UCF Hosts Florida College Learning Center Association Statewide Conference

Student Success: Making Magic Happen

The Student Academic Resource Center at UCF is hosting the FCLCA 3rd Annual Conference on April 7 and 8 at the UCF campus. Approximately 100 staff members from Florida’s postsecondary learning centers will be on campus to attend presentations on student success. Thomas Miller, vice president for Student Affairs at the University of South Florida will be the keynote speaker.

The Florida College Learning Center Association offers learning center staff the opportunity to build professional networks by working with colleagues throughout the state as well as the opportunity for professional development for all members of the Florida postsecondary student academic support community.

“This is a great opportunity to showcase the work UCF has engaged in over the past few years to help increase the retention and graduation rates of undergraduate students,” said Rebecca Piety, director for Student Academic Resource Center. “It is also a wonderful opportunity to learn from colleagues across the state as we strive to provide quality education at a low cost for Florida’s students.”

Maribeth Ehasz, vice president for Student Development and Enrollment Services, will address the membership on Re-Imaging the First Year in College. UCF was recently selected as one of 44 postsecondary institutions to participate in the three-year project sponsored by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. Mark Gumble, assistant vice president for Learning Support, is also scheduled to present on the work UCF has engaged in to improve the retention rate of high-risk students.

More information about the conference can be found at: www.floridacollegelearning.org/.