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10 Ways to Impact Student Success

Dr. Darla Cooper

In this follow-up breakout session, Dr. Cooper will share “10 Ways Everyone Can Support Student Success,” a resource developed from Student Support (Re)defined that outlines students’ suggestions on how individuals in different roles can support their achievement.

Writing for Life Balance

Tracey Smith


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Introduction to Student Development Theory

Shelby Frauen-Riddle

Student development theory encompasses a body of work that makes sense of student’s identities and their development in college. This session will be a crash course on student development theory and how to integrate it into practice.

Use Your Noodle

Janalyn Brown

In this fun, interactive, game-filled session you will gain insight into the processes of the brain which cause breakdowns in communication as well as gain a better understanding of how to use your noodle to improve these situations.

Communication with Staff and Colleagues Amid the Noise

Lisa Simmons and Heidi Kesler

Why is communication consistently ranked as one of the top skills employers desire in an employee? This session will discuss best practices in communicating with both colleagues and students, with particular emphasis on using nudge techniques, avoiding runaround, and fueling innovation.

Memory Techniques You Will Never Forget

Shanny Wilson

Back by popular demand! Our mind is one of the most powerful tools we will ever possess, yet “classic studies have shown that, immediately after listening, we are likely to recall only half of what was said” (Carter, Bishop, and Kravits 2011). This session is beneficial for anyone who would like to enhance their memory skills, especially those who teach or are continuing their education.

Factors that Influence Graduation Efficiency

Casey Bullock

This presentation examines what variables affect degree efficiency for students who graduated from Weber State University (WSU) during the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 academic years. Using problem-structuring policy analytic methodology, this presentation will provide information about the problems that affect the students’ pathway to graduation.

Our Journey to Invisibility

Ben Haacke

BYU-Idaho’s Student Records and Registration Office has created a vision of “SRR is invisible to students.” With the goal of continual process improvement, by using relevant data metrics, and by routinely evaluating and improving systems and policies. BYUI is working to help its students focus on the primary reason they are in school – academic learning – by identifying and removing administrative barriers to student success with the lofty goal that students won’t even know this office exists.

Moral Potency and Leadership in the Registrar’s Office and Beyond

Michael Santarosa

Uncovering and measuring motivations for our actions can be tricky—especially in the area of doing the right thing. We often know what the right thing to do is, but don’t always follow through. Why is that? Understanding moral potency may help us rediscover our why for what we do and use it to propel our leadership in the right direction. In this workshop we’ll explore who has high levels of moral potency and we’ll apply that knowledge to some of the work we do in the registrar’s office.

Walk in my Shoes

Chrystine Whyte

Communicate with concern, compassion, and passion. This workshop is designed for administrators who must communicate academic policies and empathy to students when the going gets tough. Learn empathetic skills and communication techniques that will improve student interactions with your offices and a better understanding of academic policies.

Event Planning

Tad Sorenson & Katie Ashcroft

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High School/College Relations


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Public Speaking – Developing Professionalism

Rachel Saunders

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