2018-08-14

2019 NASPA First-generation Student Success Conference

June 16 – June 18, 2019
Orlando, Florida

The 2019 NASPA First-generation Student Success Conference will convene scholars and practitioners in beautiful Orlando, Florida to discuss how higher education professionals across the academy can develop effective approaches to support and improve the outcomes of first-generation college students.

This year, the 2019 NASPA First-generation Student Success Conference will be co-located with three other events to comprise the inaugural 2019 NASPA Conferences on Student Success in Higher Education. As a registered participant for this conference, you will receive access to attend sessions across all conference offerings.

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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, evidence-based practices and approaches to student support and services, the role of assessment and evaluation, opportunities to build celebratory campus environments, and strategies for building networked campus approaches to scaling support.

Participants will have an opportunity to learn more about the Center for First-generation Student Success while engaging with practitioners, scholars, and advocates in multiple presentation formats, research discussions, and networking events.

Attend this conference to:

  • 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 for advancing change.

  • 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.


About the Center

The Center for First-generation Student Success is the premier source of evidence-based practices, professional development, and knowledge creation for the higher education community to advance the success of first-generation students.

  • Click to learn more about the center

    First-generation college students are critically important and an increasing population at nearly all institutions of higher education. As college and university leaders and practitioners are actively seeking avenues to best meet the specific needs of first-generation students, the Center for First-generation Student Success emerges as a leader for scholarly discussion, information sharing, networking, and program development.

    The Center, based at NASPA in Washington, DC, aims to acknowledge the intersectional experiences of first-generation college students through provision of services and guidance across institutional types. This website serves as a home for Center updates and announcements, an outlet for sharing cutting edge research and current media conversations, opportunities for engagement through conferences and events, and access to a bevy of programs and services intended to improve first-generation initiatives across higher education.

    The Center is just getting started. We encourage you to become involved in current and future initiatives and look forward to learning how you are currently serving first-generation students in your community. Thank you for your commitment to first-generation student success!


Conference Benefits

The 2019 NASPA First-generation Student Success Conference is a valuable opportunity to engage with institution leaders, student affairs and student success practitioners, faculty, and first-generation advocates to advance the importance of supporting first-generation college students and to exchange ideas, approaches, and successful practices. By registering to attend the First-generation Student Success Conference, you receive the benefit of attending programming across the 2019 NASPA Closing the Achievement Gap Conference, the 2019 Student Financial Security and Wellness Conference, and the 2019 NASPA Assessment, Persistence, and Data Analytics Conference co-located as part of the 2019 NASPA Conference on Student Success in Higher Education.


Continuing Education 

National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)

NASPA has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5120. Programs that do not quality for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NASPA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Click here for more information on Continuing Education and frequently asked questions.

If you have questions about Continuing Education, please contact Teri Gillmor at [email protected].

 

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2019 NASPA First-generation Student Success Conference

Audience

This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • Graduate
  • New Professional
  • Mid-Level
  • Senior Level
  • Faculty
  • Researchers

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Call for Programs

The 2019 NASPA First-generation Student Success Conference committee seeks proposals that effectively advance the understanding of holistic success and improved outcomes specific to first-generation college students across all institutional types and sectors. Presenters will be asked to identify the content level of their session; foundational, intermediate, or advanced. Additionally, the content advisory committee will select programs based upon their relationship to the Conference's learning outcomes.


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Our program proposal review process is critical to the success of the 2019 NASPA First-generation Student Success Conference. We encourage you to sign-up to be program reviewer via the button below, which will navigate you directly to the position posting.

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Conference Themes & Suggested Topics

  • Understand the lived experiences and vast intersectionality of first-generation college students across academic years, institutional types, and sectors.

    • ​In what ways do multiple, intersectional identities shape a student’s understanding of their first-generation identity?
    • What do first-generation students identify as the most important supports in their holistic success during college?  What do first-generation students identify as the largest barriers?
    • In what ways can intersectional identities be considered in the placement, development, and implementation of first-generation programs and services to create more inclusive environments and serve more students?

  • Discuss systemic and institutional barriers first-generation students face in higher education and identify strategies

    • ​What are the systemic issues most detrimental to first-generation student success specifically? What strategies are currently in place to rectify these issues?
    • In what ways do institutional shifts toward “student-ready” approaches shape the experiences of first-generation college students?
    • What roles do campus practitioners and faculty play in removing barriers to success for first-generation students?  What strategies are being successfully used at the systemic and institutional levels?

  • Identify and utilize strategies for supporting first-generation students and bridging gaps in cultural capital through asset-based programmatic approaches, services, and skill building.

    • ​What are strategies for identifying and shifting first-generation student support to an asset-based framework?  What are the benefit of making this shift?
    • What programmatic approaches are experiencing success in bridging cultural capital for first-generation students?  In what ways does improved cultural capital lead to improved academic outcomes for first-generation students?
    • What approaches do campus practitioners identify as having the greatest impact on first-generation student experiences and outcomes?  
    • How are successful first-generation programs and services being resourced and scaled to meet the needs of a greater population of students.

  • Discuss and implement approaches for creating an engaged campus community that identifies, supports, and celebrates first-generation college students.

    • ​How can a campus audit of policies and procedures uncover opportunities for improving how first-generation students navigate campus?
    • What are strategies for encouraging senior leadership to commit to first-generation student success as an institutional priority?  What successes are campuses finding with identification of a point person and committee to lead first-generation efforts?
    • What are approaches to faculty development that improves classroom experiences and pedagogy specific to first-generation student needs?
    • How are institutions building a campus climate that celebrates the successes of first-generation students and their contributions to the campus community?

