transition through Technology, Community Building, and Reflection
It Takes Two Villages: Supporting Transfer from Community Colleges to Selective Institutions
Summer Scholars: A Gateway, Not a Bridge
The Reverse Domino Effect: Shifting the Trajectory for Students Impacted by Trauma
The Path to Adulting: Coaching our Students to Accept Responsibility & Create Self-Acceptance
Understanding Your Audience: Assessment for Relevant Financial Education
Why Subpopulations Matter: Being an Advocate for “Invisible” Students
You've Been Thinking About Credit All Wrong
11:10 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.
Breakout Sessions V
CTAG Plenary Session: Bridget Burns
Executive Director, University Innovation Alliance
Approaches to Assessing First-generation College Student Success
Coaching with Intention: Scalable Support for First-generation College Students
Cultivating Impact at Scale Through First-generation Peer Mentors
Developing Affinity Spaces for Students of Color at Small Private Colleges
First-generation Commitments at The University of Texas at Austin
First-generation Narratives in Comics
Leveraging Homegrown Financial Strategies to Retain More Students
Portland’s Pilots: How the UP First-generation Peer Mentor Program Helps First-Year Students Navigate and Maneuver College Life
Reach Back, Pull Forward: Mentoring the Next Generation of Minority Leaders
Retention and Well-being: An Overlooked Relationship
Streamlining the Process: Connecting Student Experiences through Shared Data Resources
Student Affairs Assessment: Building a Divisional Culture of Evidence
Student Success Built Upon Data Analytics: Increasing Retention by 12%
The Hero's Journey: A Positive Lens for the Transition to College
The Moonshot for Equity
Wharton’s Successful Transition and Empowerment Program (STEP) for First-generation Students at the University of Pennsylvania
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Conference Break (Lunch on Own)
1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Extended Sessions/Afternoon Dialogues (75 Minutes)
Alumni Matter: Creating a Culture of First-generation Graduates Giving Back
An Inclusive Model of Coaching Amid Organizational Change
Building Assessment Capacity Division-Wide
Creating a Culture of Care: Supporting First-generation Students
Do You Really See Me?: Strategies to Consider When Developing Retention Programs
Ethics in Data Analytics
Even as They Struggle: Strategic Planning Using Evaluative Roundtable Conversations with Students
First Step to First-gen Success: Know Your Students
Innovative Strategies to Evaluate Health and Wellness Initiatives on Student Success
Leadership Still Matters: Championing Student Success
Panther Partners: A High-touch, Low-cost First-generation Student Success Program
Student Success Programs Community Think Tank: Expanding Programmatic Services with Limited Budgets
Within Our Own Communities: Strategies for Hosting a First-generation Student Success Conference
3:05 p.m. – 4:05 p.m.
Breakout Sessions VI
FGSS Plenary Session: Centering the voices of low-income, first-generation students of color to challenge dominant cultural practices in higher education
Assistant Professor of Psychology and Faculty Director of the Student Success Equity Research Center, University of California, Santa Cruz
Building a Strong Foundation: Using Professional Development to Foster a Culture of Intentional Assessment
Case Study: Obstacles and Strategies to Launching an Academic Momentum Initiative within a Large Public Urban University
Designing Effective Models for Student Intervention in STEM
Elevate Your Student Success Efforts with Non-Cognitive Assessments
Engaging First Year Students through Early Arrival Programs
Financial Wellness Center: A Coaching Model Within the Business Office
Homesickness and Academic Resilience: Two Key Issues for First-Year Students
"I Got to Talk to Someone Just Like Me:" Examining Outcomes From a Mixed Methods Assessment of a Peer-to-Peer Financial Wellness Program
Learning for Life: Navigator-to-Scholar Model
Interstate Passport®: A Learning Outcomes Solution to Transfer Credit Loss
Leverage Technology to Improve Student Success and Enhance Parent Engagement
Perceptions about Math Placement Among First-generation Students, Low-Income Students, and Students of Color
Purdue Promise: A Program Dedicated to Closing the Achievement Gap
R.O.I. for M.E. at Texas A&M
Socially Just Assessment: A Tool for Equity and Inclusion
4:25 p.m. – 5:25 p.m.
Breakout Sessions VII
A Framework for Division-wide Assessment of Student Learning and Institutional Effectiveness
An Assessment Strategy for SEEK Math Outcomes
At The Intersection: A Holistic Program Model for Practitioners That Cultivates First-generation Student Success and Well-being
CARE: A Comprehensive System to Increase First-generation and Underrepresented Student Success
Creating and Maintaining an Institution’s Culture Shift for First-generation Student Success
Dashboards: The Gift and The Curse
Data-Informed, Gut-Inspired: Creating Change with Cross-Functional Action Teams
Developing a Positive Mindset: Building a Community to Empower, Engage and Support First-generation College Students
Engaging First-generation Students Throughout Their College Journey
Helping Students Navigate Life Outside of Academics
Improving Academic Progress for Low-Income Community College Students
Key Communities: Supporting Equity through Intentional Design
“Parents Just Don’t Understand”: Bringing Parents and Families of First-generation Students Into the Fold
Student Financial Health: Building a Holistic and Supportive Measurement Framework
Systemic Strategies for Mental Health Support for Diverse Student Populations: the JED Comprehensive Approach
The Politics of Post-Graduation Outcomes Data
4:25 p.m. – 5:25 p.m.
Scholarly Paper Presentations
Multiple Methods of Student Learning
A Comparison of Machine Learning Models Predicting Student Employment
Validation Among First-generation Undergraduates in Learning Communities
6:30 p.m.
#Unlikely Film Screening
Optional

