2017 Conference Sessions

Session 1 | 9:30a - 10:20a

Academic Detectives: Investigating the Possibilities of

Course-Embedded Support

Adopting the role of consulting detective, learning center professionals will become the "stars" of this academic mystery. By dissecting a course into critical path assignments, analyzing student performance trends, and creating opportunities for embedding intervention strategies, we will unblock the pathway for students to discover their dreams of academic success

Seminole State College

Joe Huston, Director, Academic Success Center

Self-Regulation, Motivation, & The Onset of Bipolar Disorder

A heuristic inquiry approach to understanding the experiences of college students with the onset of bipolar disorder and how the onset impacted their abilities to be motivated and self-regulate in college. Also included are the recommendations for further research and support for these students.

Florida State University

Andrew Dentzau, Program Coordinator, Academic Center of Excellence

Peer-to-peer Study Skills Tutoring: Redefining Academic Coaching

The University of South Florida’s Academic Success Center developed a peer to peer study skills tutoring program to improve student access to academic coaching and play a more active role in providing learning support to students. This program redefines academic coaching by putting the peer tutor in the driver’s seat. 

University of South Florida

Zoraya Betancourt, Assistant Director, Academic Success Center

Stephanie Sanchez, Graduate Assistant, Academic Success Center

Using Predictive Data to Develop Student Success Outreach as we Help Students Design a Plan for Success

In response to performance metrics, FAU developed several innovative approaches to targeting particular students and courses in our success initiatives. Partnering with faculty and advisors, our academic support team uses predictive data to target at-risk students to get them to turn those academic dreams into deliverables. These partnerships focus on both first-time in college students and students nearing graduation.

Florida Atlantic University

Jennifer Bebergal, Assistant Dean for Retention & Academic Support

Teaching Students How To Pursue Their Own Destiny

Once students engage in a task, they must monitor their behavior, determine its outcomes, and react to those outcomes to regulate what action they determine is best (Eccles & Wigfield, 2002). This presentation will discuss how faculty can help students learn how to use self-monitoring procedures.

Florida State University

Courtney Barry, Director, Academic Center for Excellence

Todd Rakes, Teaching Faculty I, Academic Center for Excellence

2017 Conference Sessions

Session 1 | 9:30a - 10:20a

Academic Detectives: Investigating the Possibilities of

Course-Embedded Support

Location: T-112

Adopting the role of consulting detective, learning center professionals will become the "stars" of this academic mystery. By dissecting a course into critical path assignments, analyzing student performance trends, and creating opportunities for embedding intervention strategies, we will unblock the pathway for students to discover their dreams of academic success

Seminole State College

Joe Huston, Director, Academic Success Center

Self-Regulation, Motivation, & The Onset of Bipolar Disorder

Location: T-241

A heuristic inquiry approach to understanding the experiences of college students with the onset of bipolar disorder and how the onset impacted their abilities to be motivated and self-regulate in college. Also included are the recommendations for further research and support for these students.

Florida State University

Andrew Dentzau, Program Coordinator, Academic Center of Excellence

Peer-to-peer Study Skills Tutoring: Redefining Academic Coaching

Location: T-103

The University of South Florida’s Academic Success Center developed a peer to peer study skills tutoring program to improve student access to academic coaching and play a more active role in providing learning support to students. This program redefines academic coaching by putting the peer tutor in the driver’s seat. 

University of South Florida

Zoraya Betancourt, Assistant Director, Academic Success Center

Stephanie Sanchez, Graduate Assistant, Academic Success Center

Using Predictive Data to Develop Student Success Outreach as we Help Students Design a Plan for Success

Location: T-111

In response to performance metrics, FAU developed several innovative approaches to targeting particular students and courses in our success initiatives. Partnering with faculty and advisors, our academic support team uses predictive data to target at-risk students to get them to turn those academic dreams into deliverables. These partnerships focus on both first-time in college students and students nearing graduation.

Florida Atlantic University

Jennifer Bebergal, Assistant Dean for Retention & Academic Support

Teaching Students How To Pursue Their Own Destiny

Location: T-241A

Once students engage in a task, they must monitor their behavior, determine its outcomes, and react to those outcomes to regulate what action they determine is best (Eccles & Wigfield, 2002). This presentation will discuss how faculty can help students learn how to use self-monitoring procedures.

Florida State University

Courtney Barry, Director, Academic Center for Excellence

Todd Rakes, Teaching Faculty I, Academic Center for Excellence

Effective Communication: Tutoring not Teaching

Location: T-111

How do you show the importance of communication to your tutors?  Let us show you how we manage to get across the significance communication has in the tutoring process through activities and discussion.  

Florida Gulf Coast University

Tom Hamrick, Instructional Support Coordinator, Center for Academic Achievement

Collaboration is the Key to Mandating a Probation Recovery Course

Location: T-241A

Creating a mandated academic success course for freshmen on probation is not an easy undertaking.  However, at Florida State University it has made a tremendous difference in retention for a population in need of aggressive advising and mentoring.  This presentation covers key elements of program design, course content, campus collaboration, and outcomes data. 

Florida State University

Sara Hamon, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Academic Center for Excellence

Creating the Director's Dream Team: Hiring Attitudes, Training Tutors, and Evaluating Professionals

Location: T-103

When hiring tutors, how does a director hire the right candidate?  In building our team of tutors – both peer and professional – we start our cycle by hiring for the ability to establish rapport, not on academic achievement. In addition to providing training, our Writing Center employs a supportive evaluation process that transforms untested rookies into skilled, self-reliant professionals.

