Student Success Conference 2020

Building Bridges: Collaborating for Student Success

February 5, 2020

Student Union Memorial Center, The University of Arizona.   

The Objective

Open to University of Arizona faculty, staff and students, the purpose of the conference is to engage the campus community in a regular discussion of how we teach, guide, and support our students. This year’s theme – Building Bridges: Collaborating for Student Success – encourages presenters and participants to consider ways to work across the administrative, departmental, or professional divides that too often inhibit student-centered work in higher education.

Conference Goals

  • Provide an opportunity to highlight successful collaborations on campus
  • Encourage professional dialogue across departmental or administrative lines to foster collaborative work
  • Create a space in which participants can engage in strategic and creative thinking around collaborative work focused on student success

2021 Student Success Conference Planning Committee Applications - Now Open!


Want to help plan next year's Student Success Conference? Apply to be on the committee! Over the course of the year, the planning committee works to bring this conference together, and we'd love to get more folks collaborating with us.


If you are interested, completed this brief application to express your interest. Applications are open through the end of February. Questions? Contact Tom Murray at

Apply Now!


The Call for Proposals for the 2020 Student Success Conference has closed. 

Registration for the 2020 Student Success Conference has closed. At this time, we are unable to make any additions to participation. 


  • 9/23/19: Call for Proposals opens
  • 11/8/19: All proposals due by 11:59pm MST
  • Early December: Proposal notifications sent to Coordinating Presenters
  • Mid December: Accepted presenters confirm participation
  • 1/29/20: Presentation materials (slide decks, handouts, etc.) submitted to committee for upload to conference app

The workshop schedule for the 2020 Student Success Conference is included here.  Please peruse the options to plan your day! 


Please note: to minimize costs and keep this professional development opportunity free for participants, these full workshop descriptions will not be printed for the conference. On the day of the conference, this information will be available only via the conference app through Guidebook. An invitation to join the conference on Guidebook will be sent to all registered participants in the coming week. If you would like a paper copy of these workshop descriptions, please be sure to print one out using this file.

Schedule At-A-Glance

February 5, 2020- Schedule  At-A-Glance 

Student Union Memorial Center - 1303 E University Blvd Tucson, AZ 85721 

7:30am Check-in and Breakfast 
8:30am Kick-off  & Welcome 
8:45am Keynote Address – Judy Marquez Kiyama, PhD
9:30am Collaborative Connection Round Tables
10:30am Break
10:40am Concurrent Breakout Sessions 1
11:40am Lunch 
12:00pm Student Panel 
1:10pm Concurrent Session 2
2:10pm Break

 Concurrent Session 3 



3:30pm Closing Remarks
4:00pm Call to Action and Closing


Partner for Academic & Personal Success

This conference is designed to enhance relationships of staff and faculty across the institution to benefit the University of Arizona students.