2018-08-14

2019 NASPA First-generation Student Success Conference

June 16 – June 18, 2019
Orlando, Florida

The 2019 NASPA First-generation Student Success Conference will convene scholars and practitioners in beautiful Orlando, Florida to discuss how higher education professionals across the academy can develop effective approaches to support and improve the outcomes of first-generation college students.

This year, the 2019 NASPA First-generation Student Success Conference will be co-located with three other events to comprise the inaugural 2019 NASPA Conferences on Student Success in Higher Education. As a registered participant for this conference, you will receive access to attend sessions across all conference offerings.

About

The 2019 NASPA First-generation Student Success Conference will examine a breadth of topics critical to advancing the holistic outcomes of first-generation students. The conference program will consider the vast intersectionality of first-generation students, the systemic and institutional barriers to success, evidence-based practices and approaches to student support and services, the role of assessment and evaluation, opportunities to build celebratory campus environments, and strategies for building networked campus approaches to scaling support.

Participants will have an opportunity to learn more about the Center for First-generation Student Success while engaging with practitioners, scholars, and advocates in multiple presentation formats, research discussions, and networking events.

Attend this conference to:

  • Understand the lived experiences and vast intersectionality of first-generation college students across academic years, institutional types, and sectors.

  • Discuss systemic and institutional barriers first-generation students face in higher education and identify strategies for advancing change.

  • Identify and utilize strategies for supporting first-generation students and bridging gaps in cultural capital through asset-based programmatic approaches, services, and skill building.

  • Discuss and implement approaches for creating an engaged campus community that identifies, supports, and celebrates first-generation college students.

  • Recognize and engage with scholarly literature and current research critical to understanding and advancing first-generation student outcomes.

  • Consider evaluation, assessment, and data strategies for understanding and improving institutional and programmatic first-generation initiatives.


About the Center

The Center for First-generation Student Success is the premier source of evidence-based practices, professional development, and knowledge creation for the higher education community to advance the success of first-generation students.

  • Click to learn more about the center

    First-generation college students are critically important and an increasing population at nearly all institutions of higher education. As college and university leaders and practitioners are actively seeking avenues to best meet the specific needs of first-generation students, the Center for First-generation Student Success emerges as a leader for scholarly discussion, information sharing, networking, and program development.

    The Center, based at NASPA in Washington, DC, aims to acknowledge the intersectional experiences of first-generation college students through provision of services and guidance across institutional types. This website serves as a home for Center updates and announcements, an outlet for sharing cutting edge research and current media conversations, opportunities for engagement through conferences and events, and access to a bevy of programs and services intended to improve first-generation initiatives across higher education.

    The Center is just getting started. We encourage you to become involved in current and future initiatives and look forward to learning how you are currently serving first-generation students in your community. Thank you for your commitment to first-generation student success!


Conference Benefits

The 2019 NASPA First-generation Student Success Conference is a valuable opportunity to engage with institution leaders, student affairs and student success practitioners, faculty, and first-generation advocates to advance the importance of supporting first-generation college students and to exchange ideas, approaches, and successful practices. By registering to attend the First-generation Student Success Conference, you receive the benefit of attending programming across the 2019 NASPA Closing the Achievement Gap Conference, the 2019 Student Financial Security and Wellness Conference, and the 2019 NASPA Assessment, Persistence, and Data Analytics Conference co-located as part of the 2019 NASPA Conference on Student Success in Higher Education.


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2019 NASPA First-generation Student Success Conference

Audience

This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • Graduate
  • New Professional
  • Mid-Level
  • Senior Level
  • Faculty
  • Researchers

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Call for Programs

The call for programs is now closed. Thank you to those who submitted program proposals and served as program reviewers.

Conference Themes & Suggested Topics

  • Understand the lived experiences and vast intersectionality of first-generation college students across academic years, institutional types, and sectors.

