Student Success Conference Sessions

2018 Ruffalo Noel Levitz National Conference, July 24-26

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Learn how to strengthen student retention, completion, and outcomes

What are campuses doing to maximize student success and create stronger student outcomes? Catch sessions from experts across the country as they examine issues.

Download the Hour-by-Hour Agenda with session descriptions

(Please note: Conference sessions and programming are subject to change.)
  • Making Student Data Actionable from Application to Graduation for Student and Institutional Success
  • Driving Retention and Student Success: Big Data Tools and Techniques for Non-Data Scientists
  • DREAM: Data and Re-Alignment to Maximize Enrollment
  • Taking a Ride on the Student Data Life Cycle
  • Closing the Achievement Gap, Increasing Retention, and Improving Graduation Rates
  • Alignment: The Missing Element for Enhancing Student and Institutional Success
  • A Campuswide Commitment to Student Retention: Identification, Innovation, Empowerment and Communication
  • Retention for Rookies
  • Improving Student Retention Through Parent Engagement
  • A Blueprint for Increasing Graduation Rates for Minority Males
  • Why Do Males of Color Leave Our Institution? Creating a Student-Centered Academic Initiative
  • Building Cultural Capital in First-Generation Students of Color Through Holistic Programming
  • Strengthening Minority Serving Community Colleges HBCU Partnerships
  • The Transformation of Career Development in Higher Education
  • New and Innovative Ways of Thinking About Career Services in Light of Career Clusters Rather Than Specifically Aligning to Major
  • The Growing Career Demands of the Online Population
  • First-Choice Institution or No? Why It Matters for Enrollment and Retention Success
  • How to Leverage Tools and Marketing Strategies to Increase Student Reporting of First-Destination Information
  • Retention Strategies for Student Success at an Online Campus
  • The Ten Most Promising Retention-Related Strategies for Community/Technical Colleges
  • Do It In 2: A Graduation Challenge for Community College Students
  • Student Self-Advocacy: Four Areas to Help Students Help Themselves
  • A Framework for a Highly Collaborative Early-Alert Retention Tool
  • Navigating Academic and Student Affairs for Pathways Success
  • The Sophomore Slump: Strategies for Supporting and Retaining Second-Year Students
  • Focusing on Second-Year Students to Improve Graduation Rates
  • The Role of Faculty in Recruitment, Retention, and Mentoring
  • Mentoring and Mentoring Programs: Powerful Tools to Engage and Retain Students
  • Before They Leave: Designing Effective Recruit-Back Programs
  • Transform Your Academic Advising Program: Move Beyond Course Registration
  • Successful Students: At the Heart of Our School's Evolution
  • Reforming Developmental Education: A Campuswide Process

These student success conference sessions are designed for:

  • Presidents and chancellors 
  • Provosts and vice presidents for academic affairs and student affairs
  • Deans with responsibility for student retention
  • Career services staff members
  • Campus retention teams
  • Institutional researchers

"One of the smoothest and best run conferences that I’ve attended."
—Dr. Lisa Duncan Raines, Vice President of Enrollment and Student Success, Christopher Newport University

Register now to receive the best rate

Registerby May 18
by June 22
after June 22
1 to 5 from an institution $695 each $715 each $765 each
6 to 15 from an institution $675 each $695 each $765 each


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