Transitions: Fourth Annual New England Conference for Student Success
October 11, 2013
8:00 am-5:00 pm
Room: various locations
UMass Amherst Campus
This year’s theme, “Transitions,” recognizes that change is fundamental to students’ higher education experiences and that student success hinges on the thoughtful negotiation of turning points, shifts and evolutions. The most obvious of these transitions is the move from high school to college but there are many others – transferring from a community college to a four year institution, moving into a campus residential environment, declaring a major, changing majors, transferring institutions, moving off campus, developing self-authorship, and graduating – to name a few.
This conference explores these pivotal points and looks at practices that help students successfully navigate them. Also, at a time when higher education is going through its own transitions, we will consider the impact of larger institutional changes and how they impact student success. The conference is designed for faculty members, administrators, and professionals in both academic and student affairs, from 2- and 4-year educational institutions who are seeking new ways of thinking about and promoting student success in higher education.
Adrianna Kezar, Professor of Higher Education, University of Southern California; Co-director, Pullias Center for Higher Education
Becky Wai-Ling Packard, Professor of Psychology and Education; Director of the Harriet L. and Paul M. Weissman Center for Leadership, Mount Holyoke College.
Sponsored by McGraw Hill Education, the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, the Office of the Provost, and Student Affairs and Campus Life.
Visit the Conference website for details and updates.