    • ​In what ways do multiple, intersectional identities shape a student’s understanding of their first-generation identity?
    • What do first-generation students identify as the most important supports in their holistic success during college?  What do first-generation students identify as the largest barriers?
    • In what ways can intersectional identities be considered in the placement, development, and implementation of first-generation programs and services to create more inclusive environments and serve more students?

  • Discuss systemic and institutional barriers first-generation students face in higher education and identify strategies

    • ​What are the systemic issues most detrimental to first-generation student success specifically? What strategies are currently in place to rectify these issues?
    • In what ways do institutional shifts toward “student-ready” approaches shape the experiences of first-generation college students?
    • What roles do campus practitioners and faculty play in removing barriers to success for first-generation students?  What strategies are being successfully used at the systemic and institutional levels?

  • Identify and utilize strategies for supporting first-generation students and bridging gaps in cultural capital through asset-based programmatic approaches, services, and skill building.

    • ​What are strategies for identifying and shifting first-generation student support to an asset-based framework?  What are the benefit of making this shift?
    • What programmatic approaches are experiencing success in bridging cultural capital for first-generation students?  In what ways does improved cultural capital lead to improved academic outcomes for first-generation students?
    • What approaches do campus practitioners identify as having the greatest impact on first-generation student experiences and outcomes?  
    • How are successful first-generation programs and services being resourced and scaled to meet the needs of a greater population of students.

  • Discuss and implement approaches for creating an engaged campus community that identifies, supports, and celebrates first-generation college students.

    • ​How can a campus audit of policies and procedures uncover opportunities for improving how first-generation students navigate campus?
    • What are strategies for encouraging senior leadership to commit to first-generation student success as an institutional priority?  What successes are campuses finding with identification of a point person and committee to lead first-generation efforts?
    • What are approaches to faculty development that improves classroom experiences and pedagogy specific to first-generation student needs?
    • How are institutions building a campus climate that celebrates the successes of first-generation students and their contributions to the campus community?

  • Recognize and engage with scholarly literature and current research critical to understanding and advancing first-generation student outcomes.

    • ​How can current literature and research offer a foundation of evidence for supporting institutional requests for expanded resources or services or for program development?
    • What are useful approaches to identifying important findings specific to first-generation students when research often focuses on intersectionality?
    • What innovative new approaches to combating systemic and institutional barriers are present in current and emerging literature?  What new programmatic approaches are featured?
    • How might practitioners and scholars advance first-generation research on their own campuses or as priorities in their own research agenda?  

  • Consider evaluation, assessment, and data strategies for understanding and improving institutional and programmatic first-generation initiatives.

    • ​What approaches are institutions using to identify first-generation students, collect data, track across the academic career, securely share information, and utilize raw data and findings to improve experiences?
    • What evaluation and assessment measures and tactics are being successfully employed with first-generation programs? How is this data used to scale support and secure additional resources?
    • What approaches are successful in building strong relationships with Institutional Research to access critical academic and persistence data on first-generation students?
    • What innovative approaches are being used to evaluate the non-cognitive factors of first-generation students?  



Submission Timeline
  • February 1, 2019
    Call For Programs Deadline
  • March 4, 2019
    Program Decision Notifications
  • March 15, 2019
    Presenter Confirmation Deadline

Writing Tips

Looking for tips on writing an effective NASPA proposal? See sample submissions and formatting tips in our Program Submission Guidelines.

Schedule

The schedule was designed to provide participants with interactive and engaging programming, opportunities for deeper discussion, and networking. For a complete detailed schedule, please visit the 2019 NASPA Conferences on Student Success in Higher Education event schedule, or download the full program book by clicking the button below.

The schedule is subject to minor changes.

