Virtual July 21-22, 2021

Digital Experience

  • Keynote Presentations
  • Prestigious Panels
  • Workshop on Leveraging CARES Funding
  • Live Q&As with Presenters

free

All-Access Pass

  • Everything in the Digital Experience Pass
  • Student Success Quizzo
  • Dr. Murrell's DEI and Data Workshop
  • Virtual Networking Hour with Speakers

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Unite with a rapidly growing community of diverse thought leaders, experts, and peers.

After hosting 1,400+ virtual attendees in 2020, this year’s conference comes at an opportune moment in time when the future of Higher Education is approaching faster than expected. Long overdue technological advancements will come to a much needed, and expeditious, fruition.  All the administrative hardships and challenges faced over the years, especially throughout pandemic, will manifest into powerful new systems and capabilities for student success. Together, we have the opportunity reverse negative enrollment trends through data-driven approaches and propel schools into thriving, equitable, and outcomes-oriented institutions. To do this, members of our diverse community must unite to solve pivotal problems now while simultaneously future-proofing student success for generations of learners to come.

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Featured Speakers

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Betsy Leebron Tutelman, PhD

Senior Vice Provost for Strategic Communications, Temple University

Jenn Ibrahim on Background@2x

Jennifer Ibrahim, PhD, MPH

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Temple University

Tracy Timby on Background@2x

Tracy Timby, JD, MS

Associate Vice President for Strategic Partnerships, Bucks County Community College

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Kelly Kelleway, PhD

Associate Provost & VP, Student Success, Bucks County Community College

Katherine Lawlor on Background@2x

Katherine Lawlor, MEd, MS

Student Development Coordinator, First Generation Student Programs, Northern Arizona University

Kiara Weathersby on Background@2x

Kiara Lee Weathersby, MA

Assistant Director, Office of Leadership, Engagement, Activities, and Peer Mentoring, Northern Arizona University

Jess Druga on Background@2x

Jessica Druga, MS

Student Engagement Manager, University of Pittsburgh

Audrey Murrell on Background@2x

Audrey Murrell, Phd

Professor, Author and Researcher


Panel 1: Getting Started on Suitable, Ongoing Student Adoption, and Scaling Student Engagement

Abbey Mikesell on Background
Abbey Mikesell, MS

Director of Undergraduate Advising, Purdue University

Cory Werkheiser on Background
Cory Werkheiser, MEd

Assistant Director, Career and Professional Development, College of Charleston

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Amy Tomas, PhD

Director of Undergraduate Programs, Grossman School of Business, University of Vermont

Cheri Speier Pero on Background
Cheri Speier-Pero, PhD

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, Michigan State University

Alla Hatfeild on Background
Alla Hatfield, MEd

Academic Advisor, Undergraduate Education, Penn State University

Panel 2: Leveraging Suitable Data for Analysis, Assessment, and Accreditation

Michelle Chapman on Background
Michelle Chapman, MEd

Assistant Director of Student Engagement and Scholarship, Washington State University

Ramina Benjamin on Background
Ramina Benjamin, EdD, MBA

Director of Accreditation & the Student Success Center, Nova Southeastern University

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Victoria Kerr, MS

Director of the Career and Professional Development Center, Shippensburg University

Catherine Coe on Background
Catherine Coe, PhD, MEd

Director of Gator Ready, Enrollment Management, and Data Strategy, University of Florida

Duane Williams on Background
Duane Williams, MS

Director, Center for Leadership and Engagement, Montclair State University

Student Speaker

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Mary-Helen Kolousek

Pathways Student of Distinction, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Agenda

July 21st July 22nd All-Access Activities
Mark Visco Jr.

Mark Visco Jr.

9:30 AM, EST

All-Access Only: Student Success Quizzo

Team up with your peers to test your student success knowledge. Take on questions from a variety of categories and earn this year’s Quizzo. Plus, winners will receive a special gift from the Suitable team.

Sean Carson

Sean Carson

10:30 AM, EST

Opening remarks by Suitable

Good morning! Make sure to be on time to start Pathways off right with a little morning motivation by yours truly, Sean Carson (Vice President of University Partnerships).

Betsy Leebron Tutelman Jenn Ibrahim

10:45 AM, EST

From convocation to commencement: connecting the student experience to drive outcomes

By Betsy Tutelman and Jenn Ibrahim

Mark Visco Jr.

Mark Visco Jr.

12:00 PM, EST

Suitable: company news and product releases

By Mark Visco Jr.

Abbey Mikesell Cory Wekheiser Amy Tomas Cheri Speier Pero Alla Hatfeild

12:30 PM, EST

Panel 1: Strategies for student engagement, early adoption, and getting started

Learn best practices from new Suitable partners as they share how they got started and fostered student engagement and adoption from the start.

