Harnessing the power of active learning, design thinking and collaboration, the Forum on Student Success: Making the Case for an Integrated Approach taking place Thursday, April 25 at York University will explore insights, tools and best practices for the provision and delivery of student programs, courses, services and supports. The forum, which is offered at no charge, is open to full- and part-time faculty, staff and student leaders. Registration closes April 17. To register, click here.
At the Forum on Student Success, participants will collaborate with peers and colleagues who are interested in fostering student success. Participants will explore ways to maximize curricular and co-curricular student learning through high-impact strategies and student-centred approaches. They will learn about best practices for their programs, services and courses and will gain new insights into academic and service-oriented approaches for supporting student transition into and throughout university-level study.
The event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Vari Hall A, Keele Campus. Refreshments and lunch will be provided. The forum is sponsored by the Associate Vice-President Teaching & Learning and the Division of Students, in partnership with the Academic Innovation Fund (AIF) project: “First-Year Transition Course.”
The full schedule is available here. Highlights include the following:
- An interactive opening session about creating powerful learning experiences by integrating student development processes;
- An insightful speaker series featuring the Student Self-Assessment Survey and representatives from two AIF projects (Phase 1 and 2) dealing with the student experience;
- Concurrent hands-on workshops about using design thinking approaches to enhance courses, programs and services as well as enhancing academic orientation; and
- an engaging keynote presentation by Jennifer Keup, director of the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.
Keup’s presentation is titled, “Success has Many Parents” … Examining Student Needs and Opportunities for Cross-Campus Collaboration in the First-Year of University.” Learn more about Keup’s work and research.
This event would benefit faculty members and instructors interested in student-centered curricular approaches inside and outside of the classroom; staff who create, support or deliver student programs, services and/or supports; peer leaders and students interested in a career in student success or higher education administration. Students who participate in this event can add it to their co-curricular record.
To learn more, see the Forum on Student Success web page.