Tue, Jun 18

7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Registration and Accessibility Desk Open
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Closing Speaker: Martha J. Kanter
Executive Director, College Promise Campaign
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Breakout Session VIII
Annual Report and Assessment Collaboration: Mixing Methods and People
Anticipatory Socialization: Leveraging Institutional Partnerships in Support of First-generation Transfer Students
Collaborating with Institutional Effectiveness Offices: Strategies and Lessons Learned
Financial Wellness on the Margins: Examining Financial Behaviors and Attitudes of Understudied Groups
Fostering Leadership Development in First-generation Students: Key Components to Success
Gaining Insight Through Dynamic Predictive Modeling
Higher Education and Basic Needs Literacy: A Training Experience for Academic Affairs and Student Affairs Professionals
Invest in Your library: Why Your Institution’s Librarians are a Valuable Asset in a Collaboration Portfolio
Leveling the Academic Playing Field: Increasing the Success Rate for First-generation Students
Machine Learning Augmented Decisions for Better Student Learning Outcomes
Triple Threat: Closing Achievement Gaps through Integrating Equity Oriented Programs
Using Cross Campus Collaborations and Experiential Learning to Design Curriculum for First-year Underrepresented Students
Using Institutional Data to Support Success of Minoritized Students
11:35 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.
Breakout Session IX
#InvolvedAF: Controlling for Self-Selection Bias while Assessing Student Involvement Programs
All Hands on Deck: How We Eliminated the Achievement Gap for Race and Gender in Math Courses
Career Development and Mentorship Program for First-generation Students
Creating Intentional Connections to Promote Student Success: Leveraging Data Analytics and Collaborative Partnerships
Cultivating Impact at Scale Through First-generation Peer Mentors
Engaging with the Center for First-generation Student Success
Grove Scholars: Serving High-need Students for Four Years Beyond a Scholarship
Leveraging Institutional Support to Enhance the Success of Ethnically Diverse Students
Making Money Make Sense: Decreasing Financial Barriers for First-generation College Students
Optimizing Your Persistence & Retention Management Portfolio: Designing Performance Metrics & Effective Communication Plans
Start With the end in Mind: Holistically Integrating Career Services into a Community College
Success Coaching and First-generation Students: A Holistic Approach to Creating Socially Mobile Graduates
The Online Learning Environment: Tackling the Pernicious Effects for First-generation College Students
Tracking Trailblazers: A Landscape Analysis of First-generation College Student Success

Pre-Conference Programs & Events

The planning committees for the 2019 NASPA Conferences on Student Success in Higher Education are working to select pre-conference sessions that will enrich and enhance your attendee experience. Pre-conference workshops are typically 3 hours, pre-conference Institutes are typically 8 hours, and both will require participants to pre-register for a fee.

