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GI 2025 Conference

Collaboration, Coherence, and Commitment

GI 2025 Spring Conference

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Please save the date: Thursday, May 10 from 8:00am-3:15pm at SMSU Theatre/Events Center C for our ‚ÄúCollaboration, Coherence, and Commitment‚ÄĚ GI2025 conference.  Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.  Our keynote speaker is Bridget Burns, the Executive Director of University Innovation Alliance.  She will highlight best practices across the country for improving graduation rates.



We invite faculty and staff especially in Academic Affairs and Student Affairs to consider presenting their work. 

Conference Contact:
Karina Alvarado

Program (Brief)
8:00-8:20AM Registration/Breakfast (outside SMSU Theatre)
8:20-8:25AM Welcome, President Morales (SMSU Theater)
8:25-8:30AM Welcome by Provost and Dr. Haynes and introduction of Bridget Burns  (SMSU Theater)
8:30-9:30AM Keynote Session + Q&A, Bridget Burns  (SMSU Theater)
9:30-9:40AM GI 2025 Progress Report, Dr. Muriel Lopez-Wagner  (SMSU Theater)
9:40-10:10AM Internship Programming as a High Impact Practice, Saldivar & Maldonado  (SMSU Theater)
10:10-10:40AM Palm Desert Campus Student Success Initiatives, Salvador & Rodriguez  (SMSU Theater)
10:40-10:55AM Break (SMSU Event Center C)
10:55-11:25AM Student Success through quality mentored undergraduate research, Cousins & Usher  (SMSU Theater)
11:25-11:55PM Advising 4 Undergraduate Success, Davidson-Boyd, Meza, & McMurran  (SMSU Theater)
11:55AM-12:55PM Lunch/Table Discussions (SMSU Events Center C)

Graduation and Retention Specialist: Working Towards 2025, Osorio, Thind, Rogers & Long  (SMSU Theater)

1:25-1:55PM Faculty-Student Interaction in the Context of a Faculty-in-Residence Program: Experiences and Outcomes for Students, Fullam & Hughes  (SMSU Theater)
1:55-2:25PM Factors Associated with Retention and Four Year Graduation: Insights from the 2011 First-Time Freshpeople Cohort, Roman  (SMSU Theater)
2:25-2:55PM Supporting Student Success through the Basic Needs Initiative, Podolske & Jaworski  (SMSU Theater)
2:55-3:15PM Moving Forward Session, Dr.Muriel Lopez-Wagner and Dr. Clare Weber  (SMSU Theater)