Thriving Conference 2013
“Thriving in College: Developing Students’ Strengths to Succeed”
Are today’s college students surviving or thriving? The 2013 Thriving Conference will present an expanded vision of college student success that highlights research, optimal practices, and resources. When applied, these principles will enable college students to successfully transition from first-year experience to graduation while thriving academically, socially, and emotionally.
We seek to facilitate a discourse on research, perspectives, and best practices that lead to greater levels of student success in higher education among a constituency that includes but is not limited to student affairs staff (i.e. vice presidents of student affairs, deans of students, student life directors, academic advisors, etc.) and faculty.
At the conference, we anticipate diversity of thought, interactive workshops, and meaningful conversation among faculty and student affairs staff that generates ideas and strategies aimed at increasing levels of retention and opportunities for students to develop and thrive academically, interpersonally, and intrapersonally.