Full Schedule

Sat, Jun 15

8:00 a.m.
Registration & Accessibility Desk Open
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Full-day Pre-conference Institutes

Sun, Jun 16

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Registration and Accessibility Desk Open
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Half-day Pre-conference Workshops
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On your Own)
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
First-time Attendee Session
12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Conference Exhibit Hours
1:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Conference Welcome and Opening Panel
3:20 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.
Breakout Sessions
4:40 p.m. – 5:40 p.m.
Breakout Sessions
Scholarly Paper Presentations
6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Learning Labs
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Opening Reception & Poster Presentations

Mon, Jun 17

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Registration and Accessibility Desk Open
7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Conference Exhibit Hours
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast with Exhibitors
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Breakout Sessions
SFWC Plenary
9:50 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
FGSS Extended Learning Sessions
9:50 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
Breakout Sessions
APC Plenary Session
11:10 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.
Breakout Sessions
CTAG Plenary Session
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Conference Break (Lunch on own)
1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Extended Learning Sessions (75 minutes)
3:05 p.m. – 4:05 p.m.
Breakout Sessions
FGSS Plenary
4:25 p.m. – 5:25 p.m.
Breakout Sessions
Scholarly Paper Presentations

Tue, Jun 18

7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Registration and Accessibility Desk Open
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Closing Speaker
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Breakout Sessions
11:35 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.
Breakout Sessions

Pre-Conference Programs & Events

The planning committees for the 2019 NASPA Conferences on Student Success in Higher Education are working to select pre-conference sessions that will enrich and enhance your attendee experience. Pre-conference workshops are typically 3 hours, pre-conference Institutes are typically 8 hours, and both will require participants to pre-register for a fee. 

Conducting Program Review Using the CAS Standards

Saturday, June 15th • 09.00 AM – 05.00 PM

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Presenter(s)
Deb Garrett, Interim Executive Director – Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education
Jen Wells, Director of Assessment – Office of Institutional Effectiveness (OIE) & Assistant Professor of Higher Education – Department of First-Year and Transition Studies


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2019 NASPA Student Success in Higher Education Conferences

Abstract
In this interactive session, participants will learn and practice detailed steps to implementing Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) standards for program review. Through the use of case studies, individual and small group activities, individual advisement, and discussion, participants will learn how to prepare a unit or division for the program review process intended to foster substantive program improvement. Participants will leave with concrete action steps and tools for implementing a CAS program review on their own campus.

Assessment 101: Introduction to Student Affairs Assessment

Sunday, June 16th • 09.00 AM – 12.00 PM

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Presenter(s)
Shaun Boren, Director of Student Affairs Assessment and Research - University of Florida
Gwen Fears, Associate Dean of Students - Miami University

Darby Roberts , Director of Student Life Studies - Texas A&M University
Pamelyn Shefman , Director of Planning and Assessment - University of Houston

Tim Kresse , Director of Budget & Technology, Division of Student Life - Miami University



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2019 NASPA Student Success in Higher Education Conferences

Abstract
This pre-conference workshop is a “boot camp” for student affairs assessment. The program offers an opportunity to develop your skills on assessment as a practice while covering the basics you need to either enhance the work you are already doing or start something new for your area or campus. In this session participants will learn from presentations, as well as engage in practical workshops within small groups that represent your campus experience so you can get the most from your time and make assessment more salient in your work. As a result of attending, participants will become familiar with approached for departmental review and accreditation in student affairs while having the opportunity to create an assessment plan for a program including: student learning outcomes, identifying data sources, and reporting strategies.

Data Analytics for Student Affairs: Developing a Foundation for Organizational Effectiveness

Sunday, June 16th • 09.00 AM – 12.00 PM

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Presenter(s)
Stacy Ackerlind , Special Assistant to the VP for Student Affairs and Director for Assessment, Evaluation and Research - University of Utah
Elizabeth Duszak, Associate Director, Assessment Evaluation & Research - University of Utah

Tom Howa, Associate Director, Business Intelligence Center of Excellence - University of Utah
Dane Luby , Business Analyst, Assessment, Evaluation & Research - University of Utah


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2019 NASPA Student Success in Higher Education Conferences

Abstract
The purpose of this pre-conference workshop is to provide a foundation to develop the analytics capacity for student affairs assessment professionals. Student affairs assessment as a field continues to evolve with the increased use of business intelligence and predictive analytics. This workshop will focus on organizational readiness and implementation strategies including: ethics; data access; interdisciplinary team building; organizational maturity; and, student affairs use cases and planning considerations. As a result of attending, participants will have the chance to: develop an assessment about their organizational culture to ethically and effectively use analytics; gain an understanding of the IT requirements for data access and reporting; develop strategies to build an interdisciplinary team; and, understand implementation strategies.

