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Mark Lange
Conference Director
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education & Executive Director of the SBS Advising Center

College of Social and
Behavioral Sciences
UMass Amherst

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200 Hicks Way
Amherst, MA 01003-9244


2011 Conference Archives

From the Second Annual New England Conference for Student Success

September 23, 2011

VIDEO: Dr. Freeman Hrabowski's keynote address at the 2nd Annual Conference (Sept. 23, 2011)

VIDEO: Keynote Speaker, Dr. Hrabowski, profiled on 60 Minutes (Nov 13, 2011)

VIDEO: Melissa Peet's session on Integrative Knowledge and Learning

Presentations from the Second Annual Conference

Please note that these documents are all in pdf format.

Conference Program

Integrative Knowledge and Learning: Theory, Research & Practice
Online References, More Resources, and Questions 

Understanding the Transitional Needs of Transfer Students
(Gray and Nagi)

Mission Accomplished: Community College Advisors Join Forces
(O'Hearn, Shaw-MacDougal, Scott. Costa, and Boucher)

Prescription for Success: Using ePortfolio to Job Prep Non-traditional Students
(Burke, Soto, and Colalillo)

Project Compass: A Model for Transforming Campuses for Underserved Student Success
(Gabbard, Bouchey, Rice, Chair, Gentlewarrior, and Cid)

Learning Communities for Diverse Students
(Catallozzi, Sheldon Johnson, and Santos Silva)

Data-Driven Transformative Change for Student Success
(Cid and Martin)

First Year Experience Syllabus & Time Management and Procrastination
(Ferreira and Liscum)

Using Logic Models in Faculty/Staff Collaboration for First-Year Learning Outcomes
Step-by-Step Guide, Theory-of-Change Logic Model, and References for Further Reading

Biotechnology and Forensic DNA Science Programs:
A Non-traditional Approach to Teaching Science to Non-traditional Students


Strategies for Success: Increasing Achievement, Persistence, Retention and Engagement
(D'Oyley, Bruno, Jackson, and Henry)

Increasing Student Veteran Success in the Post 9/11 Era

Evolution of Successful Learning Communities
(Sidman, Bruce and Bradley)

Creating State Policy to Boost College Completion

The Best of Both Worlds: 2-Year & 4-Year Institutions Partnering for Student Success
(Mino and Auerbach)

The STREAMS Experience in Improving Student Success in STEM
(Kling, Mendell, Salomon, Twomey, Waratuke, and Williams)