Student Success Conference

STUDENT SUCCESS CONFERENCE 2022

Monday, April 11, 2022

More than 300 Arizona staff,  faculty and students gathered to learn about and discuss high-impact practices to increase persistence and degree completion for undergraduate students. Participating both virtually and in-person, attendees heard from keynote George Kuh, and then attendees breakout sessions covering a variety of practices that impact student success.   2022 CONFERENCE MATERIALS AND RECORDINGS


Award Winners 

We are excited to celebrate our inaugural Student Success Award Winners.

 
Outstanding First-Generation Professional Award Recognizes someone who identifies as a first-generation faculty or staff member that is also working to increase access, and or persistence for the first-generation community. Karla Cruze-Silva
Outstanding Graduate Assistant Awards Recognizes graduate students for their contribution to higher education through their graduate assistantship or internship position.  Sophie Alves
Outstanding Graduate Assistant Awards Recognizes graduate students for their contribution to higher education through their graduate assistantship or internship position. Ari Montes
Outstanding Mentor Awards Recognizes someone who provides outstanding mentorship and guidance for new staff/employees Dr. Jessica Retis
Outstanding Mentor Awards Recognizes someone who provides outstanding mentorship and guidance for new staff/employees Jessica Hill
Inclusive Excellence Recognizes an individual for their contributions to higher education and student persistence through creating access for marginalized populations and prioritizing diversity and inclusion in their department.  Dr. Jessica Retis
Outstanding or Innovative Programming Award Presented to a program addressing  a specific campus concern or need. Each programs’ success has led to an increase in student engagement, success, and retention. ENGAGED- College of Engineering
Outstanding or Innovative Programming Award Presented to a program addressing  a specific campus concern or need. Each programs’ success has led to an increase in student engagement, success, and retention. First Cats
Wildcat Achievement Award Awarded to someone who has demonstrated a strong commitment to the University of Arizona, student success and retention.  Dr. Alexei Marquez
Wildcat Achievement Award Awarded to someone who has demonstrated a strong commitment to the University of Arizona, student success and retention.  Jackie French
Trellis Progress Champion Award Recognizes someone who is an active participant and advocate for Trellis Progress  Dr. Lisa Rezende
Trellis Progress Department Achievement Award  Recognizes a valued partner in Trellis Progress.  Department of Mathematics
Trellis Progress College Achievement Award  Recognizes a College that has operationalizes and institutionalized the use of Trellis Progress.  College of Science 

George Kuh is adjunct research professor of education policy at the University of Illinois and Chancellor's Professor Emeritus of Higher Education at Indiana University (IU).  

George has more than 400 publications and made several hundred presentations on topics related to institutional improvement, college student engagement, assessment strategies, and campus cultures.  His recent books include Using Evidence of Student Learning to Improve Higher Education (2015), Ensuring Quality and Taking High-Impact Practices to Scale (2013), High Impact Practices (2008), Piecing Together the Student Success Puzzle (2007), and Student Success in College: Creating Conditions That Matter(2005, 2010).  He has been a consultant to about 400 institutions of higher education and educational agencies in the United States and abroad. A past-president of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), he served on the National Leadership Council for the Association of American Colleges and Universities multi-year “Liberal Education and America’s Promise” initiative.  In 2013, The Chronicle of Higher Education described George as a "towering figure" who "really launched the field of assessment of institutional quality." 

His contributions have been recognized with awards from various groups including the American Educational Research Association, Association for Institutional Research, ASHE, Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, Council of Independent Colleges, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), and National Center on Public Policy in Higher Education.   

George earned the B.A. from Luther College, M.S. from St. Cloud State University, and Ph.D. from the University of Iowa and has received eleven honorary degrees. 

Colleagues from across campus will present 55 minute sessions regarding high-impact practices to promote student success, persistence and graduation.  

