Research & Scholarship

Thursday, November 9, 2017
We are excited to announce that Krittika Grau and Robin Pijor will be representing CED, University College and Kent State University at the American College Personnel Association's annual conference, ACPA18, this coming March in Houston, Texas. Their session, "Acquiring Intercultural Competency plus other Career Benefits of Studying Abroad," was accepted for inclusion in the conference's poster presentations.

Monday, October 30, 2017
Congratulations to Niki Lee, Sr. Learning Community Coordinator/Sr. Advisor (Exploratory Advising Center) and Rayshawn Eastman, Associate Director of Assessment and Accreditation (Division of Student Affairs) on their successful Primary Program Presentation at the 2017 ACUHO-I (Association of College and University Housing Officers-International) Academic Initiatives Conference. The Primary Program Presentation is titled, "Did you say the 'A' Word! Assessment Made Easy in LLPs (Living Learning Programs)".

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Please join us in congratulating Mike Donzella and Rachel Cordy on their recent poster session at the 32nd Annual National College Learning Center Association (NCLCA) Conference!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Congratulations to Julie Novotny on her leadership roles and proposal acceptances for two upcoming conferences: AAEE and PennACE. Her sessions are titled, "For the love of teaching and dislike of the classroom" and, "Education Super Start".

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Congratulations to McNair Scholars Program for receiving funding for another five years. This will allow our college and university to continue assisting students from underrepresented backgrounds to explore, pursuit and achieve graduate degrees. 

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Congratulations to Niki Lee, Sr. Learning Community Coordinator, on the College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA) International Mentor Training Program Certification (IMTPC), Level II (Advanced Level) achievement for the EXCEL Mentor Program as part of the EXCEL Learning Community.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Please join us in congratulating Ami Hollis and Cathy Sandella on their conference proposal acceptance to this year's National Student Employment Association conference.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Congratulations to numerous people who will be presenting at the 2017 National College Learning Center Association Conference taking place September 27-30 in San Antonio, Texas. Stephanie Walker and Kjera Seregi will be facilitating a Pre-Conference Workshop entitled "Learning Center Reporting: How to Best Demonstrate Your Center's Impact". Rachel Cordy and Mike Donzella will be presenting a Poster Session entitled "Let's Get Together: Combining Program Efforts to Serve Specialized Academic Populations". Additionally, Rachel Cordy will be facilitating two Mini Engagement Sessions entitled “There’s a Session Activity for That!” and “Getting to Know Them, Getting to Know All About Them”.

Thursday, June 1, 2017
Please join us in congratulating, Johanna Pionke, Director of Alternative Credit and Articulation Agreements and Kristin Bechter, Assistant Director of Director of Alternative Credit and Articulation Agreements on the acceptance of their proposal entitled Stay Here. Stay Here! for the NACEP 2017 National Conference in Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Please join us in congratulating Kristin Carvajal, Academic Program Coordinator in Student Support Services, and Rachel Cordy, Supplemental Instruction Coordinator in the Academic Success Center, on their completion of the 2016-2017 Institute for Excellence.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Please join us in congratulations to Lauren Rowley, David Moore, and Jordan Edelman for presenting at the Northeast Ohio Academic Advising Conference last week.

Friday, May 12, 2017
Please join us in congratulating Keith Smith, Kaylene Trimmer and Kristen Washington on their Northeast Ohio Academic Advising Conference (NEOACC) presentation on Monday, May 15th. Their session entitled “Engaging Experiences and Reflection: A formula for enhancing personal and career development”, includes material relatable to both career and academic advisors.

Tuesday, April 27, 2017
Congratulations are in order for John Borawski, Jordan Edelman, Shaunte Rouse, and Lauren Rowley for the upcoming presentation at the Northeast Ohio Academic Advising Conference (NEOACC) this May! Their presentation entitled Developing a Graduate Practicum: Building a Sense of Belonging in an Academic Services Office is a wonderful example of multi-departmental collaboration on a shared topic.

Thursday, April 13, 2017
Julie Novotny will present at the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Employers Conference on May 23-25 In-State College, PA. Julie’s session is titled, “Crafternoons with Career Conversation - Taking Career Development to Students”.

Thursday, April 6, 2017
Keith Smith and Kristen Washington presented at the 2017 Cooperative Education and Internship Association Conference in Denver, Colorado. Their speed session Externships: Student Gateways to Finding Meaning at School & at Work, which focused on discovering purpose through corporate/company site visits highlighted innovative programming piloted this past fall for FYE students, as well as future programming as part of the UC Purposeful Learning Committee.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Lauren Rowley, Rachel Cordy, David Paulik, and Kristin Carvajal presented at the 2017 ACPA Annual Convention. Their round table discussion entitled, "meaningful mentoring; engaging student leader through academic mentoring programs" was very well received and sparked many practical conversations for participants.

Thursday, March 30, 2017
David Moore and Lauren Rowley received acceptance to present at the Northeast Ohio Academic Advising Conference. This May Lauren and David will be facilitating this presentation in title, “tailored made or success; the academic success plan”, which creates a custom fit of academic support based on students’ courses and goals.

Thursday, March 30, 2017
Jordan Edelman for his recent success at the 2017 ACPA Conference in Columbus, Ohio. Not only did he present with our partners in the College of Business Administration but he also served as Co-Coordinator of Keynotes and Featured Speakers.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Steven Antalvari was selected as a recipient for the Excellence in Advising Award - Administrator for NACADA Region V. His presentation proposal Transforming the International Conversation; A Study in Transformative Training for Advisors and its Effects on Students Global Career Readiness has been accepted as a poster session for the NACADA’s International Conference; Sheffield the United Kingdom.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Academic Success Center Director, Stephanie Walker was invited to present a pre-conference workshop at the next annual National College Learning Center Association annual meeting in September. She will be presenting on Learning Center Reporting; How to Best Demonstrate Your Centers Impact. Additionally, Stephanie just received word from the NCLCA Board that her petition to found a regional affiliate (i.e., Ohio College Learning Center Association) has been approved. After petitioning for support from among all of the four-year colleges in the region, she received 47 endorsements, including two from universities outside of Ohio.