As a university wide Student Success Summit, we invite you to submit proposals for one or more of the following summit themes:
Enhancing Student Learning (curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular): Topics relevant to student learning, student success, and retention related to curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular enhancements may include but are not limited to effective educational and instructional assistance activities, social media, large classroom environments, military preparation programs, learning communities, student learning outcomes, service learning, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, study abroad, and core curriculum development.
Building student community and targeted student populations: Topics relevant to student learning, student success, and retention related to student community and student populations may include but are not limited to program, events, and activities for targeted student populations (including first year students, multicultural students, residential students, students in learning communities, academically at-risk students, transfer students, open option students, women in STEM fields, first generation college students, veterans), demographics and recruitment/enrollment trends, best practices in collaborations between academic affairs and student affairs to serve students, role of peer mentors in building community, student finance, alumni relations, student organizations, factors in successful transition, and research about persistence to graduation.
Creating an excellent educational environment: Topics relevant to student learning, student success, and retention related to educational environments may include but are not limited to new and current initiatives, programs, and activities including MAP-Works, space utilization to enhance student learning, faculty learning communities, scholarship of teaching and learning, instructional technology and social media, universal design, academic rigor, reflective learning, and facilities/campus beautification as recruitment and retention strategies.
Documenting student success and applying best practices: Topics relevant to documenting student learning, student success, and retention efforts related to documentation and best practices may include but are not limited to research and application of effective national and local programs, outreach programs for new or emerging student populations, assessment of course pass and failure rates, trends in persistence and retention nationally and locally, student learning outcomes, professional development competencies, and student engagement.