Student Success Summit




Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Main Session: 12:00 – 3:30pm (lunch provided)

University Showcase: 3:45 - 4:30pm 

Bernhard Center South Ballroom


Featuring Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Jillian Kinzie

Associate Director of the Center for Postsecondary Research & National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Institute

Indiana University


The event is free, but space is limited. Please click here to register! In order to attend you must register.


Broncos FIRST invites WMU Administrators, Faculty, and Staff to join us for the 2017 Fall Student Success Summit! Our keynote speaker and associate director of the National Survey on Student Engagement (NSSE) institute, Dr. Jillian Kinzie, brings her expertise and knowledge on institutional student engagement data and other assessment results to inform student success practices. The event is an opportunity to engage in a meaningful and impactful discussion using current WMU NSSE data. Participants will delve into a facilitated review of NSSE data in small working groups with campus leaders. These groups, focusing on student engagement and participation, will associate the data presented to current porgrams and practices at WMU. The day will also include a University Showcase, featuring colleagues from across campus sharing their successes in implementing programs at WMU to support students!

Please join us for this unique opportunity to learn, discuss, and create actions for positive change to support students at WMU.


More Information About Our Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Jillian Kinzie is the Associate Director, Center for Postsecondary Research and the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Institute, 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 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). She 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 (POD) Network in 2005 and 2011. Kinzie earned her PhD from Indiana University in higher education with a minor in women’s studies. Prior to this, she 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.


This event is sponsored by Broncos FIRST, a grant adminstered by the Center for Research on Instructional Change in Postsecondary Education (CRICPE), and the Office of Assessment and Undergraduate Studies. If you have any questions please e-mail the Broncos FIRST team by clicking here or give us a call at (269) 387-1707.