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.
The conference will offer a number of one-hour concurrent sessions focused on research and best practices in strengths development and/or student success. We welcome proposals that share student success research and/or programming that focuses on the following:
- First-Year Experience (FYE)
- Sophomore Experience
- Strengths-Based Approaches to Student Success
- Students of Color
- Transfer Students
- High-Risk Students
- Senior Transition
The conference will offer tracks in the areas of First-Year Experience, Sophomore Experience, and Strengths Development. All proposals will be evaluated for clarity, significance and relevance of the topic to university educators, evidence of effectiveness, and innovation.
Submission Process and Guidelines
- The deadline to submit proposal abstracts is August 15, 2013.
- A one-page description of the proposed session should be e-mailed to email@example.com. Include in the proposal your name, title, institution name, email address, phone, session title, intended audience, a 50-word abstract for the program, and a description of the content and delivery method of your proposed session. The Noel Academy will send an email to confirm the reception of submitted proposals.
- Proposals will be peer-reviewed and notification of acceptance will be extended to select authors by September 1, 2013.
Presenters for the 2013 Thriving Conference will need to consider the following guidelines:
- Presenters will be given a one-hour session to present.
- Presenters will be expected to present for 40 minutes, dedicate 15 minutes to Q&A, and designate the last 5 minutes for session evaluations.
- Presenters are strongly encouraged to share handouts and other related resources with session participants.
Presenter Registration Fee: $225