CSRDE Announces Call for Proposals for NSSR 2017

Norman, OK – The Consortium for Student Retention Data Exchange (CSRDE) at the University of Oklahoma is now accepting proposals for its 2017 National Symposium on Student Retention (NSSR), to be held November 6-9, 2017 at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Destin, Florida.

CSRDE is seeking proposals on programs and research that can help institutions of higher education address critical issues affecting student retention and success. Topics may include evidence-based research or case studies on innovative programs targeting general or specific populations, interdisciplinary best practices, and ideas for improving success through technology.

The Symposium is committed to offering a complete educational experience on post-secondary retention and graduation to a diverse audience. It promotes the integration of innovations in student success across entire institutions by encouraging networking and collaboration. All papers presented at NSSR go through a multiple stage review process and are published in the conference proceedings.
Researchers, administrators, practitioners and academics interested in presenting at the event should submit an abstract by March 20. Authors of accepted submissions will be invited to write a paper for peer review no later than May 22. Papers that score sufficiently high in the review process are accepted for presentation at the symposium.

In addition to all papers being published in conference proceedings, they are also considered for the following prizes: Best Practices in Student Retention Award ($2,000); Institutional Research Leadership in Student Retention Award ($1,000); and the Director’s Award ($750). Poster submissions are judged on-site for the Best Poster Award ($500). All published papers are archived online in the CSRDE Knowledgebase.

The Consortium for Student Retention Data Exchange has a diverse membership of about 400 colleges and universities and is coordinated by the Center for Institutional Data Exchange and Analysis (C-IDEA) at the University of Oklahoma Outreach. As well as compiling four annual retention reports for the members of the consortium, C-IDEA is the program evaluator for the Oklahoma Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (OK-LSAMP) program, which is funded by the National Science Foundation.

The complete Call for Proposals may be downloaded from the CSRDE web site (csrde.ou.edu) where more detailed information on the symposium and other consortium activities is available.