Our Work • Conference Presentations and Keynotes
Conference presentations and keynotes are important for sharing the latest research and keeping abreast of new developments in higher education. Our focus is on active engagement and interaction. Participants learn how to integrate theory and research into their practice. Here are some recent projects.
SWE Leadership Coaching 2015-2016 TRPP Associates is working with the Society of Women in Engineering (SWE) to provide leadership coaching for collegiate members of the organization. Students at selected schools work one-on-one with a professional career and leadership coach. They develop plans for leadership development, enhance interview skills, and explore strategies to successfully transition into the workforce. This program has been made possible through generous funds from The Alcoa Foundation.
NADE Conference 2016: Golden Opportunities: Building on 40 Years of Progress March 16-19, 2016 Anaheim, California
TRPP Associates Presents Pre-Conference Workshop: CONDUCTING QUALITATIVE RESEARCH FOR EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE Participants actively discussed and analyzed a qualitative research study of students who had significant stresses and barriers while completing their higher education experience. They viewed and considered videotaped student interviews, conducted an analysis of research results, and examined research findings to create evidence-based learning strategies.
Presentation at UNC-Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, North Carolina February 22, 2016
Casazza was the invited keynoter for the Student Success Conference at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill on February 22, 2016. Sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Retention, the focus of this year’s conference was the concept of mindset. Casazza led an interactive presentation with the following learning objectives: Understanding the distinction between growth and fixed mindsets; Examining the research related to mindset theory and its application to college students and Learning how to integrate theory and research related to mindset in order to develop principles for practice.
INADE Conference Indianapolis, Indiana February 2015
Dr.Sharon Silverman delivered the keynote address, Student Voices, Listening, Learning, and Responding to Student Needs at the Indiana National Association of Developmental Education Conference
NCLCA Conference Milwaukee, Wisconsin October 2015
TRPP Associates presented a workshop, Student Voices: A Model for Student Success at the National College Learning Center Association. Click here for ppt presentation.
Developmental Education Symposium Waubonsee Community College Waubonsee, Illinois October 2015
Presentation on the qualitative research study - Student Voices: A Model for Success. Click here for ppt presentation.
ILSADE Conference Triton College River Grove, Illinois October 2014
Dr. Sharon Silverman delivered keynote address, Student Voices, Listening, Learning, and Responding to Student Needs at the Illinois Learning Specialists and Developmental Educators Conference
Pre-conference Institute at NADE Annual Conference Denver, Colorado February 2013 Click here to see our workshop PPT presentation of "Thinking and Acting Disruptively to Innovate."
CRLA Conference Boston, Massachusetts March, 2013
Drs. Casazza and Silverman chaired a research session at the 46th Annual College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) National Conference in November in Boston. The session presented the podcast that TRPP Associates produced with Innovative Educators based on the interview with Dr. Sung-Woo Cho of Teachers College-Columbia University.
Midwest First-Year Conference Elgin, Illinois September 27, 2013
TRPP Associates was one of several sponsors of the Midwest First-Year Conference in Elgin, Illinois on September 27, 2013. Casazza and Silverman presented a Conference Session entitled, "Growth Mindset: How to Foster Enthusiastic Learning and Encourage Students to Set Goals."
Martha Casazza Keynotes Annual IDEA Conference Martha Casazza presented the keynote address at the annual IDEA conference in Des Moines, Iowa. The conference theme was "Developmental Education: This is our Time," and her focus was "Thinking Like a Disruptive Innovator."
Her message was that educators cannot continue to deliver instruction as they have in the past; it's simply not working; they need to be disruptively innovative. Higher education is currently under a microscope, and this is definitely "our time" to be leaders in the area of understanding the not-so-new students and how to address their needs to facilitate completion and success.
Academic Conference of Ashford University and University of the Rockies Newport Beach, California August 2012
Drs. Casazza and Silverman were featured at the Academic Conference of Ashford University and The University of the Rockies. "As more and more students aspire to attain a college credential and the descriptor "nontraditional" is no longer meaningful, we must recognize that remedial, or developmental education, is a significant component of our educational system."