  • Recognize and engage with scholarly literature and current research critical to understanding and advancing first-generation student outcomes.

    • ​How can current literature and research offer a foundation of evidence for supporting institutional requests for expanded resources or services or for program development?
    • What are useful approaches to identifying important findings specific to first-generation students when research often focuses on intersectionality?
    • What innovative new approaches to combating systemic and institutional barriers are present in current and emerging literature?  What new programmatic approaches are featured?
    • How might practitioners and scholars advance first-generation research on their own campuses or as priorities in their own research agenda?  

  • Consider evaluation, assessment, and data strategies for understanding and improving institutional and programmatic first-generation initiatives.

    • ​What approaches are institutions using to identify first-generation students, collect data, track across the academic career, securely share information, and utilize raw data and findings to improve experiences?
    • What evaluation and assessment measures and tactics are being successfully employed with first-generation programs? How is this data used to scale support and secure additional resources?
    • What approaches are successful in building strong relationships with Institutional Research to access critical academic and persistence data on first-generation students?
    • What innovative approaches are being used to evaluate the non-cognitive factors of first-generation students?  



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Proposal Online

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Submission Timeline
  • February 1, 2019
    Call For Programs Deadline
  • February 18, 2019
    Program Decision Deadline
  • February 22, 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 schedule at a glance, click the button below.

The schedule is subject to minor changes.

Full Schedule

Sat, Jun 15

8:00 a.m.
Registration and Accessibility Desk Open
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Full-day Pre-conference Institutes

Sun, Jun 16

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Registration and Accessibility Desk Open
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Half-day Pre-conference Workshops
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On your Own)
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
First-time Attendee Session
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
4:40 p.m. – 5:40 p.m.
Breakout Sessions
Scholarly Paper Presentations
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Opening Reception

Mon, Jun 17

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Registration and Accessibility Desk Open
7:30 a.m. – 4:00 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 & Conference Plenary Session
9:50 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Extended Learning Sessions
9:50 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
Extended Learning Sessions
11:10 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.
Breakout Sessions & Conference Plenary Session
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Conference Break (Lunch on own)
1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Afternoon Roundtable Discussions
3:05 p.m. – 4:05 p.m.
Breakout Sessions & Conference Plenary Session
4:05 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Afternoon Networking Break
4:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Learning Labs

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
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Breakout Sessions
11:35 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.
Breakout Sessions

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. More information on pre-conference options will be available no later than January 18, 2019.

Pre-Conference Institute

Saturday, June 15th • 09.00 AM – 05.00 PM

Pre-Conference Workshop

Saturday, June 15th • 09.00 AM – 12.00 PM

Registration

Registration as a member is based on individual membership status. If you are employed by a college or university that is an institutional member, you can join as an individual member at the $75 rate. This gives you the conference registration and a year of membership for less than the non-member registration fee. If your institution is NOT a member, then you will need to join at the associate affiliate rate of $242 and then you can pay the individual member rate for conference registration. Visit the Membership section of the NASPA website to learn about membership types.

The 2019 NASPA Conferences on Student Success in Higher Education converges four events into one. Please select the conference which is most applicable to you, though you are welcome to attend sessions and presentations from any conference on site.

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Registration Fees

Early Registration
before 04/13/2019
Regular Registration
04/13/2019 to 05/18/2019
Late Registration
after 05/18/2019
NASPA Member
$450
$500
$575
Non-Member
$650
$700
$775
NASPA Student Member
$155
$185
$230

Half-day Pre-conference Fees

Early Registration
before 04/13/2019
Regular Registration
04/13/2019 to 05/18/2019
Late Registration
after 05/18/2019
Member and Non-member Price
$75
$90
$115

Full-day Pre-conference Fees

Early Registration
before 04/13/2019
Regular Registration
04/13/2019 to 05/18/2019
Late Registration
after 05/18/2019
Member and Non-member Price
$110
$130
$150

Questions?

Jake Frasier
Assistant Director of Professional Development
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 202-265-7500 ext. 1180

Tonya Murphy
Assistant Director of Constituent Experience and Services
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 202-265-7500 ext. 1183

Policies

View Registration Policies

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.

Cancellation:  The cancellation deadline to receive a refund is April 12, 2019, less a $50.00 administrative fee.  No refunds will be given after the deadline for any reason.  All requests for cancellation and refunds must be in writing and sent to [email protected]. This program may be cancelled 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.

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.

Click here to view NASPA’s complete Payment Policies and Procedures.

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

Venue


Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
Orlando, FL

All conference activities will take place at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld.

NASPA has arranged special room rates for conference attendees at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld starting at $189/night (not including 12.5% occupancy fee). The cut-off date to receive the conference room rate is Friday, May 24, 2019. Rooms in the conference block may sell out prior to the cut-off date, so please make your reservation as soon as possible.

Our special room rate includes a reduced resort fee of $20, which includes: 2 Bottled waters nightly, high-speed room internet, local/domestic long distance calls and in-room bottled water, transportation to Premium Outlets, and 10% discount in for a Tradewinds Restaurant dinner. Additionally, hotel guest will receive 50% discounted self-parking as well as complimentary use of the health club and gym facilities for the duration of the conference.

BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOM NOW

Hotel Room Rate/Night
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
6677 Sea Harbor Drive, Orlando, FL 32821
407-351-5555
$189 Single or Double
  • 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

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