Past Event

Understanding & Implementing Completion Practices Seminar

February 9-10, 2015 held at the Doubletree Orlando SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida!

The Understanding & Implementing Completion Practices Seminar will outline the major issues around the global initiatives of student completion and graduation from post-secondary institutions, by introducing common concepts and vocabulary being used in these discussions, Participants will focus on Action Plans on their own campuses to address student success and completion.  

The White House and other international voices have identified the crucial gap between certificate/degree attainment and job force needs. National governments, states, and provinces have identified crucial issues such as affordability, retention and graduation rates, student loan debt, attrition, and student learning that are impacting funding and expectations for higher education institutions.


4:00-7:00 p.m. Registration
8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Registration
 8:30-9:30 a.m. Welcome &
Completion Agenda: The Role of Academic Advising
9:30-9:45 a.m. Beverage Break
9:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. National Agenda for Completion Conversations
Presenters include:
  • Drew Koch, John Gardner Institute
  • Dominique Raymond, USA Funds
  • Amber Garrison Duncan, Lumina Foundation
  • Charlie Nutt, NACADA
  • Jennifer Joslin, NACADA
12:00-1:15 p.m. Lunch (included)
 1:15-2:45 p.m. Working Groups
2:45-3:00 p.m. Beverage Break
3:00-4:30 p.m. Panel - Institutional Decision Makers: Making the Connection

This panel is designed to allow participants to hear from Chief Executives the importance of the Completion Agenda and how their campuses are putting together programs and initiatives to support graduation. We will hold a Panel Discussion of chief administrators from (tentatively): 
  • UC Davis
  • Akron University
  • Kansas State University
  • Palo Alto College
4:30-5:00 p.m. Final Conversations and Assignment for Day 2
8:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Registration
7:30-8:30 a.m. Breakfast (included)
8:30-9:45 a.m. Working Groups: Developing Strategies, Plans and Techniques
9:45-10:00 a.m. Beverage Break
 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Working Groups: Developing Strategies, Plans and Techniques
12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch (included)
1:00-3:15 p.m. Sharing Strategies for Completion and Planning for the Future
3:15 p.m. Ending Time - Thank you for attending!

Registration Information

 Completion Seminar Before/On
 NACADA Member $450 $555
 Non-Member $550 $655

Hotel Information

Doubletree Orlando Sea World 

10100 International Drive | Orlando, FL 32821

$149* (Single/Double)