Katherine Lawlor Kiara Weathersby

2:00 PM, EST

Moving toward scaling through an outreach program for first-gen college students

By Katherine Lawlor, MEd and Kiara Lee Weathersby, MA

Mary-Helen Kolousek

Mary-Helen Kolousek

3:00 PM, EST

Student Speaker of Distinction

Top of the leaderboard is no easy feat. Learn how this top student made it...and how it helped their student development.

Jessica Lewis

Jessica Lewis

3:15 PM, EST

Leveraging CARES Funds for Your Next Initiative

Newly available federal funding has made exciting initiatives, new technologies and exciting data streams possible for schools. Will yours be next?

Sean Carson

Sean Carson

3:45 PM, EST

Conclude

That's a wrap for the first day! We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow!

Audrey Murrell

Audrey Murrell

9:30 AM, EST

All-Access Only: Big Data And The Problem Of Bias In Higher Education

By Audrey Murrell, PhD

José Antonio Bowen

José Antonio Bowen

10:30 AM, EST

Nudging and gamification for student success and retention

By José Bowen

Mark Visco Jr.

Mark Visco Jr.

12:00 PM, EST

Partner Awards

Please join us as we honor the accomplishments of our partner schools who went above and beyond to serve their students over the past year.

Michelle Chapman Ramina Benjamin Victoria Kerr Catherine Coe Duane Williams

12:30 PM, EST

Panel 2: Data, assessment, and accreditation

You won't want to miss this opportunity to hear this panel of your peers share their perspective, insights, and best practices for leveraging student Suitable's engagement data for assessment, accreditation, and continuous improvement.

Kelly Kelleway Tracy Timby

2:00 PM, EST

A Digital Transformation To Improve Retention

By Tracy Timby JD, MS

Jess Druga

Jess Druga

3:30 PM, EST

How to better integrate and engage employers in the student experience

By Jess Druga, MS

Sean Carson

Sean Carson

4:15 PM, EST

Conclude

Make final connections and celebrate the conclusion of Pathways 2021 with the community! Thank you all so much!

José Antonio Bowen Audrey Murrell Betsy Leebron Tutelman Jenn Ibrahim Tracy Timby

4:30 PM, EST

All-Access Only: Virtual networking hour with the speakers

Meet the Pathways 2021 speakers in a more informal, conversational setting.

Mark Visco Jr.

Mark Visco Jr.

Wednesday, July 21 at 9:30 AM, EST

Student Success Quizzo

Team up with your peers to test your student success knowledge. Take on questions from a variety of categories and earn this year’s Quizzo. Plus, winners will receive a special gift from the Suitable team. Categories include Suitable Product, Terms to Know, Gen Z Trends, High Impact Practices, Competencies

Dr. Audrey Murrell

Dr. Audrey Murrell

Thursday, July 22 at 9:30 AM, EST

Big Data And The Problem Of Bias In Higher Education

Given the human element, can big data ever be bias-free in the context of diversity? While it is true that there is power in predictive analytics, they are no panacea — especially not within the context of diversity and inclusion. Concepts such as “AI” and “machine learning” are assumed to be neutral by definition, yet all predictive models are shaded by human judgment, which we know falls far short of being error-free.

Tracy Timby Jenn Ibrahim Betsy Leebron Tutelman Dr. Audrey Murrell José Antonio Bowen

Thursday, July 22 at 4:30 PM, EST

Virtual networking hour with José and the speakers

Want an opportunity to connect with José and the speakers in a more informal, conversational setting? This virtual networking hour will provide a space for stimulating academic discourse with top student success influencers and experts.

Awards

Distinguished Program Award

Distinguished Program Award

2021 Winners:

  • Illinois State University
  • Montclair State University
  • Temple University
  • University of Florida
  • University of Missouri
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Wyoming

Outstanding New Program

Outstanding New Program

2021 Winners:

  • Bucks County Community College
  • Kennesaw State University
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Providence College
  • Rutgers University
  • University of Akron
  • University of Maryland

Best Branding

Best Branding

2021 Winners:

  • College of Charleston
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Kennesaw State University
  • North Carolina State University
  • Shippensburg University
  • University of Arkansas
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Wyoming
  • Washington State University

Best Incentives

Best Incentives

2021 Winners:

  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Farleigh Dickinson University
  • Rutgers University
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Bucks County Community College
  • University of Utah

Best Program Website

Best Program Website

2021 Winners:

  • New For 2021

Best Promotion

Best Promotion

2021 Winners:

  • New For 2021

Best Social Media Presence

Best Social Media Presence

2021 Winners:

  • New For 2021

Best Program Video

Best Program Video

2021 Winners:

  • New For 2021

Most Active Suitable Partner

Most Active Suitable Partner

2021 Winners:

  • New For 2021

Most Innovative Pivot

Most Innovative Pivot

2021 Winners:

  • New For 2021

Most Engaged Students

Most Engaged Students

2021 Winners:

  • New For 2021

2020 recap

See how things went down last year at Pathways 2020!