The Offices for Academic Affairs and Student Affairs are pleased to host Dr. Paul Dosal to The University of Alabama
Tuesday, May 1st, 2018
Bryant Conference Center
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Dr. Dosal is the Vice President for Student Affairs & Student Success at the University of South Florida. In his role, Dr. Dosal is responsible for coordinating the university-wide student success initiative, a strategic campaign to raise retention and graduation rates, boost student satisfaction, minimize financial indebtedness, and prepare all students for success in their careers or graduate and professional schools.
Thanks to a collaborative "movement" involving all colleges and units, USF has made remarkable gains in undergraduate student success, raising the six-year graduation rate from 51% to nearly 70% while also eliminating the achievement gap by race, ethnicity, and socio-economic status. To advance the USF's student success initiative even further, Dr. Dosal is forging a new team that touches on all aspects of the student experience, including Enrollment Planning and Management, Undergraduate Studies, Dean of Students, Housing and Residential Education, Health and Wellness, and Career Services.
Please note that the date and location for the second "Advising for Student Success" workshop have changed. The workshop will now take place on Wednesday, April 12 in the Ferguson Center room 3107 from 10 AM to 1 PM.
Additionally, the final workshop on May 3 will be from 11 AM to 2 PM (in the Ferguson Center ballroom).
Save the dates! Project Rising Tide's "Advising for Student Success" workshops will be held on the following dates:
Save the Date: February 21, 2017, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Bryant Conference Center - Birmingham Central Room
Dr. Saundra Y. McGuire of Louisiana State University
Saundra Yancy McGuire has taught chemistry and worked in the area of learning and teaching support for over forty years. In 2017, she was recognized for excellence in mentoring with a Presidential Award presented in an Oval Office ceremony. A former assistant vice chancellor and professor of chemistry at Louisianan State University, she is now director emerita of the Louisiana State University’s Center for Academic Success. She has presented her widely acclaimed faculty development workshops at over 200 institutions in five countries.
The Offices for Academic Affairs and Student Affairs are pleased to host Dr. Vincent Tinto to The University of Alabama
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
North Lawn Building
6:15 - 7:15 PM
A reception with light refreshments will be held immediately following Dr. Tinto's presentation.
We cordially invite you to come share in the discussion about student retention and academic success and learn more!
Vincent Tinto is a distinguished University Professor at Syracuse University and the former Chair of the Higher Education Program. He has consulted widely with federal and state agencies, independent research firms, foundations, and two and four-year institutions of higher education on a broad range of higher educational issues which concern student success; particularly those of low-income, underserved and diverse backgrounds. His book, Leaving College, lays out a theory and policy perspective on student success. Tinto's Model of Institutional Departure states that to persist, students need integration into formal and informal academic and social systems. More information to follow.
Registration has opened for the Learning in Action spring 2017 pedagogy workshop, Designing Courses for Significant Learning.
Over the course of one afternoon and one day, participants will have the opportunity to:
Designing Courses for Significant Learning will be held at the Bryant Conference Center Thursday, Jan. 19, from 3–5 p.m. and Friday, Jan 20, from 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided.
This workshop is normally $395, but through Learning in Action, it is offered for free. Registration is required, however, and space is limited to the first 30 applicants. For more information, contact Heather Pleasants in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us on Wednesday, December 7 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.. for the Kickoff Workshop of "Advising for Student Success." The workshop will take place in the Ferguson Center Ballroom.