Hillsborough Community College

Nadia Kotula, Manager, Academic Support Services

Jessica Holley, Supervisor, Writing Center

Pop-up Advising: Catching the Problems Before They Happen

Location: T-241

Pop-Up Advising is an engaging initiative created to reach out to students in their own learning environment.
Academic Advisors are integrated into popular areas such as the Academic Success Center where students feel more comfortable and engaged. Learn about this innovative collaboration between Student Affairs and The Academic Support Services.

Broward College

Zureya Serrano, Academic Advisor, Student Success

Mirlyne Jean Charles, Tutoring Coordinator, Learning Lab

Farah Pierre, Executive Assistant, Library

Reaching for the Stars: Connecting College Students to Academic Support Services through Social Media

Location: T-112

This session will provide a detailed overview of effective marketing and social media campaign strategies for promoting academic support services to college students. FAU’s Center for Learning And Student Success will demonstrate techniques we have found successful in engaging students through creative marketing practices.

Florida Atlantic University

Victor Capellan, Supplemental Instruction Graduate Assistant

Kenneth Stephens, eLearning Success Graduate Assistant

Alexander Adams, Tutoring Graduate Assistant

Session 2 | 10:30a - 11:20a

Technology to Tutoring: How the Library Supports Undergraduate Success

Location: T-241

Libraries are active partners in the university-wide mission for student success. Attend this presentation to learn how to partner with your library to create and maintain academic and technological services, events, and programs that can positively impact student engagement and success, and contribute to your university’s retention efforts. 

Florida State University Libraries

Michelle Demeter, Student Engagement & Distance Services Coordinator

Bridgett Birmingham, Director of Undergraduate Research & Learning Services

Blast Beyond the Stars with Online Learning

Location: T-112

Looking to reach beyond the stars to support students through academic support? Then join FAU & UCF as we discuss how our institutions have embraced online resources to serve our student populations whilst becoming more accessible.  The presenters will give program overviews and discuss best practices and implications for future growth and improvement.

Florida Atlantic University

Patrick Dempsey, Coordinator, eLearning Success

Ronald Johnson, Director, Academic Support Services

University of Central Florida

Patricia Hartley, Coordinator-Tutorial Services & Outreach, Student Academic Resource Center

Ana Mack, Assistant Director, Student Academic Resource Center

Shining Star:The Road to NCLCA's Learning Center Leadership Certification

Location: T-241A

As the sole provider of certification in learning center leadership, NCLCA’s LCLC certification offers a nationally recognized
set of standards, fostering future growth and development for learning center professionals by focusing on evolving levels
of practice, training, self-reflection, service, and evaluation. (Taken from the NCLCA Website).

Florida A&M University

Stephanie Kimbrough, Tutorial Services Coordinator, Undergraduate Student Success Center

Appreciative Mentoring: Motivating Students Through A Trusting Relationship

Location: T-103

The interaction of tutor and student can be compared to that of a mentoring relationship as it pertains to motivation, support, and the transfer of knowledge. Appreciative mentoring is a connection developed between two individuals, focused on the motivational aspect of the mentoring relationship, in order to impact student success.

Florida Atlantic University

Debbie Johnson-Rais, Director of Student Mentoring

Patrick Riley, Graduate Assistant

Session 3 | 1:10p - 2p

Roundtable Sessions | ?:??p - ?:??p

Preparing a Learning Center of Excellence Application

 Looking for a way to spotlight the value of your services to your institutional decision-makers? Consider applying for the NCLCE Learning Center of Excellence certification.  In this discussion session you will have the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues who are at various stages of this process.

College/University

Presenter, Title, Department

Refreshing Science and Mathematics Tutor Content Knowledge

In this roundtable, we will explore these questions: What concerns do learning center administrators have about science and mathematics tutor content knowledge? Which strategies could help tutors refresh content knowledge? As part of the discussion, participants will briefly share experiences in tutor preparation and seek to understand each other's practices.

College/University

Presenter, Title, Department

Problematic Points Identified When Assisting Statistics Students At The Learning Center

This paper identifies relevant concepts pertaining to Introduction to Statistics that are particularly hard to be understood by the students.
They are depending of mathematical notions especially related to the structure of the number. They are also related to the lack of familiarity with the analytical and graphic understanding of the real line. They affect the comprehension of fundamental notions in the first course of Statistics and prevent the student from advancing toward higher level of concepts, application and other chapters in quantitative analysis.
This paper is based on the author experience as a Statistics Instructor and Math/Stat Academic Coordinator of a Learning Center.

 

College/University

Presenter, Title, Department

EAB Campus Users

This round table discussion will focus on advice, questions, and challenges for those who are using or in the process of implementing EAB Campus for tutoring and learning support services.

College/University

Presenter, Title, Department

Creative Budgeting in Learning Centers

Gone are the days where institutions can easily fund extensive academic support to serve the varied needs of today’s college student. The ability to creatively fund and expand our services is essential. Collaboration and the use of data to “sell our case” is imperative. At FAU, collaborative efforts – from institutional and departmental funding, Student Government funding, grants, special fees, and even low cost volunteer tutoring and Academic-Service Learning initiatives – have helped grow the academic support programs through Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Teaching and Learning. Join this roundtable to hear more about how FAU funds its programs and share ideas of creative ways you fund programs and services within your centers.

College/University

Presenter, Title, Department

Tutor Training and Evaluation

In this roundtable, come ready to ask questions and share ideas about how you train and evaluate your tutors and other academic support staff. Learn about FAU’s extensive training and evaluation processes, including training through CRLA Level III certification and a multi-tiered evaluation process.

College/University

Presenter, Title, Department

Professional Development and Leadership Training

 

College/University

Presenter, Title, Department

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