Student Success Symposium

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When: March 27-29, 2015
Where: Embassy Suites Hotel, Las Vegas, NV

Don’t miss this professional development symposium with leading educators in the field of college student success and diversity education. Professionals in first-year student success programs will present interactive sessions on important topics for institutional effectiveness for promoting student success and retention at a college or university.

The speakers for this session will include: Dr. Joe Cuseo, Dr. Aaron Thompson, Dr. Michele Campagna, Julie McLaughlin, and Tim Vick. For more information on these speakers click here.

This symposium will address the full range of factors that promote college student success, focusing especially on high-impact practices that are well grounded in research on student learning and persistence, and which educate the student as a whole person. 

Topics include:

  • student retention and success
  • developing a first-year program at 2-year, 4-year, and Private Sector schools
  • assessment outcomes
  • supporting students transferring from 2-year to 4-year schools
  • diversity education
  • active-learning and creative teaching strategies
  • using technology in the first-year seminar
  • academic advising
  • and much more.

By attending this symposium, you will receive a practical and personalized workshop experience, opportunities to meet with the presenters informally, information from all of the workshops to take home with you, and follow-up contact information for the purpose of customizing the symposium’s content to your campus-specific context.

Want to see what it's like? Click here to view photos from past symposia!

Who should attend?
Administrators, faculty, and staff that work to develop, deliver, and support first-year experience programs at their college or university.  First-year programs of any style or size will benefit from the variety of topics this comprehensive professional development symposium has to offer.  It is a great opportunity to further develop an existing program, or get the information you need to create a new program.

What those who have attended tell us...

"The pre-symposium consulting sessions were great! The smaller size of the Promoting First-Year Student Success in College & Beyond Symposium provided a great opportunity to interact with facilitators as well as participants. I learned a lot from sharing ideas."

Lisa Robinson, Tri-County Technical College

"I appreciated getting to know the Kendall Hunt authors at the Promoting First-Year Student Success in College & Beyond Symposium. The authors were passionate, honest and very knowledgeable."

Tawana Mattox, Athens Technical College

“I thought this was great. I especially liked the individual attention received and willingness of the presenters to work with us one-on-one. Very impressive. I got so much from this. Thank you.”

- April Chatham-Carpenter, University of Northern Iowa

“This was very relevant and will help me not only in my FYE, but in the classroom and learning center.”

- Rhoda Wolle, Wisconsin Lutheran College

“Great information. Presenters were skilled, informative, and encouraging in their delivery.”

- Dr. Angela Reeves, Mott Community College

“Having copies of all of the material covers, as well as the CD of supplemental materials is WONDERFUL.”

- Larissa Alter, Florida Southern College

“Thank you. Great Opportunity to network and get questions answered.”

- Latricia Hylton, University of Northern Iowa

“Kendall Hunt hospitality is fantastic. Thank you.”

- Alice Lanning, University of Oklahoma

"This was the best conference that I have attended. I appreciated the enormous amount of content covered in an organized, efficient way within an intentionally developed comfortable atmosphere."

- Rebecca Stultz, University of North Carolina-Wilmington

"Great program. Lot of ideas to bring back to my school."

- Heather Brake, Southeast Missouri State University

"I like the classroom atmosphere of the symposium, and the interaction between speakers and attendees. I learned a lot during the two days."

- Monique Beauvais, University of Akron

"I'm leaving the symposium with valuable information and strategies I can take back to my institution and implement immediately."

-- Tim Vick, Macon State University

"This conference has opened a door for me to a wealth of opportunities for first-year students. I'm excited to return to my college and to share what I've learned with my colleagues and students."

- Shelley Stone, North Arkansas College

“Excellent workshops. Thanks so much for the pertinent information delivered in a convenient package for a great cost!”

--Peggy Oldham
Mt. Vernon Nazarene University

“I enjoyed the interactive sessions and opportunity to feel comfortable asking/answering questions.”

--Pat Mielke
Western Technical College

“The presenters were excellent and clearly knowledgeable in their area of expertise.”

--Susanne McCarron
Gordon College

“Very good seminar; excellent useful information.”

--Thelma C. Lawton
Florida Memorial University

“I appreciated Joe’s dissection of how he gets to know his students during the first week of class.”

-Catherine Suchy
Joliet Junior College

“Thanks for the hospitality! It was a warm welcome.”

--Arnika van Heerde
TIER – UvA & University of Applied Science, Amsterdam, NL