NSSR 2015—Orlando, FL

AWARDS
Best Practices Award – $2,000

Third-Semester Retention Success: Lehman College’s Freshman Year Initiative Program by Steven Wyckoff & Zenaida Bough of Lehman College-CUNY

Institutional Research Leadership in Student Retention Award – $1,000

Student Support Interventions and Predictive Analytics by Diane Beaudoin, Maggie Konich, Monal Patel, & Xi (Cecilia) Zhang of Purdue University

Director’s Award – $750

Transfer Pathway Program: Building a Bridge from the Community College to the University by Jennifer Brown, Nicole Iwasaki, & Melissa Jones of University of Hawai’I Manoa

Best Poster Award – $500

Transfer Pathway Program: Building a Bridge from the Community College to the University by Jennifer Brown, Nicole Iwasaki, & Melissa Jones of University of Hawai’I Manoa

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Terrell Strayhorn, Professor of Higher Education and Director of the Center for Higher Education Enterprise at The Ohio State University. See a video of his presentation, Becoming Cultural Navigators in Higher Education.

Group Event

We took a chartered bus to the world’s most authentic space attraction and working spaceflight facility, the Kennedy Space Center, for an unforgettable visit.

NSSR 2014—Louisville, KY

AWARDS
Best Practices Award – $2,000

Rethinking and Accelerating Developmental Courses: A New Approach to Retention by Linda Refsland of William Paterson University

Institutional Research Leadership in Student Retention Award – $1,000

Academic Performance, Engagement and Extrinsic Rewards by Carina Beck, Tonya Lauriski-Karriker, Erin McCormick, & Jacob Jenks of Montana State University

Director’s Award – $750

Working with Probationary Students: Successful Pedagogical Strategies and Techniques by Gina Beyer, James Lewis, Ken Miller, & Ginny Saiki of Arizona State University

Best Poster Award – $500

Mandatory Supplemental Instruction in Fundamentals of Algebra: A Program to Promote Student Success in Developmental Mathematics by James Yard of Delaware Valley College

Keynote Speaker

President Tim Hall, President of Mercy College. See a video of his presentation, Creating a Campus Culture for Student Success.

Group Event

Leaving our downtown hotel early for breakfast on the backstretch at Churchill Downs, we watched the horses’ morning workouts & toured the Kentucky Derby Museum.

NSSR 2013—San Diego, CA

AWARDS
Best Practices Award – $2,000

Improving Outcomes through the 4 Ps of Student Retention Frameworks by David H. Kalsbeek and Carla M. Corte of DePaul University

Institutional Research Leadership in Student Retention Award – $1,000

High-Impact Educational Practices as Promoting Student Retention and Success by Sunny Moon, Edward Sullivan, James Hershey, Sean Walker, Martin Bosangue, Mark Filowitz, Cathy Fernandez, Raman Unnikrishnan, & Victor Delgado of California State University, Fullerton

Director’s Award – $750

Transfer Pathway Program: Building a Bridge from the Community College to the University by Jennifer Brown, Nicole Iwasaki, & Melissa Jones of University of Hawai’I Manoa

Best Poster Award – $500

Retention and Recovery of Fully Online Students at Drexel University by Valerie Delleville of Drexel University

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Peter Ewell, Vice President of the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS)

Group Event

We spent Sunday afternoon socializing with colleagues and enjoying the beautiful San Diego Zoo.

NSSR 2012—New Orleans, LA

AWARDS
Best Practices Award – $2,000

Celebrating Our Silver Anniversary: Lessons Learned from 25 Years of Freshman Studies at Seton Hall University by Agnes Hooper Gottlieb of Seton Hall University

Institutional Research Leadership in Student Retention Award – $1,000

Using Self-Regulated Learning Methods to Increase Native American College Retention by David Patterson, Kelly Ahuna, Christine Tinnesz, & Carol VanZile-Tamsen of University of Buffalo

Director’s Award – $750

Approaches to Serving Under-Resourced, Undergraduate Adult Student Populations by Shirley Warkentin of Fresno Pacific University

Best Poster Award – $500

Kudos and Warnings: Managing 55,000+ Flag Notifications to Support Student Success by Jayne Geissler, John Trifilo, Elizabeth Coghill, & Steven Asby of East Carolina University

Keynote Speaker

Dr. George D. Kuh, Director of the National Institute of Learning Outcomes Assessment and of the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP)

Group Event

A chartered bus carried us from the French Quarter to the Barataria-Terrebonne Estuary for an airboat Swamp Tour where we enjoyed the surroundings while watching wildlife in their natural habitat. We even got to hold a baby alligator!

More details for past symposia coming soon.