Conducting Program Review Using the CAS Standards

Saturday, June 15th • 09.00 AM – 05.00 PM

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Presenter(s)
Deb Garrett, Interim Executive Director – Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education
Jen Wells, Director of Assessment – Office of Institutional Effectiveness (OIE) & Assistant Professor of Higher Education – Department of First-Year and Transition Studies


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In this interactive session, participants will learn and practice detailed steps to implementing Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) standards for program review. Through the use of case studies, individual and small group activities, individual advisement, and discussion, participants will learn how to prepare a unit or division for the program review process intended to foster substantive program improvement. Participants will leave with concrete action steps and tools for implementing a CAS program review on their own campus.

Addressing Financial Wellness at The Ohio State University

Sunday, June 16th • 09.00 AM – 12.00 PM

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Presenter(s)
Blake Marble, Director of the Office of Student Wellness Center- Ohio State University
Benjamin Raines, Coordinator of Financial Wellness - Ohio State University


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Scarlet and Gray Financial (SGF) is a nationally recognized financial wellness program housed in the Office of Student Life Student Wellness Center at The Ohio State University. SGF supports thousands of Ohio State students each year through one-on-one peer financial coaching, presentations and online resources. Attendees will be exposed to a comprehensive review of the SGF program and steps required to develop a financial coaching program in the higher education setting. Presenters will supply information about the recruitment, selection and training of volunteer peer educators, including an in depth look of the Leadership Development Program (LDP), a for credit course taken by all new financial coaches. Moreover, strategies will be provided to identify key stakeholders, build partnerships and institutionalize a financial coaching program. Lastly, presenters will relay how assessment and data collection inform SGF’s evidence-based practices of financial education and how financial education impacts the holistic well-being of students. To conclude this interactive session, presenters will lead a planning activity to assist attendees in developing a strategy for addressing the financial wellness of students on their campus.

Assessment 101: Introduction to Student Affairs Assessment

Sunday, June 16th • 09.00 AM – 12.00 PM

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Presenter(s)
Shaun Boren, Director of Student Affairs Assessment and Research - University of Florida
Gwen Fears, Associate Dean of Students - Miami University

Darby Roberts , Director of Student Life Studies - Texas A&M University
Pamelyn Shefman , Director of Planning and Assessment - University of Houston

Tim Kresse , Director of Budget & Technology, Division of Student Life - Miami University



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This pre-conference workshop is a “boot camp” for student affairs assessment. The program offers an opportunity to develop your skills on assessment as a practice while covering the basics you need to either enhance the work you are already doing or start something new for your area or campus. In this session participants will learn from presentations, as well as engage in practical workshops within small groups that represent your campus experience so you can get the most from your time and make assessment more salient in your work. As a result of attending, participants will become familiar with approached for departmental review and accreditation in student affairs while having the opportunity to create an assessment plan for a program including: student learning outcomes, identifying data sources, and reporting strategies.

Data Analytics for Student Affairs: Developing a Foundation for Organizational Effectiveness

Sunday, June 16th • 09.00 AM – 12.00 PM

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Presenter(s)
Stacy Ackerlind , Special Assistant to the VP for Student Affairs and Director for Assessment, Evaluation and Research - University of Utah
Elizabeth Duszak, Associate Director, Assessment Evaluation & Research - University of Utah

Tom Howa, Associate Director, Business Intelligence Center of Excellence - University of Utah
Dane Luby , Business Analyst, Assessment, Evaluation & Research - University of Utah


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The purpose of this pre-conference workshop is to provide a foundation to develop the analytics capacity for student affairs assessment professionals. Student affairs assessment as a field continues to evolve with the increased use of business intelligence and predictive analytics. This workshop will focus on organizational readiness and implementation strategies including: ethics; data access; interdisciplinary team building; organizational maturity; and, student affairs use cases and planning considerations. As a result of attending, participants will have the chance to: develop an assessment about their organizational culture to ethically and effectively use analytics; gain an understanding of the IT requirements for data access and reporting; develop strategies to build an interdisciplinary team; and, understand implementation strategies.

