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.

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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 conference planning committee encourages program proposals regarding proven practices with content that will engage participants in fruitful discussions and provide meaningful content to bring back to their campuses. The outline/description should be lengthy enough to give the reviewers an understanding of your program session. It should also address the following points:

  • Goals of presentation.
  • Lengthy description about session content that you will present.
  • Relationship of the program to the conference themes outlined on the website.
  • Identification of the program format (e.g., lecture, panel, debate) including methods for participant involvement (e.g., discussion, effective practice sharing, case study analysis).
  • Evidence of the conceptual foundation for proposal content including ways the program content is grounded in research, relevant experience, a cogent model, or appropriate theory.

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.

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Submission Timeline
  • October 22, 2018
    Call For Programs Opens
  • 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 currently under development and 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.
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.
Breakout Sessions & Conference Plenary Session
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 05/17/2019
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
$90
$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
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].

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].

Venue


Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld Orlando, FL
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 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.

Additional Info

Program proposal review is critical to the success of the conferences. We encourage you to apply to be program reviewer for the 2019 NASPA Student Success in Higher Education conferences. Please only volunteer to review programs for one conference.

Sign up to review programs for the 2019 NASPA Assessment, Persistence, and Data Analytics Conference.

VOLUNTEER: PROGRAM REVIEWER

Sign up to review programs for the 2019 NASPA First-generation Student Success Conference.

Volunteer: Program Reviewer

Sign up to review programs for the 2019 NASPA Closing the Achievement Gap Conference.

Volunteer: Program Reviewer

Sign up to review programs for the 2019 NASPA Student Financial Wellness Conference.

Volunteer: Program Reviewer

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