We at CELT, along with the rest of the organizing committee, would like to take this opportunity to formally introduce the 2011 Institute for Student Success, held here on the HSU campus Wednesday, May 18th, and Thursday, May 19th.
Last year, we were excited to combine forces with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion – rolling together the Institute for Learning & Teaching and the Professional Day on Diversity to create a new and expanded event: the Institute for Diversity in Learning and Teaching. We received a great response – both in attendance and feedback, and are ready to do it all again. (Check out our newly released report from last year’s event! (.pdf))
In an effort to keep this event relevant, current and responsive to the evolving needs of HSU, the focus is being drawn even wider to allow us to support the campus in its central mission of creating student success. With that in mind, we have changed the name (yes, again!), added new ways for both participants and presenters to engage with the material, and we have made a significant effort to connect our event to the larger scope of professional development opportunities here on campus.
We are inviting staff and faculty to share their expertise in the form of both workshops and poster sessions, and are encouraging a broadened spectrum of topics. In advance of the institute, there will be three Spring Book Circles focusing on the areas of cooperative learning, student success and multicultural education. These will be attended by and facilitated by HSU faculty and staff. The books are directly tied to the topics presented by our keynote presenters (Dr. George Kuh, Dr. Barbara Millis, +1 TBA soon). The keynote presenters have also graciously agreed to make themselves available at the event to meet with the book circle participants!
It is our hope that all faculty, staff and administrators – either through presenting or attending – get a greater sense of their own individual role in supporting student success.