2013 Conference

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Thursday Presentations

9:30 – 10:30 am Concurrent Sessions T1

T1 - Session Number and Title

 

Room

Presenter

52 - Mapping the Path to Graduation: The Grand Valley State University Four-year Blueprint for Student Success

Salon D

Diana Pace & Nancy Giardina

68 - Summer Bridge Program: Holistic, High Impact Student Development Program

Salon E

Dwight Fontenot, Margaret Noori, & Makeda Turner

56 - Evaluation of PhD Time-to-Completion

Perry

Claire Rammel, NingNing Fu, & Darlene Schott-Baer

59 - Pathways to Success: A Multicultural Model

Baldwin

Anne Samuel-Crain & Darrell King

62 - Holistic Academic Advising and Its Impact on Student Retention

Wisner

Namrata Murthy & Cheryl White

110 – First-Year Analytics and Initiatives that Support Student Persistence

Featherstone

Steven Johnson, Michelle Howard, & Jason Bentley



10:45 – 11:45 am Concurrent Sessions T2

T2 - Session Number and Title

 

Room

Presenter

77 - Enhancing New Freshman Success and Retention at Northern Michigan University: A Return on Investment (ROI) Based Initiative

Salon D

Paul Lang &        Paul Duby

55 - Using Institutional Data to Improve Retention Rates

Salon E

Reuben Ternes & Cassandra Barragan

63 - First Year STEM Transfer Students - From Community College to Four-Year University to Graduate School: Transfer Scholars Research Program

Perry

Madeline Mercado Voelker

69 - Be a Part of Something Great! Learning Communities at Wayne State!

Baldwin

Amy Cooper

97 - Show Me The Money: Financial Literacy Programming as a Retention Strategy

Wisner

Jim O’Neill & Connie Tingson-Gatuz

108 – Michigan Center for Student Success: A Model for Aligning Efforts to Improve Community College Student Outcomes

Featherstone

Jenny Schanker



2:15 – 3:15 pm Concurrent Sessions T3

T3 - Session Number and Title

 

Room

Presenter

107 - Moving Retention Efforts from Talk to Action

Salon D

John Matlock & Katrina Wade-Golden

73 - Creating a Culture of Success: Retention Strategies for Disadvantaged Students

Salon E

Michelle Snitgen & Kelly Simmons

78 - Two Worlds Collide: The Underprepared Student and You

Perry

Angela Zanardelli

72 - Retaining Student Veterans

Baldwin

Tracey Quada

64 - First Year Writing and the First Year Experience

Wisner

Marshall Kitchens

99 - Structured Learning Assistance..It Works!

Featherstone

Arlene Krellwitz



3:30 – 4:30 pm Concurrent Sessions T4

T4 - Session Number and Title

 

Room

Presenter

79 - Working as a Consortium to Assist our Veterans

Salon E

Patricia Farrell-Cole, Michael Brennan, & Chris Engle

81 - Turning Theory into Task: Academic Advising Theory and Assessment Based on Tinto’s Retention Model

Perry

Julie Borkin, April Thomas-Powell, & Nichole Moninger

98 - Stairway 2 Success: A Practical Example of Supporting Transition

Baldwin

Nick Wagner, Craig Aimar, & Bryan Crainer

54 - Developing an Engaging Leadership Course

Wisner

Josh Bench

84 – The Elephant in the Room: The Academic/Student Affairs Divide in Retention

Featherstone

Beth Talbert



Friday Presentations

8:45 – 9:45 am Concurrent Sessions F1

F1 - Session Number and Title

 

Room

Presenter

95 – Learn how SVSU has Improved their Student Success on Campus in Multiple Areas

Salon E

Haley Zitnitsky & Craig Aimar

51 - Academic and Student Affairs Collaborations for Student Persistence

Perry

Andy Beachnau & Mike Messner

75 - First Year Advising: A Holistic Approach to Student Retention

Baldwin

Nancy Schmitz & Sara Webb

80 - Mental Health and College Student Success

Wisner

Sarah Lipson

86 – A Proactive and Intrusive Approach to Academic Recovery for First Year Students

Featherstone

Casey Berkshire & Anne Jackson

112 — Creating a Culture of Success Through
Academic Advising - Part 1

112 — Creating a Culture of Success Through
Academic Advising - Part 2
 Salon D Charlie Nutt


10:00 – 10:45 am Concurrent Sessions F2

F2 - Session Number and Title

 

Room

Presenter

90 - First Year Academic Support Programs through the Lens of High School Grade Point Averages (Eastern Michigan University)

Salon E

Ellen Forsman

93 - Student Success and Retention Efforts at the College of Engineering at Western Michigan University

Perry

Andrew Kline &

76 - The Community College Completion Corp (C4) agenda at Delta College

Baldwin

Brigit Dyer & Joshua Trader

50 - Experiences of LGBT Students:  Effects on Retention in Higher Education

Wisner

Rose A. Wedemeyer & Tim Larrabee

91 – Addressing Student Retention and Graduation Through Higher Education Performance Funding

Featherstone

Roger Larocca & Douglas Carr



11:00 – 12:00 pm Concurrent Sessions F3

F3 - Session Number and Title

 

Room

Presenter

48 - The First-Year Student on Academic Probation: Lessons Learned from the Wayne REACH Intervention Program

Salon E

Helen Wilson, Pynthia Caffee, & Ruthie Flowers

49 - Instructional Support Initiatives: Collaborations for Student Success

Perry

Joyce Van Baak & Jackie Rautio

67 - Organic Retention: Student Success Collaboration in “Write Spaces”

Baldwin

Sherry Wynn Perdue & Kim Ballard

94 - Sophomore Slump to Sophomore Jump - SVSU's Second Year Connection Plan

Wisner

Kim McDonald & Craig Aimar

66 - Peer Assisted Study Sessions: A Match for Student Success

Featherstone

Christine Huang & Michelle Bruner

Keynote Speaker

Professor Tinto is Distinguished University Professor at Syracuse University and until recently Chair of the Higher Education Program. He has carried out research and has written extensively on higher education, particularly on student success and the impact of learning communities on student growth and attainment. His most recent book, Leaving College, published by the University of Chicago Press, lays out a theory and policy perspective on student success that is considered the benchmark by which work on these issues are judged.

He has consulted widely with Federal and State agencies, with independent research firms, foundations, and with two and four-year institutions of higher education on a broad range of higher educational issues, not the least of which concern the success students in higher education in particular those of low-income and underserved backgrounds. He serves on the editorial boards of several journals and with various organizations and professional associations concerned with higher education. He chaired the national panel responsible for awarding $5 million to establish the first national center for research on teaching and learning in higher education and served as Associate Director of the $6 million National Center on Postsecondary Teaching, Learning, and Assessment funded by the U.S. Office of Education.

He works with the Council for Opportunity in Education, the Lumina Foundation for Education, the Community College Survey of Student Engagement, and the United Negro College Fund’s Institute for Capacity Building on issues pertaining to student success in higher education. He has consulted with the European Access Network and the Dutch Ministry of Education to develop programs to promote access to higher education for disadvantaged youth in Europe. His current research, funded by grants from the Lumina Foundation for Education and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, focuses on the impact of learning communities on the academic achievements of under-prepared college students in urban two and four-year colleges.