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  • Sophomore Issues
  • The Transfer Student Experience
  • The Senior Year
  • The First Year
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If you have any questions about the content or organization of this event, contact Nina L. Glisson at (803) 777-8158 or ninal@mailbox.sc.edu. Information about this Conference and other events sponsored by the Center can be found at www.sc.edu/fye.

 

Featured Speakers

Jillian Kinzie

Jillian Kinzie is associate director at the Center for Postsecondary Research and the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Institute at the Indiana University School of Education. She conducts research and leads project activities on effective use of student engagement data to improve educational quality, and serves as a senior scholar with the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) project. She is co-author of Assessment in Student Affairs (2016), Using Evidence of Student Learning to Improve Higher Education (2015), Student Success in College (2005/2010), and One Size Does Not Fit All: Traditional and Innovative Models of Student Affairs Practice (2008/2014). Kinzie is co-editor of New Directions in Higher Education and serves on the boards of the Washington Internship Institute and the Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education. She received the Robert J. Menges Honored Presentation by the Professional Organizational Development Network in 2005 and 2011. Kinzie earned her PhD in higher education from Indiana University, with a minor in women’s studies. She previously served on the faculty of Indiana University and coordinated the master’s program in higher education and student affairs. She also worked in academic and student affairs at Miami University and Case Western Reserve University.

 

Joshua Wyner

Joshua Wyner is founder and executive director of the College Excellence Program at the Aspen Institute, where he also serves as a vice president. The program aims to advance higher-education practices, policies, and leadership to significantly improve student outcomes. Wyner has spent the past two decades initiating organizations aimed at improving and equalizing educational outcomes. He has authored numerous publications about education, including the book What Excellent Community Colleges Do: Preparing All Students for Success (Harvard Education Press, 2014). He has a BA from Vassar College, an MPA from Syracuse University, and a JD from New York University School of Law.