Conferences and Continuing Education













Our Invitation to You

* Registration Now Open

The National Resource Center is pleased to now offer online courses on current topics related to the first-year experience and students in transition. Online courses are designed to come as close as possible to providing students with the same course content and opportunities for interaction with classmates and with the instructor as traditional or classroom-based courses as well as take advantage of pedagogy and teaching techniques that are not possible or uncommon in a traditional format. Our online courses will take place during a four-week or five-week period with the majority of instruction occurring in an asynchronous environment. Asynchronous instruction is neither timebound nor place-bound and does not require the simultaneous participation of all students and instructors. It utilizes toolssuch as email, threaded discussions/forums, listservs, and blog.

Participants will earn 1.5 continuing education units.

Infusing Emotional Intelligence Learning
into Your First-Year Seminar and First-Year Experience

Korrel Kanoy
Professor Emeritus
William Peace University

Korrel Kanoy earned her BA degree in Psychology from the University of Richmond and her doctorate degree from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. After a 31-year career in higher education as a professor and dean of academic affairs, Korrel now works with educational institutions and faculty to promote emotional intelligence development. She has developed emotional intelligence curricula, designed strategies for graduate programs to assess the emotional intelligence of program applicants as part of the admissions process, and led numerous faculty and staff professional development sessions to teach faculty about the importance of emotional intelligence in teaching and in predicting students’ success. She also trains university faculty to use the Emotional Quotient Inventory 2.0, an assessment tool that measure emotional intelligence in graduate and undergraduate students.

During her 31-year tenure at Peace College, Korrel taught classes in developmental psychology, general psychology, research methods, and emotional intelligence, as well as publishing numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals. In addition, she earned several campus awards including Alumna Distinguished Professor, the McCormick Distinguished Teaching Award, and the Bingham Award for Excellence in Campus Leadership.

Korrel is the co-author (with Steve Stein) of The Student EQ Edge: Your Academic and Personal Success and an accompanying The Student EQ Edge: Facilitation and Activity Guide and The Student EQ Edge: Student Workbook.


Registration Deadline
Course Capacity
March 27 - April 21, 2017 March 15, 2017 25 Registrants $425.00


Research demonstrates the most successful college students possess higher emotional intelligence (EI) and by infusing EI learning into first-year experience programs (e.g., first-year seminar course topic, into first-year advising or first-year programming, or as a follow-up course to the first-year seminar), outcomes such as enhanced retention and graduation rates and greater academic and social success are achieved.  This course will provide an overview of relevant literature related to first-year students and EI, resources and strategies for teaching emotional intelligence skills -- including sample syllabi, activities, readings, and more -- that you will be able to use immediately, and a section on gaining buy in on your campus. 

Course Objectives

  • Participants will develop an understanding of what emotional intelligence is and how it impacts first-year student success, including retention and ultimate graduation.
  • Participants will identify various methods and strategies for enhancing first-year student learning about emotional intelligence on their campus including through the first-year seminar, advising, residence life, and more.
  • Participants will develop strategies for increasing buy-in on their campus for teaching emotional intelligence and infusing it into first-year programs.
  • Participants will design an approach (or modify an existing one) for teaching emotional intelligence on their campus.

Course Materials:

  • The Student EQ Edge:  Emotional Intelligence and Your Academic and Personal Success

  • The Student EQ Edge Facilitation and Activities Guide 

  • Transitions of the Collegiate Athlete

    Talea Drummer
    Director for the Student
    Multicultural Center
    Kent State University

    Talea Drummer is currently the Director for the Student Multicultural Center at Kent State University. More recently, she was the Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Support Services at Eastern Michigan University and prior to that was the Assistant Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Academic Services at Kent State University in Kent, OH. Drummer is still connected to working with student-athletes at Kent State as she continues to strive to support student-athletes and their career development, and collaborate on initiatives for at=risk student-athletes. Drummer’s research has reviewed sophomore student-athletes and their unique needs. Prior to Kent State, Drummer worked as a First Year Advisor at her undergraduate alma mater, Miami University, where she oversaw the daily operations of the building and academically advised freshmen that lived in her residence hall, which was themed RedHawk Traditions: History, Traditions & Athletics and hosed a number of Miami’s student-athletes.

    Drummer earned her bachelor’s degree in Family Studies from Miami University in 2006, her master’s degree in College Student Personnel from the University of Louisville in 2008, and is a proud alum of Kent State as she earned her doctorate in 2014.


    Registration Deadline
    Course Capacity
    May 8 - June 2, 2017 April 26, 2017 25 Registrants $425.00


    This course will review the various transitions that may occur within the NCAA Athlete experience such as transitioning from high school to college as well as transitioning into eligibility requirements entering into particular semesters. It will evaluate the role of sport with the student-athlete experience. The course will provide an introductory analysis of the athletic experience through the lens of Division-I, -II, and -III athletes. Finally it will allow participants the opportunity to share views of working with student-athletes and gain a better understanding of how to support them.

    Course Objectives

    • Recognize the differences in divisions within NCAA and the effects on the athlete experience

    • Review various transitions of the collegiate athlete

    • Recognize influences on collegiate sport related to student-athletes

    • Identify ways of further support for the collegiate athlete