New England Conference for Student Success

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    Concurrent Sessions - Designing a New, or Improving Your Existing, Peer Cooperative Learning Program: A Workshop Based on Bridgewater’s Successful STEM Program
    (2014-09-19) Kling, Dr. Thomas; Salomone, Dr. Matthew
    As the central part of a $1 million NSF-STEP grant (DUE-0969109), Bridgewater State University completely reorganized its teaching of all gateway science and math courses by utilizing changes in classroom pedagogy tied to a variety of forms of peer cooperative learning, of which supplemental instruction (SI) is an example. After briefly sharing the success of Bridgewater’s different departmental models, the facilitators will lead a workshop in which participants begin to plan or design course changes supported by SI for either new implementations or improved implementations.
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    Concurrent Sessions - Assessing for Success: Using Common Technology to Evaluate Academic Engagement of First-Year Students
    (2014-09-19) Geraghty, Marissa; Gowen, Garrett; Manning, Katie
    Tracking and analyzing the interactions of paraprofessional student staff and first-year students in their residence halls is an important method for understanding the needs of transitioning students, especially when it comes to academic issues. This research report will utilize existing data on academic interactions in residence halls to demonstrate the benefits and challenges of using common technology to design and implement low-cost assessment practices.
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    Invited Addresses -Thinking Outside the (Classroom) Box: The Role of Student Affairs in Student Success
    (2014-09-19) Schiff, Tom; Collins, Oscar
    We know that Student Affairs plays a key role in student success. Please come join us for a dialogue about best practices and key considerations for student affairs professionals to support student success. We will be exploring: 1) What it means to support the Whole Student; 2) What effective collaboration looks like; 3) The critical impact of Multiple Identities on student success; 4) Innovation in a time of budget constraints; 5) The importance of assessment and evaluation. In addition, we will highlight two specific efforts from the UMass campus, the Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success (CMASS) and UMass Phallacies.
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    Concurrent Sessions - Leaning Into My Discomfort: Facilitation and Teaching Inclusivity of All Learning Styles
    (2014-09-19) Bell, Rebecca; Liseno, Mary Ellen; Sigda, Mary Kay
    We teach/present from our preferred learning style. In this interactive workshop, participants will examine the impact of their personal learning style on the facilitation choices they make in the classroom. We will look at our preferred teaching and facilitating styles, incorporate the use of technology into our work and model best practices, so that by the end of the session, participants will walk away with raised awareness and concrete strategies to intentionally engage all of the learners in their classrooms.
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    Concurrent Sessions - Consider Prior Learning and a Different Classroom Environment: Two Innovative Techniques to Teach for Student Success
    (2014-09-19) Dahany, Salah; Glazer-Weisner, Marilyn
    Explore retaining at-risk students and increasing enrollment in difficult to fill classes in one or more sectors of higher education. Session introduces two innovative techniques, one administrative and the other pedagogical, involving students’ prior learning of native languages and different approaches to teaching classes that foster student success and impact retention. Topics addressed include: 1) High yield and low risk credit for PLA opportunities. 2) Technological use to expand students’ interactions with faculty and staff. 3) Classes that blend face-to-face learning with online technology. 4) Using technology to tailor large classes to individual learning styles. 5) Integrating student activities with classroom instruction.