The full conference schedule is now available here. The multiple stage review process on the papers submitted for presentation is complete. Details on the process may be found on the Call for Proposals page.
NSSR is using the Guidebook mobile app again this year. The NSSR 2017 app is available free for download.
Sunday, November 5, 2017
12:45 pm – 4:00 pm
5:30 pm – 8:00 pmDinner with Colleagues
Monday, November 6, 2017
7:00 am – 4:00 pmOn-site Registration
7:00 am – 8:30 amMorning Refreshments
8:30 am – 4:30 pmPre-conference Workshops (additional fees required)
5:00 pm – 6:30 pmWelcome Reception
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
7:00 am – 5:00 pmOn-site Registration
7:00 am – 8:30 amMorning Refreshments
8:15 am – 9:45 amPlenary Session – with Saundra Yancy McGuire
10:00 am – 11:00 pmConcurrent Sessions
11:20 am – 12:50 pm
12:50 pm – 2:15 pmLunch on your own
2:15 pm – 4:50 pmConcurrent Sessions
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
7:00 am – 4:30 pmOn-site Registration
7:15 am – 8:45 amMorning Refreshments
8:30 am – 9:45 amPlenary Session
10:00 am – 12:20 pmConcurrent Sessions
12:20 pm – 1:50 pmLunch on your own
1:50 pm – 3:10Poster Session
3:20 pm – 4:20 pmConcurrent Sessions
Thursday, November 9, 2017
8:15 am – 9:30 amBest Practices Awards Breakfast
9:30 am – NoonOn-site Registration
9:45 am – NoonConcurrent Sessions
Sunday – Let’s Get Together!
If you arrive early, come explore the resort with us!
We’ll meet after lunch at 12:45 in the Magnolia Foyer of the Baytowne Conference Center, next door to the Grand Sandestin. Wear comfortable shoes and bring what you need for the journey, including water. You may also want money for refreshments at the Beach House.
BICYCLISTS will take a short walk to the Marina and check-out bikes. The resort includes two bicycle rentals per day with your room, so there will be no charge with your room key. Most will ride to the beach through the resort.
Others may choose to venture through the Topsail Hill Preserve State Park to the beach. There is a $2 fee to ride through the state park using the bike paths.
The bicyclists will return before the bike shop closes at 4:00.
TRAMS -there will also be a group that takes the tram to the beach. There is no charge for riding but you’ll need to show your room key.
DINNER -Change of Plans- meet us at 5:30 in the Magnolia Foyer of the Baytowne Conference Center. If you don’t already have plans, let’s get together for dinner. We’re organizing, but each person handles their own tab.
No reservations necessary.
Monday Evening Welcome Reception on the Grand Lawn
Please join us for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on Monday evening after the pre-conference workshops. Relax and enjoy strolling the elegant lawn, admiring the gardens. Get to know your colleagues or reconnect with the ones you met last year at NSSR16. The welcome reception is included with your conference registration. You are welcome to bring guests, please see the registration page for cost. Cash bar.
Tuesday Keynote – Dr. Saundra Yancy McGuire
Dr. Saundra Yancy McGuire is the Director Emerita of the Center for Academic Success and retired Assistant Vice Chancellor and Professor of Chemistry at Louisiana State University. She is an internationally recognized chemical educator, author and lecturer who has travelled the globe promoting sure-fire strategies to help students, including those underrepresented in science and math professions, to be successful in their coursework and careers. She has delivered keynote addresses or presented workshops at over 300 institutions in 44 states and eight countries. Prior to joining LSU, she spent eleven years at Cornell University, where she received the coveted Clark Distinguished Teaching Award. Her latest book is Teach Students How to Learn: Strategies You Can Incorporate into Any Course to Improve Student Metacognition, Study Skills, and Motivation.
She received her B.S. degree, magna cum laude, from Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA, her Master’s degree from Cornell and her Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, where she received the Chancellor’s Citation for Exceptional Professional Promise. Her most recent awards include induction in 2017 into the LSU College of Science Hall of Distinction, receiving the 2017 American Chemical Society Award for Encouraging Disadvantaged Students to Pursue Careers in the Chemical Sciences, and receiving the 2016 AAAS Lifetime Mentoring Award. She is an elected Fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
She is married to Dr. Stephen C. McGuire, a professor of physics at Southern University. They are the parents of Dr. Carla McGuire Davis and Dr. Stephanie McGuire, and the doting grandparents of Joshua, Ruth, Daniel, and Joseph Davis.
Metacognition: The Key to Increasing Retention and Graduation Rates for All Students!
21st Century students come to college with widely varying academic skills and motivation levels. Although all students who are admitted have the ability to succeed, many students do not have effective learning strategies and resort to memorizing information just before tests. They then lose confidence in their ability after they fail their first round of exams. This is especially true of many underprepared students who were less likely to have been enrolled in a challenging academic environment before they get to college. This interactive talk will present findings from cognitive science and wellness research that can be used to engage all areas of an institution in improving student success. The session will present specific strategies that have resulted in significant increases in student learning in undergraduate, graduate, and professional school environments. We will focus on ways to teach students simple, yet powerful learning strategies to ensure success in their courses, their careers and in life.
Specific strategies that have resulted in significant increases in student learning
Pre-conference Workshops Monday, November 6 – Optional, there is an additional fee for registration
Full-day Workshop 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Morning Workshops 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Afternoon Workshops 1:00 – 4:30 pm
Roundtables are new to NSSR this year. Everyone present will contribute to the in-depth discussion in these 90-minute facilitated sessions. They offer a unique opportunity to exchange ideas and, afterward, to explore your shared experiences over lunch.