Seminar Series

The CRICPE and Broncos FIRST seminar series will be a mix of presentations and journal clubs focused on various topics related to interdisciplinary research that leads to transformative change in post-secondary education, student success, and special interest research topics (e.g. The Kalamazoo Promise). We welcome you to join us in conversation and learning as we explore ways to transform WMU and other higher education institutions to better support students. These events are free of charge to attend. We look forward to using this platform to engage the campus community in engaging discussions.

Location 3310 Sangren Hall, 2-3:30 p.m

Spring Semester Seminar Series 

Jan. 21: "Learning from WMU's Student Support Programs: Highlights of Current Practices for Student Success"  Part II of a two-part series with multiple presenters. 

Feb. 4: "Constraints and Affordances Perceived in Undergraduate Education Environments’: Considering Students’ Perspectives to Better Support STEM Education Improvement Efforts at Public Research Universities." Presented by Jennifer Collins, Ph.D., CRICPE, WMU. Click here for the event flyer.

 Feb. 18: "Journal Club Discussion: Let’s Talk About Student Success, More Specifically the Terminology of Student Success" Facilitated by Jennifer Collins, Ph.D., CRICPE, WMU. Click here for the event flyer.

 Mar. 3: "Implementation of a culturally-responsive pre-college engineering course and design activity." presented by Marisol Mercado Santiago, Ph.D., Chemistry, WMU. Click here for the event flyer.

Mar. 17: "History of the MLK Academy and The Adaption of the Model Across Campus" presented by Diana Hernandez, Director of Multicultural Affairs, Jayne Fraley-Burgett, Director of Disability Services for Students, and Adriana Cardoso-Reyes, Director for the College Assistance Migrant Program. Click here for event flyer.

Apr. 7: "Comparing Self-Report and Observational Data: An Investigation of Faculty Instructional Practice" presented by Cody T. Williams, Doctoral Associate, CRICPE, WMU. Click here for the event flyer.

Apr. 21:Part I - "KVCC Student Success Programs" presented by Diane Vandenberg, KVCC. & Part II - "WMU Signature Program" presented by Anne Lundquist, Ph.D. & Kelly Reed, WMU. 

Fall Semester Seminar Series

Oct. 1: "Ten Years of the Kalamazoo Promise: Past Results and Future Directions" presented by Michelle Miller-Adams, Bridget Timmeney & Brad Hershbein

Oct. 15: "Supporting the Success of all Students: Students with Disabalities at Four-Year Institutions, A National Overview" presented by Margaret A. Partlo, Ph.D, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Broncos FIRST. Click here for the event flyer.

Nov. 5: "Missed Connections: A Case Study of the Social Networks of Physics Graduate Students" presented by Alexis Knaub, Ed.D, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, CRICPE. Click here for the event flyer.

Nov. 19: "Necessary but Not Sufficient: Social Mobility, Economic Inequality and The Kalamazoo Promise" presented by Tim Ready, Ph.D,  Director of the Lewis Walker Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnic Relations and Associate Professor of Sociology, WMU. Click here for event flyer.

Dec. 3: "Learning from WMU's Student Support Programs: Highlights of Current Practices for Student Success" Part I of a two-part series with multiple presenters. Click here for event flyer.