Institute for Student Success

Student Success


Since 2011 the Institute for Student Success has been organizing workshops to facilitate professional development for faculty, staff, and administrators. The goal of these events is plain and simple - to improve the success of HSU students.

To review the offerings of past workshops or book groups, please select any from the list below.


Spring 2016 - Keynote: Dr. Jeff Duncan-Andrade

Fall 2015 - Keynote: Dr. Lori Patton

Spring 2015 - Keynote: Dr. Christie Price

Fall 2014 - Keynote: Dr. Johnnella Butler

Spring 2014 - Keynote: Thomas Brown

Fall 2013 - Keynote: Dr. Eric Mazur

Spring 2013 - Keynote: Dr. Kathleen F. Gabriel

Fall 2012 - Keynote: Dr. Kimberly Tanner

Spring 2012 - Keynote: Dr. Claude Steele

Spring 2011 - Keynote: Dr. George Kuh / Keynote: Dr. Barbara Millis, Plenary: Milton Randle

Book Circles

Spring 2015 - Facilitating Seven Ways of Learning / Completing College: Rethinking Institutional Action / Culture Centers in Higher Education

Fall 2014 - Whistling Vivaldi / How Learning Works / Quiet

Spring 2014 - Blind Spot / Learner-Centered Teaching / Quiet

Fall 2013 - Mindset: The New Psychology of Success / Creating Significant Learning Experiences: An Integrated Approach to Designing College Courses / Latino/Latina College Students: Theory, Models, and Practices for Understanding Diversity and Creating Inclusion / This Fine Place So Far From Home: Voices of Academics from the Working Class (excerpts)

Spring 2013 - Why Arent' We There Yet? / Generation on a Tightrope / Learner Centered Teaching

Fall 2012 - Teaching Unprepared Students / Whistling Vivaldi / First-Generation Student Experience

Spring 2012 - How Learning Works / Microaggressions in Everyday Life / First-Generation Student Experience

Fall 2011 - Learning Communities: Reforming Undergraduate Education / Teaching With Your Mouth Shut / Why Race and Culture Matter in Schools: Closing the Achievement Gap in America's Classrooms

Spring 2011 - Small Group Instruction in Higher Education / Student Success in College / Why Race and Culture Matter in Schools: Closing the Achievement Gap in America's Classrooms

breakout session

We look forward to working with everyone throughout the year to support the strategies that participants found most interesting and useful.