SESSION ONE IN PERSON SESSION TWO IN PERSON

 Bringing Insights to Action: Data Informed Approaches to Addressing Student Basic Needs

Presenters: Bridgette Riebe, Dani Carillo, Deven Wiser, and Dr. Kendra Thompson-Dyck

Co-Curricular Assessment

Presenters: Jennifer Cubeta, Laura Andrews, Megan Forecki, and Dr. Lucas Schalewski

COVID Reflection Workshop: Moving Forward with New Teaching Practices

Presenter: Dr. Byron Hempel

 Universal Design at University of Arizona

Presenters: Dawn Hunziker, Eric Bell, Barbie Lopez, and Angeline Carbajal

Creating Cultural Change to Support Wellbeing in Higher Ed

Presenters: Stacey Cochran

Engaging International Students to Promote Global Student Success

Presenters: Amanda Agate

Culturally Responsive Mentoring Communities

Presenters: Elia Bueno, Dr. Regina Deil-Amen, Kimberly Sierra-Cajas, and Dr. Jenni Batchelder

From Experiential Learning to Career Readiness

Presenters: Mary Cantor

Learning From Men of Color: Serving at-potential populations

Presenter: Dr. Newton Miller

Thriving @ The University of Arizona: Continued success through college

Presenter: Dr. Victoria Capin

Trellis CRM Technologies and the Student Experience

MOVED TO VIRTUAL

Presenter: Nikolas Hodge

Transforming Informed Course Design Using a DEI Course Audit Rubric

Presenters: Dr. Iris Obille Lafferty, Dr. Newton Miller, and Tricia Lauer

You Are Welcome Here: Re-envisioning International Student Support During COVID-19

Presenters: Liane Eugenio Pinto, Nguyen Dang, and Maritza Marquez Olague

University Policy Roadmap to impact Persistence and Graduation

Presenters: Alex Underwood and Abbie Sorg

Engaged Pedagogy

Presenters: DrLisa Elfring and Dr. Mascha Gemein

 
SESSION ONE VIRTUAL SESSION TWO VIRTUAL

An Introduction to Universal Design

Presenter: Dr. Ana Fierro

Strengthening Our Success and Building High-Impact Relationships

Presenters: Serena Valle, Amanda Armendariz, and Breanna Watkins

 A Mindfulness Approach to Building Capacity

Presenter: Dr. Lysette Davi

Flexibility as a Specialized Need for Non-Traditional Student Success

Presenters: Matt Phillips, Dr. Allison Rief, Dr. Tony Farrell, and Dr. Maja Zelihic

The Value of PowerNotes in Reading and Writing Across Disciplines

Presenters: Shelley Rodrigo, Catrina Mitchum, Dr. Arin Haverland, Kayle Skorupski, Anna Leach, Leslie Sult and Jeremiah Paschke-Wood

Design for Momentum: Meaning-making through Reflection in LifeLab

Presenters: Carly Croman and Jordan Thornton (JT)

Accelerating Student and Community Engagement: A Faculty Model for Experiential Learning Co-Design

Presenters: Megan Forecki and Annie Kurtin

Undergraduate Research and Inquiry_ Increasing Equity, Engagement, and Success

Presenter: Dr. Kelley Merriam-Castro

The CALS Learning Lab_ Powered by the SALT Center

Presenters: Laurel Grigg Mason, Nancy Rodriguez Lorta, Danielle Flink, Shawnda Garcia, and Keely Donovan

Deliverology as a Framework to Drive Student Success

Presenters: Morgan Johnson and Marie Henderson

Trellis CRM Technologies and the Student Experience

Presenter: Nikolas Hodge


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Schedule At-A-Glance

April 11, 2022

8:00am Check-in and Breakfast
8:45am Welcome- Christine Salvesen, PhD, Associate Vice Provost for Student Success & Retention Innovation (in-person and virtual)
8:50am Awards (in-person and virtual)
9:05am Keynote Introduction & UGES - Greg Heileman, PhD, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (in-person and virtual)
9:15am Keynote - George Kuh, PhD (in-person and virtual)
10:10am Break
10:20am Session 1 (Multiple Options for virtual and in-person)
11:15am Break
11:25am Session 2 (Multiple Options for virtual and in-person)
12:20pm End

Student success is the product of thousands of small gestures extended on a daily basis by caring, supportive educators sprinkled throughout the institution who enact a talent development philosophy. -George Kuh