Increasing the Institutional Sustainability of Your First-generation Student Program

Sunday, June 16th • 09.00 AM – 12.00 PM

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Presenter(s)
Amy Baldwin, Ed.D., Director, Department of Student Transitions - University of Central Arkansas
La’Tonya (LT) Rease-Miles, Ph.D., Director, First Year Experience and Strategic Initiatives - University of California, Los Angeles

James K. Winfield , Assistant Director for Faculty Development, University 101 Programs - University of South Carolina



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2019 First-generation Student Success Conference

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Advocates of first-generation college students are often the most enthusiastic higher education professionals on their campuses, and with that excitement, it is easy to be affected by the challenges that come with building sustainable student support programs. This session will focus on identifying common obstacles to program growth and sustainability as well as creating viable pathways around those obstacles. Specifically, the workshop participants will learn how to increase both grassroots and top-down buy-in, deal strategically with resistance, and develop a plan for weathering inevitable institutional culture change.

The Current & Future of College Completion: Critical Student Affairs Practices

Sunday, June 16th • 09.00 AM – 12.00 PM

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Presenter(s)
Dhanfu Elston, Ph.D., Vice President for Strategy, Complete College America
Nikolas Huot, M.A., Strategy Director, Complete College America


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Student affairs practitioners must find new and innovative methods to contribute to national and institutional completion efforts which are critical in an environment of sometimes competing demands between policy-makers and enrollment goals. Complete College America is a national non-profit dedicated to increasing the number of Americans with quality career certificates or college degrees. Session participants will receive updates on national “Game Changer” strategies and proven practices that are accelerating completion and attainment rates throughout the country. More institutions are developing guided pathways, working to decrease time to degree, and placing greater emphasis on career outcomes. CCA will work with participants on the creation of plans associated with the most high impact practices, including a discussion of how practitioners are transitioning into student success roles.

Registration

Unfortunately at this time our event as at maximum capacity and we have closed our waitlist. We do apologize, but encourage you to consider joining us next year in 2020. We are still finalizing our dates and location, but will share that online once it is confirmed.

If you are a session presenter and need to register, please contact the NASPA Office. 

Registration Fees

Early Registration
before 04/13/2019
Regular Registration
04/13/2019 to 05/17/2019
Late Registration
after 05/17/2019
NASPA Members
$450
$500
$575
Non-Members
$650
$700
$775
NASPA Student Members
$155
$185
$230

Half-day Pre-conference Fees

Early Registration
before 04/13/2019
Regular Registration
04/13/2019 to 05/17/2019
Late Registration
after 05/17/2019
Member and Non-member Price
$75
$95
$115

Full-day Pre-conference Fees

Early Registration
before 04/13/2019
Regular Registration
04/13/2019 to 05/17/2019
Late Registration
after 05/17/2019
Member and Non-member Price
$110
$130
$150

Questions?

Jake Frasier
Assistant Director of Professional Development
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Phone: 202-265-7500 ext. 1180

Tonya Murphy
Assistant Director of Constituent Experience and Services
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Phone: 202-265-7500 ext. 1183

Policies

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Refunds will be given for cancellations, received in writing by April 12, 2019, less a $50.00 processing fee. In addition, a processing fee of $50.00 per registration will be charged for credit cards declined.

Registration Cancellation Policy: Cancellation/refund deadline less a $50.00 administrative fee is April 12, 2019. This program may be canceled or postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. In this case, fees will be refunded; however, NASPA will not be responsible for additional costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, and/or travel agencies. NASPA is not responsible for weather or travel related problems and will not reimburse registration fees for these issues. Please click here to submit a refund request. Refunds will not be after April 12, 2019 for any reason.

