Institute for Student Success

Student Success

Save the date for the Fall Institute August 19, 2014

Submit a proposal for the Fall '14 or Spring '15 Institute!

Looking for ideas? Check out our list of potential workshops and discussion topics (requested by past institute participants).

Here's what happened at the Spring Institute, held on January 16, 2014

Tom BrownKeynote:
Thomas Brown

Pathways to Persistence: How & Why YOU Matter to Student Success

Thomas Brown, a nationally recognized expert on student success, academic advising, professional development, and supporting underrepresented students, presented strategy-based workshops focused on tools we can all use to support our students. Designed for both staff and faculty, these sessions used interactive, audience-based methods to identify the reasons students leave college, challenge common myths/misconceptions about attrition, and offered evidence suggesting that what happens to students after they enroll is often more important than their pre-enrollment attributes and experiences.

Review the list of Spring Workshops and download Thomas Brown's power point presentations.

Learn more about Thomas Brown.


The goal of the Institute for Student Success is to provide staff, faculty, and administrators with information, resources, and strategies useful in supporting a variety of student learning needs and enhancing the success of students from diverse backgrounds. The Institute includes a range of workshops focusing on various topics, from creating inclusive campus environments to effective pedagogy.

breakout session

We look forward to working with everyone throughout the year to support the strategies that participants found most interesting and useful.