20th National Students in Transition Conference      


                                                October 19-21, 2013

                                       THe Westin Buckhead Atlanta Hotel

                                                    Atlanta, Georgia


Roundtable Resources

Roundtable Presentation:  Sunday October 20th 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM - Habersham Room


Roundtable Title:

Leading in Transition: Conversations with Stakeholders Managing Student Success Transitions in Higher Education

Roundtable Facilitators: Dr. Joan E. Leichter Dominick, Associate Professor of Communication &

Senior Seminar Course Coordinator, Kennesaw State University, and Dr. Rebecca Casey, Chair,

Department of University Studies, Kennesaw State University.


Roundtable Summary:

Come join the roundtable discussion exchanging experience, insights, and innovative ways stakeholders are leading and managing student success in higher education. Whether you are a seasoned leader, emerging leader, or considering joining the ranks, come and share your ideas.

This roundtable is designed to bring together leaders of student services, academic departments, colleges, programs, courses, etc. to exchange strategies for leading student transition experiences. If you are involved in Summer Bridge Programs, Dual Enrollment Honors Programs, First-Year Transitions, Sophomore Year Transitions, Junior Year Transitions, Senior Year Transitions, Transfer Transition, Graduate Program Transitions, etc, you are invited to join this conversation to explore the challenges of incubating, leading, and assessing programs for student transition.


Roundtable Learning Outcomes:

1. Exchange Best Practices for leading and managing programs, services, departments, and colleges that focus on the student success transitions in the college experience.

2. Exchange current and emerging ideas for leading and managing programs, services, departments, and colleges that focus on the student success transitions in the college experiences.

3. Connect with roundtable respondents for further discussions and sharing of resources. Method to be determined by respondents.


Roundtable Discussion Topics:

1. Welcome!

2. We are all in Transition

3. Introduction of Facilitators

4. Introductions and Networking of Attendees

5. Discussion

6. What Next?

7. Let's stay Connected


Rountable Faciliators Professional Bios

Dr. Rebecca Casey is an Associate Professor of English and Chair of University Studies at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw Georgia, north of Atlanta. She holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education, Composition and Rhetoric from Georgia State University, with specializations in adult learning theory, computers and composition, on-line writing instruction, and history of Scottish Rhetoric. Her Masters and Bachelors degrees in English Education were conferred at Southern Illinois University. Dr. Casey has worked for over 15 years leading college transition programs. She directs an academic department at KSU which houses the honors programs, first-year experience program, the learning communities program, Sophomore-year and senior-year experience programs, and others. An administrator and leader in the newly established University College, Dr. Casey has 25 full-time tenure-track faculty and 5 full-time staff under her supervision in the department.

Dr. Joan E. Leichter Dominick is an Associate Professor of Communication and the KSU Senior-Year Seminar Course Coordinator at Kennesaw State Unversity. She is an award winning college educator with over a thirty year professional history in the disciplines of Adult Education and Communication. Dr. Joan E. Leichter Dominick holds a Doctorate in Adult Education from the University of Georgia (1990) and Masters Degree (1975) and Bachelors Degree (1973) in Communication Arts and Sciences from Queens College, City University of New York. Dr. Joan Leichter Dominick has served as the leader of this academic institutional elective capstone since 1998, having taught the first course in 1997. She designed the Senior-Year Seminar Course during her tenure in the Governor's Teaching Fellowship Program 1996-1997, prepares seniors for their post-university experiences as productive national and global citizens. This seminar is based on a earlier academic version developed in 1990 by President Emeritus Betty Siegel, Kennesaw State University. Since joining Kennesaw State University in 1990, she has chaired the Communication Department, won the 1996 Distinguished Teaching and the 1996 Regent's Distinguished Professor of Teaching and Learning at the Kennesaw State University. She has also taught First-Year Experience Seminars & First-Year Learning Communities.


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