Congress 2013

Next week, members of the Supporting Student Success research team will present two papers from the study at #Congress2013, Canada’s largest meeting of the Humanities and Social Sciences.  Much of the conversation about postsecondary education capturing the headlines lately has focused on student success, with some suggesting the imperative of postsecondary education to prepare students for the workforce as a key benchmark of success. But beyond the media, how do those involved in postsecondary education—either as an educator or as a student—define success? Diliana Peregrina-Kretz and Tricia Seifert will share participants’ definitions of this much talked about concept. Let’s just say, student success is more multi-faceted than graduating with a credential and getting a job. Come hear their presentation titled “What defines student success: A multiple choice question” Monday from 10:00-11:15 in Room A264 H/SD.

If student success is really a multi-faceted notion, then how do postsecondary institutions support students to succeed in achieving their personal and academic goals? What level of awareness do faculty members have about the programs and services available on their campus that support student success? Jeff Burrow and Tricia Seifert will present findings  on “Faculty perceptions of student affairs and services in Ontario’s colleges and universities” Tuesday from 3:00-4:15 in Room A264 H/SD.

We invite you to join us for these two sessions which will also feature papers from Peter Dietsche and Kathleen Moore among others. In addition to presenting, we will be using social media to provide for real time perspectives and thoughts from the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education meeting at the University of Victoria, June 3-5. Follow us @CdnStdntSuccess.


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