Conference Full Schedule

The Association of Deans and Directors of University Colleges and Undergraduate Studies is committed to providing quality learning opportunities for its members and other deans, directors, and undergraduate studies professionals. Note our detailed schedule, including session topics and leaders:

Day 1: Wednesday
2pm - 5pm | Registration Open
4pm - 5pm | First Time Attendee/New Member Orientation              

In this special session for new AD&D members / attendees, the conference format will be introduced and new friends will be made!

5pm - 6pm | Conference Opening & Remarks

Dr. William Moultrie, AD&D Vice President, will set the stage for this year’s conference theme, highlighting our shared goals for growing the next generation of student success leaders.

6pm - 8pm | Opening Reception
8pm            | Dinner On Your Own

Day 2: Thursday
8am - 9am | Coffee
9am - 10:15am | Opening Plenary Session - Mental Health of Faculty and Staff                            

Dr. Rae Lundy, Associate Vice President, Student Health, Counseling, and Wellness, Wiley College

10:30am - 11:45am | Breakout Sessions                                  

The Role of Metrics in Student SuccessPaul Atchley, Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Senior Associate Vice-President, University of South Florida

The Identities of Professional Women in Higher EducationSamantheo Marcellus, Academic Advisor, North Carolina Central University

11:45am - 1:30pm | Lunch (On Your Own)
1:30pm - 2:45pm | Breakout Sessions - Undergraduate Research

Freshman Seminars and the Impact of Undergraduate Teaching Fellows - Kesha Lee, Interim Associate Dean, North Carolina Central University                               

The General Education Core Curriculum - Dan Remmers, UNT-Dallas. What are challenges and opportunities for promoting and developing the core curriculum? How do we inform our students, families, and communities of what many term ‘the foundation of lifelong learning?’

2:45pm - 3:00pm  | Break
3:00pm - 4:15pm | Breakout Sessions                               

Developing Resilience: Helping Students Recover AcademicallyMichael E. Nava, Associate Dean, and Kambra K. Bolch, Associate Dean, Texas State University   

Enhancing Student Success and Engagement Through Peer MentoringDawn Kirby, Dean, Florida Gulf Coast University and Cathy Buyarski, Executive Associate Dean, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

6:00pm - 9:00pm | Hosted Dining Discussions 
                                         Serving Historically Under-Served Students
                                         Serving First-Generation Students
                                         Serving Under-Resourced Students
                                         Serving Student-Athletes

Day 3: Friday
8am - 9am | Coffee
9am - 10:15am | Plenary Session                           

Recognizing Student Needs to Promote Intended Advising Outcomes - Jason Ethridge, Academic Advisor, North Carolina Central University

10:15am - 10:30am  | Break
10:30am - 11:45am | Breakout Sessions                                 

 Serving Male Students - Michael Nava, TXST.  Challenges to male student success in college have been identified as matriculation, persistence, retention, and graduation rates lag behind those of female students. What types of programming have you developed for male students on your campus?

Serving Academically Under-Prepared Students - Stevie Lawrence, FVSU. Many states are implementing new approaches to developmental education, and more change is on the horizon. What is your experience? How can we best serve our under-prepared students?                                   

Serving Transfer Students - Kambra Bolch, TXST. Often considered the population receiving the least interest and support on campus, transfer students are arriving in greater numbers and bringing more credits from more campuses with them. How are you increasing transfer student success on your campus?

12pm - 1:30pm | Lunch and Annual Business Meeting (incl. 2019 - 2020 Election)                  

1:30pm - 2:45pm  |  Breakout Sessions

Understanding Students: Design Thinking Techniques - Lynn Disbrow, Kennesaw State University

The Role of University Colleges & Undergraduate Studies in Holistic Development of Students - Stevie Lawrence, Fort Valley State University

Continuing the Journey to Student Success through Professional Development and Mentorship - Brian Yates, Liberty University

Day 4: Saturday
8am - 9am | Breakfast & Town Hall
9am - 10:15am | Plenary Panel                           

Developing the Next Generation of Student Success Leaders - Jason Ethridge, NCCU; Kristopher Infante, TXST; Jaime Haider, TXST; Samantheo P. Marcellus, NCCU; Jeremy Tiedt, UNR. Dann Brown, moderator. What do we need to be doing if the next generation of student success leaders, within and outside of University College and Undergraduate Studies, is to be prepared to take on executive leadership roles? What is working? What remains to be done?

10:15am - 10:30am  | Break
10:30am - 11:30am | Breakout Sessions                                   

Developing Future UC and Student Success Leaders - David Hood, Montclair State; William Moultrie, NCCU. In this follow-up conversation, time has been provided to continue the important conversation about professional development and mentoring as we cultivate our next generation of student success leaders.                                   

The Future of University College and Undergraduate Studies - Amelia Noel-Elkins, Illinois State; Dann Brown, TXST. Where will University College and Undergraduate Studies be in ten or twenty years?

11:30am           | Meeting Adjourn

Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the AD&D Office at (844) 705-3293 or email us at [email protected]

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