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.

*If you are experiencing issues with submitting your program proposal, please email [email protected] 

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 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. – 6:30 p.m.
Learning Labs
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 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
SFWC Plenary Session
9:50 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
FGSS Extended Learning Sessions
9:50 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
Breakout Sessions
APC Plenary Session
11:10 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.
Breakout Sessions
CTAG Plenary Session
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Conference Break (Lunch on own)
1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Extended Learning Sessions (75 minutes)
3:05 p.m. – 4:05 p.m.
Breakout Sessions
FGSS Plenary Session
4:25 p.m. – 5:25 p.m.
Breakout Sessions

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.

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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2019 NASPA Student Success in Higher Education Conferences

Abstract
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 9th • 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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2019 NASPA Student Success in Higher Education Conferences

Abstract
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



Conference
2019 NASPA Student Success in Higher Education Conferences

Abstract
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


Conference
2019 NASPA Student Success in Higher Education Conferences

Abstract
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



Conference
2019 First-generation Student Success Conference

Abstract
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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2019 First-generation Student Success Conference

Abstract
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

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: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Phone: 202-265-7500 ext. 1180

Tonya Murphy
Assistant Director of Constituent Experience and Services
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
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.

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].

Speakers


  • Tim Bono, Ph.D.

    Tim Bono, Ph.D.

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

    Speaker Bio

  • Rebecca Covarrubias, Ph.D.

    Rebecca Covarrubias, Ph.D.

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

    Speaker Bio

  • Yolanda Watson Spiva, Ph.D.

    Yolanda Watson Spiva, Ph.D.

    President
    Complete College America

    Speaker Bio

  • Martha J. Kanter, Ed.D.

    Martha J. Kanter, Ed.D.

    Executive Director
    College Promise Campaign

    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].

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.

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