Middle States Commission on Higher Education back

A Rising Tide Floats All Boats: Campus-Wide Student Success and Completion

April 9, 2018 - Courtyard by Marriott - Philadelphia Downtown - Philadelphia, PA


Philadelphia Skyline · Photo by Bob Krist - Courtesy of Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau.


About the Workshop

"Who Owns Student Success?" is the organizational dilemma we all face. Colleges and universities need campus-wide understanding, engagement, ownership, and mechanism to move the institution at a pressing pace around the student success agenda.  As research shows no one unit can truly own student success given the complexity of student experiences on campus. Faculty, staff, and students should have an opportunity to guide our colleges and universities in preparing students for the next steps and to promote student success.  In this workshop, we will discuss critical issues in higher education impacting student success and assist participants in creating a shared vision connecting people to purpose over improving conditions that lead to greater student success and to integrate campus efforts and resources to increase graduation completion rates.

Objectives - This workshop will assist participants in:

•Creating a framework for a campus-wide comprehensive student success program by using the Integrated Data and Information Flow model

•Identifying pro-active and reactive strategies for identifying high risk and at-risk strategies

•Learning how to create student-centered experiences for your students by involving critical campus stakeholders

•Using an outreach matrix to identify who is responsible for taking action to intervene with a student in need

•Learning how to be a change champion and drive new student success initiatives from the middle—politics, people, and process of change


Kal Srinivas, Director for Retention, Syracuse University; and Loralyn Taylor, Director of Analytics for University Student Success Initiatives, Ohio University    


7:30 - 8:30 A.M.               Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:30 A.M. - 12 Noon         Workshop

12 noon - 1:00 P.M.          Lunch

1:00 - 4:00 P.M.               Workshop



The registration fee includes workshop materials, a continental breakfast, refreshment breaks, and lunch. Institutions may send more than one person to this workshop.

Early Registration
(Received on or before March 9, 2018):     $345 per person

Regular Registration
(Received March 10 - March 30, 2018):     $420 per person



NOTE: No on-site registration available.


Cancellations: To qualify for a refund, registrations must be canceled by March 30, 2018. A cancellation fee of $95 will be assessed, regardless of the reason for cancellation. Cancellations received after this date will not receive a refund. Contact MSCHE at (267) 284-5000.




Participants are responsible for their own accommodations. MSCHE has not reserved a block of rooms. For information regarding hotel reservations at the Courtyard by Marriott - Philadelphia Downtown click HERE. (Participants that need to book a room for this workshop are advised to make their reservations early. The hotel has limited availability.) The hotel is located at: 21 Juniper Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107.

Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2680; Telephone: (267) 284-5000

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