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Presentations & Publication


Academic Success Center staff regularly present at conferences, both regional and national. Please see below for some of our most recent presentations and publications.

Summer Opportunity for Academically Dismissed Students. 2015 NACADA Regional Conference, Covington KY. Doug Renalds.

What happens when students academically dismissed at the end of spring term are allowed reinstatement for summer term?  Inspired by The University of North Carolina-Asheville’s 2013 NACADA Region 3 presentation and its Academic Recovery Program (ARP), this past summer the University of Tennessee piloted Summer Opportunity for Academic Recovery (SOAR).  In this presentation, we will explore planning, implementation, and assessment stages for SOAR, a program that provided a portion of the academically dismissed students an opportunity to compete again and continue enrollment.

When Outreach and Assessment Meet: Using Assessment to Shape your Outreach. IUPUI 2015 National Assessment Institute, Indianapolis, Indiana. Jessica D. Osborne.

This presentation included an overview of the Student Success Center Comprehensive Assessment Report and an overview of the SSC outreach and marketing plan. The SSC Comprehensive Assessment Report is an annual document that provides information on SSC utilization, reach, and overall effectiveness. This document is used to describe important stories that originate from the Student Success Center. Details and information from this document are also utilized to create a strategic plan for outreach and marketing that includes targeted campus advertising, web and social media presence, on-campus events, and campus partnerships.

Assessing and Reporting Student Impact. National College Learning Center Association 2013 National Conference, South Charleston, SC. Stella Bridgmen-Prince, Brandon Jones, Jessica Osborne, Doug Renalds, and Anton Reece.

Using our office’s most recent Student Success Center Annual Report as an example, we described the challenging task of measuring a program’s student impact, recapped the impact measurements within our annual report, and facilitated group discussion of the audience’s best practices in accessing impact. Through handouts and a brief PowerPoint presentation, we gave special attention to the four metrics used as guiding principles for demonstrating impact, and summarized impact across a variety of programs, including academic coaching, Supplemental Instruction, tutoring, recovery workshops, and a support program for underrepresented students.

Osborne, J.D. “Student Success Story. National College Learning Center Association Newsletter, Summer 14.

Osborne, J.D. “Assessing and Reporting Student Impact.” National College Learning Center Association Newsletter, Fall 2013.