The Kentucky Student Success Summit provides faculty, staff and administrators an opportunity to learn from leading student success experts and to engage in stimulating discussions with colleagues from across the state.
"What's Your Role? A Holistic Approach to Student Success"
April 6-7, 2020 at the Louisville Marriott East
This year's summit will focus on best practices for holistic student success involving interventions and support structures, both in and out of the classroom. The goal is for faculty, staff and administrators to reflect on their roles in students success and find new ways to work together.
Dr. Tiffany Beth Mfume
Mfume, the assistant vice president for student success and retention at Morgan State University, has helped the university achieve ten point increases in retention and graduation rates. Her work has garnered such awards as the Hobsons Education Advances Award for Student Success and Advisement, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities Turning Points: from Setback to Student Success Award, and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) Project Degree Completion Award. Mfume is also a nationally recognized author of such works as What Works at Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Nine Strategies for Increasing Retention and Graduation Rates and The College Completion Glass—Half-Full or Half-Empty? Exploring the Value of Postsecondary Education.
Dr. Martin Kagel
Kagel, the associate dean of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, is the liaison in the division of the humanities with vast experience in international education and advancing the discourse on campus on issues related to Europe. He is an A. G. Steer professor in the Department of Germanic & Slavic Studies, as well as a Lilly Teaching Fellow in eighteenth and twentieth-century German literature and culture. Kagel's awards include the Sandy Beaver Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Richard B. Russell Undergraduate Teaching Award.
Call for proposals
What’s Your Role? A Holistic Approach to Student Success
This year’s summit will focus on best practices for holistic student success involving interventions and support structures, both in and out of the classroom. The goals are for faculty, staff, and administrators to reflect on their roles in student success and find new ways to work together.
When submitting a proposal for this year's convening, the conference committee requests sessions that address how institutions, both in and out of the class, are preparing students for life after graduation. Proposals will be analyzed for how well the differing, yet complementary roles of staff, faculty, and administrators work together toward student success and engagement. Session proposals are encouraged to highlight interdepartmental, secondary, and community partnerships designed to assist in student success. Please include a brief biography of presenter(s) in the submission.
Email session proposals to: firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, March 13, 2020. Accepted proposals will be notified by Monday, March 20, 2020.
About the summit
The Kentucky Student Success Summit is hosted annually by the Council on Postsecondary Education to provide faculty, staff and administrators an opportunity to learn from experts and engage in stimulating discussions with colleagues from across the state.