Increasing the Institutional Sustainability of Your First-generation Student Program

Sunday, June 16th • 09.00 AM – 12.00 PM

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Presenter(s)
Amy Baldwin, Ed.D., Director, Department of Student Transitions - University of Central Arkansas
La’Tonya (LT) Rease-Miles, Ph.D., Director, First Year Experience and Strategic Initiatives - University of California, Los Angeles

James K. Winfield , Assistant Director for Faculty Development, University 101 Programs - University of South Carolina



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2019 First-generation Student Success Conference

Abstract
Advocates of first-generation college students are often the most enthusiastic higher education professionals on their campuses, and with that excitement, it is easy to be affected by the challenges that come with building sustainable student support programs. This session will focus on identifying common obstacles to program growth and sustainability as well as creating viable pathways around those obstacles. Specifically, the workshop participants will learn how to increase both grassroots and top-down buy-in, deal strategically with resistance, and develop a plan for weathering inevitable institutional culture change.

The Current & Future of College Completion: Critical Student Affairs Practices

Sunday, June 16th • 09.00 AM – 12.00 PM

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Presenter(s)
Dhanfu Elston, Ph.D., Vice President for Strategy, Complete College America
Nikolas Huot, M.A., Strategy Director, Complete College America


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2019 First-generation Student Success Conference

Abstract
Student affairs practitioners must find new and innovative methods to contribute to national and institutional completion efforts which are critical in an environment of sometimes competing demands between policy-makers and enrollment goals. Complete College America is a national non-profit dedicated to increasing the number of Americans with quality career certificates or college degrees. Session participants will receive updates on national “Game Changer” strategies and proven practices that are accelerating completion and attainment rates throughout the country. More institutions are developing guided pathways, working to decrease time to degree, and placing greater emphasis on career outcomes. CCA will work with participants on the creation of plans associated with the most high impact practices, including a discussion of how practitioners are transitioning into student success roles.

Registration

Unfortunately at this time our event as at maximum capacity and we have closed our waitlist. We do apologize, but encourage you to consider joining us next year in 2020. We are still finalizing our dates and location, but will share that online once it is confirmed.

If you are a session presenter and need to register, please contact the NASPA Office.

Registration Fees

Early Registration
before 04/13/2019
Regular Registration
04/13/2019 to 05/18/2019
Late Registration
after 05/18/2019
NASPA Member
$450
$500
$575
Non-Member
$650
$700
$775
NASPA Student Member
$155
$185
$230

Half-day Pre-conference Fees

Early Registration
before 04/13/2019
Regular Registration
04/13/2019 to 05/18/2019
Late Registration
after 05/18/2019
Member and Non-member Price
$75
$95
$115

Full-day Pre-conference Fees

Early Registration
before 04/13/2019
Regular Registration
04/13/2019 to 05/18/2019
Late Registration
after 05/18/2019
Member and Non-member Price
$110
$130
$150

Questions?

Jake Frasier
Assistant Director of Professional Development
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Phone: 202-265-7500 ext. 1180

Tonya Murphy
Assistant Director of Constituent Experience and Services
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Phone: 202-265-7500 ext. 1183

Policies

View Registration Policies

Refunds will be given for cancellations, received in writing by April 12, 2019, less a $50.00 processing fee. In addition, a processing fee of $50.00 per registration will be charged for credit cards declined.

Registration Cancellation Policy: Cancellation/refund deadline less a $50.00 administrative fee is April 12, 2019. This program may be canceled or postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. In this case, fees will be refunded; however, NASPA will not be responsible for additional costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, and/or travel agencies. NASPA is not responsible for weather or travel related problems and will not reimburse registration fees for these issues. Please click here to submit a refund request. Refunds will not be after April 12, 2019 for any reason.