Substitutions: Substitutions are allowed by individuals within the same institution/company. Substitutions should have the same member classification so that the payment is an even exchange transfer of payment. Additional charges may apply if the membership status is not the same. Please email your request for the substitute attendee to [email protected].

Purchase Orders: NASPA does NOT accept purchase orders as a form of payment. For registrants requiring an invoice to have a check payment processed, please use the Bill Me payment method to complete your registration. The resulting invoice can be found and downloaded under the My NASPA section of the website (must be logged-in), by selecting theView Invoices link from the dropdown menu. Alternatively, email a request to Membership to have a PDF of your invoice sent to you. Bill Me registrations are considered complete and will hold your place in an event, however the balance due must be settled prior to attending.

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Additional Questions? Please contact the NASPA office at 202-265-7500 or via e-mail to [email protected].

Speakers


  • Tim Bono

    Tim Bono

    Assistant Dean for Assessment and Analytics in the Division of Student Affairs
    Washington University

    Speaker Bio

  • Bridget Burns

    Bridget Burns

    Executive Director
    University Innovation Alliance

    Speaker Bio

  • Rebecca Covarrubias

    Rebecca Covarrubias

    Assistant Professor of Psychology and Faculty Director of the Student Success Equity Research Center
    University of California, Santa Cruz

    Speaker Bio

  • Martha J. Kanter

    Martha J. Kanter

    Executive Director
    College Promise Campaign

    Speaker Bio

  • Yolanda Watson Spiva

    Yolanda Watson Spiva

    President
    Complete College America

    Speaker Bio

Sponsors


If you would like to exhibit at or sponsor the The 2019 NASPA Conferences on Student Success in Higher Education please fill out the exhibitor application form and e-fax back all pages to 202-204-8443 or scan and e-mail to [email protected] by May 6, 2019. Questions? Contact Kristie Jerde by phone at 218-280-7578 or via email at [email protected].

Platinum Level
Gold Level
  • Inside Track/strada
  • EAB
  • Skyfactor
  • Campus Labs
  • Ready Education
Silver Level
  • Starfish by Hobson
Bronze Level
  • CashCourse/NEFE
Special Thanks To…
  • KIND
  • National Resource Center on the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition (NRC)

Venue


Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld Orlando, FL
Orlando, FL

All conference workshops, speakers, and networking activities will take place at the Renaissance Orlando at Seaworld.


The event housing block for the 2019 Conferences on Student Success in Higher Education is currently sold out.

If you are in need of a new reservation, we encourage you to make your reservation(s) through our approved third party provider – aRes – where you will have access to citywide hotel availability at current market rates.

aRes is an approved third-party business partner that provides alternate housing options. This service is not owned or managed by either NASPA or Experient. You will receive a confirmation for your hotel reservation directly from aRes. If you would like to speak with an aRes customer service agent, please call 1-877-300-6147 or International callers 1-619-546-7263.

Use the button below to find accommodations. The link will show hotel rates as well as distance to the event hotel, the Renaissance Orlando.

Find Accomodations


Information about the main conference hotel and overflow hotel, can be found below:

Hotel Room Rate/Night
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
6677 Sea Harbor Dr, Orlando, FL 32821
407-351-5555
Hitlon Garden Inn Orlando at Seaworld
6850 Westwood Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32821
407-354-1500
  • Travel

    Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld is located 13 miles from both Orlando International Airport (MCO) and Kissimmee Gateway Airport (ISM), 18 miles from Orlando Executive Airport (ORL), and 42 miles from Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB).

  • Transportation

    Shuttles For more information regarding shuttle providers to and from local airports, please visit the Transportation section of the hotel website.

  • Weather

    Temperatures in Orlando in June are around 90 degrees F during the day and 70 degrees F in the evening. As the conference gets closer, please visit the Weather Channel for more information.

Additional Info

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