Be a Presenter and Share Your Experiences
Would you like to be a speaker at our user conference in June? We are now accepting presentation proposals while we build our agenda for the 2021 CollegeSource Virtual Conference! This annual gathering will be hosted once again in an online environment and provide an exciting hub for attendees from all over to learn and network with one another.
Whether you have interesting tips and tricks or a great success story using TES, Transferology, uAchieve, or Schedmule, we welcome all presentation submissions. We would love to hear how CollegeSource technology has been integrated on your campus and how it is positively impacting student success at your institution.
Open to a wide range of topics, each live session is 45 minutes in length including a Q&A. If you would prefer to create a pre-recorded presentation, the session can be any length.
Don’t want to go it alone? There are plenty of opportunities to co-present with a colleague or one of our CollegeSource staff members. You may also use the proposal submission form to volunteer to moderate a roundtable or sit on a panel. Simply let us know how you are interested in getting involved by submitting a proposal below.
Session proposals are due by Friday, March 19, 2021.
Below is an example of a user session from last year’s conference.
Supporting College-Wide Retention Efforts with TES | Presented by Rebecca Siggelkoe, Bunker Hill Community College
Cohort tracking of new transfer students at Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) has demonstrated second semester attrition rates between 22% – 35%. Leveraging the use of TES has allowed Transfer and Enrollment Services to implement various initiatives such as transforming evaluation and advising services for transfer students with the goal of improving retention and persistence and enhancing the transfer experience for BHCC students.
While this announcement will likely not come as a surprise, we have decided to host our CollegeSource Annual Conference virtually this year. This user training event is typically held in San Diego each June, and we were especially looking forward to this one as 2021 marks our 50th year in business. Even with hope on the horizon in terms of the pandemic, we know institutions have travel restrictions in place, and there have been cuts to professional development budgets.
In 2020, like many other organizations, we pivoted as quickly as possible and moved our event online. It was no small feat but quite successful; nearly 1300 people registered to attend, many for the first time because it was online and free of charge. We hope to build on that experience and the feedback we received to deliver another excellent training experience for our user community. We have invested in a new platform that we hope will enhance the experience and provide even more networking opportunities.
There are numerous reasons we host this event. We want to strengthen our relationships with our customers, provide opportunities for users to connect in a meaningful way, and provide quality sessions that help our customers build the knowledge and skills needed to be successful with our software. Regardless of how we deliver the content, our goals remain the same.
We plan to make this event free, with additional opportunities for in-depth training for a small fee. These pre-conference sessions, or mini-workshops, are longer than the average session and dive deep into specific topics. If you would like to suggest/request a specific topic, we would love to hear from you.
Details, including the schedule and how to register, will be released in the coming weeks. If you have any conference-related questions and suggestions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.