Substitutions: Substitutions are allowed by individuals within the same institution/company. Substitutions should have the same member classification so that the payment is an even exchange transfer of payment. Additional charges may apply if the membership status is not the same. Please email your request for the substitute attendee to refund@naspa.org.

Purchase Orders: NASPA does NOT accept purchase orders as a form of payment. For registrants requiring an invoice to have a check payment processed, please use the Bill Me payment method to complete your registration. The resulting invoice can be found and downloaded under the My NASPA section of the website (must be logged-in), by selecting theView Invoices link from the dropdown menu. Alternatively, email a request to Membership to have a PDF of your invoice sent to you. Bill Me registrations are considered complete and will hold your place in an event, however the balance due must be settled prior to attending.

Click here to view NASPA’s complete Payment Policies and Procedures.

Additional Questions? Please contact the NASPA office at 202-265-7500 or via e-mail to events@naspa.org.

Speakers


  • Tim Bono, Ph.D.

    Tim Bono, Ph.D.

    Assistant Dean for Assessment and Analytics in the Division of Student Affairs
    Washington University

    Speaker Bio

  • Bridget Burns

    Bridget Burns

    Executive Director
    University Innovation Alliance

    Speaker Bio

  • Rebecca Covarrubias, Ph.D.

    Rebecca Covarrubias, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Psychology and Faculty Director of the Student Success Equity Research Center
    University of California, Santa Cruz

    Speaker Bio

  • Martha J. Kanter, Ed.D.

    Martha J. Kanter, Ed.D.

    Executive Director
    College Promise Campaign

    Speaker Bio

  • Yolanda Watson Spiva, Ph.D.

    Yolanda Watson Spiva, Ph.D.

    President
    Complete College America

    Speaker Bio

Sponsors


If you would like to exhibit at or sponsor the The 2019 NASPA Conferences on Student Success in Higher Education please fill out the exhibitor application form and e-fax back all pages to 202-204-8443 or scan and e-mail to kjerde@naspa.org by May 6, 2019. Questions? Contact Kristie Jerde by phone at 218-280-7578 or via email at kjerde@naspa.org.

Gold Level
  • Inside Track/strada
  • EAB
  • Skyfactor
  • Campus Labs
  • Ready Education
Silver Level
  • Starfish by Hobson
Bronze Level
  • CashCourse/NEFE
Special Thanks To…
  • KIND
  • National Resource Center on the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition (NRC)

Venue


Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
Orlando, FL

All conference workshops, speakers, and networking activities will take place at the Renaissance Orlando at Seaworld.


The event housing block for the 2019 Conferences on Student Success in Higher Education is currently sold out.

If you are in need of a new reservation, we encourage you to make your reservation(s) through our approved third party provider – aRes – where you will have access to citywide hotel availability at current market rates.

aRes is an approved third-party business partner that provides alternate housing options. This service is not owned or managed by either NASPA or Experient. You will receive a confirmation for your hotel reservation directly from aRes. If you would like to speak with an aRes customer service agent, please call 1-877-300-6147 or International callers 1-619-546-7263.

Use the button below to find accommodations. The link will show hotel rates as well as distance to the event hotel, the Renaissance Orlando.

Find Accomodations


Information about the main conference hotel and overflow hotel, can be found below:

Hotel Room Rate/Night
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
6677 Sea Harbor Dr, Orlando, FL 32821
407-351-5555
Hitlon Garden Inn Orlando at Seaworld
6850 Westwood Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32821
407-354-1500
  • Travel

    Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld is located 13 miles from both Orlando International Airport (MCO) and Kissimmee Gateway Airport (ISM), 18 miles from Orlando Executive Airport (ORL), and 42 miles from Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB).

  • Transportation

    Shuttles
    For more information regarding shuttle providers to and from local airports, please visit the Transportation section of the hotel website.

  • Weather

    Temperatures in Orlando in June are around 90 degrees F during the day and 70 degrees F in the evening. As the conference gets closer, please visit the Weather Channel for more information

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