Institute for Student Success

Student Success

Register for the Fall Institute
August 19, 2014

Tom BrownKeynote:
Dr. Johnnella Butler

Dr. Johnnella E. Butler has been Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Spelman College and Professor in the Department of Comparative Women’s Studies since 2005. Prior to Spelman, Dr. Butler held appointments at the University of Washington, both as Professor of American Ethnic Studies with appointments in English and Women’s Studies, and Associate Dean and Associate Provost of the graduate school, where she established an award-winning program. Early in her career, Dr. Butler taught at Towson State and was the first Black woman to be tenured at Smith College.

Submit a proposal for the Fall '14 or Spring '15 Institute!

Looking for ideas? Check out our list of potential workshops and discussion topics (requested by past institute participants).


The goal of the Institute for Student Success is to provide staff, faculty, and administrators with information, resources, and strategies useful in supporting a variety of student learning needs and enhancing the success of students from diverse backgrounds. The Institute includes a range of workshops focusing on various topics, from creating inclusive campus environments to effective pedagogy.

breakout session

We look forward to working with everyone throughout the year to support the strategies that participants found most interesting and useful.